Held by The Filson Historical Society
Creator: Quigley, Quintus Quincy, 1828-1910
Title: Journals, 1859-1908
Rights: For information regarding literary and copyright interest for these papers, contact the Curator of Special Collections.
Size of Collection: .33 cu. ft.
Location Number: Mss. A Q6
Scope and Content Note
Collection consists of three journals kept by Quintus Quincy Quigley (1828-1910) between 1859 and 1909, as well as the published transcription of the journals, and additional materials. The dates for the journals are: Vol. 1, 1859-1869; Vol. 2, 1869-1876; Vol. 3, 1876-1909. The published transcription was edited by George Quigley Langstaff, Jr. and issued in 1999 by the Paducah Area Community Foundation, Paducah, Ky. A copy of the published transcription is also held in the Filson library. Additional materials include a dust jacket proof, news clippings about the publication and e-mail correspondence about the contents of the journals.
Quintus Quincy Quigley was born in Paris, Tenn. in 1828. The family moved to Clinton, Ky. in 1829 and from there to Milburn, Ky. Quigley studied at Cumberland College in Princeton, Ky. and settled in Paducah, Ky., where he practiced law, authored the town incorporation documents, and sat as President of the American and German National Bank. In 1853, Quigley married Mary Elizabeth Husbands (1833-1911), and the couple had five children: Bruce, Isaac, Quintus St. Clair, John, and Mary Quintina.
Folder 1: Journal, vol. 1, 1859-1869
Folder 2: Journal, vol. 2, 1869-1876
Folder 3: Journal, vol. 3, 1876-1909
Folder 4: Book, “The Life and Times of Quintus Quincy Quigley (1828-1910); His Personal Journal (1859-1908).” Paducah Area Community Foundation, 1999.
Folder 5: Additional Materials, 1999-2007
African Americans – Kentucky.
Chicago (Ill.) – Description and travel.
Cholera – United States – History – 19th century.
Democratic Party (Ky.)
Hotels – Kentucky.
Kentucky – History – Civil War, 1861-1865.
Lawyers – Kentucky – Diaries.
Louisville (Ky.) – Description and travel.