Collection: Samuel Shepard letter

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Samuel Shepard letter

Mss 799278
Identifier: Mss 799278


Twenty-six items from Samuel Shepard describing his life in Kentucky and Ohio; numerous references to religious and political issues, particulary burr conspiracy, presidential election of 1828, second great awakening (1802-03); references to friendship with Henry Clay and Richard M. Johnson. Genealogical references in letter to parents and to Amasa Sargent of Hanover, N.H.


  • 1799 - 1835


Language of Materials

In English.

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.01 linear ft. (1 envelope)


Watercolor of Shepard, one leaf from a journal (perhaps Sargent's), and letter of Harold G.Rugg concerning acquisition of the collection accompany letters.


Adams, John Quincy, Pres. U.S. 1767-1848, Burr, Aaron, 1756-1838, Johnson, Richard Mentor, 1781-1850, Clay, Henry, 1777-1852, Jackson, Andrew, Pres. U.S. 1767-1845, Shepard family - Genealogy, President - United States - History - 1801-1809 - Sources, Baptists - Kentucky - History - Sources, Kentucky - Politics and governmane - 1792-1865, Sargent, Amasa 1770-1868.


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Hanover NH 03755 USA