H.L. Martin Papers, 1848-1938

Descriptive Summary

Title
H.L. Martin Papers, 1848-1938
Creator
Martin, Henry Lewis, 1848-1938
Extent
6.5 c.f.
Subjects
Martin, Henry Lewis, --1848-1938 -- Archives
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Veterans
Agriculture -- Kentucky
Banks and banking -- Kentucky
Horse industry -- Tennessee
Martin family
Breckinridge, Madeline McDowell, --1872-1920
Goebel, William, --1856-1900
Arrangement
Chronological
Finding Aid Author
Archives Staff
Repository
Kentucky Historical Society

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Henry Lewis Martin was born June 5, 1848, near Midway, Kentucky. He was the eldest child of Jesse and Margaret Thornton Martin. Martin and his father forged strong ties with the Confederacy. Both enlisted in the army. Jesse Martin served with General Abraham Buford, while Henry joined Company A of the 5th Kentucky Cavalry at the age of 14. Henry served as a scout and joined in John Hunt Morgan's last raid. Both Martins were captured at Cynthiania June 11, 1864, and were sent together to Rock Island, Illinois.
After the war Henry Martin attended a private school in Midway and turned to farming. His land holdings in Woodford County eventually numbered over 900 acres. He also became a partner in Martin, Thomson, and Co., which was a successful mule and horse dealership for many years. This firm was based in Louisville and New Orleans and traded throughout the U.S. and in Europe and the West Indies. Martin lived for six years in New Orleans in the 1870s and later divided his time between his Midway home and Louisiana. For several years Martin also owned a sugar plantation in Louisiana.
Martin was primary stockholder in and president of the Citizens Bank of Midway for fifty-two years. He was active in banking organizations such as the Kentucky Bankers Association.
Martin's political career related to both Kentucky and Louisiana. As a Democrat, Martin was elected state senator from the 22nd District of Kentucky (Scott, Woodford, and Jessamine counties). He served from 1893 to 1897 and was chairman of the Senate Finance Committee. In 1896 the "gold" Democrats nominated Martin as their candidate for the U.S. Senate in Kentucky.
Martin successfully represented Louisiana sugar planters before Congress in 1895 in obtaining the restoration of a $5 million federal sugar bounty. He considered this his greatest achievement.
After the Democratic Party advocated the free coinage of silver, rather than maintenance of the gold monetary standard, Martin changed his political allegiance to the Republican Party. He apparently continued to support the GOP for the rest of his life.
He also served for many years on the Midway Board of Education and as an elder in the Presbyterian Church. The senator was active in Confederate veterans' organizations, too. In 1871 Martin married Kate Brooks. Their four children were Henry L. Martin, Jr. (d. 1934); Jesse V. Martin (d. 1933); Margaret Martin Davis; and Mary E. Martin. After his first wife's death, Henry Martin, Sr., married Lulie Stephenson.
Scope and Content
The papers primarily relate to Martin, although materials pertaining to and written by his immediate family are also present. The collection contains much concerning agriculture, banking, and late nineteenth and early twentieth century politics. Numerous letters and receipts document Martin's mule and horse trading business, with many written by his primary partner, M.F. Thomson. (A third partner was J.P. Hudson.) The firm split up circa 1901. Much of this material relates to New Orleans and the Columbia, Tennessee, area, where the firm raised and held stock.
Martin's close association with many notable political figures is illustrated by many letters from friends such as Senator J.C.S. Blackburn; Congressman W.C.P. Breckinridge; Breckinridge's son, LEXINGTON HERALD editor Desha Breckinridge; U.S. Supreme Court Justice Edward D. White; Kentucky Governors W.O. Bradley and Augustus E. Willson and Basil Duke. A few letters from people such as future Governor William Goebel about politics and reformer Madeline McDowell Breckinridge concerning her charity work and social issues are also in the collection.
Agriculture is documented by letters, receipts, and business papers concerning Martin's lands in Kentucky; farm property he and his wife held in Tennessee; and son Jesse's farms in Kansas and Montana. They include many references to wheat sales and the raising of corn. Many letters refer to the Citizens Bank and general banking issues. Considerable correspondence over the years show Martin's affection for his confreres in arms from the Confederacy and his involvement in the veterans' groups and participation in their reunions. There are also numerous letters reflecting Martin's interest in and donations to charities, social causes, and cultural organizations.
Letters between Martin and family members concern personal news, family events, and farming. There are many receipts, bills, and other documents pertaining to the acquisition of goods and services by the family and relating to their financial affairs.
Also included are notes on many of the letters in the collection, compiled during processing. These notes are arranged chronologically by year only. An explanatory note to abbreviations used is attached to the notes
A few photographs are included, one of which shows a group of Confederate veterans in 1923
Creator's Occupation: Banker, state legislator, businessman, landowner
County: Woodford; Jefferson

Contents of the Collection

1882-1894

1882-1887

  • Box 1, folder 1

Item - Year: 1886, Date: December 15

  • Box 1, folder 1
Description: WCPB to President G. Cleveland copy TL refuting previous claim Breckinridge said a Hugh Rogers was unfit for government service
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Item - Year: 1886, Date: December 16

  • Box 1, folder 1
Description: WCPB to Judge M.L. Alford, Lexington (copy) TL questioning an apparent claim by Alford of injustice done to Alford by Breckinridge
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Item - Year: 1887, Date: July 5

  • Box 1, folder 1
Description: articles of copartnership for Martin, Thomson, & Co.
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1888

