Lancaster family papers

Abstract

The Lancaster family papers (dated 1780-1916, undated; 1.35 cubic feet; 3 boxes) consists of letters and business papers, which document the Lancaster family of Georgetown, Kentucky.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Lancaster family papers
Extent
1.35 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Business records -- Kentucky -- Lexington.
Merchants.
Hotelkeepers.
Dry-goods -- Kentucky -- Georgetown.
Registers of births, etc. -- Kentucky.
Business records -- Kentucky -- Georgetown.
Deeds.
Arrangement
The collection is arranged by format.
Finding Aid Author
Ida Sell
Preferred Citation
65m200: [Identification of item] Lancaster family papers, 1780-1916, undated, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
George Lancaster, a native of New Hampshire, moved to Kentucky in his youth and opened a dry goods business in 1853. Thirty years later, he built the Lancaster Hotel in Georgetown. The hotel was managed by W.A. Rodgers, whose wife was named Pearl.
Scope and Content
The Lancaster family papers (dated 1780-1916, undated; 1.35 cubic feet; 3 boxes) consists of letters and business papers, which document the Lancaster family of Georgetown, Kentucky. Among the business papers are account books, promissory notes, cancelled checks, deeds and receipts, which deal with family finances as well as the finances of the Lancaster Hotel, in Georgetown, Kentucky. Also included is a register of births, marriages, and deaths. The collection also includes papers for Pearl Rodgers, the wife of W.A. Rodgers who managed the Lancaster Hotel. The collection also contains the papers of Ruth Adams Smith, who was married to Isaac Y. Smith, a Lexington coal operator. Others mentioned in this subgroup include Mattie Rice, a dressmaker, and the Doyle family of Lexington.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Access Collection is open to researchers by appointment.
Use Restrictions
The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.

Contents of the Collection

Lancaster family record, 1780-1865

  • Box 1, folder 1
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George Lancaster certificates, deeds, and receipts, 1869-1890

  • Box 1, folder 2-3
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George Lancaster certificates, receipts and will, 1891-1904

  • Box 1, folder 4-5
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Hotel banquet programs, ledgers, and receipts, 1905-1916

  • Box 1, folder 6-7
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Ledgers and receipts, undated

  • Box 1, folder 8
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Account book, 1902-1908

  • Box 1, folder 9
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Account book, 1907-1909

  • Box 2, folder 1
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Pearl Rodgers correspondence and receipts, 1905-1906

  • Box 2, folder 2
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Ruth Adams Smith correspondence and calling cards, 1834-1859

  • Box 2, folder 3-4
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Ruth Adams Smith correspondence, 1860-1909

  • Box 2, folder 5-6
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Ruth Adams Smith bills and receipts, 1892-1895

  • Box 2, folder 7
  • Box 3, folder 1
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Ruth Adams Smith bills and receipts, 1896-1908

  • Box 3, folder 2
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Calling cards, undated

  • Box 3, folder 3
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Ruth Adams Smith correspondence, undated

  • Box 3, folder 4
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Adams family records, 1822-1857

  • Box 3, folder 5
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Frank, Bessie and Earl Smith bills and receipts, 1893-1907

  • Box 3, folder 6
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Mattie Rice bills and receipts, 1900-1909

  • Box 3, folder 7
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Doyle family postcards, 1906-1914

  • Box 3, folder 8
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