Jack Adams Papers,1861-1873

Descriptive Summary

Title
Jack Adams Papers,1861-1873
Creator
Adams, Jack
Extent
104 items
Subjects
Card index in repository.
Paper money-- Confederate States of America.
Checks
Paper money
Receipts
Finding Aid Author
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Repository
The Filson Historical Society

Collection Overview

Scope and Content
May be Jack Adams (1817-1886), a wealthy merchant of Mt. Vernon, Ky. Collection of Confederate paper money consisting of seventy-two bills totalling $580.75, issued during 1861 and 1862. Also includes thirty-two handwritten receipts, checks, stamps, and notes. A check, 1872 Jan. 20, signed by Jack Adams lists Mt. Vernon, Ky. as his residence. Family tradition attests that this money was given to an African-American family living in Bardstown, Ky. following the Civil War