Clark-Strater-Watson Family Papers,1850-1970

Descriptive Summary

Title
Clark-Strater-Watson Family Papers,1850-1970
Creator
Clark Family
Extent
5 cubic ft.
Subjects
Abolitionists-- Canada-- History-- Sources.
Abolitionists-- United States-- History-- Sources.
Audobon, John James, 1785-1851.
Banks and banking-- Kentucky-- History-- Sources.
Brown, John, 1800-1859.
Bryan, William Jennings, 1860-1925.
Clark, James, 1830-1902.
Canada-- Economic conditions-- Sources.
Canada-- History-- Fenian Invasions, 1866-1870-- Sources.
Courtship-- Kentucky-- History-- Sources.
Jacob, Charles Donald, 1838-1898.
Joffre, Joseph Jacques Cesaire, 1852-1931.
Johnson, Andrew, 1808-1875.
Leakey, Mary Douglas, 1913-
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
Louisville (Ky.)-- Politics and government.
Louisville (Ky.)-- Social life and customs.
Marconi, Guglielmo, marchese, 1874-1937.
Mussolini, Benito, 1883-1945.
Pendennis Club.
Reconstruction-- Sources.
Slavery-- United States-- History-- Sources.
Stephens, Alexander Hamilton, 1812-1883.
Strater, Edward LaNauze, 1894-1966.
Sugar growing-- Canada-- History-- Sources.
Spanish-American War, 1898-- Sources.
Tobacco-- Kentucky-- History-- Sources.
Tyler, Henry Samuel, 1851-1896.
United States-- History-- Civil War, 1861-1865-- Sources.
United States-- History-- 1913-1921-- Sources.
United States-- History-- 1933-1945-- Sources.
Women-- Suffrage-- United States-- History-- Sources.
Strater Family.
Watson Family.
Finding Aid Author
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Repository
The Filson Historical Society

Collection Overview

Scope and Content
Business family of Louisville and Henderson County, Kentucky and Ontario, Canada. Included is correspondence between the Kentucky and Canadian branches of the Clark Family discussing Canadian life, the Fenian movement, a Canadian opinion of abolitionism, slavery, possible union with the U.S., the U.S. Civil War, and political and economic conditions in both countries. The bulk of the collection is comprised of correspondence between Jessie Clark Strater Watson and her husbands William Strater and Alexander M. Watson, and her son Edward Strater. Letters chronicle the activities, lifestyles, and personal relationships of an affluent, socially active Louisville family. Card index in repository