Letters, , 1789, 1839, and 1846-1847, of William Short, while a diplomat in France, and later while living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with the later letters discussing the settlement of his estate with his nephew, Charles W. Short (1794-1863), of Louisville, Kentucky. Also includes copies of Short's appointment to various diplomatic posts, 1790-1794; a copy of George Washington's letter to the King of Spain explaining Short's departure from Spain, 1796; his will; a genealogical chart of the Short family; an article of his love affair with the Duchess de la Rochefoucauld; and his watch and fob.
Acc. Mss 1995.33 addition:
ALS from William Short to P.S. DuPonceau, n.d., regarding indisposition, preparation of him into "Our Society" and the delay of packets.
Acc. Mss 1982.06 addition:
Photocopy of typescript of an article regarding Short and Duchesse de la Rouchefoucauld and miscellaneous photocopied material.
Gift: 1 item, undated. Gift: 1 item, 07/26/1934. Gift: 6 items, 1938. Gift: 1 item, 04/15/1942. Gift 1 item, 04/30/1945. Gift: 1 item, 01/1967. Acc. No. 82-6; Gift: 5 items, 01/1982. Acc. No. 1995.33; Purchase: 1 item, 06/16/1995.
1938.201: Will of William Short, Sept 11,1847. certified copy, Mary Churchill and Fanny Short descendants of Peyton Short, brother of William Short
1934.09: Watch Fob, Gift of Ms Mary Short through EG Swem
1840.87: Blueprint of Short Genealogy, gift of W.H. Corutenay
1935.45: Arithmetic Book, purchase, Mrs. Camilla Short
1982.06: Gift of Mrs. E. Alban Watson
1995.33: ALS from William Short to P.S. DuPonceau, Purchased from Timothy Bakken