  • Box 1, folder 2

Item - Year: 1888, Date: August 9

  • Box 1, folder 2
Description: WCP Breckinridge ALS to HLM from U.S. House of Representatives reopposition to WCPB in reelection needs names of hemp growers from HLM in Woodford and part of Scott counties
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January to June, 1889

  • Box 1, folder 3
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July to December, 1889

  • Box 1, folder 4
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January to June, 1890

  • Box 1, folder 5
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July to December, 1890

  • Box 1, folder 6
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1891

  • Box 1, folder 7

Item - Year: 1891, Date: May 1

  • Box 1, folder 7
Description: Henry C. Payne TLS to HLM - Payne a special commissioner to Mexico of the World's Columbian Exposition, Latin American Department, Payne writing from Mexico re another mutual friend visiting there
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January to June, 1892

  • Box 1, folder 8
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July to December, 1892

  • Box 1, folder 9

Item - Year: 1892, Date: September 8

  • Box 1, folder 9
Description: WCP Breckinridge ALS to HLM Sept. 8, 1892, refers to death of Mrs. Breckinridge - sends gift Mrs. B bought for HLM's daughter
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January to May, 1893

  • Box 1, folder 10
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June to December, 1893

  • Box 1, folder 11
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January to April, 1894

  • Box 1, folder 12

Item - Year: 1894, Date: January 27, February 21

  • Box 1, folder 12
Description: Wm. Lindsey, U.S. Senator, 2 ALSs to HLM, on letterhead of "Committee on Indian Depredations, United States Senate" (53rd Congress) basically dealing with tariff issue before Congress
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Item - Year: 1894, Date: January 29

  • Box 1, folder 12
Description: Edward D. White, U.S. Senator from Louisiana, ALS to HLM, on U.S. Senate letterhead concerning upcoming visit of influential Republican Senators (McMillan of Michigan & Manderson of Nebr.) to "Carnival" (Mardi Gras) & necessity that "every civility" be tendered them in White's name as their aid was needed on the "sugar question"
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Item - Year: 1894, Date: February 6

  • Box 1, folder 12
Description: handwritten resolution by some Democratic members of the Kentucky state senate against a resolution introduced in the state house relating to appointments of the members of supreme branch?
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Item - Year: 1894, Date: April 12

  • Box 1, folder 12
Description: son Jesse? letter from school about disorderly behavior
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May to December, 1894

  • Box 1, folder 13

Item - Year: 1894, Date: June 9

  • Box 1, folder 13
Description: Gilbert L. Hall ALS to HLM from New Orleans hoping WCP Breckinridge can win election "all things considered" relates impression that WCPB's opponent is "no cleaner."
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Item - Year: 1894, Date: September 7

  • Box 1, folder 13
Description: Sam Leavy ALS to HLM expressing support for WCP Breckinridge
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Item - Year: 1894, Date: October 13

  • Box 1, folder 13
Description: Pamphlet, concerning meeting where WCP Breckinridge presented a banner to the Breckinridge Club of Harper's Ferry, at Pleasureville, Henry County, Kentucky, for having produced the largest vote for him of any precinct -contains his speech & that of someone of the club - after defeat due to Pollard case - saluting the voters who stood by him
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1895-1899

January to June, 1895

  • Box 2, folder 1

Item - Year: 1895, Date: March 2, March 3

  • Box 2, folder 1
Description: series of wires concerning passage of federal sugar bounty amendment or bill?
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Item - Year: 1895, Date: March 26

  • Box 2, folder 1
Description: JCS Blackburn ALS to HLM U.S. Senate letterhead, headed Versailles, Ky. political
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Item - Year: 1895, Date: March 29

  • Box 2, folder 1
Description: survey of land for Jesse Martin
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Item - Year: 1895, Date: April 9

  • Box 2, folder 1
Description: Phil B. Thompson wire to HLM from Washington DC (Martin in New Orleans) - political?
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Item - Year: 1895, Date: May 4

  • Box 2, folder 1
Description: R. H. Elliston (?) TLS to HLM political, governor's race both writer & HLM differed from JCS Blackburn on silver but HLM still a supporter of JCSB due to general friendship and admiration, writer saying he could not vote for someone for a doctrine to which writer was so opposed.
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Item - Year: 1895, Date: May 30

  • Box 2, folder 1
Description: JCS Blackburn TLS to HLM Senate letterhead headed Louisville political re sugar bounty issue
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Item - Year: 1895, Date: June 12

  • Box 2, folder 1
Description: W.L. Crabb ALS to HLM political
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Item - Year: 1895, Date: June 16

  • Box 2, folder 1
Description: JCSB wire to HLM from Versailles political
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Item - Year: 1895, Date: July 25

  • Box 2, folder 1
Description: JCS Blackburn wire to HLM from Washington DC
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July to December, 1895

  • Box 2, folder 2

Item - Year: 1895, Date: July 24

  • Box 2, folder 2
Description: Wm. Shelby TLS to HLM on letterhead of IRS, 7th District of Kentucky, Collector's Office, Lexington speaks of "enemies to this office in the City of Frankfort" and calls lies allegations that the office has or will take any action against "Mr. Taylor"
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Item - Year: 1895, Date: August 13

  • Box 2, folder 2
Description: John C. Russell TLS to HLM from Louisville - political
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Item - Year: 1895, Date: August 27

  • Box 2, folder 2
Description: George Stretton (?) ALS to HLM Bardstown, - political
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Item - Year: 1895, Date: August 31

  • Box 2, folder 2
Description: Thomas H. Hays ALS to HLM Hays running a second time for speaker pro tem of Ky. Senate? previously lost to Goebel wants HLM's vote & influence
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Item - Year: 1895, Date: November 27

