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University of Chicago Library

Guide to the Reuben T. Durrett Collection of Shelby Family Papers 1742-1823

© 2016 University of Chicago Library

Descriptive Summary

Title:

Durrett, Reuben T. Collection. Shelby Family Papers

Dates:

1742-1823

Size:

1.5 linear feet (3 boxes)

Repository:

Special Collections Research Center
University of Chicago Library
1100 East 57th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637 U.S.A.

Abstract:

Reuben Thomas Durrett (1824-1913), lawyer, manuscript and book collector, and Kentucky historian. This collection contains the papers of the Shelby family, an eighteenth and nineteenth-century military and farming family in Kentucky and Maryland. The collection contains materials relating to the economic, military, and legal activities of Evan Shelby (1719-1794) and his son, Isaac Shelby (1750-1826), a revolutionary officer and the first governor of Kentucky. The collection also contains a small amount of material pertaining to John Shelby (1748-1814) and James Shelby (1752-1786). The collection includes correspondence, business records, military papers, and land records. The collection spans the years 1742-1823, with the bulk of the material concentrated in the period 1760-1796.

Information on Use

Access

The collection is open for research.

Citation

When quoting material from this collection, the preferred citation is: Durrett, Reuben T. Collection. Shelby Family Papers, [Box #, Folder #], Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library.

Acquisition Information

The existence of the Durrett library first came to the attention of the University of Chicago through William E. Dodd, a professor of American history at the University who had consulted the library as a student. Like other faculty members of the Division of the Social Sciences early in the century, Dodd was concerned about the University's lack of extensive research materials for history and related subjects, and since he was aware of Durrett's advanced age, he persuaded A. C. McLaughlin, also of the history department, to accompany him to Louisville in June, 1910, to see the collection and to make discreet inquiries about plans for its disposition. The two found Durrett himself uncertain about his plans, but learned that the Durrett family opposed making a donation of the collection, and that they were in communication with Princeton University and the University of Illinois about selling the library.

Dodd himself was very enthusiastic about the research potential which Durrett's library represented, and won the support of many of his colleagues on the social science faculties in his efforts to persuade President Judson to consider the purchase by the University of the entire library, numbering some 30,000 volumes. Convinced that the collection would be a valuable addition to the University's holdings, but wary of the expense involved, Judson agreed cautiously to investigate the idea. Although Dodd and his colleagues were anxious to conclude the agreement quickly, fearing competition from other would-be purchasers or the dispersal of the collection upon Durrett's apparently imminent death, the task of deciding upon a fair offer was made difficult by the fact that the collection had never been adequately catalogued.

Durrett's own suggestion made in December, 1912 of $45,000 seemed high, so in February 1913, the University engaged Walter Lichtenstein, a Northwestern University librarian who had previously acted as purchasing agent for the University of Chicago libraries, to assess the value of the Durrett collection. Lichtenstein's report was submitted to President Judson on February 21, 1913, following a trip to Louisville to sample the collection.

The assessment, made on terms of commercial market value rather than scholarly significance, divided Durrett's library into four parts. Some 20,000 bound volumes (including 500 volumes of Kentuckiana) he estimated at $7,200. Two hundred fifty file folders of pamphlet material had no apparent commercial value. Numerous manuscripts and newspapers were difficult to assess but Lichtenstein thought they could be fairly purchased for $15,000. A collection of maps was estimated to have a value around $50. Lichtenstein's estimate, therefore, totaled $22,000-$22,500, considerably less than Durrett's own. When the University authorized Lichtenstein to make this offer to the Durrett family, however, they accepted it, apparently favoring Chicago as the repository of their collection. The purchase sum, which was too high to be taken from the University's ordinary budget, was raised among outside donors, and under Lichtenstein's supervision, the library was dismantled and shipped to Chicago by early May. It filled 287 large packing crates. Its arrival provoked considerable comment in the Louisville and Chicago press, and almost immediately the University began to receive research inquiries from scholars and requests from several libraries for copies of some of the Durrett material to add to their own collections.

In his report Lichtenstein had warned President Judson that considerable effort and expense would be required to process the collection once it was at the University. His warning proved to be justified. Aside from the massive undertaking of unpacking, sorting, and cataloguing the collection, much of the material was found to be in poor condition, requiring cleaning, repair, and binding or rebinding. To facilitate the efficient processing of the Durrett acquisition, the entire operation was assigned to Edward A. Henry of the library staff, who, with the help of his assistants, was to devote most of his attention to the Durrett project for some seven years. It was decided that duplicates should be disposed of, that a number of Filson Club possessions in Durrett's library should be returned to the Club, and that most of the non-manuscript material in the collection would be distributed according to subject matter among the University's various departmental libraries. On several occasions between 1913 and 1937, items of an official character were returned to Kentucky upon request, including records of Jefferson County, journals of Kentucky constitutional conventions, and certain manuscripts and photographs of the Filson Club identified by the club's president, R. C. Ballard Thurston. Most of Henry's time seems to have been devoted to preparing the material for this dispersal. His assignment was expanded in 1914 when the University purchased a collection totaling 436 volumes of Kentucky newspapers and miscellaneous books from Mrs. Joel R. Lyle, sister of Robert C. Boggs of Lexington, Kentucky. It was deemed appropriate to merge the Boggs-Lyle acquisition with the Durrett, and the two were processed together.

By the end of the 1915-16 academic year, about 9,000 of the Durrett and Boggs-Lyle volumes had been processed and distributed to the departmental libraries. It was then that Henry and his staff turned some of their attention to the manuscripts--that is, to the material comprising the Durrett Collection as described in this guide. At that time the Durrett manuscripts were apparently divided into four large groups--the Joel Tanner Hart Papers, the Joshua Lacy Wilson Papers, miscellaneous manuscripts, and miscellaneous separately bound items--either mounted in scrapbooks or bound together. A card catalog was compiled for at least the first three of these groups.

The Durrett Collection remained in this state until the mid-1950s. By then it had been incorporated within the holdings of the Department of Special Collections (1951), and it became clear that reorganization of the manuscripts was necessary. Paul Angle, a member of the staff of the Chicago Historical Society, who had surveyed the University of Chicago's manuscript collection as a consultant in 1944, had pointed out that the Durrett miscellaneous bound manuscripts in particular were of little use to scholars as they were then arranged and described. Moreover, the Special Collections staff had observed that the mountings and bindings done by Henry's staff were detrimental to the lives of the manuscripts, and that the existing catalog and descriptions provided inadequate access to the documents. The manuscripts, therefore, were removed from their bindings and divided into smaller and more coherent sub-collections.

In the 1970s, an effort was undertaken to edit the 1956 guide, to enhance the descriptions of the Durrett codices for greater detail and accuracy, and to differentiate between transcripts and original manuscript material bound together in the codices. Manuscript material also received conservation treatment. In 1983, another attempt was made to write a comprehensive guide to the entire collection. This guide remained in use until 2015. The current guide was completed in 2016.

