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


Finding aid and full scan (Click on "Additional File" below) for Manuscripts Small Collection 2827. Letter, 29 April 1848, postmarked Bowling Green, Kentucky, from Woodford Dulaney to his nephew Robert L. Dulaney, in Marshall, Illinois. He discusses business affairs, including land sales and leases, refers to disputes over the estates of two of Robert’s uncles, relates family news, and comments on worship services by the Shaker community in which they “jump higher & quicker than ever.” He also expresses an intention to watch the Shakers “cut capers” in a local ten-acre field they have cleared.


United States History

SC 2827 DULANEY Woodford letter.pdf (894 kB)
Woodford Dulaney letter