Burnam/Caperton/Russel Family Papers,1843-1980

Descriptive Summary

Title
Burnam/Caperton/Russel Family Papers,1843-1980
Creator
Burnam/Caperton/Russel Family
Extent
(29.25 cubic feet), 41,000 items, 54 boxes and 4 oversized boxes
Finding Aid Author
Processed by Sharon Brown McConnell and Adam Hall; machine-readable finding aid created by Hilary Writt
Repository
Eastern Kentucky University

Collection Overview

Biography / History
The Burnams, Capertons, and their ancestors had continued to have a profound impact on the history of Madison County and Kentucky. These prominent families had members who fought in the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, the Civil War, and who defended the Western frontier.
The Caperton family has its roots in the British Isles. The first Caperton's in the United States is believed to be John Caperton who came from Scotland via Ireland to the United States and settled in Virginia. He and his wife Polly (Thompson) had several children among whom was Col. William Caperton.
William Caperton married Eliza Estill of the Estill family. Her relatives were French Protestant Huguenots who fled France for Ireland and then journeyed to the new world. Col. Caperton became a man of prominence in Madison County and the state of Kentucky. He was a brilliant lawyer who won the respect and admiration of his colleagues. Among their offspring was Col. James W. Caperton, with whom these papers begin.
Col. James William Caperton, like his father, rose to great prominence in the affairs of the county. He received his law degree from Transylvania University and joined his father's law practice. He was also quite adept at financial matters, amassing a large fortune. the Colonel did not marry until late in life, being nearly seventy before he united with Miss Katherine Cobb Phelps of Madison County.
Miss. Phelp's family, too, lent itself to the service of the county and the state. Coming to America from England, the Phelps line runs deep into history. The first relative to settle in this country was a George Phelps of Gloucestershire, England who settled in New England. From his line came "many statesman, diplomatists, professors, and men of letters" (Miller). Eventually a John Phelps settled in Virginia and came to hold sizeable tracks of land. He sired Thomas Phelps, who moved to Boonesborough, Kentucky, in 1778. From his children eventually came another Thomas Phelps who married Sallie Cobb and gave birth to two daughters, Katherine Cobb Phelps and Minerva Phelps.
Minerva Phelps, Mrs. Caperton's sister, married General John Hooe Russel of the West Virginia. This was the general's second, marriage, and he was some thirty years older than his wife. Mrs. Russel gave birth to one son, Albert Russel. Mrs. Russel later married an attorney from Jacksonville, Florida, Frank Jennings. His marriage also produced one child, a daughter named Catherine Jennings.
General Russel was prominent citizen of West Virginia, who amassed a large fortune as a capitalist. He was not only a successful shipper and merchant, but also served as a trusted advisor to state government officials. Judging from the telegrams the family received upon his death, he was a most loved individual and there was much sorrow upon his passing.
Col. Caperton died in 1909. Unlike her sister, however, Mrs. Caperton did not remarry. The Capertons had two daughters, Catherine, who died while still a small child, and Mary James, named for her father.
Jamie, as she was known, married Paul Burnam and linked yet another prominent Madison County family. Mr. Burnam was the son of Anthony Rollins, whose great-great- grandfather, John Burnam, served in the Continental line in the Revolutionary Army. John Burnam had another son, Thompson Burnam, who moved from North Carolina to Kentucky with his wife Lucida Field Burnam,. After moving to Kentucky, he was elected to the General Assembly.
His son, Maj. Curtis Field Burnam , also rose to prominence. The Major married the daughter of Dr. Anthony and Sarah Helen Rollins. Dr. Rollins was a well respected physician, who built the mansion on Lancaster Avenue known as "Irvington". Maj. Burnam, a Yale graduate, was a well respected lawyer who was appointed assistant secretary of treasury during President Grant's administration. Upon the death of Col. William Caperton, Burnam formed a partnership with Col. James W. Caperton. His son, Judge A. R. Burnam, became a prominent jurist and served as the collector of the internal revenue under President Harrison.
Judge Burnam married Margaret Sommers and had a son, Paul Burnam. Paul Burnam became an officer of the Southern National Bank and eventually rose to the status of cashier. He and his wife, Jamie Caperton, had two sons, James Caperton Burnam, and Anthony Rollins Burnam III.