Biographical Note

Evan Shelby was a prominent eighteenth-century farmer, fur-trader, and soldier. Born in Wales in 1819, Evan Shelby emigrated with his parents, Evan Shelby and Catherine Morgan, to Lancaster County, Pennsylvania in 1734. From 1755 to 1787 he served in various militias, holding commissions in both Maryland and Pennsylvania. He took part in Braddock’s Campaign (1755) and the Battle of King’s Mountain (1780) and was commander of the Fincastle Company in Dunmore’s War (1774). He was elected to the North Carolina Senate in 1781 and the North Carolina Assembly appointed him brigadier general of militia of the Washington District of North Carolina in 1786. In August 1787, he was elected governor of the State of Franklin to succeed Sevier, but declined the position. He died in Fincastle County, Virginia on December 4, 1794.

Isaac Shelby was born in 1750 in Frederick County, Maryland. In 1773 he moved to Fincastle County, Virginia and served as a lieutenant under his father’s command in the Fincastle Company. He had an extensive military career – he served as a lieutenant in the Battle of Point Pleasant (1774), was commissioned a captain of a minuteman company in 1776, served as commissary of supplies for a frontier regiment in 1778, aided in the supervision of supplies for the Continental Army in 1778, and fought in the Battle of King's Mountain (1780). He became involved in politics after 1779, serving as a member of the Virginia Legislature. He played an active role in the creation of the first constitution of Kentucky. He was elected as the first Governor of Kentucky in 1792, sworn into office the day Kentucky entered statehood. He was reelected for a second term from 1812 until 1816. In the War of 1812 he commanded 4,000 troops under General Harrison. He organized and led the Kentucky troops in the Battle of Thames, for which he was honored with a congressional gold medal. He died on July 18, 1826.

John Shelby (1748-1814) and James Shelby (1752–1786) were the sons of Evan Shelby and brothers of Isaac Shelby.

Scope Note

The collection is organized into three series:

I. Evan Shelby

The materials in this series include receipts, bonds, deeds, accounts, bills, and some correspondence. The bulk of material is financial in nature and documents the economic affairs of Evan Shelby in Pennsylvania and Maryland. The materials in this series span the years 1742–1787 and are arranged chronologically.

II. Isaac Shelby

The materials in this series include correspondence, receipts, bonds, deeds and accounts related to Isaac Shelby’s personal affairs, as well as documents pertaining to military activities during the Indian wars, the Revolutionary War, and frontier defense in the years after the American Revolution. The series also contains commissions and correspondence from Isaac Shelby’s two terms as Governor of Kentucky. The materials in this series span the years 1767-1823 and are arranged chronologically.

III. John and James Shelby

The materials in this series include a legal document, and a small number of commissary orders and receipts. Materials span the years 1777-1783 and are arranged chronologically.

Related Resources

The following related resources are located in the Department of Special Collections:

http://www.lib.uchicago.edu/e/spcl/

Researchers interested in topics represented in the Durrett Collection should check the author, title, or subject headings relevant to their interests in the Library catalog for potentially useful books and pamphlets from the Durrett Library, which were dispersed among the existing departmental libraries at the time of acquisition. Some of these items have since been transferred to the Rare Books collection and to the Reuben T. Durrett Collection of Broadsides, Pamphlets, and Leaflets, in the Special Collections Research Center.

The Durrett rare book collections include works of literature, travel and description, early histories of Kentucky such as Mann Butler's, biographies, legislative acts, and other legal documents.

Examples include Henry McMurtrie's Sketches of Louisville and Its Environs (1819); a collection of humorous verses, The Kentucky Miscellany, by Thomas Johnson, Jr. (1821), one of two known copies of the fourth edition, the first known to survive; and The Confession of Jereboam O. Beauchamp ... (1826).

Among the newspapers are 135 titles published in Kentucky, beginning in 1788 with the Kentucky Gazette, the first newspaper established in the state. Other important titles include the Mirror, the Palladium, the Guardian of Freedom, the Farmer's Library or Ohio Intelligencer, and numerous campaign newspapers such as The Patriot and The Spirit of '76 from 1826.

Included in the American Paper Currency Collection in the Special Collections Research Center is Durrett's collection of confederate currency, among which are many examples of notes issued by the Bank of Commonwealth of Kentucky.

Correspondence, reports, and clippings concerning the acquisition of the Reuben T. Durrett Collection for the University of Chicago are found in the University of Chicago Library Records Addenda.

In addition, the following collections contain material related in subject matter to various portions of the Durrett Collection:

Codex MS 798 Lettres de Mr. Cahusac, Américain, juge de paix à Fleurance, 1806-1836

Church History Documents Collection

Codex MS 790, Letters to Virgil David, 1828-1838

Douglas, Stephan A. Papers

English, William H. Papers

Ethno-History Collection

Lafayette Manuscripts

Lafayette-Bonaventure. Collection

Lane, Ebenezer, Family. Papers

Lewis, Fielding. Papers

Robertson, Wyndham. Papers

All Durrett sub-collections are as follows:

Durrett, Reuben T. Collection. Boggs Family. Papers

Durrett, Reuben T. Collection. Boone Family. Papers

Durrett, Reuben T. Collection. Broadsides, Broadsheets, Pamphlets, and Leaflets

Durrett, Reuben T. Collection. Christopher Columbus Graham. Papers

Durrett, Reuben T. Collection. George and William Croghan. Papers

Durrett, Reuben T. Collection. George Nicholas. Papers

Durrett, Reuben T. Collection. George Rogers Clark. Papers

Durrett, Reuben T. Collection. Government Records

Durrett, Reuben T. Collection. Edmund Lyne Estate. Records

Durrett, Reuben T. Collection. James Wilkinson. Papers

Durrett, Reuben T. Collection. Joel Tanner Hart. Papers

Durrett, Reuben T. Collection. Joshua Lacey Wilson. Papers

Durrett, Reuben T. Collection. Lewis Family. Papers

Durrett, Reuben T. Collection. Louisville, Kentucky Board of Trustees. Records

Durrett, Reuben T. Collection. Mann Butler. Papers

Durrett, Reuben T. Collection. Michael Walsh Cluskey. Papers

Durrett, Reuben T. Collection. Miscellaneous Manuscripts and Codices

Durrett, Reuben T. Collection. Portraits, Illustrations, and Cartographic Material

Durrett, Reuben T. Collection. Reuben T. Durrett. Papers

Durrett, Reuben T. Collection. Richard H. Collins. Papers

Durrett, Reuben T. Collection. Richard Jouett Menefee Collection on Matthew Harris Jouett

Durrett, Reuben T. Collection. Shelby Family. Papers

Subject Headings

INVENTORY

Series I: Evan Shelby

Box 1   Folder 1

Shelby, Evan, Prince George County, Maryland to Jenkin Harris, John Miers - Excerpts from two deeds – June 24, 1742 - A.D.S. 2p.

