Smither family papers

Abstract

The Smither family papers (dated 1804-1961, undated; 0.4 cubic feet; 1 box) include correspondence, banking records, bills of sale and other financial records concerning the Pond Branch Landing on the Kentucky River owned by the family.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Smither family papers
Extent
0.4 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Business records -- Kentucky.
Arrangement
Collection is arranged chronologically.
Finding Aid Author
Sandra Baird
Preferred Citation
65m148: [Identification of item], Smither family papers, 1804-1961, undated, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
George W. Smither was the owner of Pond Branch Landing on the Kentucky River. His son, Otto Smither, was a member of the Owen County, Kentucky Board of Education (1926-1940) and was elected to the Kentucky State legislature (1940-1942). The family lived in Monterey, Owen County, Kentucky.
Scope and Content
The Smither family papers (dated 1804-1961, undated; 0.4 cubic feet; 1 box) include correspondence, banking records, bills of sale and other financial records concerning the Pond Branch Landing on the Kentucky River owned by the family. Also included is a typescript interview with state representative, Otto Smither and correspondence with Albert B. "Happy" Chandler, Keen Johnson, and Harry Lee Waterfield. In the interview, Otto Smither claims a special liking for Chandler who had a road constructed from Monterey, Kentucky to Gratz, Kentucky, two towns in Smither's district.

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

1804-1899

  • Box 1, folder 1
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1900-1919

  • Box 1, folder 2
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1920-1961

  • Box 1, folder 3
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1892 September 3-1909 December 30

  • Box 1, folder 4
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undated

  • Box 1, folder 5
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