  • Box 2, folder 2
Description: Rozel Weissinger TLS to HLM with holograph note at bottom, Louisville political re a course of action for Democratic party Sen. Blackburn & sound money cause, mentions Gen. Duke's (Basil) interest in meeting
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Item - Year: 1895, Date: December 8

  • Box 2, folder 2
Description: JCS Blackburn TLS to HLM Senate letterhead Washington DC political
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January to May, 1896

  • Box 2, folder 3

Item - Year: 1896, Date: January 9

  • Box 2, folder 3
Description: Wm. Goebel ADS appointment of HLM as his proxy to vote in the joint Democratic caucus of the Kentucky General Assembly
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Item - Year: 1896, Date: April 17

  • Box 2, folder 3
Description: JCS Blackburn TLS to HLM politics, including JCSB's attempt to have a civil suit against Goebel dismissed
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Item - Year: 1896, Date: May 15

  • Box 2, folder 3
Description: H.A. Sommers ALS to HLM on letterhead of "Bimetallic Democratic National Committee" to which Sommers was a delegate from Kentucky - in reference to an appointment of "Joplin" (?) to a postmastership, relates to free silver issue
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Item - Year: 1896, Date: May 23

  • Box 2, folder 3
Description: Wm. Goebel ALS to HLM seeking support for his bid to be chm of the State Central Committee of the Democratic party, other political matters including Goebel's close ties to (Sen.?) Carlisle who he feels he must support for President asking HLM to give him "latitude" in this - outright statements of ambition, apparently trying to sway HLM with support Goebel can provide for JCS Blackburn
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June to July, 1896

  • Box 2, folder 4

Item - Year: 1896, Date: June 2

  • Box 2, folder 4
Description: Adlai E. Stevenson wedding invitation for Stevenson's daughter's wedding sent to HLM and wife
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Item - Year: 1896, Date: June 8

  • Box 2, folder 4
Description: Wm. Goebel ALS to HLM - reiterating wish to be on state central committee
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Item - Year: 1896, Date: June 14

  • Box 2, folder 4
Description: Lilly M. T. (?) ALS to HLM from Laranguras, Lergipe (?) Brazil -- wants HLM to help her father get another job and leave his employment with a distillery
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Item - Year: 1896, Date: June 28

  • Box 2, folder 4
Description: A.G. Gross ALS to HLM announcing silver forces will control national convention
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Item - Year: 1896, Date: July 15

  • Box 2, folder 4
Description: N. Powell Taylor, attorney, Henderson, Ky., ALS to HLM -- reportsseeing in C-J report that HLM declared his opposition to the Democratic nomineecan't believe it's true -- wants clarification from HLM
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Item - Year: 1896, Date: July 15

  • Box 2, folder 4
Description: Samuel Casseday TLS to HLM political - money issue
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Item - Year: 1896, Date: July 16

  • Box 2, folder 4
Description: Basil W. Duke ALS to HLM Louisville expressing his agreement with HLM on break from national Democratic ticket over money issue
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Item - Year: 1896, Date: July 17

  • Box 2, folder 4
Description: R.V. Norman ALS to HLM supporting HLM's stance on gold standard -- says he (Norman) will vote for McKinley
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Item - Year: 1896, Date: July 18

  • Box 2, folder 4
Description: Samuel Castleman ALS to HLM political problem referring to money issue & upcoming campaign
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Item - Year: 1896, Date: July 20

  • Box 2, folder 4
Description: A.V. (?) Hughes wire to HLM re barn burned at Midway - believed to be accident 6 colts burned, mules saved
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Item - Year: 1896, Date: July 21

  • Box 2, folder 4
Description: WCP Breckinridge TLS to HLM wanting Martin to help organize Democratic party & put ("new"?) ticket forward
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Item - Year: 1896, Date: July 23

  • Box 2, folder 4
Description: W.W. Stephenson TLS with holograph note to HLM re HLM's stand on money at Chicago convention and an incident re Wm. Goebel allegedly trying to "bull-doze" Stephenson into voting on an issue -- Stephenson was denying coercion on Goebel's part & seeking HLM's opinion since he was there, too
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Item - Year: 1896, Date: July 25

  • Box 2, folder 4
Description: Prospectus, Centre College, Danville
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Item - Year: 1896, Date: July 28

  • Box 2, folder 4
Description: JCS Blackburn ALS to HLM denying, rejecting newspaper reports that HLM had incurred JCSB's wrath for leaving Chicago (Democratic) Convention -- pledging unconditional support & friendship always
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August to December, 1896

  • Box 2, folder 5

Item - Year: 1896, Date: August 13

  • Box 2, folder 5
Description: George W. Davie to HLM letterhead Democratic State Executive Committee "For Sound Money..." urging HLM to participate in the sound money Democratic convention to be held in Louisville to fight the W.J. Bryan ticket
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Item - Year: 1896, Date: August 17

  • Box 2, folder 5
Description: John T. Shelby TLS to HLM re upcoming Louisville case
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Item - Year: 1896, Date: October 10

  • Box 2, folder 5
Description: Hogsett Classical and Military Academy, Danville, report card for HLM Jr. ("cadet")
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Item - Year: 1896, Date: October 26

  • Box 2, folder 5
Description: E.D. White TLS to HLM generally about horse business but mentions the anticipation and questions about the election's outcome
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Item - Year: 1896, Date: December 14

  • Box 2, folder 5
Description: James H. Mulligan TLS to HLM re son's wish to apply for position as a physician on one of the Pacific Mail Steamships between San Francisco and China - son currently a doctor at St. Joseph's in Lexington "the receiving hospital of all the railroads at that point"
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January 13 to January 20, 1896

