Thomas Hart papers, 1767-1831

Descriptive Summary

Title
Thomas Hart papers, 1767-1831
Creator
Hart, Thomas, 1730-1808.
Extent
.25 cubic ft. (143 pieces)
Subjects
Hart, Thomas, 1730-1808.
Hart family.
Clay, Henry, 1777-1852.
Fleming, John.
Shelby, Isaac, 1750-1826.
Transylvania Company.
Business records--Kentucky.
Frontier and pioneer life--Kentucky.
Land titles--Registration and transfer.
Businessmen--Kentucky.
Deeds.
Surveys (land)
Arrangement
Arranged chronologically.
Finding Aid Author
Processed by: Archives Staff ; machine-readable finding aid created by:Eric Weig
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Land agent. Thomas Hart was one of the organizers of the Transylvania Company, dedicated to the establishment of settlements and commerce within pioneer Kentucky. He aided in the negotiation of the treaty through which the company purchased parts of Virginia and North Carolina and the greater portions of Kentucky and Tennessee from the Cherokees for approximately 10,000 pounds sterling. Hart was connected with Kentucky's most prominent families. His daughter, Lucretia, married Henry Clay and his niece, Susanna Hart, married Isaac Shelby.
Scope and Content
This collection consists of correspondence, legal documents, and other materials relating to the family and business interests of Colonel Thomas Hart. These included letters to and from Isaac Shelby, letters from Walter Alves, legal documents signed by Henry Clay, and accounts of the Transylvania Company.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.

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