Hawes family papers

Descriptive Summary

Title
Hawes family papers
Date
1829-1928
Extent
0.23 Cubic feet
Subjects
Bloomer costume.
Hashish.
Narcotics.
Students.
Arrangement
Collection is arranged by format.
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Heather J. Burke
Preferred Citation
69M33: [Identification of item], Hawes family papers, 1829-1928, University of Kentucky Special Collections.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
The Hawes family was originally from Caroline County, Virginia and came to Jefferson County, Kentucky under Richard Hawes and his wife Clara Walker in 1810. The family finally settled in Daviess County and were the land donors for the building of the town of Hawesville in Hancock County, Kentucky.
Richard Hawes' third son Richard Hawes II served as Provisional Governor of Kentucky for the Confederacy from 1862 to 1865, and his sixth son Edwin Hawes went on to serve on the Kentucky State Senate in 1870.
McCreary, Gene and Virginia Haase McCreary. Hawes Family Cemetary. April, 2008. Web. 11 August 2011.
HAWES, Richard - Biographical Information. Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Web. 11 August 2011.
Scope and Content
The Hawes family papers consists primarily of correspondence. Other items include a license to practice law in Louisiana for Edwin Hawes and a December 1842 memorandum of a trip made from Hawesville down the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers to New Orleans.
Of the correspondence, several letters from the 1850s are addressed to Clara A. Taylor. Another seven from the 1850s and one letter from 1867 are from Hugh W. Hawes of Saluria, Texas and describe life in that town. Notable amongst the correspondence is an 1851 letter from Winchester, Kentucky that mentions a woman's appearing in the "bloomer costume." An 1858 letter from Paris, Kentucky mentions the growing popularity of hashish parties. Also of note are three 1869 letters from E.P. Taylor that describe his life as a student at A&M College at Kentucky University.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Access note Collection is open to researchers by appointment.
Use Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to the University of Kentucky.

Contents of the Collection

Correspondence, 1850-1859

  • Box 1, Folder 1
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Correspondence, 1860-1869

  • Box 1, Folder 2
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Correspondence, 1900-1928

  • Box 1, Folder 3
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Correspondence, undated

  • Box 1, Folder 4
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Edwin Hawes: License to Practice Law in Louisiana, 1829 March 4

  • Box 1, Folder 5
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Memorandum of Trip No.4, New Orleans and Letter to Edwin Hawes, 1842, 1846 March 10

  • Box 1, Folder 6
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Letters, Pedigree,Owensboro Daily Inquirer Clipping on Hawes Estate, 1887,1895-1896

  • Box 1, Folder 7
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