John Irwin John Irwin Letters,1832-1840

Descriptive Summary

Title
John Irwin John Irwin Letters,1832-1840
Creator
Irwin, John, 1808-1889
Extent
25 items
Subjects
Abolitionists-- Kentucky-- History-- Sources.
Iron industry and trade-- Kentucky-- Nelson County-- History-- Sources.
Louisville-- Description and travel.
Louisville-- Economic conditions.
Louisville-- Social life and customs.
Slavery-- Kentucky-- History-- Sources.
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Repository
The Filson Historical Society

Collection Overview

Scope and Content
Businessman. Letters from John Irwin to his family in Pa. from Louisville and Nelson County, Ky., where he was engaged in commerce. The letters describe Louisville and give information about the city's economic and social life, discuss his venture into the iron industry in Nelson County, and comment about slavery and the abolitionist movement in Ky