Simpson family papers

Abstract

The Simpson family papers (1833-1960; 0.23 cubic feet; 1 box) comprises slave accounts, correspondence, deeds, stock certificates, a phrenological character, and a newspaper clipping that document the Simpson family's personal, financial, and legal matters.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Simpson family papers
Date
1833-1960
Extent
0.23 Cubic feet
Subjects
Slave records--Kentucky.
Stocks.
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Ashley Evans
Preferred Citation
2014ms0231: [identification of item], Simpson family papers, 1833-1960, University of Kentucky Special Collections.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
The Simpson family lived and worked as farmers in Jessamine County, Kentucky. Prior to the civil war they owned slaves.
Scope and Content
The Simpson family papers (1833-1960; 0.23 cubic feet; 1 box) comprises slave accounts, correspondence, deeds, stock certificates, a phrenological character, and a newspaper clipping that document the Simpson family's personal, financial, and legal matters. The papers include a letter from Civil War soldier John Dickerson to his brother Newton Dickerson written on May 1, 1863, before the Battle of Vicksburg. Additionally, the collection includes an account book referencing William Simpson's slaves in 1850 and an accounting of slaves transferred to Henrietta McDowell in 1859. Also included in the collection are multiple deeds, stock certificates, and correspondence, as well as a phrenological character belonging to John A. Vince, and a newspaper clipping announcing the wedding of Margaret Simpson May to William Stacy Patterson.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Access note Collection is open to researchers by appointment.
Use Restrictions
Property rights reside with the University of Kentucky. The University of Kentucky holds the copyright for materials created in the course of business by University of Kentucky employees. Copyright for all other materials has not been assigned to the University of Kentucky. For information about permission to reproduce or publish, please contact Special Collections.

Contents of the Collection

W. B. Buford stock certificates, 1902-1921

  • Box 1, Folder 1
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John Dickerson letter, 1863 May 1

  • Box 1, Folder 2
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James Marrs deeds, 1833-1855

  • Box 1, Folder 3
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Margaret Simpson May wedding announcement newspaper clipping, circa 1960

  • Box 1, Folder 4
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Henrietta McDowell slave account, 1859 June 15

  • Box 1, Folder 5
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John N. Simpson correspondence, 1921-1934

  • Box 1, Folder 6
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John N. Simpson stock certificates, 1919-1921

  • Box 1, Folder 7
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W.D. Simpson deed, 1933

  • Box 1, Folder 8
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W.D. Simpson bank notes, 1933-1938

  • Box 1, Folder 9
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William Simpson slave account book, 1850

  • Box 1, Folder 10
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John A. Vince deeds, 1878-1900

  • Box 1, Folder 11
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John A. Vince correspondence, 1897 March 1

  • Box 1, Folder 12
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John A. Vince mortgage note, 1900 March 3

  • Box 1, Folder 13
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John A. Vince phrenological character, 1886 April 2

  • Box 1, Folder 14
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Assorted envelopes, 1885-1934

  • Box 1, Folder 15
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