Anthony Rollins Burnam III became an attorney and James Caperton Burnam became a banker and realtor. Both are prominent Madison County citizens. Caperton Burnam married Sophy Carr Mason, and they had daughters, Katherine Burnam, who is married to the prominent author and biographer Charles Bracelen Flood, and Sophy Randolph Burnam, who married Thomas Land.
As is quite clear, the Caperton/Burnam family line has been and remains a family of influence in Madison County. They have contributed greatly to the history of the community.
While much of the information of this sketch was taken from the Genealogy Series, the transcribed manuscript of Volume II of William Harris Miller's History and Genealogies (1907- 1918) was a valuable resource in the preparation of this sketch. The manuscript is located in the Townsend Room of the Eastern Kentucky University Library. It is also necessary to note that this is by no means a complete history of the families represented in this collection. The genealogy series houses a myriad of records which Mrs. James Caperton and her sister Mrs. Jennings collected on their family history. This brief sketch is only a cursory introduction to aid the researcher in the understanding the depth and complexity of this prominent Kentucky family.
Scope and Content
The Eastern Kentucky University Archives acquired the Burnam/Caperton/Russel family papers in October 1990. The papers were kept for many years in the attic of the family homestead, Amberely, located on West Main Street in Richmond. Due to the complex nature of the collection and since no apparent order was discernible, the Archives staff decided to impose its own order when arranging the papers.
Mrs Paul (Mary James "Jamie" Caperton) Burnam inherited the papers from her mother and father Col. James W. and Katherine Phelps Caperton. The majority of the papers cover the years 1880-1940 and were primarily assembled by Katherine Caperton and her daughter Jamie Caperton Burnam. The records reflect Mrs. Caperton's interest in family genealogy and history. Most of the materials in the collection concern family matters. However, some legal and financial records of Col. Caperton have survived and add to our knowledge of Madison County history through the perspective of one of its most able lawyers.
The Burnam side of the family is not as complete as the Caperton side. unfortunately, the papers of Col. Caperton's law partner, Curtis Field Burnam, one of the most prominent persons to have come from Madison County, have not survived expect for a collection of some two hundred letters the Easter Kentucky University Archives had microfilmed from the Western Historical Collection at the University of Missouri at Columbus. Burnam corresponded with his brother-in-law Anthony Rollins, the first president of the University of Missouri, between the 1840s and the 1870s. The letters offer the researcher glimpses into antebellum Madison County politics, the question of slavery, the tumultuous Civil War years, and Curtis Field Burnam's major involvement in post-war state and national Republican party activities, along with much information on personal family and financial matters. The letters, along with the Curtis Field Burnam scrap books, are excellent supplements to the Burnam/Caperton/Russel family papers.
The photograph series in the Burnam/Caperton/Russel collection is particularly good in showing images of the various family members. Of not is a group of photographs taken October 7, 1907, at the dedication of the Daughters of the American Revolution marker at the original site of Fort Boonesborough. Unfortunately, few photographs of the family residences and property have survived.
During the initial processing of the collection, the papers of Katherine Caperton's brother-in-law John Hooe Russel, a successful businessman, were found mixed in with the Burnam and Caperton family papers. It was decided to treat the Russel papers as a series within the existing collection. For researchers interested in knowing more about nineteenth and early twentieth century Madison County history, the Burnam/Caperton/ Russel family papers should be used in conjunction with the papers of other prominent Madison County families (Clay, Hanger, Lilly, Wallace and Shackleford) housed in the University Archives Section of the John Grant Crabbe Library.
The Archives would like to thank the members of the Burnam family, especially Caperton Burnam, who patiently assisted the Archives staff in identifying many items for deciding to donate their cherished family papers to Eastern Kentucky University for safe keeping and permanent preservation. A special appreciation must be extended to Sharon Brown McConnell and Adam Hall for their diligence and persistence in arranging and describing this complex and significant collection.