Box 1   Folder 2

Shelby, Evan to Philip Davies - Promissory note – April 24, 1749 – A.D.S. 2 p.

Box 1   Folder 3

Shelby, Evan to Michael Stump – Promissory note – November 11, 1749 –A.D.S. 2 p.

Box 1   Folder 4

Hoops, Adam - Receipt for land – May 2, 1750 – A.D.S. 1 p.

  • Bond given by Evan Shelby
Box 1   Folder 5

Shelby, Evan to David Davidson and Samuel Davis – Receipt – March 17, 1756 - A.D.S. 2 p.

Box 1   Folder 6

Shelby, Evan to Jacob Pirckell – Receipted bill – September 16, 1757 - A.D.S. 2 p.

Box 1   Folder 7

Beall, Alexander - Muster roll – October 8, 1757 – A.D.S. 4 p

  • Includes Evan Shelby
Box 1   Folder 8

Madden, Mordicai to Captain Daggworthy, Evan Shelby - November 14, 1757 – A.D.S. 2 p.

  • Order from Evan Shelby
Box 1   Folder 9

Shelby, Evan and David Ross – Account statement and receipt – June 17, 1758 to July 17, 1762 – A.D.S. 3 p.

Box 1   Folder 10

Shelby, Evan and Captain Thomas Price – Receipt - November 3, 1759 - A.D.S. 2 p.

Box 1   Folder 11

Shelby, Evan, [George], and McCree – Letter and statement of account - April 7, 1760 - A.L.S. 4 p.

Box 1   Folder 12

Hoops, Adam to Evan Shelby – Memorandum of agreement – May 28, 1760 – A.D.S. 2 p.

Box 1   Folder 13

Shelby, Evan and John Shelby – Receipt and account – May 31, 1760 –A.D.S. 2 p.

Box 1   Folder 14

Bard, George to Evan Shelby – Account and receipt – June 19, 1760 – A.D.S. 2 p.

Box 1   Folder 15

Ebersole, Christian to Evan Shelby and John Thomas – Receipt – July 26, 1760 – A.D.S. 2 p.

Box 1   Folder 16

Shelby, Evan to John Metcalfe – Receipt – circa 1761 – A.D. 2 p.

Box 1   Folder 17

West, Stephen to Evan Shelby – Letter and inventory of goods – A.L.S. and A.D.S. 8 p. – June 2, 1761

Box 1   Folder 18

Greenfield, John, Winchester, Virginia to John Henneson – Receipt – July 11, 1761 - A.D.S. 2 p.

  • For delivery of George Shields, a deserter of the Virginia Regiment, taken by Evan Shelby
Box 1   Folder 19

Shelby, Evan and Jacob Pirkle – Statement of Account – August 1761 –A.D.S. 2 p.

Box 1   Folder 20

Shelby, Evan and John Metcalfe – Receipts – September 28, 1761 – A.D.S. 4 p.

Box 1   Folder 21

Davison, John and James Downey to Evan Shelby - Receipt – September 29, 1761 – A.D.S. 2 p.

Box 1   Folder 22

West, Stephen, Upper Malboro, Maryland to Evan Shelby, Frederick, Maryland - Statement of Account – November 19, 1761 - A.D.S. 2 p.

Box 1   Folder 22

Shelby, Evan, Frederick, Maryland to Stephen West, Upper Malboro, Maryland - Bond – November 19, 1761 – A.D. 2 p.

Box 1   Folder 23

Carroll, Charles to Evan Shelby - Receipt – February 25, 1762 - A.D.S. 2 p.

Box 1   Folder 24

Hughes, John to Evan Shelby - Letter – April 20, 1762 - John Hughes, to Captain Evan Shelby, A.L.S. 3 p.

  • Regarding sample of Ore, warrant on Antietem, Spring Visit
Box 1   Folder 25

Fairfax, Lord Thomas, Frederick County, Virginia to Henry Nelson - Deed of Land – May 29, 1762 - A.D.S. 2 p.

  • Signed by Evan Shelby
Box 1   Folder 26

Wheat, Conrad with Evan Shelby - Statement of Account – July 9, 1762 – A.D.S 2 p.

  • Certified by Joseph Warfield, Justice of the Peace
Box 1   Folder 27

Shelby, Evan to Mary Morgan - Statement of Account – October 13, 1762 – A.D.S. 2 p.

Box 1   Folder 28

Shelby, Evan – Court Bills – circa1763 – A.D.S. 6 p.

  • For Evan Shelby vs. George Gordon, a case in the provincial court
Box 1   Folder 29

Shnebely, Henry, Canogegicke, Maryland to Evan Shelby - Note – July 2, 1763 - A.N.S. 2 p.

Box 1   Folder 30

Shelby, Evan and Postlethwait to Elias Stilwell – Note of Payment - July 7, 1763 - A.N. 2 p.

Box 1   Folder 31

Callendar, Robert, Carlisle, Pennsylvania to [Evan Shelby] – Letter – July 14, 1763 – A.L.S. 2 p.

Box 1   Folder 32

Letterman, Christian to Evan Shelby – Money order – August 16, 1763 – A.D.S. 2 p.

Box 1   Folder 33

Innis to Captain Evan Shelby and Company – Statement of Account - October 14, 1763 – A.D. 2 p.

Box 1   Folder 34

West, Stephen to Evan Shelby and [Edmond] Moran - Statement of Account - January 18, 1764 – A.D. 2 p.

Box 1   Folder 35

From Carlisle, Pennsylvania to Shelby, Moran – Letter – January 27, 1764 – A.L. 4 p.

Box 1   Folder 36

Shelby, Evan and Moran, Edmond - Expenses – March 23, 1764 – A.D.S. 2 p.

Box 1   Folder 37

Moran, Edmond, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Evan Shelby, New York – Letter – April 7, 1764 – A.L.S. 2 p.

  • Asks Shelby to enquire about Heyman Morris in New York
Box 1   Folder 38

Moran, Edmond to Evan Shelby – Letter – August 4 1764 – A.L.S. 2 p.

Box 1   Folder 39

Prather, James, [Fort Frederick, Maryland] to Evan Shelby – Receipt – August 11, 1764 – A.D.S. 2 p.

Box 1   Folder 40

Barnsley, Thomas, Fort London, to Evan Shelby – Letter – September 13 1764 – A.L.S. 1 p.

  • Will pass Moran if he carries goods useful to the army; Reverse Sealy, J.H.C and Hunter, Robert to Moran – Passes – September 30 1764 A.L.S. 1 p.
Box 1   Folder 41

Lancello, Jacques – Bond – April 27, 1765 – A.D.S. 2 p.

  • Memo that Evan Shelby is bound to Lancello and Charles Carroll for sums of money
Box 1   Folder 42

Smith, William to Evan Shelby – Letter – June 6, 1765 – A.L.S. 2 p.

