Gorin Family Papers,1780-1991

Descriptive Summary

Title
Gorin Family Papers,1780-1991
Creator
Gorin Family
Extent
.66 cu. ft.
Subjects
Anderson, Richard C. -- (Richard Clough), -- 1750-1826
Bullitt, Alexander Scott, -- 1761-1816
Chapline, Abraham.
Croghan, William, -- 1752-1823.
Danforth, James Lewis, -- 1821-1887.
Gorin, Standiford Danforth, -- 1885-1972.
Imlay, Gilbert, -- 1754?-1828?
Rogers, Edmund, -- 1762-1843.
Rogers, John, -- 1757-1794.
Rogers, Thomas, -- 1766-1851.
Ward, Artemas, -- 1727-1800.
Windsor, Edward, -- Duke of, -- 1894-1972.
Windsor, Wallis Warfield, -- Duchess of, -- 1896-
Confederate Home (Pewee Valley, Ky.)
Literature Club of Louisville (Ky.)
Confederate States of America. -- Army. -- Kentucky Brigade, First.
United Daughters of the Confederacy (Louisville, Ky.)
Advertising -- Louisville (Ky.)
Advertising -- Massachusetts.
Afro-Americans -- Civil Rights -- Louisville (Ky.)
Aircraft accidents -- Louisville (Ky.)
Anti-communist movements.
Broadsides -- Louisville (Ky.)
Broadsides -- Massachusetts.
Fires -- Louisville (Ky.)
Fishing.
Floods -- Louisville (Ky.)
Fugitive slaves -- Kentucky.
Kentucky Derby (Louisville, Ky.)
Land tenure -- Kentucky.
Medicine -- History.
Propoganda -- Anti-communist.
Slave bill of sale -- Kentucky.
Suicide -- Louisville (Ky.)
Valentines.
World War, 1939-1945.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Prisoners and prisons.
Big Bone Lick (Ky.)
Louisville (Ky.) -- Economic conditions.
Louisville (Ky.) -- History -- 20th century.
Massachusetts -- Economic conditions.
Massachusetts -- History.
United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1945-1953.
Finding Aid Author
Processed by: staff; machine-readable finding aid created by:M. Plarr
Repository
The Filson Historical Society

Collection Overview

Scope and Content
Correspondence concerns the Gorins and related families. Most letters are written by Mrs. Standiford Danforth Gorin and describe the life of an upper-middle class family in Louisville (Ky.). Topics of interest include her daily routines, news of family and friends, social occasions, clubs, church, and gossip. Her World War II. letters tell of wartimepractices of rationing, bond drives, entertaining soldiers, and volunteer work at the Red Cross. Gorin's sons, George, Lewis, Jr., and Standiford known as "Tank" are all U.S. servicemen and their World War II letters describe their participation in U.S. campaigns in Germany, Italy, France, and India. Earlier correspondence covers the U.S. Revolution, fugitive slaves, and Kentucky land transactions. Other materials examine the United Daughters of the Confederacy, the Confederate Veteran's Home in Pewee Valley (Ky.) and charges of mismanagement, the Orphan Brigade, Revolutionary War, General Artemas War, John Rogers, and the estate of Joseph Lewis Danforth. Miscellaneous items include a slave bill of sale, broadsides, valentines, newspaper clippings, and genealogical information.