Robert Buckner papers

Abstract

General business records pertaining to the mercantile of Colonel Robert Buckner of Louisville, Kentucky.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Robert Buckner papers
Date
1817-1875
Extent
1.5 Cubic feet
Subjects
Business records--Kentucky--Louisville.
Arrangement
Collection is arranged by format.
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Sarah K. Piester
Preferred Citation
2010MS040 : [identification of item], Robert Buckner papers, 1817-1875, University of Kentucky Special Collections.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Thomas Buckner settled in Virginia around 1780 and married Hannah Burton of Virginia. Together, Thomas and Hannah Buckner had twenty children. Among them was, Colonel Robert Buckner, an officer of the War of 1812 and a figure associated with General John Hunt Morgan's invasion of the North, July 9, 1863. Robert Buckner maintained a mercantile business, Buckner & Hughes Wholesale Grocers, Commission, Forwarding and Boat Store Merchants located on Commercial Row in Louisville, Kentucky.
Scope and Content
The Robert Buckner papers consist of mercantile records of Colonel Robert Buckner, Brandenburg and Louisville, Kentucky. Included is correspondence, indentures, contracts, promissory notes and receipts all relating to Robert Buckner's mercantile business; Buckner & Hughes Wholesale Grocers, Commission, Forwarding and Boat Store Merchants located on Commercial Row in Louisville, Kentucky.

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.

Contents of the Collection

Business correspondence, 1832-1851

General, 1833-1847

  • Box 1, Folder 1
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Ewing, Samuel; Letters and records of sale of hay and oats belonging to Robert Buckner, 1849

  • Box 1, Folder 14
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Letters; to Buckner and Smith, 1832-1839

  • Box 1, Folder 9
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Letters; to Buckner from various individuals, 1840-1843

  • Box 1, Folder 10
Letters from Thomas Reed and son, J.N. Maffitt, E. D. Lawrence, J. Lawrence, and others.
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Letters; to Buckner from various individuals, 1847-1848

  • Box 1, Folder 11
Letters from George McCulloch, R. Buchanon, G. Hancock, J. Williams, M.C. Fitch, Joseph Vance, T.L. Butler, Irby Smith and others.
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Letters; to Buckner from various individuals, 1849

  • Box 1, Folder 13
Letters from Whitney Smith, James McGill, W.W.H. Lawrence, and Wesley Dean.
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Letters; to Buckner from E.W. Benton and Stephen Kirkland, 1850

  • Box 1, Folder 15
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Letters; to Buckner from various individuals, 1851

  • Box 1, Folder 16
Letters from Stephen Kirkland, E.W. Benton, M. Fogarty, J.H. Matthews, P.A. Stacy, Wesley Dean, J.H. Moore, Mrs. Anne Haas, W.E. Young, James King, Samuel Woods, Joseph Polland, A.B. Smith, John Evans, Robert Patterson, J.D. Howell, H.J. Bonner, John Bower, Andrew Bower, J.L. Anderson, and John D. Gordon.
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Neofus, Roberta

  • Box 3, Folder 15
Portion of letter and a canned corn recipe written to Mrs. Minnie Simpson.
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Business records, 1819-1875

Account statement; Mrs. Buckner, 1867

  • Box 3, Folder 14
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Bank of Louisville; Cancelled checks belonging to Robert Buckner, July 6, 1839-November 28, 1839

  • Box 1, Folder 5
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Business papers, 1821-1875

  • Box 3, Folder 19
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Business papers, 1847

  • Box 3, Folder 16
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Business papers, 1850-1853

  • Box 3, Folder 17
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Business papers, 1857-1859

  • Box 3, Folder 18
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Contracts; for oats, hay and corn, 1846-1849

  • Box 3, Folder 13
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Indentures, 1820-1839

  • Box 1, Folder 2
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Indentures, 1840-1859

  • Box 1, Folder 3
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Inventories and statement of account, undated

  • Box 2, Folder 1
Contains inventories and statement of accounts from 1832, 1841 and one that is undated.
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Maffitt, John N.; Demands for payment presented to Robert Buckner, September 10, 1841-April 13, 1842

  • Box 1, Folder 6
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New Orleans Price: Current, Commercial Intelligencer and Merchants’ Transcript and Letter from E. Benton, February 12, 1848

  • Box 1, Folder 12
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Notes Due, 1819-1834

  • Box 1, Folder 4
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Notes for orders, 1841-1842

  • Box 1, Folder 7
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Notes for orders, 1846-1849

  • Box 1, Folder 8
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Records; Buckner and Smith, 1831

  • Box 1, Folder 17
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Promissory notes, 1817-1849

, 1832-1838

  • Box 3, Folder 7
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, 1839

  • Box 3, Folder 8
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, 1840

  • Box 3, Folder 9
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, 1841

  • Box 3, Folder 10
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, 1842-1849

  • Box 3, Folder 11
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Waters, Samuel; to Richard Meriweather, June 21, 1817

  • Box 3, Folder 12
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Whiskey, 1821

  • Box 3, Folder 6
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Receipts, 1822-1858

General, 1822–1858

  • Box 3, Folder 5
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Buckner and Smith, 1832

  • Box 1, Folder 18
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1833

  • Box 1, Folder 19
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1834-1835 and list of customers

  • Box 1, Folder 20
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, 1836-1838

  • Box 1, Folder 21
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, 1839

  • Box 1, Folder 22
Includes a Sales by Ely and Henry for account of Robert Buckner reciept
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, 1840

  • Box 1, Folder 23
Contains a list of debts due on books of Robert Buckner.
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, 1841

  • Box 2, Folder 2
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, 1842

  • Box 2, Folder 3
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, 1843

  • Box 2, Folder 4
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, 1844

  • Box 2, Folder 5
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, 1845

  • Box 2, Folder 6
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, 1846

  • Box 2, Folder 7
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A. Wathen, January–February 1847

  • Box 1, Folder 24
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, 1847 January-June

  • Box 2, Folder 8
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, 1847 July-December

  • Box 2, Folder 9
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, 1848 January-June

  • Box 2, Folder 10
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, 1848 July-December

  • Box 2, Folder 11
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, 1849 January–June

  • Box 2, Folder 12
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, 1849 July-December

  • Box 3, Folder 1
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, 1858 January-June

  • Box 3, Folder 2
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, 1858 July-December

  • Box 3, Folder 3
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Weights and receipts for bales of hay, 1847-1849

  • Box 3, Folder 4
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