  • Troops arrived at Fort London; Gibson goes West; Frontiersmen must aid government
Box 1   Folder 43

Moran, Edmond, Carlisle, Pennsylvania to Evan Shelby – Letter – June 20, 1765 – A.L.S. 2 p.

Box 1   Folder 44

Murdock, George, Frederick Town, Maryland to Evan Shelby – Receipt – August 28, 1765 – A.D.S. 2 p.

  • Against the account Christopher Lowndes
Box 1   Folder 44

Ross, David to Evan Shelby – Promissory Note – August 28, 1765 –A.D.S. 2 p.

Box 1   Folder 45

Ross, G[eorge] to Evan Shelby – Receipt – September 3, 1765 – A.D.S. 2 p.

Box 1   Folder 46

Ross, G[eorge] to Evan Shelby – Receipt – October 29, 1765 – A.D.S. 2 p.

Box 1   Folder 47

Shelby, Evan to Robert Crawford – Statement of Account – February 6, 1766 – A.D.S. 2 p.

Box 1   Folder 48

Ridout, T., Annapolis, to [Evan] Shelby, [Fort Frederick, Maryland] – Letter – March 1, 1766 – A.L.S. 2 p.

  • Regarding Parliamentary meeting of Assembly on Stamp Act
Box 1   Folder 49

Moran, Edmond to Evan Shelby – Letter – A.L.S. 2 p.

Box 1   Folder 50

Moran, Edmond, Frederick County, Maryland to Evan Shelby – Indenture – July 5 1766 – A.D.S. 4 p.

Box 1   Folder 51

Ross, David to Evan Shelby – Letter – August 28, 1766 – A.L.S. 2 p.

Box 1   Folder 52

Edelen, Christopher, G[eorge] Murdock – Invoice – October 24, 1766 – A.D.S. 1 p.

  • Evaluation of goods returned to David Ross by Evan Shelby and Company
Box 1   Folder 53

Cary, John, Frederick Town, Maryland, Charleton, Arthur – Depositions – December 9, 1766 – A.D.S. 2 p.

  • Concerning a meeting at the home of Charleton and the character of Evan Shelby
Box 1   Folder 54

Hynes, Thomas – Affidavit – December 10, 1766 – A.D.S. 1 p.

  • Catherine Wheat’s child delivered the William Hynes for guardianship; Captain [Evan] Shelby married Thomas Hynes and Catherine Wheat
Box 1   Folder 55

Moran, Edmond, Carlisle, Pennsylvania to Evan Shelby, Frederick, Maryland – Letter – 1767 - A.L.S. 2 p.

Box 1   Folder 56

Shelby, Evan, Frederick County, Maryland against William Ridgway – Statement of Account – January 2, 1767 – A.D.S. 2 p.

Box 1   Folder 57

Moran, Edmond, North Mountain, Pennsylvania to Evan Shelby, Maryland – Letter – May 28, 1767 – A.L.S. 4 p

Box 1   Folder 58

Jameson, David, Yorktown to Evan Shelby – Letter – June 24, 1767 – Typed Copy A.L.S. 1 p.

Box 1   Folder 59

Shelby, Evan to John Hite – Statement of Account – 1768 – A.D.S. 2 p.

Box 1   Folder 60

Moran, Edmond, Carlisle to [Evan Shelby, Fort Frederick, Maryland] –Letter – May 20, 1768 – A.L.S. 2 p.

Box 1   Folder 61

Kennedy, Sam[uel], Frederick Town, Maryland to John Stoner – Note – December 21, 1769 - A.N.S. 2 p.

  • Order to deliver bar iron to Evan Shelby
Box 1   Folder 62

Shelby, Evan, and Company – Account Book – 1762 to 1771 – A.D. 20 p.

Box 1   Folder 63

Shelby, E[van] – Memo – April 26, 1772 – A.D.S. 2 p.

Box 1   Folder 64

Johnston, G. to Evan Shelby – Letter – August 30, 1772 – A.L.S. 2 p.

Box 1   Folder 65

Stull, John to Evan Shelby – Receipt – January 20, 1773 – A.D.S. 1 p.

Box 1   Folder 66

Bowman, Jacob to Evan Shelby – Receipt – May 17, 1773 – A.D.S. 1 p.

Box 1   Folder 67

Hanson, John Jr. to Evan Shelby – Receipt – November 3, 1773 – A.D.S. 1 p.

Box 1   Folder 68

Shryerky, Henry to [Evan] Shelby – Receipted Account – November 12, 1773 – A.D.S 1 p.

Box 1   Folder 69

Boyd, Andrew to [Evan] Shelby – Receipted Account – November 25, 1773 – A.D.S. 1 p.

Box 1   Folder 70

Drake, John – Bond – April 18, 1774 – A.D.S. 1 p.

  • Transaction with Williams, Buchanan and Evan Shelby
Box 1   Folder 71

Thompson, William, Carlisle, Pennsylvania to [Evan] Shelby – Letter – July 6, 1775 – A.L.S. 3 p.

Box 1   Folder 72

Oldham, Samuel, Sheriff of Berkeley to Evan Shelby – Statement of Account – August 2, 1775 – A.D.S. 2 p.

Box 1   Folder 73

Lockhart, Patrick to Evan Shelby – Receipt – September 13, 1775 – A.D.S. 2 p.

Box 1   Folder 74

Martin, Joseph to Evan Shelby – Letter – January 10, 1777 – A.L.S. 2 p.

Box 1   Folder 75

Reid, John, Quartermaster – Provision Return – May 5, 1777 – A.D.S. 2 p. For troops stationed at Fort Patrick Henry for two days, under the command of Evan Shelby

Box 1   Folder 76

Reid, John, Quartermaster – Provision Return – May 9, 1777 – A.D.S. 2 p.

Box 1   Folder 77

Shelby, James, Fort Patrick Henry to Colonel Evan Shelby, Beaver Creek, Sapling Grove – Letter – May 11, 1777 – A.L.S. 2 p.

Box 1   Folder 78

Reid, John, Quartermaster – Provision Return – May 16, 1777 – A.D.S. 2 p.

Box 1   Folder 79

Reid, John, Quartermaster – Provision Return – May 22, 1777 – A.D.S. 2 p.

Box 1   Folder 80

Reid, John, Quartermaster – Provision Return – May 24, 1777 – A.D.S. 2 p.

Box 1   Folder 81

Reid, John, Quartermaster – Provision Return – May 31, 1777 – A.D.S. 2 p.

Box 1   Folder 82

Madison, Thomas to Evan Shelby – Statement of Account – June 11, 1777 – A.D.S. 1 p.

Box 1   Folder 83

Shelby, Evan, [Fort Frederick, Maryland] – Memo – July 17, 1777 – A.D.S. 2 p.

Box 1   Folder 84

Shelby, Evan and Alexander McFarland to Archibald Scott – Bond – November 20, 1777 – A.D.S. 2 p.

