The Resource Letters of William T. Barry, (manuscript)

Letters of William T. Barry, (manuscript)

Letters of William T. Barry, 1798-1835
Letters of William T. Barry
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  • Include letters, 1819-1835, to daughter Susan Barry Taylor, concerning politics in Kentucky, his political standing and popularity in Kentucky, campaigning for Andrew Jackson in Ohio and Tennessee, Henry Clay, his duties as Postmaster General, political patronage, his friendship with John Henry Eaton and wife Peggy Eaton, and the scandal concerning the Eatons
  • Topics also include popularity of Jackson, national politics, dissension in Jackson's Cabinet, Jackson's refusal to accept his resignation, the Bank of the United States, Martin Van Buren, allegations of corruption in the Post Office Department, and his acceptance of a post in Spain
  • Other topics include education of women, family news, marriage, letter writing, a carriage accident, news of son John at West Point, serious illnesses, medical treatments, and deaths of his children, social life in Washington, D.C., travel to Virginia and Monticello (1832), cholera epidemic among slaves, education of sons in a Georgetown Catholic school, and scattered references to slaves
  • Also include letters, 1813-1825, to his second wife, Catherine Mason Barry, concerning love letters, travel in Virginia, family news, life in Washington, D.C., encouragement of study, drought, (1819), in Kentucky, fire and suspicion of arson (1819) in Lexington, Ky., and celebration of peace in Washington at end of the War of 1812
  • Also include letters, 1798-1809, to brother John, surgeon in United States Army, concerning family news, the students and his studies at Transylvania University, Ky., and William and Mary College, a detailed account of his study of law, news from Lexington Circuit Court, French possession of New Orleans, election (1803) in Kentucky involving Henry Clay, his decision to stay in Kentucky, and books he is reading for study and leisure
  • Topics also include trips to Richmond and other places in Virginia, Aaron Burr, Henry Clay, decision to go into politics, his political future, engagement to his first wife, the death of his sister, and concern for his brother John's way of life
  • Also include letter, 1810, to son John concerning family history; copies of poems, eulogies for William Taylor Barry and daughter Mary, and letters of support for William Taylor Barry during Post Office Department scandals; Susan Barry Taylor's comments and additional information on her father's letters; and a short biography of William Taylor Barry
Biographical or historical data
Kentucky lawyer and politician, (1785-1835), Lieutenant Governor and Chief Justice of Kentucky, and later Postmaster General of United States in Andrew Jackson's Cabinet.
Cataloging source
Location of originals duplicates
Location of originals unknown.
Letters of William T. Barry, (manuscript)
  • Special Collections
  • 1
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Reproduction note
System control number
  • (Sirsi) ALM1962
  • (OCoLC)32671973
Type of unit
  • v.
  • typescript p.)



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