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Prosperity Club (Sc 3479), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2019

Prosperity Club (Sc 3479), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3479. “Prosperity Club” chain letter with a list of six addressees in Tennessee and Oklahoma and instructions to the recipient to send ten cents to the person at the top of the list, replace the name with his/hers at the bottom, and send copies of the letter to five friends. The letter promises eventual receipt of $1,562.50.


Parker, Elizabeth (Elwell), 1809-1848 (Sc 3478), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2019

Parker, Elizabeth (Elwell), 1809-1848 (Sc 3478), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3478. Letter, 18 August 1837, to Samuel Elwell and his wife in care of Henry Elwell, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, from Samuel’s sister E. E. Parker, Louisville, Kentucky. She expresses hope for the education and success of Samuel’s newborn son and advises that she and her husband are doing well at “the best business place on the river.” She notes amenities in Louisville such as “large handsome stores,” an abundance of berries and other foodstuffs, steam and flatboats on the river, and good blacksmithing, despite a shortage of coinage. She also remarks on ...


Foster, Stephen Collins, 1826-1864 - Relating To (Sc 3476), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2019

Foster, Stephen Collins, 1826-1864 - Relating To (Sc 3476), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3476. “Builders of Destiny,” a radio script written by V. Jay dramatizing the life of composer Stephen Foster, for broadcast on WLW radio, Cincinnati, Ohio, on 12 January 1952.


Bate Family Papers (Mss 673), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Sep 2019

Bate Family Papers (Mss 673), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 673. Correspondence, business, and legal papers of various members of the Bate family of Sumner County, Tennessee. Some of the children are located in San Augustine, Texas. Most of the correspondence centers around the mother, Ann Franklin (Weatherred) Bate and her children, particularly Eugenia Patience (Bate) Bass Bertinatti and Humphrey Howell Bate, and to a lesser degree their siblings. Includes extensive documentation about the financial and legal condition of Bertinatti after the Civil War. The originals are in the Tennessee State Library & Archives, Nashville, Tennessee.


Bradsher, Frances Willard (Cherry) Cartwright, 1899-1995 (Sc 3475), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Sep 2019

Bradsher, Frances Willard (Cherry) Cartwright, 1899-1995 (Sc 3475), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3475. “The 1913 Green River Flood,” a reminiscence by Frances (Cherry) Bradsher about her community’s experience of the flood in Calhoun, Kentucky. She also includes some general memories of her childhood in Calhoun, Kentucky.


Slinker, Florra C., 1863-1945 (Sc 3474), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Sep 2019

Slinker, Florra C., 1863-1945 (Sc 3474), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Autograph album kept by Florra Slinker of Barren County, Kentucky, with entries dating from 1881 to 1902. Besides poems and autographs, the album contains recipes ranging from how to tan skins to how to bake a white cake. It also contains some prescriptions and remedies as well as some genealogical information on the Clark, Reynolds, and Covington families.


Buffalo Club (Sc 3473), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Sep 2019

Buffalo Club (Sc 3473), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3473. Directories of male teachers in northern Kentucky for 1937 and 1941-1942, made for the use of teachers with compliments of the Buffalo Club. Data on teachers includes name, position, school, and home address.


Perry Collection (Mss 676), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Sep 2019

Perry Collection (Mss 676), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 676. Letters, papers, photographs and scrapbooks of the Perry family, principally Gideon Babcock Perry, rector of Grace Episcopal Church, Hopkinsville, Kentucky and his children, Reverend Henry G. Perry, Chicago, Illinois, and Emily B. Perry, Hopkinsville.


Smith, Zachariah Frederick, 1827-1911 (Sc 3472), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Sep 2019

Smith, Zachariah Frederick, 1827-1911 (Sc 3472), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3472. Letter, 15 August 1875, of Zachariah F. Smith, Eminence, Kentucky, in reference to a report and map of the Cumberland & Ohio Railroad Company. The letter outlines some steps to be taken, in Smith's opinion, for the development of this intended trunk line south from Cincinnati, Ohio, including the need to secure additional financing. The report and map are not included.


Evans, Ray Estil, 1913-1981 (Sc 3469), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Sep 2019

Evans, Ray Estil, 1913-1981 (Sc 3469), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3469. Military service records for Roy Estil "Sarge" Evans, a native of Warren County, Kentucky, who served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Included is a calendar from the "War Prisoner's Aid of the Young Men's Christian Association" in which he marked off the days he was imprisoned as a POW in a German stalag. In pencil he wrote "Stalag Luft One Room Four" and marked off days in January - April of 1945. Also includes photocopies of two photographs in the Kentucky Library Research Collections.


Baxter, William, 1820-1880 (Sc 3471), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Sep 2019

Baxter, William, 1820-1880 (Sc 3471), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3471. Letter, 1 September 1848, of William Baxter to Reverend John Allen Gano, Centerville (Bourbon County), Kentucky. From Biloxi Bay, Mississippi, he writes of a throat condition affecting his voice, his intention to visit Kentucky, his teaching and reading, and his shell collecting on nearby islands. He also notes the lack of preaching in the area, recently improved by the return of “Brother Martin” from a “great misfortune.”