Box 1   Folder 85

Douglass, Edward – Provisions Return – December 1, 1777 – 1 A.D.S.

  • For Evan Shelby and Company
Box 1   Folder 86

Shelby, Evan – Provisions Return – December 2, 1777 – 1 A.D.S.

Box 1   Folder 87

Douglass, Edward – Provision Return – December 3, 1777 – 1 A.D.S.

Box 1   Folder 88

Douglass, Edward – Provisions Return – December 5, 1777 – 1 A.D.S.

Box 1   Folder 89

Douglass, Edward – Provisions Return – December 7, 1777 – 1 A.D.S.

Box 1   Folder 90

Douglass, Edward – Provisions Return – December 9, 1777 – 1 A.D.S.

Box 1   Folder 91

Douglass, Edward – Provisions Return – December 10, 1777 – 1 A.D.S.

Box 1   Folder 92

Douglass, Edward and Evan Shelby – Provisions Returns – December 17, 1777 – 2 A.D.S.

Box 1   Folder 93

Douglass, Edward and Evan Shelby – Provisions Returns – December 19, 1777 – 2 A.D.S.

Box 1   Folder 94

Shelby, Evan – Provision Return – December 23, 1777 – 1 A.D.S.

Box 1   Folder 95

Shelby, Evan – Provision Returns – December 24, 1777 – 2 A.D.S.

Box 1   Folder 96

Shelby, Evan – Provision Return – December 25, 1777 – 1 A.D.S.

Box 1   Folder 97

Shelby, Evan – Provision Return – December 27, 1777 – 1 A.D.S.

Box 1   Folder 98

Shelby, Evan – Provision Return – December 29, 1777 – 1 A.D.S.

Box 1   Folder 99

Shelby, Evan – Provision Return – December 30, 1777 – 1 A.D.S.

Box 1   Folder 100

Shelby, Evan – Provision Return – January 1, 1778 – 1 A.D.S.

Box 2   Folder 1

Shelby, Evan – Statement of Account – July 26, 1778 – A.D.S. 2 p.

Box 2   Folder 2

Shelby, Evan – Delivery Memorandum – August 13, 1778 – A.D.S. 2 p.

Box 2   Folder 3

Rogers, William to Evan Shelby – Note – August 16, 1778 – A.D.S. 2 p.

Box 2   Folder 4

Campbell, David, Washington County, Maryland – Order – August 18, 1778 – A.D.S. 2 p.

  • Appointing Evan Shelby, John Davis, William Blackburn, Benjamin Gray, Roger Tapp, John Carmack and Thomas Sharp to propose way for road from Shoatsford to court house
Box 2   Folder 5

Martin, Joseph to Evan Shelby – Letter – September 10, 1778 – A.D.S. 2 p.

Box 2   Folder 6

Shelby, John Jr. to Evan Shelby – Letter – March 3, 1779 – A.L.S. 1 p.

Box 2   Folder 7

Larkins, Margaret to Evan Shelby – Statement of Account – March 5, 1779 – A.D.S 2 p.

Box 2   Folder 8

Williams, W. to Joseph Martin – Letter – October 26, 1779 – A.L.S. 2 p. Order to pay money to Colonel Evan Shelby

Box 2   Folder 9

Johnson, Edward to Evan Shelby – Letter – November 23, 1779 – A.L.S. 2 p.

Box 2   Folder 10

Shelby, Evan – Case Statement – 1780 – A.D. 2 p.

Box 2   Folder 11

Chisman, Thomas to Evan Shelby – Letter – February 16, 1780 – A.L.S. 2 p.

Box 2   Folder 11

Lin, William, John Bowman and Benjamin Linn – February 16, 1780 – Bond – A.D.S. 2 p.

Box 2   Folder 12

Shelby, Evan – Memo – April 13, 1780 – A.D.S. 2 p.

  • Memo of land entry from Kentucky Co. Surveyors Office; Endorsement and note by Isaac Shelby on reverse
Box 2   Folder 13

Shelby, John, Sullivan County, [Pennsylvania] to John Adlar – Order –December 15, 1780 – A.D.S 2 p.

  • Order to pay money to Evan Shelby
Box 2   Folder 14

Ephraim, Smith to Evan Shelby – Letter - November 24, 1783 – A.L.S. 1 p.

Box 2   Folder 15

Hall to Evan Shelby – Receipt – December 3, 1783 – A.D.S. 1 p.

Box 2   Folder 16

Caswell to Brigadier General Evan Shelby, Washington – Letter – February 27, 1787 – A.L.S. 2 p.

Box 2   Folder 17

Caswell, R. to Brigadier General [Evan] Shelby – Letter – May 31, 1787 A.L.S. 4 p.

  • Advises him not to use force against Spanish Conspirators due to danger of Civil War
Box 2   Folder 18

[Shelby, Evan] to Caswell, R. – Letter – September 29, 1787– A.L.S. 2 p.

Box 2   Folder 19

Eaton and Browne, Williamsburg to Richard Muse – Letter – February 6, 1780 – A.L.S. 2p.

  • Order to deliver to Evan Baker the money for Colonel Shelby; Endorsed receipt on reverse
Box 2   Folder 20

List of Accounts Paid – undated – A.D. 1 p.

  • Including Evan, John and David Shelby
Box 2   Folder 21

Shelby, Evan – Land Deeds – undated – A.D.S. 3 p.

Box 2   Folder 22

Shelby, Evan – Miscellaneous Account Statements – undated – 5 documents

Series II: Isaac Shelby

Box 2   Folder 23

Shelby, Isaac to John Woolery – Receipt – August 5, 1767 – A.D.S. 1 p.

Box 2   Folder 24

Tittle, Peter to Isaac Shelby – Receipt – June 2, 1773 – A.D.S. 2 p.

Box 2   Folder 25

Shelby, Isaac – Memoranda Book – January 7, 1774 – A.D.S 40 p.

Box 2   Folder 26

Bell, Thomas to Isaac Shelby – Promissory Note – June 19, 1775 – A.D.S. 2 p.

Box 2   Folder 27

Ingram, Samuel to James Douglass – Promissory Note – June 29, 1775 – A.D.S. 2 p.

  • Endorsed on reverse by Isaac Shelby that payment was refused
Box 2   Folder 28

Shelby, Isaac – Day Book – August 1, 1776 – A.D. 24 p.

  • For company stationed at Beaver Creek
Box 2   Folder 29

Christian, William to Isaac Shelby – Letter – September 30, 1776 – A.L.S. 2 p.

  • Directions for disposing of flour among the wives and mothers of men on Cherokee expedition
Box 2   Folder 30

Taylor, John to Isaac Shelby – Letter – June 8, 1782 – Photocopy 3 p.

Box 2   Folder 31

Lathim, John, Washington County, Kentucky – Affidavit – October 10, 1782 – A.D.S. 2 p.

