Arthur Lee Campbell Papers,1801-1837

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Arthur Lee Campbell Papers,1801-1837
Campbell, Arthur Lee, 1780-1838
1.33 cubic ft.
Banks and banking-- Kentucky-- History-- Sources.
Barry, William T. (William Taylor), 1785-1835.
Breckinridge, James D. (James Douglas), ca. 1783-1849.
Campbell, Arthur, 1742-1811-- Correspondence.
Dueling-- Kentucky-- History-- Sources.
Education-- Kentucky-- History-- Sources.
Eustis, William, 1753-1825-- Correspondence.
Guthrie, James, 1792-1869-- Correspondence.
Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845-- Correspondence.
Land use-- Kentucky-- History-- Sources.
Land use-- Tennessee-- History-- Sources.
Merchants-- Kentucky-- Correspondence.
Merchants-- Tennessee-- Correspondence.
Morehead, James T. (James Turner), 1797-1854-- Correspondence.
Owsley, William, 1782-1862-- Correspondence.
Preston, Francis, 1765-1836-- Correspondence.
Francis, William, 1785-1820-- Correspondence.
United States-- History-- War of 1812-- Sources.
Campbell, Matthew Monroe, b. 1810.
Campbell, James M., b. 1807.
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Landowner and merchant of Mossy Creek, Tennessee, and Louisville, Kentucky. Collection includes correspondence, journal, memorandum book, 1812-1815, statements of account and promissory notes, 1816-1837; land papers concerning lands in Hardin and Jefferson counties, Kentucky, and in Tennessee, records of purchase of lots in Portland, Kentucky, 1818-1823; and legal papers, 1801-1837. Correspondence relates to Campbell's mercantile business at Mossy Creek, 1805-1812; his proposal to supply rations for U.S. troops in Kentucky and Tennessee in 1810; the military service of his brother, Captain James H. Campbell, 24th Regiment Kentucky Infantry, in the War of 1812; arrangements for a duel with Colonel George Rogers Clark Floyd in 1815; Campbell's removal to Louisville in 1818; the administration of his father's lands near Louisville; banks and banking in Kentucky and Tennessee; Kentucky politics; education of Campbell's son Matthew, in college; and other family matters. The legal papers are records of litigation with Caleb and Thomas Reece, Francis and William Preston, Robert D. Pierce, William Beard and wife, James C. Johnston, James D. Breckinridge, and Caroline H. Preston. Correspondents include William T. Barry, Arthur Campbell, William Eustis, Judge Joseph Eve, Joseph Ficklin, John T. Gray, James Guthrie, James Haggin, Andrew Jackson, Amos Kendall, James T. Morehead, Samuel Nicholson, William Owsley, Levi Tyler, Jenkin Whiteside, George Work, and members of the Campbell family. Also included with this collection are the papers of Matthew Monroe Campbell (b. 1810), son of Arthur Lee Campbell. These papers are chiefly comprised of correspondence, 1829 -1839, from his family in Louisville to him, while he was employed at the post office in Lexington, Ky., a college student in Bloomington, Ind., and Danville, Ky., and working as a collector of claims in Mississippi. The letters regard life in Louisville, Campbell's graduation from Indiana College in 1836, religion and politics in Kentucky, cholera in Louisiana in 1832 and 1835, John Campbell's service in the Sabine expedition in 1836, the character of James D. Breckinridge, financial matters and the Panic of 1837, and Arthur Lee Campbell's death and estate. A small group of James Madison Campbell's (b. 1807) papers, 1833-1835 is included. A calendar of the Matthew M. Campbell papers is available