Contents of the Collection

Correspondence Series

The correspondence of the Burnams and Capertons consists of fifteen boxes of envelopes and letters arranged in chronological order from the years 1861 to 1946 and 1980. These letters cover every aspect of the families' lives. There are personal letters from friends and family, letters regarding legal affairs, business letters, and letters dealing with church, social, and political affairs. There are many letters from Mrs. Katherine Caperton to her daughter, Jamie. There are also many letters to Mrs. Caperton dealing with her oil interests. They give a clear picture of the complexity and diversity of this family's affairs. Many of the letters had been stored in the envelopes in which they came. Because of the age of many of these envelopes and stamps, it was decided that some researchers might be interested in the envelopes alone, so the envelopes were preserved and separated from the letters. They are included in this series in chronological order.

1861-1889

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1890-1894

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1895-1899

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1900-1905

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1906-1907

  • Box 1
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1908

  • Box 2
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1909

  • Box 2
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1910

  • Box 2
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1911

  • Box 3
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1912

  • Box 3
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1913

  • Box 3
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1914

  • Box 3
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1915

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1916

  • Box 3
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1917

  • Box 3
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1918

  • Box 4
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1919

  • Box 4
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1920

  • Box 4
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1921 January - March

  • Box 4
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1921 April - June

  • Box 4
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1921 July - September

  • Box 4
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1921 October - December

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1922

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1923

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1924

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1925

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1926

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1927

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1928 January - June

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1928 July - September

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1928 October - November

  • Box 7
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1928 December

  • Box 7
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1929 January - April

  • Box 7
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1929 May - August

  • Box 7
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1929 September - December

  • Box 7
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1930

  • Box 7
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1931 January - June

  • Box 8
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1931 July - December

  • Box 8
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1932

  • Box 8
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1933

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1934

  • Box 8
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1935

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1937

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1938

  • Box 8
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1939

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1940

  • Box 8
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1941

  • Box 8
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1941

  • Box 9
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1943

  • Box 9
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1944

  • Box 9
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1945 January - April

  • Box 9
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1945 May - September

  • Box 9
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1945 October - December

  • Box 9
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1946

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1980

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no date

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Envelopes

1859 - 1909

  • Box 10
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1910-1919

  • Box 11
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1920-1925

  • Box 12
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1926-1929

  • Box 13
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1930-1939

  • Box 14
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1941-1946, 1980, undated

  • Box 15
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Financial Series

The financial series is comprised of twelve boxes of records arranged chronologically covering the years 1843 to 1980. Receipts for everything from groceries to automobile repairs to antique furniture are included in the records of this series. Included are records Col. Caperton kept on tenant farmers on his land. Also, in this collection are the cancelled checks from the families' financial dealings. Unfortuantly, these records are not as compelete as the receipts. The series also contains many pass books, account books, checkbooks, fee books and notebooks from the family. The account books, fee books, and notebooks are primarly Col. Caperton's and cover the accounts of the Richmond Bank under his mangement.

1843

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1860-69

  • Box 16
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1870-75

  • Box 16
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1880-82

  • Box 16
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1883-84

  • Box 16
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1885-86

  • Box 17
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1887-89

  • Box 17
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1890

  • Box 17
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1891-93

  • Box 17
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1894-95

  • Box 18
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1896-97

  • Box 18
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1898-99

  • Box 18
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1900

  • Box 19
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1901

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1902

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1903

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1904

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1905

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1906

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1907

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1908

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1911-19

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1920

  • Box 21
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1921-22

  • Box 21
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1926

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1927

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1928

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1929-1940

  • Box 21
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1911-1012 Insurance Policies

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Cancelled Checks-1861-1915

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Cancelled Checks-1916-19

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Cancelled Checks-1920-1928, no date

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Bank Check Books-July 27, 1882 - February 8, 1888, December 2, 1893 - July 30, 1896 July 30, 1896…

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Personal Checkbooks, James Caperton: January 22, 1873 - December 12, 1873 October 21, 1880 - June 8…

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Personal Checkbooks, Katherine Caperton: May 19, 1917 - June 7, 1917, June 7, 1917 - July 10, 1917…

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Checkbooks, Nancy Broaddus Estate: June 23, 1893 - March 1, 1894, March 5, 1894 - July 24, 1895…

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Account Books James Caperton 1890-1893, James Caperton 1894-1902, James Caperton 1905-1926…

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Pass Book, James Caperton: 1882, 1883, 1885, 1890(*Unprocessed Check Stubs)

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Pass Book, Phelps: 1894, 1908, 1909, 1909(*Unprocessed Check Stubs)

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Pass Book, Hunter: 1902(*Unprocessed Check Stubs)

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Pass Book 1859-1879, 1871-1880, 1899-1904, 1907-1926(*Unprocessed Check Stubs)

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Ledgers 1845-1880(*Unprocessed Check Stubs)

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Geneaology Series

This series is comprised of genealogical research Mrs. Katherine Caperton did. The two boxes cover the years 1897 to 1938 and arranged alphabetically by family surname. It includes replies from libraries and private individuals giving information about a family's history as well as personal notes and memos Mrs. Caperton made. There are also family trees and family crests included.

Brockman, 1917-1934

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Burnam, 1905-1929

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Burnam, Margaret Sommers, 1917-1919

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Caperton, 1906-1925

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Cobb, 1925

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Crosthwaite, 1917-1929

  • Box 28
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Dillingham, 1919-1928

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Estill, 1923-1930

  • Box 28
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Field, n.d.

