Love, James Young (1797-1876) and Thomas Love Papers, 1785-1820

Held by The Filson Historical Society 

Creator:  Love, James Young, 1797-1876 and Thomas Love 

Title:  Papers, 1785-1820 

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

Size of Collection:  0.33 cubic feet 

Location Number:  Mss. A L897 

Scope and Content Note 

Includes the papers of James Young Love and his father, Thomas Love. 

Papers of Thomas Love include a pass, 1785 May 20, permitting Love to go from Cumberland County, Penn. to Halifax, N.C., to look after the effects of his deceased brother, Dr. David Love, a surgeon in the Continental Army; Love’s receipt book as paymaster general to the Kentucky Volunteers, 1795 May 1-Sept. 15; commission, 1799 Nov. 1, to Love from Governor James Garrard as adjutant of the 22nd Regiment of the Kentucky Militia. 

Also included are general orders and correspondence of Major General Charles Scott with General Anthony Wayne and others in 1793; letter from General Anthony Wayne to Governor Isaac Shelby, 1793 Sept. 26, ordering 1500 militia; statement of account of Mounted Volunteers of Kentucky, commanded by Major General Charles Scott, against the U.S. for $25,088 for supplies to the volunteers in 1794. 

Papers of James Young Love include a letter from him to Mrs. Eliza C. Tunstall, 1813 May 10, describing the battle of Fort Meigs; four letters, 1819-1820, from Alfred Beckley to James Young Love and George W. Love describing his life as a cadet at the U.S. Military Academy; commission, 1822 Dec. 31, to James Y. Love from Governor James Adair as adjutant of the 22nd Regiment of the Ky. Militia; certificate, 1842 Apr. 14, of James Y. Love regarding William Buckner, a free black man; land grants, 1785-1786; and a circular letter from Representative John Fowler to his constituents, dated at Washington, D.C., 1895 Mar. 5. 

Biographical Note 

Thomas Love moved from Cumberland County, Penn. to Frankfort, Ky. He served as a paymaster of the Kentucky Volunteers in 1795. In 1799, he was commissioned adjutant of the 22nd Regiment of the Kentucky Militia by Governor James Garrard. His son, James Young Love (1797-1876), resided in Louisville, Ky. Like his father, he also served as adjutant of the 22nd Regiment of the Kentucky Militia. 

Folder List 

Box 1 

1 Passes, correspondence, and commissions, 1785-1842.

2 Military correspondence, 1793.

3 Land grant from Patrick Henry, Governor of Virginia, to Bartholomew Dupuy, 1785.Copies of two Virginia land grants, 1781-1785. 

4 Correspondence from Alfred Beckley to James Young Love, 1819-1820.

5 Receipt book for the Kentucky Volunteers, 1795 May 1-Sept. 15.