Captain James Sympson diary

Captain James Sympson diary

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A journal by Captain James Sympson concerning his company of the Kentucky Volunteer Militia, dated August 31-October 20, 1813. The entries are about the activities surrounding the Battle of the Thames campaign and an account of the battle proper. Includes diagrams, descriptions of the marches, a...

Civil War Governors of Kentucky

Civil War Governors of Kentucky

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The Civil War Governors of Kentucky Digital Documentary Edition (CWGK) digitally publishes, transcribes, and annotates the papers of Kentucky’s five wartime governors (three Unionists—Beriah Magoffin, James F. Robinson, and Thomas E. Bramlette—and the two Provisional Confederates—George W....

Claude Likens diary and notebook

Claude Likens diary and notebook

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Journal kept by Claude Likens of the 192nd Tank Battalion while a prisoner in Japan during World War II. Likens used the journal as both diary and notebook. The journal includes copies of letters sent to Likens from his family, Likens' poetry, notes from his efforts to learn Japanese, names and...

Early American Shorthand

Early American Shorthand

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Examples of early American shorthand

Ellen Wallace Diaries

Ellen Wallace Diaries

Ellen Wallace's diaries are part of the Kentucky Historical Society's archival collection MSS 52 Ellen Wallace and Annie Starling diaries. Ellen Kenton McGaughey Wallace was a member of a landowning and slaveholding family in southern Christian County, Kentucky. At the beginning of the Civil...

Emilie Todd Helm Scrapbook

Emilie Todd Helm Scrapbook

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Scrapbook of Civil War-related materials collected during and after the war by Emilie Todd Helm, widow of Confederate Brigadier General Benjamin Hardin Helm and half-sister of Mary Todd Lincoln. The clippings were pasted into a Todd family account book from the late 1840s, parts of which are...

Henry Lane Stone Civil War diary

Henry Lane Stone Civil War diary

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This one item collection is an 1864 pocket diary primarily written by Henry Lane Stone, who took the diary from a Union soldier he had captured on February 14, 1865. Stone was part of the Confederate States of America Army, Company D of the 9th Kentucky Calvary. This diary records the final...

Malinda K Miller diary

Malinda K Miller diary

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A diary written by Malinda K. Miller in 1922 while she was in in Rangoon, Burma as a missionary.

Mary Ruth Slaton diaries

Mary Ruth Slaton diaries

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The diaries of Mary Ruth Slaton, a housewife and mother from in Hopkins County, Kentucky, dated 1931-1973. Slaton begins writing her diary during the Great Depression in the early 1930s. She describes going to school, spending time with friends and doing chores. By the late 1930s she has finished...

Nena Shelton papers

Nena Shelton papers

A selection from the Nena Shelton papers, MSS 118. Shelton served in the Army Nurse Corps during in France and the Philippines during World War I.

Prall family bible records

Prall family bible records

Records from the Prall family Bible, Kentucky Historical Society collection SC 1980. Included are birth and marriage dates related to Benjamin Prall's family and other manuscript material included with the Bible. The Bible was passed from Benjamin Prall to the enslaved Mary Ann Rowe (nee Prall)...

William Henry Harrison letters, 1811-1824.

William Henry Harrison letters, 1811-1824.

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This collection consists of letters written to Colonel James Taylor and Major (later General) Thomas Bodley by General William Henry Harrison. The first letter, written to Taylor on Dec. 28, 1811, discusses the arrival of hospital stores at a military post. The other letters, written between 1814...