  • Box 28
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Gobb, n.d.

  • Box 28
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Green, n.d.

  • Box 28
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Harris, 1908-1919

  • Box 28
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Miscellaneous, 1906-1930

  • Box 28
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Mills, n.d.Mills, n.d.

  • Box 28
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New clippings n.d.

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Oldham, 1897-1923

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Park, 1904-1923

  • Box 29
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Phelps, 1897-1929

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Reed, 1930

  • Box 29
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Rodes, 1933

  • Box 29
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Simmons, 1933

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Shelton, 1897-1923

  • Box 29
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Taylor, 1906-1938

  • Box 29
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Walker, 1938

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White, 1922

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Woods, n.d.

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Legal Series

The legal series is comprised of records from Col. Caperton's law practice. The two boxes consist of records from 1872 to 1919 arranged alphabetically by name of the case. It consists primarily of records from the settlement of various estates of Col. Caperton's clients. It includes court records and depositions.

Berry Boggs vs Berry Boggs, 1884

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Nancy Broaddus estate, 1893-1894, correspondence

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Nancy Broaddus estate, 1895, correspondence

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Nancy Broaddus estate, 1896-1898, correspondence

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Nancy Broaddus estate, 1889-1893, general

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Nancy Broaddus estate, 1894-1896, general

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Nancy Broaddus estate, 1895, receipts

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Nancy Broaddus estate, 1895, receipts

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First National Bank vs Harvey Eison, 1904

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Florida Gibson vs Bettie H. Irvine, 1904

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John Talbot Jackson estate, 1872

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Minerva P. Jennings Power of Attorney, December 22, 1917

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Grant Lilly, 1906-1908

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Louisville and Nashville Railroad v. Paul Burnam, n.d.

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Mineral Lease vs State of Texas, Harris Co., September 19, 1919

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James McCreary's will, November 4, 1918

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Lymand Parrish vs Thomas Phelps, October 29, 1908

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Thomas Phelps and D.A.R. contract, January 2, 1909

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Will for Sallie W. Phelps, April 9, 1912

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Land Surveys, 1905

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Rent Contract, G. B. Turley, 1916

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J. Stones Walker, 1908

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Memorabilia/Miscellaneous Series

The memorabilia/miscellaneous series consists of three boxes of various postcards, catalogues, certificates, awards, and other miscellanous memorabilia covering the years 1885 to 1942. Materials have been grouped into related types of documents or materials.

Artistic Renderings

a. A Boy Bringing Pomegrants; (1) Katherine Phelps Caperton (two copies); (2) Cartoons; (3) Lady…

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Catalogues

i. Antiques - Walhorn Co. Inc.; (1) Baron Stregel Room antiques; (2) Books of . . . Distinction; (3…

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Certificates

(1) Katherine P. Caperton's donation to Patriots' Hall Certificate; (2) Diploma for Mary James…

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Charitable Solicitation

1. China's Children Fund; (1) Christian Colleges in China Fund; (2) Near East Relief Fund; (3…

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Fabric-Flags and Ribbons

(1) American Flag 11 1/2 x 17; (2) Black Ribbon with "Verona" in gold; (3) Flag 11 x 7; (4…

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Fliers

1. Advertisement for Desks;(1) Auction Notice for property of Alexander Tribble (three copies);(2…

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Hair

Minerva P. Jennings, 1926

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Postcards

Leaves; Geoffrey De Montbray; Notes Thomas Phelps, Personal Journal Entry; (1) At the Old Cabin Door…

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Political

(1) Dry Candidates for Senate and House;(2) Frank Jennings for Governor; (3) Governor of Florida…

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Programs

(1) Alumnae Banquet, Madison Institute;(2) Benefit Concert, Student Loan Fund; (3) Ceremonies of the…

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Recipes and Remedies-Travel

(1) Britain; (2) Cape Code; (3) Cruise ship information; (4) Europe General; (5) Florence; (6…

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Works of Children

Rollins Burnam III, 6 years old booklet

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Miscellaneous

Blank brown book, used for notes, recipes, etc.; Dairy, Minerva Park Phelps, Febuary 8, 1889; Book…

  • Box 34
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Diaries and Appointment Calendars Subseries

This series contains personal diaries and appointment calendars. These items contain interesting information about the daily life of this family. They chronicle the day- to-day activites and experiences of memebers of the family.

