William Duval papers

Descriptive Summary

Title
William Duval papers
Date
1809-1817
Creator
Duval, William Pope, 1784-1854
Extent
0.1 Cubic feet
Subjects
Correspondence.
Lawyers--Kentucky.
Poetry.
United States--History--War of 1812
Arrangement
Collection is arranged chronologically.
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Megan Mummey
Preferred Citation
2011MS098: [identification of item], William Duval papers, 1809-1817, University of Kentucky Special Collections.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
William Pope Duval (1784-1854) was a lawyer, congressman, and territorial governor of Florida born near Richmond, Virginia. As a young man he moved to Bardstown, Kentucky, and became a lawyer. He married Nancy Hynes in 1894. From 1813 to 1815 he served as a United States Congressman from Kentucky. James Monroe appointed him Florida's territorial governor in 1822, a position he held until 1834. Afterwards he remained active in Florida politics, participating in Florida's Constitutional Convention and running for Congress in 1848. In 1849 he moved to Texas where he lived until his death in 1854.
Duval's cousin, Andrew Hynes, served as Adjutant General of Tennessee and fought with Andrew Jackson at the Battle of New Orleans.
Scope and Content
The William Duval papers consist of letters and poems addressed by William Pope Duval to his Cousin Andrew Hynes. The letters discuss Duval's career as a lawyer in Bardstown, Kentucky, his term in the House of Representatives, the War of 1812, Hyne's military career, and general family news.

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