Samuel Walkup Letters

Collection Metadata

Title

Samuel Walkup Letters

Subject

Family violence.
Spousal abuse.
Slavery.
Kentucky--Politics and government--1792-1865.
Kentucky--Social life and customs--19th century.

Description

These family letters span two decades of antebellum history and are an excellent source for social, cultural and economic information from that era. Slavery is discussed and the relationship between slaves and owners is revealed as the writer mentions family members, both white and African-American. Domestic violence is revealed in the letters from Samuel's children Betsy and John. Politics are also discussed as well as prices of crops in Missouri and North Carolina. The letters also document several generations of the Walkup family in North Carolina, Kentucky and Missouri.

Date

1823-1846

Rights

Contact Special Collections and Archives, Crabbe Library, Eastern Kentucky University for reproductions, rights and permission to publish.

Format

correspondence

Language

eng

Type

text

Identifier

2003a007