A.R. Burnam, 1888

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A.R. Burnam, 1914

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Mary James Caperton, 1908

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"My Trip Abroad," Katherine Caperton

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Katherine Caperton, 1905

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Katherine Caperton, 1906

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Katherine Caperton, 1907

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Katherine Caperton, 1908

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Katherine Caperton, 1909

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Katherine Caperton, 1910

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Katherine Caperton, 1936

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Katherine Caperton, 1944

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Newspaper Clippings Series

This series is comprised of one box of various newspaper clippings. Unfortunatly, few of the clippings have dates. It is also difficult to tell from which newspapers these clippings were taken. As a result, they have been filed according to the stories' subjects.

Col. Caperton's Altercation with Mr. Pittmann, 1843

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First Christian Church of Richmond

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Genealogy

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Kentucky History

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Miscellaneous

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Obituaries

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Organizations

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Political

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Prohibition

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Social Events

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State Parks

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"About our Ancestors"

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The Documents in Evidence, by Henry M. Blossom, Jr. 12 x 9

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Green Paragon Scrapbook containing various clippings from 1871-1881.

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Notice the Description of the purpose on the inside cover. 11 x 9

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Photographs Series

The photographs series consists of four boxes covering the years 1864 to 1942 and provides primarily black and white print and several negative images of members of the family and friends of the family at various ages. With few exceptions, this series contains photos of the significant members of the family from childhood through adolescence, into adulthood and old age. There are few photos of the family residences, travel sites, and historic events. Identified photos have been arranged in alphabetical order by subject; boxes thirty nine and forty contain unidentified photographs.

Boonesborough Dedication

1. Old Monument; 2. Dedication October 5, 1907; 3. Dedication October 5, 1907 4. Dedication October…

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Burnam Family

1. Caperton Burnam, 1920; 2. Curtis Field Burnam, 1875; 3. Marion Burnam; 4. Sarah and Madge Burnam…

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Caperton Family

1. Catherine Caperton, 1896; 2. Catherine Caperton; 3. Catherine Caperton, 1897; 4. Catherine…

Caperton Family

1. Jamie Caperton; 2. Jamie Caperton; 3. Jamie Caperton, 1898; 4. Jamie Caperton, 1898 (2); 5. Jamie…

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Caperton Family

1. Mrs. Cpaerton and Miss Bennett; 2. Mrs. Caperton; 3. Mary Caperton; 4. Adm. W. A. Caperton, 1917…

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Clay Family

1. John Hams Clay; 2. Cassius M. Clay IV

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Davis Family

1. Joseph and William Davis; 2. Jo and Bill and Mrs. Davis; 3. Bill, Billie, Jo Davis

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Ensley Family

1. Martin Ensley; 2. Hathe Ensley with dog; 3. Enoch Ensley; 4. Miss. Ensley

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Houses

1. Amberley; 2. Amberley; 3. Library at Amberley; 4. Bacous Castle (4); 5. Beachborough; 6. Blair…

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Johnson Family

1. Sue Johnson; 2. Frances E. Johnson, 1907

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Minerva Phelps Russel Jennings' Funeral

1. Mrs. Rykoski, Albert Russel, Mr. Jennings, Mrs. Caperton, Rollins Burnam III, Catherine Jennings…

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Miscellaneous

1. Mary Lucy Upton; 2. Chimiste chez G. Drin, 1904; 3. Charles Ducommun; 4. Sarah Adams; 5. William…

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Nature Scenes

1. Elk Cove, Elk Lick; 2. Elk Lick Falls; 3. Webster Springs, WV, 1901

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Phelps

1. Katie Phelps, 1878; 2. Mrs. Thoams Phelps; 3. Katherine Phelps, 1881

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Pickett

1. John Hooe Russel Pickett; 2. Julia Pickett

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Root

1. Linford Root, 1887; 2. Linford Root, 1898; 3. Linford Root, 1900

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Russel

1. Elizabeth Russel, 1942; 2. Albert Russel's daughters; 3. Caroline & Mary Russel; 4. Mary Russel…

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Todd

1. Talbott Todd, 1898; 2. Jamie P. Talbott Todd

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Yager

1. Diana Lewis Yager; 2. Rodes Estill Yager

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Unidentified

1. Photo of a man; 2. Photo of two girls; 3. Photo of a house; 4. Photo of a young girl; 5. Photo of…

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Unidentified

1. Photo of a woman; 2. Photo of two men, a woman and a girl; 3. Photo of group of men; 4. Photo of…

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Personal Writing Series

Like any family of prominence, the Burnams and Capertons were prolific in their writings, particularly Mrs. Caperton. This series contains the family's essays, papers, and speeches. Most of the works are by Mrs. Caperton; however, almost all the family members are represented, including the works of the children when they were in school. The collection consists of one box covering the years of 1890 to 1944.