  • Box 2, folder 6
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Missing or numbered incorrectly

  • Box 2, folder 7
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January 20 to January 29, 1896

  • Box 2, folder 8
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January to April, 1897

  • Box 2, folder 9

Item - Year: 1897, Date: February 13

  • Box 2, folder 9
Description: some kind of genealogical or religious note re Friersons
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Item - Year: 1897, Date: April 1

  • Box 2, folder 9
Description: E.H. Pearce ALS to HLM on letterhead Ky Wesleyan (then in Winchester) of which Pearce was president stating his support for Martin to be U.S. Senator
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Item - Year: 1897, Date: April 2

  • Box 2, folder 9
Description: W.L. Lyons TLS to HLM - offering support to HLM for U.S. Senate bid
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Item - Year: 1897, Date: April 15

  • Box 2, folder 9
Description: B.M. Creel TLS to HLM concerning his support for HLM in state senate race
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Item - Year: 1897, Date: April 15

  • Box 2, folder 9
Description: J.D. Crosthwait ALS to HLM political support
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Item - Year: 1897, Date: April 19

  • Box 2, folder 9
Description: Charles W. Buck TLS to HLM Louisville support for Martin as U.S. Senator attached copy of letter sent to Mark Hanna to enlist his aid in getting support for Pres (McKinley) for HLM
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Item - Year: 1897, Date: April 19

  • Box 2, folder 9
Description: Henry Watterson ALS to HLM Louisville re support for HLM - refers to himself as "marse Henry"
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May to August, 1897

  • Box 2, folder 10

Item - Year: 1897, Date: May 11

  • Box 2, folder 10
Description: W.W. Baldwin wire to HLM congratulatory - political
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Item - Year: 1897, Date: May 20

  • Box 2, folder 10
Description: WCPB TLS to HLM Lexington urging HLM to seek reelection
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Item - Year: 1897, Date: May 22

  • Box 2, folder 10
Description: WCPB TLS to HLM (content - basically same as above)
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Item - Year: 1897, Date: May 22

  • Box 2, folder 10
Description: Arthur Yager ALS to HLM asking HLM to run for reelection to state Senate representing Jessamine, Scott, & Woodford Co. on National Democratic (sound money) ticket, (Yager claims Prohibitionists & Republicans will support Martin, too) along with notice of upcoming convention to choose a nominee for the seat
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Item - Year: 1897, Date: May 25

  • Box 2, folder 10
Description: George M. Davie TLS to HLM re upcoming Sound Money Democratic meeting
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Item - Year: 1897, Date: May 29

  • Box 2, folder 10
Description: Joe Noe ALS to HLM Noe, an Owensboro atty wants to borrow $100 to repay gambling debt incurred when Noe passed thru Louisville, got drunk & played cards
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Item - Year: 1897, Date: June 9

  • Box 2, folder 10
Description: Sophonisba Breckinridge ALS to HLM on letterhead of Breckinridge & Shelby law firm, Lexington, concerning some affidavits
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Item - Year: 1897, Date: June 28

  • Box 2, folder 10
Description: W.B. Haldeman TLS to HLM Louisville Haldeman & H. Watterson wanted to see HLM re "party organization"
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Item - Year: 1897, Date: August 10

  • Box 2, folder 10
Description: WCPB TLS to HLM Lexington - reelection
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September to December, 1897

  • Box 2, folder 11

Item - Year: 1897, Date: October 12

  • Box 2, folder 11
Description: John M. Stevenson TLS to HLM on letterhead of Scott County Republican Executive Committee - Stevenson chairman of group - talking about election situation in co. including speculation "that the colored voters may not be able to vote intelligently under the N.D. (National Democrat) device."
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Item - Year: 1897, Date: October 22

  • Box 2, folder 11
Description: W.O. Bradley ALS to HLM - gov. wrote to several on Martin's behalf & wants to help in any way
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Item - Year: 1897, Date: October 27

  • Box 2, folder 11
Description: W.H. Johnson ALS to HLM on Deposit Bank of Georgetown letterhead - preparations for election, how to carry Georgetown area, need money to pay some voters to stay away, "have been busy instructing the colored people how to vote
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Item - Year: 1897, Date: October 28

  • Box 2, folder 11
Description: Llewellyn F. Sinclair TLS to J.M. Hoge of Midway - Sinclair a Georgetown atty, said Martin needed to put more money at Georgetown to win election
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Item - Year: 1897, Date: October 29

  • Box 2, folder 11
Description: J.M. Atherton ALS to HLM from Louisville - support for HLM campaign
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Item - Year: 1897, Date: November 6

  • Box 2, folder 11
Description: R.H. Elliston TLS to HLM written Williamstown Ky, regrets HLM's Description: R.H. Elliston TLS to HLM written Williamstown Ky, regrets HLM's election loss
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Item - Year: 1897, Date: November 8

  • Box 2, folder 11
Description: T.R. Welch ALS to HLM headed Nicholasville, Ky. - thanking Martin for letter congratulating him on a win
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Item - Year: 1897, Date: November 27

  • Box 2, folder 11
Description: Wm. Lindsay TLS to HLM Frankfort re factions in Democratic party over money issue
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Item - Year: 1897, Date: November 29

  • Box 2, folder 11
Description: WCPB TLS to HLM Lexington re job for a friend, regrets over election
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Item - Year: 1897, Date: December 4

  • Box 2, folder 11
Description: W.O. Bradley certificate to HLM to officiate for Kentucky in christening a battleship
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January to June, 1898

