Elkhorn Distillery Records

Abstract

These three letterbooks detail business transactions and other business-related notes for the Elkhorn Distillery between 1868 and 1872.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Elkhorn Distillery Records
Date
1868-1872
Extent
0.3 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Business records--Kentucky--Georgetown.
Business records--Kentucky--Lexington.
Distilleries--Kentucky--History.
Arrangement
Collection is arranged chronologically.
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Julie Williams
Preferred Citation
1997MS419: [identification of item], Elkhorn Distillery Records, 1868-1872, University of Kentucky Special Collections.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
The Elkhorn Distillery was located in Paynes Depot, a small town outside of Georgetown, Kentucky. The exact dates of operation for the Elkhorn Distillery are unknown.
Scope and Content
The Elkhorn Distillery Records consist of three letterbooks.
The first letterbook, 1868 August 29 to late 1870, is inscribed by James M. Stone in Paynes Depot, Scott County, Kentucky. The letterbook contains letters from Stone to various business associates. The main subjects of the letters discuss sending money to various associates for the purchase of crops (rye, corn, etc.), the market price of crops, and requests for associates to purchase items on his behalf. Some notes include details about the date of purchase for various items, and requests for items to be shipped.
The second letterbook, 1868 November 10 to 1870 April 27, contains letters signed on behalf of Stone & Shropshire in Lexington, Kentucky. The letters were sent to various business associates in other states confirming sale and orders for barrels.
The third letterbook, 1871 November 27 to 1872 July 12, is inscribed by J.C. Cantrill in Georgetown, Scott County, Kentucky. The letterbook contains additional business letters signed by Stone & Shropshire. The letters contain details about the sale and number of barrels purchased.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Access note 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.

Contents of the Collection

Letterbook, 1868 Aug. 29-1870

Letterbook, 1868 Nov. 10-1870 Apr. 27

Letterbook, 1871 Nov. 27-1872 July 12

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