An Accumulation of Evidence

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Judge George Blackburn

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Daniel Boone, by Col. James Caperton

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Katherine Caperton, 1931

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Mrs. Anthony Wayne Cook, May 14, 1932

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D.A.R., Katherine Phelps Caperton

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Early Homes of Madison County, KY, 1930

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James Embry, December 6, 1890

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First Christian Church Centennial, December 7, 1944

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Fort Boonesborough 1930

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Historic Halls of 18th Century and Some of the Customs of the People of that Day

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Miscellaneous

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Patriotism of Women

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Republican Women's Club

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Albert Lacy Russel

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Publications Series

This series consists of two boxes of material covering the years 1854 to 1944. It contains a large variety of published works on a myriad of subjects. Magazines, yearbooks, travel guides, historical and political writings are all present in this series which is arranged alphabetically according to author or title of the publication.

About and Around, Tewksbury.

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Alder's Guide to Oxford.

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American Women's Club Magazine, London, August 1926.

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Autorno's, New Orleans, Louisiana.

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Bath, The Premier Spa of the Empire.

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Bell, Landon, C. Robert E. Lee, An Address. United

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Daughters of the Confederacy, 1929.

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Berea College, Seventy-Fifth Anniversary Pageant, 1855-1930.

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Bible, New Testament, Katherine Phelps Caperton, 1933.

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Burnam, Curtis F. Howard Atwood Kelly, 1943.

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Ceremonies of the Laying of the Corner Stone.

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Charleston, South Carolina.

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Daniel Boone, November 20, 1921.

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Daughters of the American Revolution: Boonesborough Chapter, Richmond, KY, 1919, 1920, 1922.

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Daughters of the American Revolution: Kentucky: a. State Conference, 1924. b. Year Book, 1911, 1912.

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Daughters of the American Revolution: National a. Committees of National Society, 1924-1925. b…

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Cooper, Clara Chassell. The War Is Over! Mount Vernon, Iowa, 1919.

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Dry Democrat's Platform. Asheville, North Carolina, July 19, 1928.

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Filson Club Members List, 1943.

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First Christian Church, Richmond, KY: a. History -- 1945. b. Bulletins -- 1944 - 1945.

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First Presbyterian Church, Richmond, KY, c. November, 1940s.

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Florida Federation of Women's Clubs, 1914-1915.

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George Rogers Clark.

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Georgetown College Directory, 1854-1855.

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Harrodsburg, Kentucky, Brochure.

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The Hermitage, Nashville, Tennessee, 1927, 1930.

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Hotels. Richmond, Virginia, and New York.

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How To See Paris, It Environs and the Battlefields, 1926.

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Howe, Mark, and De Wolfe, Ed. Holmes -- Pollock Letters, 1941.

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The Huguenot, 1939-1944. Publication Number 10, 1941.

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The Huguenot Colonization at Fort Caroline, Near the Mouth of St. Johns River, Florida 1562-1565.

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Junior League of Lexington Annual Report, 1925-1926.

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Jack and I on the Mediterranean.

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Kenmore Association Annual Meeting, 1929.

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Kentucky Federation of Women's Clubs Fifty Years of Service: 1894-1944, May 18, 1944.

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The Key to London, August 1926.

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London Hall Marks. Louisville, Kentucky.

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McCreary, James B. The American Peace and Arbitration League. Bulletin No. 18, New York, New York…

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MacFarlane, W.G. Quaint Old Charleston.

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Madame Tussaud's Exhibition, 1932.

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Dorris, J.T. "Madison County, Early History in Circuit Court Records and Col. William H. Caperton's…

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Register of the Kentucky Historical Society, October 1945, p. 321ff.

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Madison County, Kentucky.

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Madison County Post, July 19, 1945.

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Magnolia Gardens, Charleston, South Carolina.

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National Society, Colonial Dames of America.

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The Messenger, November, 1932.

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National Society Daughters of the Barons of Runnemede Year Book, 1944.

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New Orleans: The Gray Line.

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Norrabell, H. M. The Mountain Lake Sanctuary and Singing Tower, 1928.

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Oil Company Newsletters.

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Oxford City Motor Bus Route Guide, 1927.

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The Phillips Bulletin, October, 1943.

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The Pilgrims Guide to the Royal and Ancient City of Canterbury, 1926.

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Republican National Committee: c. Herbert Hoover Returns to Boyhood Scenes, 1928; d. Norris…

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Roosevelt House Bulletin, v.2, no.8, Spring, 1926.

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Roosevelt's Record Actual v. Promissory.

