Menefee, Richard Hickman Papers, 1826-1968

Held by The Filson Historical Society 

Creator:  Menefee, Richard Hickman 

Title:  Papers, 1826-1968 

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 M541a 

Scope and Content Note 

Collection includes letters of a romantic nature written by Menefee to his wife, Sarah Bell Jouett Menefee, daughter of Matthew Harris Jouett while on a trip to Washington and New York in 1835 and from Washington during his service as a representative in Congress, 1837-1839. The letters also mention dinners with Daniel Webster and Martin Van Buren; duel of his brother, John Menefee, at Vicksburg, Miss., 1838 Dec. 29; probability of war with Great Britain over the Northeastern boundary question; and giving messages to his son, Jouett. 

Folder List 

Box 1 

1 Correspondence, 1835.

2 Correspondence, 1837.

3 Correspondence, 1838.

4 Correspondence, 1839.

5 Excerpt from the Frankfort Commentator, 1825 June 4, about a sitting granted by Lafayette to Matthew Harris Jouett.

6 Letter, 1893 Aug. 26, from John Harris Miller to Mrs. Sarah Menefee giving a record of seven sisters of his great grandfather, Christopher Harris.