Allen-Butler family papers,

Descriptive Summary

Title
Allen-Butler family papers,
Date
1799-1864
Extent
0.35 Cubic feet
Subjects
Banks and banking--Kentucky.
Dueling--Kentucky.
Legislative bodies--Kentucky--History.
Slave trade--Kentucky.
Soldiers.
United States--History--War of 1812
Arrangement
Collection is arranged chronologically.
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Ida Sell
Preferred Citation
55M54 : [Identification of item], Allen-Butler family papers, 1799-1864, University of Kentucky Special Collections.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Colonel John Allen, a soldier during the War of 1812, married Jane Logan Allen, the daughter of Kentucky pioneer Benjamin Logan. Their daughter, Eliza, married Pierce Butler, a member of the Kentucky legislature.
Scope and Content
The Allen-Butler family papers consist entirely of correspondence between members of the Butler and Allen families. Included are letters written by Colonel John Allen to his wife, Jane Logan Allen, and by Robert and Benjamin Logan to their sister, Mrs. Jane Logan Allen, providing details on the War of 1812. Additionally, the collection includes letters written by Pierce Butler to his wife while he was a member of the Kentucky legislature and describe items of interest before the state legislature, such as bills on internal improvements, banks, importation of slaves and conduct of servants; a trip on the Ohio River; and a duel between William Duke and Roger Hanson. Also present are two letters from James Harlan to Thomas B. Stevenson.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Access note Collection is open to researchers by appointment.
Use Restrictions
The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections.

Contents of the Collection

, 1799-1810

  • Box 1, Folder 1
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, 1812-1819

  • Box 1, Folder 2
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, 1820-1839

  • Box 1, Folder 3
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, 1840-1849

  • Box 1, Folder 4
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, 1850-1864

  • Box 1, Folder 5
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, undated

  • Box 1, Folder 6
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