  • Box 2, folder 12
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July to December, 1898

  • Box 2, folder 13

Item - Year: 1898, Date: August 28

  • Box 2, folder 13
Description: J.V. Martin ALS to sister (Margaret?) from Jamalpore, East India-reporting to family after long silence, traveling for 2 years to S. Africa, S. America, Australia & then to India, now working as supervisor of "coolie" gang at a steel foundry - refers to some rift with HLM & family
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January to June, 1899

  • Box 2, folder 14

Item - Year: 1899, Date: May 16, May 21

  • Box 2, folder 14
Description: WCPB TLS(s) to HLM Lexington - invitations to note with Breckinridge the anniversary of WCPB's return home from the Confederate army
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July to December, 1899

  • Box 2, folder 15

Item - Year: 1899, Date: August 5

  • Box 2, folder 15
Description: R.H. Elliston TLS to HLM Williamstown Ky - says prospects are brighter for the sound money Democrats - wants to see a few in the legislature & suggests making a deal with GOP to run them under their banner
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Item - Year: 1899, Date: August 24

  • Box 2, folder 15
Description: W. W. Stephenson TLS to HLM refuting earlier assertion that Stephenson supported Goebel - political letter by Stephenson discusses various aspects of race - decides essentially not to vote at all
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Item - Year: 1899, Date: September 21

  • Box 2, folder 15
Description: Saml Roberts TLS to HLM urging HLM to run for rep. from Woodford Co. basically as candidate of anti-Goebel forces
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Item - Year: 1899, Date: December 15

  • Box 2, folder 15
Description: Richard W. Knott, editor Louisville Evening Post, TLS to HLM Louisville refers to election contest now being transferred to legislature - expects "hottest winter ever known in Kentucky" - hopes to eradicate Goebelism
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Item - Year: 1899, Date: December 30

  • Box 2, folder 15
Description: W.O. Bradley ALS(s) to HLM both Frankfort wants Martin to come to Frankfort to assist in "the struggle for liberty"
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1900-1902

January to May, 1900

  • Box 3, folder 1

Item - Year: 1900, Date: January 19

  • Box 3, folder 1
Description: Charles F. Price ALS to HLM discusses the case of Tom Berry who was apparently barred from racing
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Item - Year: 1900, Date: February 1

  • Box 3, folder 1
Description: series of reports of some private detective on shadowing of a George W. Hyde for HLM - eventually Hyde is arrested in Memphis, returned to New Orleans.
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June to August, 1900

  • Box 3, folder 2

Item - Year: 1900, Date: June 5, June 8

  • Box 3, folder 2
Description: Leslie Combs TLS(s) to HLM encouraging WCPB to run for Congress (after previous defeat due to Pollard scandal)
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Item - Year: 1900, Date: June 13

  • Box 3, folder 2
Description: W.O. Bradley ALS to HLM political Bradley says he won't run for Congress
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September to December, 1900

  • Box 3, folder 3

Item - Year: 1900, Date: December 25

  • Box 3, folder 3
Description: W.O. Bradley ALS to HLM will run for legislature wants Martin to run in Woodford Co.
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January to February, 1901

  • Box 3, folder 4

Item - Year: 1901, Date: January 16

  • Box 3, folder 4
Description: Wm. Lindsay (U.S. Sen. - Ky.) TLS to HLM written on letterhead of Committee on Revolutionary Claims, U.S. Senate re deep feelings for Ky despite temporary sojourn in NY comments on current Ky politics
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March to July, 1901

  • Box 3, folder 5

Item - Year: 1901, Date: April 18, May 29

  • Box 3, folder 5
Description: George W. Hyde ALS(s) to HLM written from prison in Baton Rouge in prison for embezzlement wants Martin's help in getting pardon - Hyde apparently embezzled from Martin's firm
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Item - Year: 1901, Date: May 3

  • Box 3, folder 5
Description: bill Hotel Victoria London
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Item - Year: 1901, Date: May 28

  • Box 3, folder 5
Description: Desha Breckinridge TLS to HLM wanting to interest HLM in Fayette Home Telephone Co. - as it was expanding to Versailles and Midway
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August to December, 1901

  • Box 3, folder 6
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January to April, 1902

  • Box 3, folder 7

Item - Year: 1902, Date: March 5

  • Box 3, folder 7
Description: W.W. (?) Monroe TLS to HLM Houston re expansion of Southern Pacific RR in Gulf Coast area - seeking HLM's investment
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May to July, 1902

  • Box 3, folder 8

Item - Year: 1902, Date: June 30

  • Box 3, folder 8
Description: Madeline McDowell Breckinridge ALS to HLM Lexington - thanking HLM for donation - apparently for playground and/or other children's charity involved in by MMB
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August to December, 1902

  • Box 3, folder 9

1903

  • Box 4
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Item - Year: 1902, Date: August 12

  • Box 4
Description: R(obert) C. Davey U.S. Senator La. TLS to HLM New Orleans written on letterhead on "Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce, House of Representatives, U.S." re location of a new post office, apparently in New Orleans
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Item - Year: 1902, Date: August 28

  • Box 4
Description: James B. Clay ALS to HLM Lexington - support for HLM if he runs for gov. (1903?)
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Item - Year: 1902, Date: October 23

  • Box 4
Description: Julius Winter Jr. & Co. tailors 4th St Louisville bill
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Item - Year: 1902, Date: December 9

  • Box 4
Description: birth card
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Item - Year: 1902, Date: December 13

