Anderson family papers

Descriptive Summary

Title
Anderson family papers
Date
1804-1947
Extent
0.67 Cubic feet
Subjects
Business records--Kentucky--Louisville.
Cemeteries--Kentucky.
Diaries--United States--Kentucky.
Letters.
Mills and mill-work--Kentucky.
Arrangement
Collection is arranged by format.
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Laura A. Hess
Preferred Citation
73M4: [identification of item], Anderson family papers, 1804-1947, University of Kentucky Special Collections.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
George and Orvill Anderson were sons of Thomas Anderson. They operated the Grahamton Milling Company in Meade County, Kentucky, and the Thomas Anderson and Company (auctioneers and commission merchants) in Louisville, Kentucky.
Scope and Content
The Anderson family papers contain the personal and business correspondence of George Washington Anderson and family, legal documents regarding cemetery plots, and genealogical research. The majority of the collection comprises letters between G.W. Anderson and his wife, Eleanor, though many letters are also from Mrs. R. Anderson, George Anderson's mother; his children; and other relatives. The business correspondence relates to the Grahamton Manufacturing Company in Meade County, Kentucky. Notable letters include one from Henry Clay to G. W. Anderson offering him condolences after the death of one of his children. Also included in the collection are documents regarding family plots in Cave Hill Cemetery in Louisville, Kentucky, and an Episcopal cemetery in Lexington, Kentucky, as well as genealogical research on the Anderson family history.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Access note 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.

Contents of the Collection

Correspondence, 1804-1945

The Correspondence series contains letters from and to the Anderson family, their relatives, and their business associates.

, 1804 January 11 - 1828, April 2

  • Box 1, Folder 1
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, 1830 April 4 - 1834, August 22

  • Box 1, Folder 2
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, 1835 April 7 - 1839, August 1

  • Box 1, Folder 3
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, 1840, March 5 - 1850, October 7

  • Box 1, Folder 4
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Henry Clay letter to G. W. Anderson, 1843 July 23

  • Box 2, Folder 2
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, 1851, May 18 - 1859, November 3

  • Box 1, Folder 5
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, 1861, July 20 - 1869, July 26

  • Box 1, Folder 6
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, 1871, January 30 - 1879, August 24

  • Box 1, Folder 7
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, 1883, July 16 - 1918, May 7

  • Box 1, Folder 8
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, 1920, May 3 - 1945, August 20

  • Box 1, Folder 9
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, undated

  • Box 1, Folder 10
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Incomplete letters, undated

  • Box 1, Folder 11
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John Jordan painting, 1928-1932

  • Box 1, Folder 17
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Genealogy, 1939-1947, undated

  • Box 1, Folder 12
The Genealogy series contains notes and papers about the Anderson family history.
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Journal, 1892-1921

The Journal series contains the original journal of Fanny Anderson, as well as copies of the journal.

Fanny Anderson's journal, 1892-1921

  • Box 1, Folder 13
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Copy of Fanny Anderson's journal, undated

  • Box 1, Folder 14
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Cemetery records, 1833, 1864-1931

The Cemetery records series contains the documents and receipts for the purchase of family plots.

Cave Hill cemetery, 1864 March 26 - 1931 June 12

  • Box 1, Folder 15
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Episcopal cemetery, 1833 May, undated

  • Box 1, Folder 16
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Financial papers, 1843, 1847, 1904-1905

The Financial papers series contains estate records, receipts and disbursements, and a letter from Henry Clay.

Estate record and Henry Clay letter, 1843 July 23, 1847 April

  • Box 1, Folder 18
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Grahampton Manufacturing Company receipts, 1904 July 6 - 1905 June 12

  • Box 1, Folder 19
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George Anderson drawing, b. 1758-d. 1814, undated

  • Box 1, Folder 20
The George Anderson drawing series contains a print a drawing of George Anderson.
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Printed materials and notes, 1948, 1952, undated

  • Box 1, Folder 21
The Printed materials and notes series contains papers regarding the Anderson family history.
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