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John Cleves Short : papers, 1825-1864.

Author: John Cleves Short
Edition/Format:   Archival material : English
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Consist of letters, 1825-1849, John Cleves wrote to Charles Wilkins; Charles Wilkins to his daughters and brother John Cleves, 1817-1819, 1854-1859; Samuel H. Carpenter to John Cleves, 1851-1859; and one letter of C.W. Short to William Allen Richardson, ca. 1849. They discuss William Short's estate, land holdings, sale of bonds, especially railroad bonds through broker William Carpenter, crops, methods of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Sources
Named Person: John W Breathitt; Samuel H Carpenter; George Rogers Clark; John Charles Frémont; William Jackson Hooker, Sir; William Allen Richardson; Charles Wilkins Short; Jane Short; Peyton Short; Sarah Elizabeth Short; William Short; William Short
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: John Cleves Short
OCLC Number: 49337637
Notes: Access at The Filson Historical Society, Special Collections only.
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Consist of letters, 1825-1849, John Cleves wrote to Charles Wilkins; Charles Wilkins to his daughters and brother John Cleves, 1817-1819, 1854-1859; Samuel H. Carpenter to John Cleves, 1851-1859; and one letter of C.W. Short to William Allen Richardson, ca. 1849. They discuss William Short's estate, land holdings, sale of bonds, especially railroad bonds through broker William Carpenter, crops, methods of ice-making, disadvantages of slave ownership, euthanasia, diseases and health problems of inhabitants of the Ohio River Valley, his own personal infirmities due to summer climate and age, references to seeds received from Ca. and Sir William Hooker of Kew Gardens, England, travel itineraries, accommodations and inconveniences of railroads v. steamboat travel, weather harmful to health and crops, suggestions for the alteration of J.C. Short's Ohio home, plants and seeds sent to European collectors and family. Also included is a chronological record of the families of Charles Wilkins Short and Mary Henry Churchill, compiled by C.W. Short, Louisville, Ky., Jan. 1843, and continued by his daughter, Mary Churchill Richardson, 1879; history of the Chamberlain Society of Centre College by William Short, 1841; and contracts and financial records, 1853-1864, regarding William Short's estate.

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