C.S. Royster papers

Abstract

The C.S. Royster papers (dated 1803-1908; 0.1 cubic feet; 1 reel) consist of microfilmed copies of letters sent from and to the Talbot and Denton families of Henderson County, Kentucky.

Descriptive Summary

Title
C.S. Royster papers
Extent
0.1 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Microfilms
Slave records.
Arrangement
Collection is arranged chronologically.
Finding Aid Author
Megan Mummey
Preferred Citation
M-307 : [identification of item], C.S. Royster papers, 1803-1908, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Scope and Content
The C.S. Royster papers (dated 1803-1908; 0.1 cubic feet; 1 reel) consist of microfilmed copies of letters sent from and to the Talbot and Denton families of Henderson County, Kentucky. The Talbot family letters are all written to Edmund Talbot (1770-1845), a doctor and surveyor in Henderson, Kentucky, and deal largely with business transactions and family news. Several of the letters are from Edmund's brother Isham Talbot, a Frankfort lawyer who served in the Kentucky State Senate (elected in 1812) and the United States Senate (elected in 1815). The Denton family letters primarily concern John Denton, a relation by marriage to Edmund Talbot, and Frederick Denton. They include several written at the close of the Civil War describing condidtions in Tennessee and Western Kentucky during the post-war period. Additionally, the papers include a Kentucky Slave Commission compensation claim made by John Denton in 1864 for an enlisted slave named Ben Cunningham and a printed circular letter from the Louisville Federation of Labor from 1908.
There is no information on C.S. Royster included with the papers.

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

Talbot and Denton family letters, 1803-1908

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