Sir James Wellwood Papers,1840

Descriptive Summary

Title
Sir James Wellwood Papers,1840
Creator
Wellwood, James, 1776-1851
Extent
2 items
Finding Aid Author
Processed by: Staff; machine-readable finding aid created by:Eric Weig
Repository
Kentucky Historical Society

Collection Overview

Scope and Content
This collection contains a letter, dated May 22, 1840, by Lord Moncreiff to Henry Clay, in response to an offer by Clay to assist him with information concerning some trust land in Kentucky left to Moncreiff and "some other gentlemen", even though Clay and Moncreiff were not acquainted. The parcels of land in question were recorded at Elizabethtown and were described as lying on the waters of the Green River in Hardin County. Moncreiff reported seeing other descriptions of land in "Graystown" [Grayson, Butler, and Ohio counties, which could include his holdings.
Attached is a letter to Clay, dated August 10, 1840, by Morgan Lewis in Staatsburgh, New York, enclosing the letter by Moncreiff and explaining the delay in its transmission.
Arrangement: Chronological
Variant Name: Morgan Lewis Papers
Creator's Occupation: Scottish Baronet
County: Fayette; Hardin; Grayson; Butler; Ohio