Dr. Andrew Todd family papers

Abstract

The Dr. Andrew Todd family papers (dated 1789-1862; 0.23 cubic feet; 1 box, 1 folder) consists of the correspondence, legal documents, and receipts of the family centered on Paris, Kentucky. The papers document family land disputes in Kentucky as well as other states, medicine in the late eighteenth century, religion, shipping and shipwrecks, and slaves and slavery in Kentucky.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Dr. Andrew Todd family papers
Creator
Todd, Andrew, Dr., 1750-1816
Extent
0.23 Cubic Feet
Subjects
African Americans -- Colonization -- Liberia
Letters.
Land titles -- Kentucky.
Shipwrecks
Medicine -- Practice -- Kentucky.
Vaccination -- United States
Slavery -- Kentucky.
Arrangement
Collection is arranged by format.
Finding Aid Author
Megan Mummey
Preferred Citation
1997ms470: [identification of item], Dr. Andrew Todd family papers, 1779-1862, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Dr. Andrew Todd (1750-1816), originally of Louisa County, Virginia, lived and practiced in Paris, Kentucky, after 1791. He married Mary Todd (1765-1839), the daughter of Reverend John Todd of Virginia, on May 25, 1785. They had seven children; Elizabeth, Mary, Margaret, Andrew, John, and Ann. Their son Andrew (1800-1850) graduated from Washington College, Pennsylvania in 1817 and from Princeton Seminary in 1821. He was ordained by the Ebenezer Presbytery and held pastorates at Cherry Spring and Hopewell Churches, Kentucky (1824-1826); Flemingsburg, Kentucky (1826-1838); and Jacksonville, Illinois (1838-1850). He was married to Catherine Wilson and died in Monticello, Florida, on September 2, 1850. John Todd (1802-1862) was a lawyer in Paris, Kentucky.
Scope and Content
The Dr. Andrew Todd family papers (dated 1789-1862; 0.23 cubic feet; 1 box, 1 folder) consist of the correspondence, legal documents, and receipts of the family centered on Paris, Kentucky. The papers document family land disputes in Kentucky as well as other states, medicine in the late eighteenth century, religion, shipping and shipwrecks, and slaves and slavery in Kentucky. The bulk of the correspondence is written to Dr. Andrew Todd and concerns land and family matters. His correspondence includes many references to his practice of medicine, including discussions of herbs, epidemics, medicines from India and China, and a report of vaccination against smallpox and its efficacy. Several letters from Todd's nephew, Samuel McCulloh, who operated ships that sailed to England, the Carribean, China, and India, describe his voyages, herbs purchased, a shipwreck, and general family affairs. The papers also include correspondence sent to Reverend Andrew Todd, John Todd, and Andrew Todd, Sr. John Todd's correspondence chiefly concerns his law practice, including a letter from John C. Breckinridge. One letter written to John Todd from George B. Kinkead in 1851 concerns the financial situation of a family of slaves owned by the Todds. The letter mentions their wish to relocate to Liberia. The land papers, receipts, and court documents primarily relate to land owned by the Todd family.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Access 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

Dr. Andrew Todd correspondence, 1789-1815

  • Box 1, folder 1
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Robert Todd letters to Andrew Todd, Sr., 1789-1815

  • Box 1, folder 2
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Rev. Andrew Todd correspondence, 1818-1849

  • Box 1, folder 3
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John Todd correspondence, 1829-1862

  • Box 1, folder 4
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Mary E. Todd letter, 1849 March 8

  • Box 1, folder 5
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Land papers, 1780-1790

  • Box 1, folder 6
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Bryant and Owens vs. Wallace, 1780-1794

  • Box 1, folder 7
  • Box OS-17, folder 1
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Receipts, 1779-1817, 1859

  • Box 1, folder 8
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Todd family record, undated

  • Box 1, folder 9
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