Ferguson-White Family Collection,ca. 1850-1959

Descriptive Summary

Ferguson-White Family Collection,ca. 1850-1959
Ferguson-White Family
196 items
Dwellings -- Kentucky -- Louisville -- Photographs
Ferguson, Edwin Hite, -- 1852-1924 -- Pictorial works
Ferguson family -- Pictorial works
Pirtle, James S. -- (James Speed), -- 1840-1919 -- Pictorial works
Pirtle family -- Pictorial works
White family -- Pictorial works
Finding Aid Author
Processed by: staff; machine-readable finding aid created by:M. Plarr
The Filson Historical Society

Collection Overview

Scope and Content
Edwin Hite Ferguson (1852-1924) was a Louisville industrialist who built the mansion which now houses the The Filson Historical Society. The collection includes a series of photographs of interiors in the Ferguson mansion taken about 1912 when the Fergusons were living in the house. Also in the collection are studio and amateur photographs of members of the Ferguson, White, and Pirtle families. The Whites and Pirtles were related by marriage, and the White and Ferguson families were close friends. Identified persons include Edwin Hite Ferguson, Sophie Fullerton Marfield Ferguson, Margaret Fullerton Ferguson Major, Earl E. Major, Belle H. Skannel Perkins, Henrietta White Pirtle, James S. Pirtle, Belle Hamilton White, William B. Pirtle, John A. White, and Theo Stephan White.