Murray State University
200 Pogue Library
Murray, Kentucky 42071
Collection Title: Scott Family Papers
Series Number: MS10-52
Processed and Cataloged by: Processed by Dieter C. Ullrich on June 22, 2010.
Date Listed: June 22, 2010
Date Span: 1824-1863
Size of Collection: 0.10 linear feet.
Number of Boxes: 1 legal size file folder; 9 items.
Type of Material: Correspondence.
Condition of Material: Good, though a few of the photocopies are difficult to decipher.
Arrangement: Chronological arrangement.
Biographical / Historical Information: The Scott families of Marshall County, Kentucky and Greene County, Missouri were rural farm owners that lived during the middle and late 19th Century.
Scope and Content: Collections consist of nine letters kept by the Scott family of Marshall County, Kentucky from 1824 to 1863. Most of the letters are written from Greene County, Missouri from 1849 to 1863 and discuss family activities, regional events, weather conditions and crop prices. Other letters in the collection include a request for iron by the Empire Iron Works of Trigg County, Kentucky (1853), a deposition from Benjamin Hardin over the sale of a slave (1824), a letter to Sarah Penny of London, England from Lexington, Kentucky discussing American politics and personal relationships (1837) and correspondence referring to property disputes.
Subject Headings / Descriptors:
Scott, James H., 1820-
Scott, Sarah H., 1823-
Scott, John T., 1809-
Greene County (Mo.) – History.
Calloway County (Ky.)