  • Affidavit of Isaac Shelby as prescribed by act to prevent further importation of slaves into Kentucky
Box 2   Folder 32

Surveyors Office, Kentucky County, Virginia – Land Survey – December 18, 1782 – A.D. 2 p.

  • Land survey for Isaac Shelby
Box 2   Folder 33

Brookes, Ebenezer, Sullivan, [Tennessee] to Isaac Shelby – Letter –September 1, 1783 – A.L.S. 2 p.

Box 2   Folder 34

Shelby, Isaac – Affidavit – May 16, 1785 – A.D.S. 1 p.

Box 2   Folder 35

Myers, Jacob to Colonel [Isaac] Shelby – Promissory Note – July 19, 1786 – A.D.S. 2 p.

Box 2   Folder 36

Campbell, Arthur, Washington to Colonel Isaac Shelby, Kentucky – Letter – January 6, 1790 – A.L.S. 2 p.

Box 2   Folder 37

Board of Trustees, Lexington, Kentucky to Isaac Shelby, Governor of Kentucky – Letter – June 2, 1792 – A.L.S. 2 p.

  • Congratulations for appointment as Chief Magistrate of the State of Kentucky
Box 2   Folder 38

Town of Danville to Isaac Shelby, Governor of Kentucky – Letter – June 3, 1792 – A.L.S. 2 p.

  • Congratulations for appointment as Chief Magistrate of the State of Kentucky
Box 2   Folder 39

Shelby, Isaac – Commission – July 21, 1792 – A.D.S. 2 p.

  • Appointing John Campbell, Richard Taylor, Richard B. Anderson, James F. Moore, Robert Breckenridge, Richard Terville, Samuel Oldham, and John Thurston Justices of the Peace.
Box 2   Folder 40

Campbell, Arthur to Isaac Shelby, Governor of Virginia – Letter – October 10, 1792 – A.L.S. 4 p.

Box 2   Folder 41

Greenup, Christopher to Isaac Shelby – Letter – March 4, 1793 – A.L.S. 2 p.

Box 2   Folder 42

Pentecost, Dorsey to Isaac Shelby – Letter – March 24, 1793 – A.L.S. 2 p.

Box 2   Folder 43

Brown, J[ames], Philadelphia to Isaac Shelby, Danville, Kentucky – Letter – April 8, 1793 – A.L.S. 2 p.

Box 2   Folder 44

Beall, Walter, Bardstown, [Kentucky] to Governor Isaac Shelby, Mercer County, Kentucky – Letter – April 12, 1793 – A.L.S. 2 p.

Box 2   Folder 45

Webb, J. to Governor Isaac Shelby – Letter – April 19, 1793 – A.L.S. 2 p.

Box 2   Folder 46

Caldwell, John to Governor Isaac Shelby – Letter – May, 1793 – A.L.S. 4 p.

Box 2   Folder 47

Mitchell, Mary to Governor Isaac Shelby, Lincoln County, Kentucky – Letter – May 1, 1793 – A.L.S. 2 p.

Box 2   Folder 48

Biall, Walter to Governor Isaac Shelby – Letter – May 2, 1793 – A.L.S. 2 p.

Box 2   Folder 49

Barker, Thomas, Harrodsburg to Isaac Shelby – Letter – May7, 1793 – A.L.S. 2 p.

Box 2   Folder 50

Thomas, Edward S., Nelson County, Kentucky to Isaac Shelby, Mercer County, Kentucky – Petition – May 9, 1793 – A.L.S. 4 p.

  • Signed by the inhabitants of the Salt River country, for a guard of men to be stationed at the mouth of the Salt River
Box 2   Folder 51

Shelby, Isaac to Alexander D. Orr and James Moore – Land Grant – May 10, 1793 – A.D.S. 2 p.

Box 2   Folder 52

Young, Ewing to Isaac Shelby – Letter – May 11, 1793 – A.L.S. 2 p.

Box 2   Folder 53

Caldwell, John to Isaac Shelby – Letter – May 13, 1793 – A.L.S. 2 p.

Box 2   Folder 54

Brown, James, Philadelphia to Governor Isaac Shelby – Letter – June 2, 1793 – A.L.S. 2 p.

Box 2   Folder 55

Brown, James, Philadelphia to Governor Isaac Shelby – Letter – June 9, 1793 – A.L.S. 2 p.

Box 2   Folder 56

Shelby, Isaac to General [Thomas] Kennedy – Letter – June 18, 1792 – A.L.S. 2 p.

Box 2   Folder 57

Shelby, Isaac to Major General Charles Scott, Woodford – Letter – June 19, 1793 – Typed Copy 1 p.

Box 2   Folder 58

Kimberlin, Jacob to Governor Isaac Shelby – Letter – A.L.S. 2 p.

Box 2   Folder 59

Butler, P., Lexington to Governor Isaac Shelby – Letter – June 29, 1793 –A.L.S. 2 p.

Box 2   Folder 60

Brown, James, Lexington to Governor Isaac Shelby – Letter – July 1, 1793 – A.L.S. 2 p.

Box 2   Folder 61

Fowler, John, Lexington, Kentucky to Governor Isaac Shelby – Letter – July 3, 1793 – A.L.S. 2 p.

Box 2   Folder 62

Winn, James and William Johnston to Isaac Shelby – Bond – July 3, 1793 – A.L.S. 2 p.

Box 2   Folder 63

Shelby, Isaac to Major Samuel Wells – Letter – July 6, 1793 – A.L.S. 2 p.

Box 2   Folder 64

Casey, William to Governor Isaac Shelby, Lincoln County, Kentucky – Letter – July 12, 1793 – A.L.S. 2 p.

Box 2   Folder 65

Frye, Benjamin to Isaac Shelby – Resignation Letter – July 25, 1793 – A.L.S. 2 p.

Box 2   Folder 66

Middleton, Walter to [Governor] Isaac Shelby – Letter – August 1, 1793 – A.L.S. 2 p.

Box 2   Folder 67

McDowell, William to [Governor] Isaac Shelby – Letter – August 2, 1793 –A.L.S. 2 p.

Box 2   Folder 68

Middleton, Walter to Governor Isaac Shelby – Letter – August 3, 1793 – A.L.S. 1 p.

Box 2   Folder 69

May, Will to Governor Isaac Shelby – Letter – August 12, 1793 – A.L.S. 2 p.

  • Recommends Benjamin Helm as surveyor of Hardin County
Box 2   Folder 69

Hynes, Andrew to Governor Isaac Shelby - Letter – August 12, 1793 – A.L.S. 2 p.

  • Recommends Benjamin Helm as surveyor of Hardin County
Box 2   Folder 70

Shelby, Isaac – Commission – December 19, 1793 – A.D.S. 1 p.

  • Appointing William Croghan, Abraham Hite and Isaac Hite, Justices of the Peace for Jefferson County, Kentucky
Box 2   Folder 71

Dromgoole, Alexander, Logan County, Kentucky to Isaac Shelby – Letter - January 29, 1794 – A.L.S. 4 p.