  • Box 4
Description: B.D. Warfield, dist. atty., L & N RR, TLS to HLM Mrs. Martin believed to be on board a train involved in an accident on Dec. 5 - seeking her as witness of the train blowing its whistle
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1903-1904

January to March, 1903

  • Box 4, folder 1

Item - Year: 1903, Date: February 7

  • Box 4, folder 1
Description: E.D. White (U.S. Supreme Court Justice) TLS to HLM, says he has made it a rule not to interfere with executive appointments since taking upjudicial duties, therefore not able to help HLM on an (unnamed) request
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April to May, 1903

  • Box 4, folder 2

Item - Year: 1903, Date: May 23

  • Box 4, folder 2
Description: L.F. Sinclair TLS to HLM written on letterhead of Georgetown P.O., letter written on behalf of Ky GOP asking if Martin would accept nomination for lieutenant governor if nominated
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Item - Year: 1903, Date: May 30

  • Box 4, folder 2
Description: Young E. Allison TLS to HLM Louisville on letterhead of The Louisville Herald concerning a possible HLM candidacy for GOP nomination for it. governor
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June 1903

  • Box 4, folder 3
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July 1903

  • Box 4, folder 4

Item - Year: 1903, Date: July 18

  • Box 4, folder 4
Description: Morris B. Belknap TLS to HLM July 18, 1903 - seems to be accepting nomination
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August to September, 1903

  • Box 4, folder 5

Item - Year: 1903, Date: August 21

  • Box 4, folder 5
Description: Morris B. Belknap TLS to HLM, letterhead identifies Belknap as a candidate for GOP nomination for governor, letter - politics
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October to December, 1903

  • Box 4, folder 6
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January to March, 1904

  • Box 4, folder 7

Item - Year: 1904, Date: February 6

  • Box 4, folder 7
Description: Desha Breckinridge TLS to HLM on letterhead of (Lexington) Morning Herald, soliciting financial support and/or a series of articles for a proposed new weekly newspaper called The Kentucky Farmer and Breeder
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April to June, 1904

  • Box 4, folder 8

Item - Year: 1904, Date: April 6

  • Box 4, folder 8
Description: Daylight Acetylene Gas Co. of Louisville, Ky., TLS to HLM, - want photo of Martin's residence which they lighted with acetylene gas for their St. Louis exposition exhibit, want testimonial, too
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Item - Year: 1904, Date: April 13

  • Box 4, folder 8
Description: Desha Breckinridge TLS to HLM April 13, 1904 re politics, recent congressional race
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Item - Year: 1904, Date: May 2

  • Box 4, folder 8
Description: N.C. Blanchard TLS to HLM - Blanchard is about to become governor of Louisiana, wants HLMs to attend inauguration events
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Item - Year: 1904, Date: June 27

  • Box 4, folder 8
Description: Letter - letterhead, The Hayes House
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July to September, 1904

  • Box 4, folder 9
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September to December, 1904

  • Box 4, folder 10

Item - Year: 1904, Date: November 25

  • Box 4, folder 10
Description: Draft by HLM of a letter, in honor of WCPB, after his death, to Lexington Herald
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Item - Year: 1904, Date: December 21

  • Box 4, folder 10
Description: Samuel Judson Roberts TLS to HLM on letterhead of Lexington Leader expressing thanks for support for his candidacy for a third term as Collector, general view of politics of era
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Item - Year: 1904, Date: December 21

  • Box 4, folder 10
Description: Dr. Joseph Price ALS to Mrs. HLM? Philadelphia, urging recipient to attend right away to having some "small growths" removed.
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1905-1906

January to March, 1905

  • Box 5, folder 1

Item - Year: 1905, Date: January 13

  • Box 5, folder 1
Description: Carnation name card for HLM
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April to May, 1905

  • Box 5, folder 2
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June to July, 1905

  • Box 5, folder 3

Item - Year: 1905, Date: July 31

  • Box 5, folder 3
Description: Samuel J. Roberts TLS to HLM seeking letter of support from Martin to President Roosevelt showing that Roberts has exercised duties well as Collector of Internal Revenue for 7th District of Kentucky & editor of Lexington Leader, a GOP newspaper
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August to October, 1905

  • Box 5, folder 4

Item - Year: 1905, Date: October 10, October 11, October 12

  • Box 5, folder 4
Description: Program and invitation to HLM to attend the 4th State Development Convention, the Galt House, Louisville
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Item - Year: 1905, Date: October 11

  • Box 5, folder 4
Description: P.P. Parrish ALS to HLM on letterhead of Kentucky Female Orphan School, Midway, urging HLM to run for legislature as GOP candidate.
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Item - Year: 1905, Date: October 16

  • Box 5, folder 4
Description: Richard P. Ernst, chm, GOP State Central Committee of Kentucky TLS to HLM - wants Martin to run for General Assembly for GOP
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Item - Year: 1905, Date: October 19

  • Box 5, folder 4
Description:? Wallace ALS to HLM written on letterhead of U. of Virginia Law Department, writer a student there, reporting on dedication of new building at the university where Woodrow Wilson, then president of Princeton, spoke student also tells of his experiences as a law student there
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Item - Year: 1905, Date: October 21

  • Box 5, folder 4
Description: Knott 2nd TLS to HLM re politics
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Item - Year: 1905, Date: October 26

  • Box 5, folder 4
Description: Richard W. Knott, ed. Evening Post Louisville, Ky. TLS to HLM re politics - believes thing of immediate importance is overthrow of "ring" in Louisville, then "ring" in state which Knott considered to be led by Beckham
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November to December, 1905

