Quigley, Quintus Quincy (1828-1910) Journals, 1859-1908

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.


Biographical Note

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 List

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


Subject Headings

African Americans – Kentucky.

Chicago (Ill.) – Description and travel.

Cholera – United States – History – 19th century.

Clinton (Ky.)

Democratic Party (Ky.)

Hotels – Kentucky.

Kentucky – History – Civil War, 1861-1865.

Lawyers – Kentucky – Diaries.

Louisville (Ky.) – Description and travel.

Milburn (Ky.)

Paducah (Ky.)

Paris (Tenn.)



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