Edwin Green Bedford papers

Abstract

The Edwin Green Bedford papers (dated 1812-1902; 1.8 cubic feet; 4 boxes) consist of diaries and correspondence pertaining to Bedford's stock breeding enterprises.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Edwin Green Bedford papers
Creator
Bedford, Edwin Green, 1814-1900
Extent
1.8 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Cattle -- Marketing.
Livestock -- Breeding -- Kentucky.
Meteorology, Agricultural -- Kentucky.
Agriculturists.
United States -- History -- War of 1812
Pamphlets.
Arrangement
Collection is arranged by format.
Finding Aid Author
Processed by: Archives Staff ; machine-readable finding aid created by:Eric Weig
Preferred Citation
48m19: [Identification of item], Edwin Green Bedford papers, 1812-1902, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Edwin Green Bedford (1814-1900) was a prominent Bourbon County, Kentucky stock breeder, noted for his interest in breeding of shorthorn cattle and hogs. He was married twice, one wife being the daughter of General James Garrard and granddaughter of Governor James Garrard.
Scope and Content
The Edwin Green Bedford papers (dated 1812-1902; 1.8 cubic feet; 4 boxes) consist of diaries and correspondence pertaining to Bedford's stock breeding enterprises. The diaries give data on the weather, observations on methods of cultivation of crops, sales of livestock within the state, trips made to other states to buy cattle, prizes won by his stock at various fairs, the health of his family and servants, and hunting trips. The diaries concer Bedford's activities as a citizen, his service on a jury, and his political opinions. Although the diaries cover the period of the Civil War, there is little information regarding the conflict. The correspondence includes a letter from Lewis Sanders about the importation of cattle in 1817; letters from John Thornton, Bedford's agent in London; and a letter from Thomas Bedford describing his experience in the War of 1812.

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 Research Center.

Contents of the Collection

Diaries, 1858-1873

  • Box 1
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Diaries, 1874-1889

  • Box 2
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Diaries, 1890-1898

  • Box 3
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Edwin Green Bedford, Jr. diary, 1902

  • Box 3
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Correspondence, 1812-1900

  • Box 3
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Shorthorn cattle catalog and other materials, undated

  • Box 3
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Diaries, 4 volumes, typescript, bound, 1858-1898 July

  • Box 4
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