Richard Higgins Jr. letterbook and livestock records,

Descriptive Summary

Title
Richard Higgins Jr. letterbook and livestock records,
Date
1833-1868
Creator
Higgins, Richard, d. 1868
Extent
0.3 Cubic feet
Subjects
Farm management--Records and correspondence.
Plantation life--Kentucky.
Plantation owners.
Arrangement
Collection is arranged by format.
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Laura A. Hess
Preferred Citation
61M152: [identification of item], Richard Higgins Jr. letterbook and livestock records, 1833-1868, University of Kentucky Special Collections.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Richard Higgins, Jr., of Lexington, Kentucky, was a prominent farmer and merchant. He owned a plantation called "Castleton." Two of his children, Frank and Sally, from second wife Jane Nash Legrand Higgins, died in 1851.
Scope and Content
The Richard Higgins Jr. letterbook and livestock records contain two volumes of accounts documenting the lives and activities of the Higgins family and their plantation, "Castleton." The first volume is livestock and crop records for the plantation. The letterbook contains copies of letters and lists of letters written by Higgins. Also found in this volume are two essays, "Memorandum of events attending the deaths of our children Sally and Frank C. Higgins in 1851" and "Events attending the sickness and death of Jane N. Higgins."

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

Livestock records,, 1833-1868

  • Box 1, Folder 5
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List of agricultural implements,, 1866 July

  • Box 1, Folder 6
List of agricultural implements is a slip of loose paper that lists tools and supplies bought in July 1866.
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Letterbook, 1842 June 10-1868 July 6

  • Item 1
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