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This collection is archived in Manuscripts & Folklife Archives at Western Kentucky University; 270-745-6434;


Finding aid and scans of oversized items (Click on "Additional Files" below) for Manuscripts Collection 69. Correspondence, business and legal papers, clippings, etc., of John Rowan, Sr., 1773-1843, lawyer, judge, U.S. Representative and Senator, and owner of Federal Hill, Bardstown, Kentucky; and of John Rowan, Jr., 1807-1855, master of Federal Hill and U.S. charge d'affaires to the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies, 1848-1850. Federal Hill is more commonly referred to today as "My Old Kentucky Home."


United States History

MSS 69 B1 F11 John M. Clayton letter 1849.pdf (1532 kB)
John M. Clayton letter, 1849

MSS 69 B1 F11 Jefferson County survey 1784.pdf (2084 kB)
Jefferson County survey, 1784



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