Isaac Shelby letter
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Isaac Shelby letter

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Shelby, Isaac, 1750-1826.
Title: Isaac Shelby letter
Dates: 1809 April 15
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 0727

Biographical/Historical Note

Isaac Shelby (1750-1826) was a Revolutionary War veteran and the first governor of Kentucky. Thomas Hart (fl. 1799-1816) was an early settler of Kentucky and a prominent businessman.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains a letter from Isaac Shelby to Thomas Hart in Lexington, Kentucky, dated April 15,1809. Requests aid in shipping to New Orleans a slave to sell belonging to Ben Givens "that he (Givens) has ruined by too kind treatment."

Index Terms

Hart, Thomas, active 1799-1816.
Letters (correspondence)
Shelby, Isaac, 1750-1826.
Slave trade--United States--History--19th century.
Slaveholders--Georgia--Saint Simons Island.

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[item identification], Isaac Shelby letter, MS 727, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information



Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research. Item is fragile.

Publication Rights

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