Morrow, Edwin Porch, 1877-1935 (Sc 3470), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Sep 2019

Morrow, Edwin Porch, 1877-1935 (Sc 3470), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3470. Letter, 25 October 1920, of Kentucky Governor Edwin P. Morrow to Sim Smith, Albany, Kentucky. Written on letterhead of the Republican State Central Committee, the letter declares that the upcoming election in Kentucky “hangs by a thread” and will be won “if the mountain women come to the polls.” The letter pleads for efforts “above all” to “fire every man so that he will bring his women out” in order to thwart the stated intention in the Bluegrass of outvoting this constituency.


Harding, Aaron, 1805-1875 (Sc 3466), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Sep 2019

Harding, Aaron, 1805-1875 (Sc 3466), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid and typescript (Click on "Additional Files" below) for Manuscripts Small Collection 3466. Letter, 13 February 1863, of Aaron Harding, Washington, D.C., to Dr. Archibald S. Lewis, Greensburg, Kentucky. Serving in Congress as a representative from Kentucky, Harding reports on his efforts to obtain a promotion to brigadier general for Colonel Edward H. Hobson, including his appeal to President Abraham Lincoln in a “private interview.” He fears that Hobson’s nomination will nevertheless be passed over by the “radicals” in the U.S. Senate, who he criticizes for “sinking themselves and the country lower and lower.” He also ...


Shanks Family Papers (Sc 3468), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Sep 2019

Shanks Family Papers (Sc 3468), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3468. Family Bible marriage record for George W. Shanks and Catherine Johnson, Galloways Mill, Warren County, Kentucky, 25 December 1881; photocopy and typescript of will of Catherine’s mother Eliza Jane (Smith) Johnson, Warren County, Kentucky, 12 September 1899.


Cemeteries - Horse Cave, Kentucky (Sc 3467), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Sep 2019

Cemeteries - Horse Cave, Kentucky (Sc 3467), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3467. Deed, 15 July 1911, from the Trustees of the Town of Horse Cave, Kentucky to Mrs. Minnie Hendrick of Lot No. 168 in the “public white cemetery” of Horse Cave. Includes an endorsement giving two grave sites on the lot to the grantee’s sister and brother-in-law.


Knott Family Papers (Mss 675), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Sep 2019

Knott Family Papers (Mss 675), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 675. Papers and photographs of James Proctor Knott, Lebanon, Kentucky, and his wife Sarah "Sallie" (McElroy) Knott. Includes two journals of Sallie Knott covering the first eight years of their marriage, and miscellaneous papers of a related family, the Clarks.


Green Family Papers (Mss 674), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Aug 2019

Green Family Papers (Mss 674), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 674. Business and personal correspondence, as well as business records (chiefly invoices and statements from Louisville suppliers) for the Green family at Falls of Rough, Grayson County, Kentucky. Green operated a number of businesses, including saw mills, a grist mill, woolen mill, and a general store. He also operated a large farm raising tobacco and livestock, as well as a herd of Shetland ponies. Although his businesses are covered extensively in the correspondence and records, politics and local economic development is also discussed.


Nahm, Rosa Brunswick, 1843-1920 - Letter To (Sc 3465), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Aug 2019

Nahm, Rosa Brunswick, 1843-1920 - Letter To (Sc 3465), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3465. Letter, 4 October 1896, written in old style German from Wurzburg, Bavaria to Rosa (Brunswick) Nahm, Bowling Green, Kentucky, the widow of merchant Emanuel Nahm. Also a calling card of Mrs. E. Nahm. Translation not included.


Christopherson, Kathryn Kendall (Donley) "Katy," 1921-2017 (Mss 672), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Aug 2019

Christopherson, Kathryn Kendall (Donley) "Katy," 1921-2017 (Mss 672), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 672. Correspondence, articles, interviews, photographs, and printed matter relating to the work of Katy Christopherson, Louisville, Kentucky, as a maker, curator, judge, lecturer and writer on quilts and quilting. Includes material relating to her involvement with the Kentucky Heritage Quilt Society and the Louisville Nimble Thimbles, Inc.


Globe Searchers Stamp And Coin Club - Bowling Green, Kentucky (Sc 3463), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Aug 2019

Globe Searchers Stamp And Coin Club - Bowling Green, Kentucky (Sc 3463), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3463. Minutes of the Globe-Searchers Stamp and Coin Club (formerly the Globe-Searchers Stamp Club), Bowling Green, Kentucky, a group of stamp and coin collectors. Includes a list of members for 1962-1963.


Adams, Marion Lee, 1930-2013 - Collector (Sc 3462), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Aug 2019

Adams, Marion Lee, 1930-2013 - Collector (Sc 3462), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3462. Revolutionary War pension claim of Richard Wade, Cumberland County, Kentucky; and Civil War military service record of John Crittenden Bolin, Russell County, Kentucky.