Box 2   Folder 72

Samuel Haycroft to Governor Isaac Shelby – Letter- March 30, 1794 – A.D.S. 2 p.

Box 2   Folder 73

Craig, James, Shelby County, Kentucky to Isaac Shelby – Letter – April 20, 1794 – A.L.S. 2 p.

Box 2   Folder 74

Brown, James, Lexington, Kentucky to Governor Isaac Shelby, Lincoln County, Kentucky – Letter – May 15, 1794 – A.LS. 2 p.

Box 2   Folder 75

Ewing, Baker to Isaac Shelby, Lincoln County, Kentucky – Letter of Recommendation – June 18, 1794 – A.L.S. 2 p.

Box 2   Folder 76

Logan, John, Frankfort to Governor Isaac Shelby, Lincoln County, Kentucky- Letter – June 19, 1794 – A.L.S. 2 p.

Box 2   Folder 77

Price, William, Fayette County, Kentucky to Gov. Isaac Shelby, Frankfort –Letter – July 5, 1794 – A.L.S. 2 p.

Box 2   Folder 78

Henderson, Robert to Governor Isaac Shelby, Lincoln County, Kentucky – August 11, 1794 – A.L.S. 2 p.

Box 2   Folder 79

[Shelby, Isaac, Frankfort, Kentucky] to Colonel John Grant – Letter – 1795 – A.D.S. 3 p.

  • Proposal for building a road from Virginia to Kentucky
Box 2   Folder 80

Grant, John to Governor Isaac Shelby – Letter – 1795 – A.L.S. 2 p.

Box 2   Folder 81

Montgomery, William to Isaac Shelby – Letter – 1795 – A.L.S. 1 p.

Box 2   Folder 82

O’Connor, John to Isaac Shelby – Letter – 1795 – A.L.S. 1 p.

Box 2   Folder 83

Thruston, John, Sans Souci, Kentucky to Isaac Shelby, Kentucky – Letter – January 7, 1795 – A.L.S. 2 p.

Box 2   Folder 84

Shelby, Isaac, Governor of Kentucky – Commission – March 1, 1795 A.D.S. 1p.

Box 2   Folder 85

Campbell, Arthur, Washington to Colonel Isaac Shelby, Kentucky – Letter – January 6, 1790 – A.L.S. 2 p.

Box 2   Folder 86

Turner, George, Kaskaskia, Illinois to Governor Isaac Shelby - Letter – February 15, 1795 – A.L.S. 1 p.

  • Bexarano is in jail at Vincennes and will be surrendered on demand
Box 2   Folder 87

Shelby, Moses to Governor Isaac Shelby – Letter – February 16, 1795 – A.L.S. 4 p.

Box 2   Folder 88

Barbee, Joshua, Danville, Kentucky to Isaac Shelby – Letter – February 19, 1795 – A.L.S. 1 p.

Box 2   Folder 89

Ballinger, Jo[seph] to Isaac Shelby – Letter – March 8, 1795 – A.L.S. 2 p. Asks for contract supplying frontier stations; Indians are near Collins Station

Box 2   Folder 90

Barbee, Elias to Governor Isaac Shelby – Letter – March 12, 1795 – A.L.S. 1 p.

  • Sends sheriff and writ of Habeus Corpus for Robert Cloyd, prisoner in public jail, to testify in court
Box 3   Folder 1

Shelby, Isaac, [Frankfort], Kentucky to Edmund Randolph, Secretary of State, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – Letter – March 14, 1795 – Typed copy 2 p.

Box 3   Folder 2

Johnson, Robert to Governor Isaac Shelby – Letter – April 4, 1795 – A.L.S. 1 p.

Box 3   Folder 3

Ewing, George – Muster Rolls and Pay Rolls – August 6, 1795 – A.D.S. 6 p.

  • For the Fourth Regiment of the Kentucky Militia; Approved by Governor Isaac Shelby
Box 3   Folder 4

Washburn, Philip – Muster Roll and Pay Roll – August 6, 1795 – A.D.S. 3 p.

  • For the Fourth Regiment of the Kentucky Militia; Approved by Governor Isaac Shelby
Box 3   Folder 5

Shaw, N. to Isaac Shelby – Letter – A.LS. 1 p. – August 21, 1795

Box 3   Folder 6

Shelby, Isaac – Orderly Book – January 20 to October 26, 1795 – A.D.S. 14 p.

Box 3   Folder 7

McIntire, John, Clark County, [Kentucky] to Isaac Shelby – Letter – December 16, 1795 – A.L.S 2 p.

Box 3   Folder 8

Shelby, Isaac to Timothy Pickering – Letter – February 6, 1796 – A.L.S. 4 p.

Box 3   Folder 9

Kerrick, William to Isaac Shelby – Letter – February 22, 1796 – A.L.S. 2 p.

Box 3   Folder 10

Shelby, Moses to Isaac Shelby – Letter – March 20, 1796 – A.L.S. 2 p.

Box 3   Folder 11

Martin, John to Isaac Shelby – Letter – May 5, 1796 – A.L.S. 2 p.

  • Recommends John Young for position as commissioner
Box 3   Folder 12

Payne, Filson to Isaac Shelby – Letter – May 5, 1796 – A.L.S. 2 p. Recommends John Young for position as commissioner

Box 3   Folder 13

Shelby, Isaac to Governor Robert Brooke, Richmond, Virginia – Letter – May 6, 1796 – A.L.S. 2 p.

  • Appoints commissioners to establish the line between Virginia and Kentucky; sends copy of all Kentucky statutes
Box 3   Folder 14

Casey, William to Governor Isaac Shelby – Letter – May 11, 1796 – A.L.S. 2 p.

Box 3   Folder 15

Caldwell, John, Washington County, Kentucky to Governor Isaac Shelby –May 26, 1796 – A.L.S. 4 p.

Box 3   Folder 16

Robertson, James to Isaac Shelby – Letter – October 25, 1796 – A.L.S. 2 p.

Box 3   Folder 17

Breckenridge, John to Isaac Shelby – Letter – March 11, 1798 – A.L.S. 4 p.

Box 3   Folder 18

Winston Edmund to Isaac Shelby – Letter – February 5, 1800 – A.L.S. 4 p.

Box 3   Folder 19

Shelby, Moses to Isaac Shelby, Danville, Kentucky – Letter – July 13, 1806 – A.L.S. 4 p.

Box 3   Folder 20

Shelby, Isaac to George Madison, Frankfort, Kentucky – Letter – August 11, 1806 – A.L.S. 4 p.

Box 3   Folder 21

Harrison, John, Jeffersonsville – List of Articles – October 16, 1810 – A.D.S. 1 p.

Box 3   Folder 22

Hardin, M.D. to Colonel Isaac Shelby – Letter – April 10, 1812 – A.L.S. 3 p

  • Urges that he offer his services as governor to the people of Kentucky
Box 3   Folder 23

Wickliffe, Robert to Colonel Isaac Shelby, Danville, Kentucky – Letter – June 21, 1812 – A.L.S. 4 p.