  • Box 5, folder 5

Item - Year: 1905, Date: November 30

  • Box 5, folder 5
Description: Copy of draft of letter by HLM to Blackburn alluded to
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Item - Year: 1905, Date: December 7

  • Box 5, folder 5
Description: JCS Blackburn TLS to HLM on letterhead of U.S. Senate - thanking Martin for letter on RR rate question, discussing it & other politics
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January, 1906

  • Box 5, folder 6

Item - Year: 1906, Date: January 1

  • Box 5, folder 6
Description: Daniel D. Colcock, representative of American Cane Growers' Association, based in Louisiana, 2 ALSs to HLM on Congressional/Senate letterhead regarding a bill in the Committee on the Philippines
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Item - Year: 1906, Date: January 25

  • Box 5, folder 6
Description: Copy of contract with American Tobacco Co. for tobacco
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Item - Year: 1906, Date: January 25

  • Box 5, folder 6
Description: copy of a statement to Committee on the Philippine Islands by Colcock
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February to May, 1906

  • Box 5, folder 7
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June to July, 1906

  • Box 5, folder 8
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August to December, 1906

  • Box 5, folder 9

Item - Year: 1906, Date: December 17

  • Box 5, folder 9
Description:? Wallace ALS to HLM Dec. 17, 1906 on the letterhead of the University of Virginia Law Department reporting on his law studies
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1906-1908

1906 to 1907 (?)

  • Box 6, folder 1
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1907

  • Box 6, folder 2

Item - Year: 1907, Date: May 23

  • Box 6, folder 2
Description: J.D. Crosthwait ALS to HLM on letterhead of Hollenbeck Hotel, Los Angeles, - described journey west, visits in Salt Lake City, where he met "Pres. Smith of the Mormon Church", and saw Ogden, Utah, San Francisco, Oakland, and Los Angeles - discussions of states of those cities
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Item - Year: 1907, Date: July 16

  • Box 6, folder 2
Description: W.O. Bradley TLS to HLM July 16, 1907 - reports "flattering outlook for state GOP ticket and for legislature - urging Martin to run for latter
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Item - Year: 1907, Date: July 17

  • Box 6, folder 2
Description: W.O. Bradley TLS to HLM - wants HLM's son to run for legislature if HLM won't
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Item - Year: 1907, Date: July 20

  • Box 6, folder 2
Description: Alvis S. Bennett, sec., Republican State Central Committee of Kentucky TLS to HLM - also wants HLM's son to run
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Item - Year: 1907, Date: August 15

  • Box 6, folder 2
Description: Thomas L. Walker, chm Fayette Co. Republican Executive Committee TLS to HLM - inviting HLM to attend an address by (then) Sec. of War Wm. Howard Taft in Lexington & act as vice-president of the organization - written on letterhead of Walker as postmaster in Lexington
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Item - Year: 1907, Date: October 22

  • Box 6, folder 2
Description: Alvis S. Bennett TLS to HLM, on letterhead of Republican State Campaign Committee, wants HLM to help raise money for GOP candidates in Woodford County.
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Item - Year: 1907, Date: October 22

  • Box 6, folder 2
Description: W.O. Bradley, ALS to HLM, also on GOP letterhead, also urging HLM to raise money for GOP candidates in Woodford County.
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Item - Year: 1907, Date: November 7

  • Box 6, folder 2
Description: Augustus E. Willson, TLS to HLM - thanks for congratulatory telegram - Willson just won governorship
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Item - Year: 1907, Date: December 10

  • Box 6, folder 2
Description: Bennett H. Young TLS to HLM - reports his resignation as a director & general counsel of the Inter-Southern Life Insurance Co. & advises HLM not to invest more money in the company
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Item - Year: 1908, Date: November 16, November 24

  • Box 6, folder 2
Description: Commissions issued by Gov. Augustus E. Willson naming HLM as delegate to Southern Commercial Congress (Nov. 24, 1908) and delegate to National Conservation Commission (Nov. 16, 1908)
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January to April, 1907

  • Box 6, folder 3
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May to July 1907

  • Box 6, folder 4
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August to September, 1907

  • Box 6, folder 5
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October to December, 1907

  • Box 6, folder 6
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1908

  • Box 6, folder 7
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January to February, 1908

  • Box 6, folder 8
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March to June, 1908

  • Box 6, folder 9
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July to September, 1908

  • Box 6, folder 10
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October to December, 1908

  • Box 6, folder 11

Item - Year: 1908, Date: December 18

  • Box 6, folder 11
Description: McKinzie Todd exec. secretary to Gov. Willson TLS to HLM - informing HLM that governor has named him to the state committee for the 100th birthday celebration for Abraham Lincoln where Pres. T. Roosevelt would speak
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1909-1911

January to March, 1909

  • Box 7, folder 1
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April to May, 1909

  • Box 7, folder 2

Item - Year: 1909, Date: May 17

  • Box 7, folder 2
Description: Wm. Lovelell F.? (president of Berea College) written on official stationery TLS to HLM May 17, 1909, thanking HLM for his support of "our movement toward bettering the condition of the colored people of Kentucky."
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June, 1909

  • Box 7, folder 3
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July to August, 1909

  • Box 7, folder 4

Item - Year: 1909, Date: July 2

  • Box 7, folder 4
Description: brochure re appeal for "Colored Christian Church", Midway, Ky. for funds toward their debt, subscribed to by prominent white citizens in area such as J.L. Cogar, Matt Winn - HLM sent a check, July 2, 1909
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September to December, 1909

  • Box 7, folder 5

Item - Year: 1909, Date: November 18

  • Box 7, folder 5
Description: E.D. White TLS to HLM Washington DC personal
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Item - Year: 1909, Date: December 1

