Dabney-Joyes Family Papers, 1786-1921

Held by The Filson Historical Society 

Creator:  Dabney-Joyes Family 

Title:  Papers, 1786-1921 

Rights: For information regarding literary and copyright interest for these papers, contact the Collections Department. 

Size of Collection:  3 boxes 

Location Number:  Mss. A D114 

Scope and Content Note 

Collection includes correspondence from the Dabney, Joyes, and allied families of Ky. Correspondence includes the business papers of Edmund Lyne; a letter from James Madison to Thomas Jefferson about a debt; letters to John J. Crittenden from Millard Fillmore, James Buchanan, Daniel Webster, and Winfield Scott; letter from John Marshall Harlan to John W. Barr; a letter from William H. Taft to Miss Anna W. Barr; a letter from Theodore Roosevelt, Jr. to William C. Dabney, and other letters from family and friends. 

Also included are legal papers concerning land and legacies; newspaper clippings about the Barr, Coleman, Dabney, and Joyes families, and other matters; papers concerning the Society of the Cincinnati, including a copy of John Crittenden’s commission, 1787. 

Miscellaneous invitations, programs, and memorials; and genealogical materials on the Barr, Coleman, Dabney, Joyes, Lee, Crittenden, Swope, Bromby, Leicht, Wentworth-Woodhouse, and allied families are also included. 

Biographical Note 

The Dabney and Joyes families, were prominent Kentucky families allied with the Barr, Coleman, Crittenden, and Swope families. 

Folder List 

Box 1 

1 Lyne papers, 1786-1791. 

2 Correspondence, 1790-1960.

3 Legal papers, 1863-1880.

4 Poetry.

5 Newspaper clippings: Barr family.

6 Newspaper clippings: Coleman family.

7 Newspaper clippings: Dabney family.

8 Newspaper clippings: Joyes family. 

9 Society of the Cincinnati materials.

10 Genealogy I: chiefly European sources.


Box 2 

11 Genealogy II: chiefly Coleman and allied families.

12 Genealogy III: chiefly on the Lee family of Va.

13 Genealogy IV: Thomas Joyes’s research into the allied families of Bromby -Staines, Swope, Leicht, etc. 


Box 3 

14 Barr family genealogical chart. Filed in the large oversize file.

15 Miscellaneous.

16 Memory book.

17 Florence Coleman Joyes scrapbook of society news, 1915-1916.