Towles Family Papers,1806-1954

Descriptive Summary

Title
Towles Family Papers,1806-1954
Creator
Towles Family
Extent
6.33 cubic ft.
Subjects
Allison, Young Ewing, 1853-1932.
Anderson, Thomas McArthur, 1836-1917.
Anderson, William Pope, 1874-1951.
Anderson Family.
Audubon, John James, 1785-1851.
Audubon Memorial State Park.
Ballard, Lilly Anderson, b. 1902.
Bingham, Barry, 1906-1988.
Birds-- Kentucky-- History-- Sources.
Blanton, J. D.
Brock, R. A. (Robert Alonzo), 1839-1914.
Brown, Alexander, 1843-1906.
Cabell, Joseph, 1762-1831-- Estate.
Cotton-- Kentucky-- History-- Sources.
Daniels Family.
Education-- Kentucky-- Henderson-- History-- Sources.
Goode, George Brown, 1851-1906.
Good Family.
Green, Thomas Marshall, 1837-1904.
Gusling, Kalfus Kurtz.
Hayden, Horace Edwin, 1837-1917.
Hooper Family.
Hopkins, Charles F., fl. 1859-1896.
Hopkins Family.
Jefferson Family.
Lawyers-- Kentucky-- History-- Sources.
Marshall Family.
McChesney, Harry Vernon, 1868-1947.
National Society of the Colonial Dames in the State of Kentucky.
National Society of Magna Charta Dames.
Paxton, W. M. (William McClung), 1819-
Puryear, Thomas Henry, b. 1841.
Puryear Family.
Roane Family.
Ruffin, Edward.
Slaughter, Philip, 1758-1849.
Slaughter, Philip, 1808-1890.
Soaper, William, 1795-1881.
Stanard, William Glover, 1859-1933.
Tobacco-- Kentucky-- History-- Sources.
Towles, Larkin S.
Towles, Lillia, 1869-1955.
Towles, Mary Lucy Goode, 1896-1915.
Towles, Susan Daniel Anderson, 1834-1906.
Towles, Susan Starling, 1861-1954.
Towles, Thomas, 1784-1850.
Towles, Walter Alves, 1825-1917.
Towles & Soaper (Henderson, Ky.)-- History-- Sources.
Wilson Family.
United States-- History-- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775-- Societies, etc.
Finding Aid Author
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Repository
The Filson Historical Society

Collection Overview

Scope and Content
Prominent family of Henderson County, Ky. Collection contains the papers, 1806-1849, of Judge Thomas Towles, attorney of Henderson, Ky., who emigrated from Va. in 1806, served as judge of the Illinois Territory in 1816, and founded the Henderson, Ky. firm of Towles and Soaper, exporters of tobacco. Included is correspondence of family and friends; accounts; appraisal of the estate of Colonel Joseph Cabell; papers of Towles and Soaper, including circular letters and prices current from English importers, 1840-1848, an 11 Aug. 1845 letter and price current from Fellows Johnson Co., New Orleans, accounts, 1841-1848, and insurance policies on the tobacco factory near Henderson and on shipments of tobacco to New Orleans, 1840 -1847. Also included are papers, 1842-1917, of Walter Alves Towles containing correspondence, family history, genealogy and his diary for a 1905 visit to New York; autobiographical sketch of Susan Daniel Anderson Towles and her genealogical correspondence about the Anderson and allied families of Marshall, Daniel, Goode, Jefferson, Roane, Wilson, and others; genealogical correspondence, genealogical society membership applications, and addresses of Susan Starling Towles; and the correspondence of Lillia Towles, including letters to Mary Lucy Goode Towles, discussing family and routine matters