John D. Otter Papers,1832-1886

Descriptive Summary

Title
John D. Otter Papers,1832-1886
Creator
Otter, John D., d. ca. 1884
Extent
0.33 cubic ft.
Subjects
Mammoth Cave Railroad Co.
Otter & Co. (Louisville, Ky.)
Otter & Vertrees (Barren County, Ky.)
Land use, Rural-- Kentucky-- History-- 19th century.
Land use, Rural-- Kentucky-- History-- Sources.
Merchants-- Kentucky-- History-- 19th century.
Merchants-- Kentucky-- History-- Sources.
Slavery-- Kentucky-- History-- Sources.
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Repository
The Filson Historical Society

Collection Overview

Scope and Content
Grocer and commission merchant of Louisville and Edmonson County, Ky., sheriff of Edmonson County. Papers include correspondence discussing land in Edmonson County and Ill.; land papers; 1846 bill of sale for three slaves; contracts, 1861 and 1863, to hire slave women; list of Otter's taxable property in 1860, including two slaves; licenses and certificates; bond of Mammoth Cave Railroad Co., 1886; scrapbook of John and Robert Otter's tobacco tag collection; and collection of U.S. and Confederate bank notes