Hamilton Smith Papers,1838-1840

Descriptive Summary

Title
Hamilton Smith Papers,1838-1840
Creator
Smith, Hamilton, 1804-1875
Extent
.33 cu. ft.
Subjects
Banks and banking.
Public works-- United States.
Russia.
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Repository
The Filson Historical Society

Collection Overview

Scope and Content
Prominent commercial in Louisville (Ky.) who was a leader in promoting the city's development. Business correspondence dealing with individuals and banks from Kentucky, Indiana, Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Louisiana, and New York primarily are concerned with debt collection. Includes 22 May 1839 letter of introduction for the Chavalier de Gertsner employed by Tsar Nicholas I of Russia to study public works projects in the United States. Card file in repository