Carl Theodore Schwartz Journal,1854-1871

Descriptive Summary

Title
Carl Theodore Schwartz Journal,1854-1871
Creator
Schwartz, Carl Theodore, 1818-1908
Extent
1 v.
Subjects
Funk, Rudolph, fl. 1854.
Grant, U. S. (Ulysses S.), 1822-1885.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
Schwartz Family.
Masonic Widows and Orphans Home (Louisville, Ky.)-- History-- Sources.
Mount Vernon (Va. : Estate)-- History-- 19th century.
Mount Vernon (Va. : Estate)-- History-- Sources.
Theodore Schwartz & Co. (Louisville, Ky.)-- History-- Sources.
Unitarian Churches-- Kentucky-- Louisville-- History-- 19th century.
Unitarian Churches-- Kentucky-- Louisville-- History-- Sources.
Agricultural machinery-- Kentucky-- Jefferson County-- History-- 19th century.
Agricultural machinery-- Kentucky-- Jefferson County-- History-- Sources.
Agriculture-- Kentucky-- Jefferson County-- History-- 19th century.
Agriculture-- Kentucky-- Jefferson County-- History-- Sources.
Children-- Kentucky-- Jefferson County-- History-- 19th century.
Children-- Kentucky-- Jefferson County-- History-- Sources.
Cholera-- Kentucky-- Jefferson County-- History-- 19th century.
Cholera-- Kentucky-- Jefferson County-- History-- Sources.
Diplomatic and consular service, Austrian-- United States-- History-- 19th century.
Diplomatic and consular service, Austrian-- United States-- History-- Sources.
Franco-Prussian War, 1870-1871.
Gardening-- Kentucky-- Jefferson County-- History-- 19th century.
Gardening-- Kentucky-- Jefferson County-- History-- Sources.
Horses-- Kentucky-- Jefferson County-- History-- 19th century.
Horses-- Kentucky-- Jefferson County-- History-- Sources.
Railroads-- Kentucky-- History-- 19th century.
Railroads-- Kentucky-- History-- Sources.
Scarlatina-- Kentucky-- Jefferson County-- History-- 19th century.
Scarlatina-- Kentucky-- Jefferson County-- History-- Sources.
Slaves-- Kentucky-- Jefferson County-- History-- 19th century.
Slaves-- Kentucky-- Jefferson County-- History-- Sources.
Streets-- Kentucky-- Jefferson County-- History-- 19th century.
Streets-- Kentucky-- Jefferson County-- History-- Sources.
Transportation-- Kentucky-- Louisville-- History-- 19th century.
Transportation-- Kentucky-- Louisville-- History-- Sources.
Vineyards-- Kentucky-- Jefferson County-- History-- 19th century.
Vineyards-- Kentucky-- Jefferson County-- History-- Sources.
Kentucky-- History-- Civil War, 1861-1865-- Sources.
Kentucky-- Politics and government-- Sources.
Kentucky-- Race relations.
Louisville (Ky.)-- Social life and customs.
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Repository
The Filson Historical Society

Collection Overview

Scope and Content
Louisville businessman and gentleman farmer. Entitled "Chronicle of Syke. Jefferson County, Ky.," Schwartz intended to confine his journal to matters concerning his country estate Syke, but became more general as time went on. He kept the journal in a part retrospective, part current style. Throughout, he details his agricultural plans and activities, expansion of house and grounds, and health of family and friends. He discusses local events and effects of the Civil War; economic conditions; travel; the "short line" railroad connection in Louisville; and gives an ongoing account of the Franco-Prussian War. The journal stops abruptly 28 Feb. 1871 and there is one loose, undated memo summarizing the rest of the year. Card index in repository