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Silver Springs, Ocala, Florida.

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The Sulgrane Institution of the United States and of the British Commonwealth.

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Sulgrane Manor Brochure.

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Souvenir of New Orleans, "The Paris of America," 1928.

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The Story of the Alcotts, 1889.

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Taft, Robert A. Biographical Summary, 1940.

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Theodore Roosevelt: A Biographical Sketch and Excerpts from His Writings and Addresses, 1936.

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Theodore Roosevelt's Nine Reasons Why a Man Should Go to Church.

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Tipping, H. Avray. The Story of Montacute and Its House, 1933.

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Tours in France.

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Uniti, Hotel Alliance.

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Washington, George. Map of Events in the Life.

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Wellesley College: Alice Palmer: In Memoriam, 1901.

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Bates, Katherine Lee. "In Memoriam." Wellesley Alumnae Magazine, Supplement, June 1929.

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The Wellesley Magazine, December 1942.

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Westminster Abbey Bulletins, 1926.

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Woman's Club of Richmond, Kentucky, Year Book: a. 1925-1926. b. 1933-1934.

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Wood, Will R. United States Steel, A Corporation with a Soul, June 23, 1922.

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Rolled Documents Series

Part of the documents in this collection were rolled. Out of fear that some dammage might be done that would distort or destroy the information, the documents were not unrolled. Instead they have been classified according to the series in which they belong and are placed in a separate box. The contents are listed along with the series in which it would be placed were it not rolled. The series consists of two boxes of material.

1. Correspondence -- 2photos of CRAWLEY Monument & letter Aug. 19, 1909, from Douglas Granite Co…

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2. Legal Brief for F. B. Enston

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3. Personal Writing -- Miniatures, Katherine Caperton

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4. Personal Writing -- Greek Architecture, Katherine Caperton

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5. Personal Writing -- The Cross - The Missing Dynamic, Katherine Caperton

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6. Genealogy -- James Caperton

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7. Personal Writing -- Oriental Rugs and Fabrics, Katherine Caperton

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8. Personal Writing -- Eulogy of a Eugene Field, Katherine Caperton, pages are missing

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9. Personal Writing -- Brief Awards of Madison Co., KY, Katherine Caperton

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10. Genealogy -- The Taylor Family

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11. Personal Writing -- Birds, Katherine Caperton

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12. Personal Writing -- The Location of Our National Capitol -- Washington City, Katherine Caperton

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13. Personal Writing -- [Conservation of Our Natural Resources]

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14. Personal Writing -- [Great Men]

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15. Legal -- No. 748 United States Circuit Court of Appeals

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16. Legal -- Brief

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17. Personal Writing -- The Phelps Family, Mrs. Thomas Phelps

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18. Genealogy -- Sketch of the Caperton Family, William A. Gordon, Jr.

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19. The Baptist World

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20. Personal Writing -- Religious History

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21. Personal Writing -- Ideas -- An Idea Voyage

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22. Personal Writing -- European Porcelain, Katherine Caperton

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23. Personal Writing -- Essay on the Jackson Campaign

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24. Personal Writing -- European Porcelain, Katherine Caperton

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25. Personal Writing -- Evolution of Artistic Furniture, Katherine Caperton

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26. Personal Writing -- Captain James Estill's Descendants

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27. Personal Writing -- Captain James Estill -- A Pioneer of Kentucky

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28. Personal Writing -- Toast Read at Women's Club Banquet

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29. Genealogy -- Records from the Richmond, Virginia State Library

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30. Personal Writing -- William Shakespeare, Mary J. Caperton

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31. Personal Writing -- Gaius Julius Caesar, Mary J. Caperton

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32. Personal Writing -- Outline of Julius Caesar, Mary J. Caperton

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33. Genealogy -- Records as to the Peter Taylor Line of Virginia, Katherine Caperton

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34. Genealogy -- Taylor -- Scotch and English Records as to the Taylor Family of [Virginia]

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35. Genealogy -- Taylor Family

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36. Genealogy -- Taylor Family

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36. Genealogy -- Taylor Family

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37. Personal Writing -- A Fox Hunt, Caperton Burnam

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38. Personal Writing -- A Christmas on a Southern Plantation, Caperton Burnam

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39. Personal Writing -- The Haunted Castle, Caperton Burnam

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40. Personal Writing -- A Conversation between Two Boys, Caperton Burnam

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41. Personal Writing -- The History of the Caperton Name

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42. Personal Writing -- Estill's Defeat

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43. Personal Writing -- Col. William H. Caperton and his Family