Reppert, Charles Kramer, 1842-1921 (Sc 3456), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Aug 2019

Reppert, Charles Kramer, 1842-1921 (Sc 3456), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3456. Letter, 24 July 1864, of Charles K. Reppert, Louisville, Kentucky, to his brother William E. Reppert, then serving with a Pennsylvania cavalry company at Nashville, Tennessee. He reports on the progress of their business making and marketing “Silver Pearl Soap,” the difficulty of trade in Kentucky without proof of loyalty to the Union, and his hopes to eventually sell the business. He also remarks on an upcoming military draft and that “the Negro Enlistments have cleared Kentucky.”


Weldon, William R., B. 1827? (Sc 3457), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jul 2019

Weldon, William R., B. 1827? (Sc 3457), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3457. Letter, 17 March 1849, of William R. Weldon, Elizabeth, Arkansas, to his parents and brother in Ballard County, Kentucky (Fancy Farm post office). He writes of his wish to hear news from home (including “how the Blacks are getting along”) since his departure five months earlier, reports his attendance at a “genteel” wedding, and suggests that his parents consider joining him in Arkansas. To his brother, he writes of his embarrassment at having to strip the clothing off an attractive young lady after her dress accidentally caught fire. He further remarks that ...


Francis, Anne Elizabeth (Mcfarland), 1919-2000 (Sc 3460), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jul 2019

Francis, Anne Elizabeth (Mcfarland), 1919-2000 (Sc 3460), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3460. News clippings, photographs, programs, biographical sketch, etc. related to Congressman William H. Natcher of Bowling Green, Kentucky.


Clarkson, Mona (Wimp), 1849-1910 (Sc 3458), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jul 2019

Clarkson, Mona (Wimp), 1849-1910 (Sc 3458), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3458. Letter, 2 May 1895, of Mona Clarkson, Big Spring, Kentucky, to her daughter Lady E. Clarkson. She offers encouragement to her daughter, who is taking voice lessons in Louisville, Kentucky, and urges her to protect her health. She discusses the sewing activities of several female friends and offers wardrobe planning advice. She also encloses a letter from a male friend of Lady’s regarding his return of a book.


Kelley, Oliver Hudson, 1826-1913 (Sc 3461), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jul 2019

Kelley, Oliver Hudson, 1826-1913 (Sc 3461), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3461. Letter, 1 July 1886, of O. H. Kelley, Carrabelle, Florida, with forms and instructions relating to organization of a Subordinate Branch of the Golden Sheaf, a proposed political offshoot of the Patrons of Husbandry (the Grange).


Hunt, Richard (Sc 3455), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jul 2019

Hunt, Richard (Sc 3455), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3455. Letter, 15 March 1837, of Richard Hunt to his brother David B. Hunt in Brooklyn, New York. Employed by a merchant in Louisville, Kentucky, Richard writes of his economic prospects but laments leaving his friends and family behind, including a young lady. He encourages David’s entry into business and refers to their father, “Deacon Hunt,” and to Samuel, another brother. He also writes of his work at a “colored school” and the eagerness of the students despite a shortage of teachers. Referring to an earlier discussion with his brother about abolishing ...


New Deal, 1933-1939 - Relating To (Sc 3459), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jul 2019

New Deal, 1933-1939 - Relating To (Sc 3459), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3459. Letter, 4 May 1943, of South Carolina Congressman H. P. Fulmer to E. M. Biggers, Houston, Texas, challenging Biggers to justify his “statement” concerning federal agencies created under the “Roosevelt New Deal Party”; and Biggers’ reply of 5 June 1943, a lengthy criticism of “these damnable Bureaus” as the creation of “fan-tailed theorists” and encroachments on American liberty. The two letters and a compilation of names of the “Alphabetical Agencies” (also included) are reproductions created by Biggers, the owner of a printing company, for public distribution.


West Kentucky Coal Company - Sturgis, Kentucky (Mss 670), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jul 2019

West Kentucky Coal Company - Sturgis, Kentucky (Mss 670), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 570. Accounting records, chiefly accounts payable, for West Kentucky Coal Company headquartered in Sturgis, Kentucky. Most transactions include receipts from a given vendor along with a summary voucher from West Kentucky Coal. Also includes some payroll records.


Obetz, Jeremiah H., 1843-1923 (Sc 3444), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jul 2019

Obetz, Jeremiah H., 1843-1923 (Sc 3444), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid and full-text scan of transcriptions (Click on "Additional Files" below) for Manuscripts Small Collection 3444. Letters of Jeremiah H. Obetz, Manheim, Pennsylvania, to his former employer Henry C. Gingrich, written during his service with the 9th Pennsylvania (Lochiel) Cavalry at Camp Dunham near Bowling Green, Kentucky, and at Camp Andy Johnson near Jeffersonville, Indiana. Obetz describes the pursuit of Confederate raider John Hunt Morgan, the death of a comrade, camp life, and his confidence that England could not interfere successfully against the Union. He also reports on the strength of fortifications at recently recaptured Bowling Green. Suffering ...