Box 3   Folder 24

Depann, John, Danville, Kentucky to Colonel Isaac Shelby, Lincoln County, Kentucky – Letter – June 26, 1812 – A.L.S. 2 p.

Box 3   Folder 25

Shelby, Isaac – Commission – May 18, 1813 – D.S. 1 p.

  • Appointing Samuel Davis Pay Master for the fifth regiment of the militia of Kentucky
Box 3   Folder 26

Shelby, Isaac, Frankfort, Kentucky to the Militia of Kentucky – Enlistment Call – July 13, 1813 – Typed Copy 2 p.

Box 3   Folder 27

Shelby, Isaac, Lincoln County, Kentucky – Land Claim – August 18, 1813 – A.D.S. 4 p.

  • Claim to lands on Hay’s Fork of Silver Creek
Box 3   Folder 28

Shelby, Isaac, McNary’s Block House to Doctor Ephraim McDowell, Danville, Kentucky - Letter - September 10, 1813 – Typed Copy 3 p.

Box 3   Folder 29

Shelby, Isaac- Affidavit – February 8, 1817 – A.D.S. 1 p.

Box 3   Folder 30

Campbell, D., Cumberland Gap, Tennessee to Captain John Kincaid, Stanford, Lincoln County, Kentucky – Letter- February 22, 1817 – A.L.S. 2 p.

  • Requests that he take deposition of Isaac Shelby regarding survey of the line between Virginia and North Carolina
Box 3   Folder 31

Fallon, John, Belle Fontaine, Missouri to Isaac Shelby, Danville, Kentucky – Letter – October 3, 1817 – A.L.S. 4 p.

Box 3   Folder 32

Davis, Jesse, Nelson County, Kentucky to Isaac Shelby, Lincoln County, Kentucky – Letter – November, 1817 – A.L.S. 4 p.

Box 3   Folder 33

Shelby, Isaac and Andrew Jackson – Transcript of Speech – circa 1818 - Typed Copy 3 p.

  • Draper MSS. 11DD72 [Wisconsin Historical Society]
Box 3   Folder 34

Shelby, Isaac to Andrew Jackson – Letter – June 27, 1818 – Typed Copy 1 p.

  • Draper MSS. 11DD58 [Wisconsin Historical Society]
Box 3   Folder 35

Shelby, Isaac, Danville, Kentucky to J.C. Calhoun – Letter – July 16, 1818 – Typed Copy 2 p.

  • Draper MSS. 16DD45 [Wisconsin Historical Society]
Box 3   Folder 36

Shelby, Isaac, Danville, Kentucky to Andrew Jackson – Letter – July 22, 1818 – Typed Copy 2 p.

  • Draper MSS. 16DD46 [Wisconsin Historical Society]
Box 3   Folder 37

[Shelby, Isaac, Danville, Kentucky to Andrew Jackson] – Letter – circa July, 1818 – Typed Copy 2 p.

  • Draper MSS. 11DD70 [Wisconsin Historical Society]
Box 3   Folder 38

Shelby, Isaac to Andrew Jackson, Nashville – Letter – August 11, 1818 – Typed Copy 3 p.

  • Draper MSS. 11DD59 [Wisconsin Historical Society]
Box 3   Folder 39

Jackson, Andrew, Nashville to Isaac Shelby – Letter – August 25, 1818 – Typed Copy 2 p.

  • Draper MSS. 11DD60 [Wisconsin Historical Society]
Box 3   Folder 40

Jackson, Andrew, Hermitage to Isaac Shelby – Letter – November 24, 1818 - Typed Copy 1 p.

  • Draper MSS. 11DD61 [Wisconsin Historical Society]
Box 3   Folder 41

Crittenden, J[ohn] J. to Isaac Shelby, Danville, Kentucky – Letter –November 28, 1818 – A.L.S. 4 p.

Box 3   Folder 42

Shelby, John, Nashville, [Tennessee] to Isaac Shelby, Danville, Kentucky – Letter – September 25, 1819 – A.L.S. 4 p.

Box 3   Folder 43

Crittenden, John J., Frankfort, Kentucky to Isaac Shelby, Danville, Kentucky – Letter – December 17, 1820 – A.L.S. 4 p.

Box 3   Folder 44

Shelby, Moses to Isaac Shelby, Danville, Kentucky – Letter – May 15, 1823 – A.L.S. 2 p.

Box 3   Folder 45

Shelby, Isaac “Autobiography of Isaac Shelby, first governor of Kentucky” – Autobiography – [1818] – Codex Manuscript Transcript 65 p.

  • Cdx165a
Box 3   Folder 46

Shelby, Isaac, “Autobiography of Isaac Shelby, first governor of Kentucky” – Autobiography – [1818] – Codex Typescript transcript. 35 p.

  • Cdx165b

Series III: John and James Shelby

Box 3   Folder 47

Shelby, John – Legal Document – July 15, 1773 – A.D.S. 2 p.

  • Copy of verdict for John Shelby vs. John Moore, James McClanahan and Robert McClanahan
Box 3   Folder 48

Hanson, Peter to John Shelby Jr. – Receipt – [1779] – A.L.S. 2 p.

Box 3   Folder 49

Shelby, James – Commissary Order – May 2, 17777 – 1 A.D.S.

Box 3   Folder 50

Shelby, James – Provision Returns – May 3, 1777 – 1 A.D.S.

Box 3   Folder 51

Shelby, James – Provision Return – May 6, 1777 – 1 A.D.S.

Box 3   Folder 52

Shelby, James – Provision Returns – May 15, 1777 – 2 A.D.S.

Box 3   Folder 53

Shelby, James – Provision Returns – May 16, 1777 – 2 A.D.S

Box 3   Folder 54

Shelby, James – Provision Returns – May 22, 1777 – 2 A.D.S.

Box 3   Folder 55

Shelby, James – Provision Return – May 23, 1777 – 1 A.D.S.

Box 3   Folder 56

Shelby, James – Provision Returns – May 25, 1777 – 7 A.D.S.

Box 3   Folder 57

Shelby, James – Provision Return – May 28, 1777 – 1 A.D.S

Box 3   Folder 58

Shelby, James – Provision Return – May 31, 1777 – 1 A.D.S.

Box 3   Folder 59

Shelby, James to Colonel Christian – Receipt – December 11, 1777 – 1 A.D.S.

Box 3   Folder 60

Lincoln, Hananiah to Enos Atwater – Promissory Note – January 2, 1782 – A.D.S. 2 p.

  • Certification of value and finding of jury on reverse; Note in favor of Moses Shelby, endorsed over to James Shelby on March 14, 1782.
Box 3   Folder 61

Boyd, John to James Shelby – Order – July 11, 1783 – A.L.S. 2 p.