Basil Wilson Duke Papers,1864-1870

Descriptive Summary

Title
Basil Wilson Duke Papers,1864-1870
Creator
Duke, Basil Wilson, 1838-1916
Extent
3 items
Subjects
Baxter, John George, 1826-1885-- Correspondence.
Fort Delaware (Del.)
Legislators-- Kentucky-- Archives.
Mayors-- Kentucky-- Louisville-- Correspondence.
Police-- Kentucky-- Louisville-- History-- Sources.
United States-- History-- Civil War, 1861-1865-- Sources.
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Repository
The Filson Historical Society

Collection Overview

Scope and Content
Lawyer, Confederate soldier, Kentucky state legislator, and a founder of the Filson Club. Included are a 19 May 1864 letter written while he was imprisoned at Fort Delaware; a 9 November 1869 letter regarding a deposition about a Frankfort distiller; and a 24 March 1870 letter to Mayor John G. Baxter regarding his appointment as chief of police