5 finding aid(s) found containing the word(s) Land speculation--Kentucky.

  1. William C. Rives papers, 1674-1939

    50,400 items ; 172 containers ; 68 linear feet ; 7 microfilm reels. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    U.S. senator and representative from Virginia. Correspondence, journals, diaries, draft of Rives's incomplete "Life and Time of James Madison," and drafts of speeches, novels, and an unpublished autobiography by Rives. Includes papers of Thomas Walker (1715-1794), U.S. Army officer, guardian of Thomas Jefferson, physician, and explorer; and of Walker's son, Francis (1764-1806), U.S....

  2. Nicholas Low papers, 1773-1897

    36,000 items ; 100 containers plus 4 oversize ; 40 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    New York merchant, financier, land speculator, and state legislator. Family and business correspondence, business and ship's papers, legal papers, accounts of voyages to Asia, Europe, and South America, and printed matter. Includes correspondence with foreign merchants and relates to trade conditions, Loyalist matters, and to events in Congress during the first session following the adoption of...

  3. William Short papers, 1778-1853

    20,000 items ; 64 containers plus 5 oversize ; 26 linear feet ; 32 microfilm reels. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Secretary to President Thomas Jefferson, diplomat, and landowner. Diplomatic, financial, and personal correspondence, financial and business papers, memorabilia, and other papers relating to Short's activities as secretary to Jefferson, his diplomatic missions, and business interests.

  4. Russell & Co., Guangzhou, China, records, 1812-1894

    3,900 items ; 12 containers plus 4 oversize ; 5 linear feet ; 10 microfilm reels. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Trading house founded in 1819 by Samuel Russell in Guangzhou (Canton), China. Correspondence, financial and legal records, and miscellany relating to the company and its founder, Samuel Russell (1789-circa 1862), and members of his family.

  5. William B. Randolph papers, 1696-1884

    7,500 items ; 14 containers ; 6 linear feet ; 7 microfilm reels. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Virginia plantation owner. Correspondence, legal and financial records, and miscellaneous material reflecting the life of a plantation owner in Virginia prior to the Civil War, with particular emphasis on the economics of managing an extensive plantation worked by a large force of slaves.