Todd family papers

Abstract

The Todd family papers (dated 1785-1849, undated; 0.1 cubic feet; 1 folder) consist of a bound volume containing typescript and original documents pertaining to Brigadier General Robert Todd and other Todd family members.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Todd family papers
Extent
0.1 Cubic Feet
Arrangement
Collection is arranged chronologically.
Finding Aid Author
Megan Mummey
Preferred Citation
2010ms018: [identification of item], Todd family papers, 1784-1849, undated, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Brigadier General Robert Todd (circa 1757-1814 or 1820) was an 18th century American pioneer, politician, and soldier. As an officer in the Continental Army under General Anthony Wayne, he took part in the Indian Wars and the Western Campaign during the American Revolutionary War. Together with his brothers John Todd and General Levi Todd (grandfather of Mary Todd), he was involved in the early economic and political development of Kentucky prior to its admission into the United States in 1792.
Robert Smith Todd, 1791-1849 was the son of General Levi Todd. He studied at Transylvania University and became a lawyer. In November 1812, he married Eliza Parker. Their third child, born on December 13, 1818, was the future Mary Todd Lincoln. Robert S. Todd was a wealthy businessman with connections to many noted Central Kentucky politicians.
Scope and Content
The Todd family papers (dated 1785-1849, undated; 0.1 cubic feet; 1 folder) consist of a bound volume containing typescript and original documents pertaining to Brigadier General Robert Todd and other Todd family members. The collection includes a 1784 handwritten diary of Robert Todd's expedition for settling lands in Kentucky; deeds; three resolutions pertaining to the demobilization of troops, 1791; a letter to General Robert Todd pertaining to the disposal of land from B. Sebastian, 1793; documents pertaining to Robert S. Todd; and poems commemorating a battle in which Robert Todd participated.

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

Typescript diary: Record on an Expedition for Settling Lands by Robert Todd, 1784

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Handwritten diary: Record on an Expedition for Settling Lands by Robert Todd, 1784

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Typescript of copies of certificates from Israel Dodge, Caleb Wallace, and Isaac Taylor, 1781-1783

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Handwritten copies of certificates, 1781-1783

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Typescript of the deed of the property purchased by Robert Todd, 1788

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Deed of the property purchased by Robert Todd containing signature of Edmund Randolph, then Governor of Virginia, 1788

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Typescript of three resolutions pertaining to the demobilization of troops, 1791

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Draft of three resolutions in the hand writing of Robert Todd, 1791

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Typescript of letter to General Robert Todd pertaining to the disposal of some land from B. Sebastian, 1793

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Handwritten letter to General Robert Todd pertaining to the disposal of some land from B. Sebastian, 1793

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Typescript of the deed of sale of property on the Kentucky River to Robert Todd, 1796

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Handwritten deed of sale of property on the Kentucky River to Robert Todd, 1796

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Typescript statement of Mrs. Neely regarding provisions in the Todd will, 1848

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Handwritten statement of Mrs. Neely regarding provisions in the Todd will, 1848

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Typescript of the letter to Mr. Levi Todd pertaining to the gathering of testimony in regards to the will of Robert S. Todd, 1849

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Handwritten letter to Mr. Levi Todd pertaining to the gathering of testimony in regards to the will of Robert S. Todd, 1849

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Typescript of poems The Siege of Cincinnati by Lew Wallace commemorating a battle in which Robert Todd participated and one of the heroes, undated

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Newspaper clipping of poems The Siege of Cincinnati by Lew Wallace commemorating a battle in which Robert Todd participated and one of the heroes, undated

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Typescript of letter by Sara Todd Nelson, undated

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Handwritten letter by Sara Todd Nelson, undated

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Researchers are required to have an SCRC Researcher Account in order to request or order digital copies of materials. Research Account set-up and use instructions can be found at: http://libguides.uky.edu/SCRCaccount

If you are visiting the Breckinridge Research Room, please request materials at least 48 business hours in advance of your arrival.

For all other questions, contact us at: https://libraries.uky.edu/ContactSCRC.

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