Martha Adams Papers,1847-1884

Descriptive Summary

Title
Martha Adams Papers,1847-1884
Creator
Adams, Martha
Extent
62 items
Subjects
Afro-Americans-- Kentucky-- Clark County-- History-- Sources.
Alcohol-- Kentucky-- Clark County-- History-- Sources.
Agriculture-- Kentucky-- Clark County-- History-- Sources.
American Party.
Arkansas-- Description and travel-- Sources.
Baptists-- Kentucky.
Batesville (Steamboat)
Buchanan, James, 1791-1868.
Cholera-- Kentucky-- History-- Sources.
Clark County (Ky.)-- Social life and customs.
Costume-- Kentucky-- Sources.
Crime-- Kentucky-- History-- Sources.
Criminals-- Kentucky.
Death-- Psychological aspects.
Dentistry-- Kentucky-- History-- Sources.
Distilling industries-- Kentucky-- History-- Sources.
Dillard, Ryland Thompson, 1797-1878.
Education-- Texas-- History-- Sources.
Indiana-- Religion-- 19th century-- Sources.
Kentucky-- Politics and government-- Sources.
Kentucky-- Religion-- 19th century.
Kentucky School for the Deaf.
Livestock-- Kentucky-- Clark County-- History-- Sources.
Pendleton, James Madison, 1811-1891.
Railroads-- Indiana-- History-- Sources.
Railroads-- Kentucky-- History-- Sources.
Slavery-- Kentucky-- History-- Sources.
Smallpox-- Kentucky-- History-- Sources.
Smith, Green Clay, 1826-1895.
Western Recorder.
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Repository
The Filson Historical Society

Collection Overview

Scope and Content
Arrangement: Chronological.
Member of the Adams family, farmers and businessmen of Clark County, Kentucky. Collection primarily consisting of letters from Martha Adams to a cousin in Tennessee in the 1850's. Letters focus on Kentucky, specifically Clark County. They discuss religion, politics, general health, farming, raising livestock, politics, slavery, and social life, particularly marriages, deaths, births, and parties. Religion is the most prominent topic in the letters, discussing preachers and preaching, revivals, meetings, and religious beliefs. Overall, the letters detail daily life in rural, antebellum Kentucky