Booth Family Papers,1839-1911

Descriptive Summary

Title
Booth Family Papers,1839-1911
Creator
Booth Family
Extent
0.33 cubic ft.
Subjects
Beall family.
Browne family.
Bull, John P., b. 1823.
Children-- care-- Kentucky-- History-- Sources.
Cosby, Fortunatus, 1801-1871.
Galt House (Louisville, Ky.)
Harrison, William Henry, 1773-1841.
Jarvis, John Wesley, 1780-1839.
Louisville (Ky.)-- Social life and customs.
Methodist Orphan's Home (Louisville, Ky.)
Overbaker's Hotel (Louisville, Ky.)
Pitkin, Thomas C., minister.
Poets, American-- Kentucky.
Quilting-- Kentucky-- History-- Sources.
Revivals-- Kentucky-- History-- Sources.
Springs-- United States-- History-- Sources.
Summer resorts-- United States-- History-- Sources.
Taverns (Inns)-- Kentucky-- Louisville-- History-- Sources.
Women-- Kentucky-- History-- Sources.
Yellow fever-- Kentucky-- History-- Sources.
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Repository
The Filson Historical Society

Collection Overview

Scope and Content
Correspondence between members of the Booth family of Louisville, Bardstown, and Brandenburg, Kentucky, and Fredonia, Indiana. Also included are letters from their cousins of the Beall and Browne families. Most correspondence is between women of the families and comments upon domestic matters, courtship, family illness, social visits, and church matters. Visits to watering places, cotillions, and religious revivals are mentioned frequently. Card index in repository