This collection includes personal letters written by and to the Kirkpatrick family, mainly Nettie Kirkpatrick and her sister, Keren Kirkpatrick Lindley. Also included are many death notices for the immediate Kirkpatrick family. Tax records from the 1860s are included as well as bills of sales for several slaves. There are several newspaper clippings on various subjects along with numerous books and pamphlets. Included is a notebook with death dates and several copies of wills. Many of the letters have been transcribed onto legal pads located in the front of the box.