Mary Cosby Shelby correspondence, 1844-1855

Descriptive Summary

Title
Mary Cosby Shelby correspondence, 1844-1855
Creator
Shelby, Mary Cosby, 1826-1856.
Extent
1 reel of microfilm (10 ft.; 34 ALS)
Subjects
Fishback, Susan Hart, 1791-1868.
Shelby, Mary Cosby, 1826-1856.
Shelby, Thomas Hart, 1789-1869.
Selby family.
Plantation life--Kentucky.
Politicians--Correspondence.
Europe--Description and travel.
United States--Politics and government--1845-1961.
New York (N.Y.)--Commerce
Arrangement
Arranged chronologically.
Finding Aid Author
Processed by: Archives Staff ; machine-readable finding aid created by:Eric Weig
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Thomas Hart Shelby, Mary's father, was the son of Governor Isaac Shelby. He owned a plantation called "Grasslands" near Lexington, Ky.
Scope and Content
This is a microfilmed copy of letters mostly from Thomas Hart Shelby to his daughter Mary Cosby Shelby. A few of the letters to Mary are from her cousins and acquaintances. There are also a few letters to Mary Shelby's aunt, Susan Hart (Shelby) Fishback. The letters from Thomas concern family matters, national politics, and plantation business, including information on several trips to New York to sell livestock. He also visited Europe and wrote Mary lengthy descriptions.

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