John Brand letter books

Abstract

The John Brand letter books (dated 1811-1841; 0.1 cubic feet; 1 reel) consist of a microfilmed copy of two letter books belonging to Lexington hemp manufacturer John Brand.

Descriptive Summary

Title
John Brand letter books
Creator
Brand, John, 1775-1849
Extent
0.01 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Hemp industry -- Kentucky -- History
Letter books.
Arrangement
Collection is arranged chronologically.
Finding Aid Author
Megan Mummey
Preferred Citation
M-747: [identification of item], John Brand letter books, 1811-1841, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
John Brand (1775-1849) of Lexington, Kentucky, manufactured hemp bagging and rope for packaging cotton. Originally from Scotland, Brand went into the hemp manufacturing business with John Wesley Hunt from 1803 until 1810. He subsequently established his own hemp firm. A Whig and friend of Henry Clay, Brand served on the Board of Directors for the Northern Kentucky Bank and the Lexington Cemetery. He died from cholera in 1849.
Scope and Content
The John Brand letter books (dated 1811-1841; 0.1 cubic feet; 1 reel) consist of a microfilmed copy of two letter books belonging to Lexington hemp manufacturer John Brand. The letter books contain copies of John Brand's outgoing business correspondence, relating primarily to hemp, his finances, and land owned by Brand. Brand exchanged letters with plantation owners in Natchez, Mississippi; Huntsville, Alabama; and New Orleans, Louisiana. While the majority of the letters deal with business, there are references to local Lexington figures such as tavern-owner Captain John Postlethwaite and John Wesley Hunt.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Access Collection is open to researchers by appointment.
Use Restrictions
The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.

Contents of the Collection

John Brand letter book, 1811 May 15-1825 May 21

  • Reel 1, frame 1-534
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John Brand letter book, 1834 January 17-1841 December 17

  • Reel 1, frame 535-790
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