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


Finding aid for Manuscripts Collection 427. Correspondence, photographs, and business and personal papers, primarily of Robert Rodes, Sr. of Danville, Kentucky, and John Barret Rodes of Bowling Green, Kentucky. Robert Rodes's correspondence includes letters outlining his fear of an invasion of Bowling Green by Confederate forces, 1861 (Click on "Additional Files" below for typescripts). Also includes material related to Rodes ancestors and descendants, as well as to members of the Grider, Hines, Helm, Loving and associated families.


United States History

MSS 427 B2 F4 item 22 typescript.doc (39 kB)
Robert Rodes letter 10 September 1861

MSS 427 B2 F4 item 23 typescript.doc (49 kB)
Robert Rodes letter 14 September 1861



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