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44. Personal Writing -- Information from the Filson Club Publications, No. 27

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45. Personal Writing -- The Dawn of Reason, Katherine Caperton

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46. Personal Writing -- Essay, Katherine Caperton

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47. Personal Writing -- Albert von Waldstein

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48. Personal Writing -- Mural Paintings of the Old Masters as Found in the Sistine Chapel, Katherine…

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49. Legal -- Documents regarding the settlement of the James Estill Estate

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50. Financial -- Records of James Estill

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51. Genealogy -- Sally Estill

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52. Correspondence -- Copy of letter from James Estill

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53. Personal Writing -- Outline -- The Muslim World

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54. Personal Writing -- Dr. Oliver Wendel Holmes in his Autocrat of the Breakfast Table

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55. Personal Writing -- William Shakespeare, Jamie Caperton

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56. Personal Writing -- George Eliot, Her Characters and Writings, Katherine Caperton

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57. Personal Writing -- The History of the Administration of John Adams

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58. Miscellaneous Series -- Certificate of the Daughters of the American Revolution for Mrs. Embry…

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59. Publication -- When Bates Come Back

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60. Publication -- M'Lord Goes Adventuring

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61. Publication -- A Belated Cupid

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62. Publication -- The Purple Scarf

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63. Clipping -- Sunday Lexington Herald-Leader, October 2, 1938

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64. Miscellaneous Series -- Proposal for the Bronze Plaque for Boonesborough

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65. Personal Writing -- Colonial Architecture

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66. Personal Writing -- Pioneer Men

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67. Personal Writing -- Captain Estill

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68. Personal Writing -- The Estill Family

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69. Personal Writing -- Judge Samuel Estill

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70. Personal Writing -- Facts as to Boonesborough after 1783

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71. Personal Writing -- Minor American Pioneer

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72. Genealogy

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1872

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1873

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1874 - 1881

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1882

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1883

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1884

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1885

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1888

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1891

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1893

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1894

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1895

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1896

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1897

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1898

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1899

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1900

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1901

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1901

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1902

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1903

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1905-1907

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1915, 1924, 1926, 1929

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1930

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undated

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Envelopes-1877 -1930; undated

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Cancelled Checks

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1872 - 1899

Freight Bills

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1872 -1873

Receipts

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1872; 1873; 1874; 1882; 1901-1926; undated

John Hooe Russel Series

The material in this collection includes the family papers of John Hooe Russel of West Virginia. Mr. Russel married Minerva Phelps, Katherine Phelps Caperton's sister. Mr. Russel was a West Virginia businessman and periodically advised the state government. There is no subseries for the Russel photographs. They are stored in the Photograph Series.
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Correspondence Subseries

The correspondence subseries consists of five boxes of letters and envelopes arranged in chronological order covering the years 1872 to 1930 and includes personal and professional correspondence of the family. Many of the letters are from Mr. Russel to Mrs. Russel while he traveled for business. Other letters are from political officials or business associates. Several are letters of condolence upon Mr. Russel's death. Box fifty contains the envelopes in which the letters were sent.
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Financial Subseries

The two boxes in this series covering the years 1872 to 1926, contain the personal financial and business records for the Russel family. There are cancelled checks, frieght bills, receipts, and bills included in this collection.
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Legal Subseries

The legal records covering the years 1883 to 1907 of the family comprise one box of this subseries. Contracts and other legal documents are included.

1883

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1885

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1907

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Huntington National Bank v. Huntington Distilling Company

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Memorabilia/Miscellaneous Series

Ribbons, calling cards, certificates, and other odds and ends are housed in this subseries.

Publications

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Cards

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Ribbons

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Calling Cards

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Oversized Series

Oversized items housed in this inventory.

1. Eyeglass case

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2. Eyeglass case

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3. Bow tie in box

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4. Account book for Beef, Mutton, etc.

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5. Account book for Fine Groceries

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6. Checkbook from Huntington National Bank

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7. Book of Memoranda, Russel and Miller

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8. Memoranda Book, Russel and Miller

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9. Memoranda Book, Russel and Miller

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10. Memoranda Book, Russel and Miller

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11. Bank of Huntington account with John Hooe Russel, cashier

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12. Order book, April 1872, Russel and Miller

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13. W. G. Williamson, c/c Russel and Miller, Huntington

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14. Tickler! Russel and Miller

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15. Ledger

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16. Thos. Dugan and Co. Bankers

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17. Bank of Huntington, Stewart Brothers account book

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18. Western Union telegraph book

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19. Wellesley College Record, 1875 - 1900

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