  • Box 7, folder 5
Description: letter Dec., 1909 from Ky Association for Study and Prevention of Tuberculosis, Louisville, appeal, notes State Board of Health figure of 6400 TB deaths in last year, conservative estimate of 20,000 active cases in Kentucky, notes Ky. second in nation in TB deaths (Tennessee was first) gives a figure that every life then in Commonwealth then worth $1000
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January to April, 1910

  • Box 7, folder 6

Item - Year: 1910, Date: January 19

  • Box 7, folder 6
Description: E.D. White TLS to HLM, Washington, D.C. refusing invitation by HLM for a Florida trip because "the work of the: U.S. Supreme Court here is incessant
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May to June, 1910

  • Box 7, folder 7

Item - Year: 1910, Date: May 7

  • Box 7, folder 7
Description: Invoice, from B.F. Meek & Sons, Louisville, manufacturers of Meek and Blue Grass Kentucky Reels - noted for letterhead
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Item - Year: 1910, Date: May 26

  • Box 7, folder 7
Description: W.O. Bradley TLS to HLM, letterhead, U.S. Senate, assures his support for New Orleans as location of the Panama Exposition, expresses hope to be able to accept HLM's invitation to visit sometime
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Item - Year: 1910, Date: May 27

  • Box 7, folder 7
Description: H.T. Lawler TLS to HLM New Orleans - says New Orleans needs all the help it can get, appreciates HLM's letter supporting call for Panama Canal exposition for city.
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Item Year: 1910, Date: June 30

  • Box 7, folder 7
Description: Invitation to a launching of "Whallen Bros." a new motor boat playing the Ohio River: June 30, 1910, apparently named for firm which owned it.
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July to August, 1910

  • Box 7, folder 8

Item - Year: 1910, Date: July 2

  • Box 7, folder 8
Description: Augustus E. Willson TLS to HLM, - politics, re upcoming Congressional race?
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Item - Year: 1910, Date: July 7

  • Box 7, folder 8
Description: Charles H. Stoll TLS to HLM, urging HLM to be a GOP candidate for Congress
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Item - Year: 1910, Date: July 7

  • Box 7, folder 8
Description: Desha Breckinridge TLS to HLM from Lexington on letterhead of Lexington Herald - appreciates HLM's support for Breckinridge's editorials re-election, advocating defeat of Cantrill wants HLM to run for the office, which is unnamed, probably an U.S. Congressional seat
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Item - Year: 1910, Date: July 23

  • Box 7, folder 8
Description: Bertron Griscom & Jenks, TLS to HLM, New York, confidential letter concerning stock of New Orleans Railway & Light Co.
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Item - Year: 1910, Date: August 2

  • Box 7, folder 8
Description: C.M. Clay (Jr.) ALS to HLM, Paris, Ky. confidential letter by Clay saying he does not want to openly oppose Cantrill since he sees him socially, unless one of the "old guard" were running as a candidate
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Item - Year: 1910, Date: August 18

  • Box 7, folder 8
Description: HLM to Desha Breckinridge, ALS - will not run for Congress, will explain when next meet in person
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Item - Year: 1910, Date: August 19

  • Box 7, folder 8
Description: Desha Breckinridge TLS to HLM, Lexington on letterhead of Lexington Herald, regrets HLM's decision not to run but accepts it
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Item - Year: 1910, Date: August 20

  • Box 7, folder 8
Description: Wm. Jackson Hendrick TLS to HLM, New York, on letterhead of Hendrick, Abberley & Hendrick, convinced only HLM can win Congressional race & beat "that political bastard" Cantrill
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Item - Year: 1910, Date: August 27

  • Box 7, folder 8
Description: Receipt issued by "Jno. T. Barbee & Co" distillers in Louisville, for whiskey purchased. Stamped with following statement, "We Guarantee These Goods Not To Be Misbranded Nor Adulterated Within The Meaning of The National Pure Food Law Approved June 30th, 1906"
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September to December, 1910

  • Box 7, folder 9

Item - Year: 1910, Date: October 26, November 14

  • Box 7, folder 9
Description: 2 letters from Alice Lloyd to HLM, 1 TLS, Oct. 26, 1910, the other 1 ALS, Nov. 14, 1910 re her proposal to interview HLM re recent tobacco growers' movement for better prices (Black Patch War)
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Item - Year: 1910, Date: December 15

  • Box 7, folder 9
Description: Augustus E. Willson TLS to HLM, appointing HLM as a delegate to National Tariff Comm. Assn.
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Item - Year: 1910, Date: December 24

  • Box 7, folder 9
Description: Augustus E. Willson TLS to HLM, re meeting of a Tariff Committee & a redistricting issue - which Willson favored
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Item - Year: 1910

  • Box 7, folder 9
Description: Christmas card at beginning of 1910 folders also at end
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January to April, 1911

  • Box 7, folder 10

Item - Year: 1911, Date: January 9

  • Box 7, folder 10
Description: C.M. Clay (Jr) ALS to HLM,, Paris, Ky., "in regard to"..."tobacco situation", states his opposition to pooling, asks for HLM's assessment of his own county, suggests organization might help
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Item - Year: 1911, Date: January 13

  • Box 7, folder 10
Description: C.M. Clay (Jr) ALS to HLM, Paris, Ky., re tobacco movement & issues
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Item - Year: 1911, Date: February 27

  • Box 7, folder 10
Description: Augustus E. Willson, Gov. of Ky., TLS to HLM, (3 p.) on executive stationery, refusing invitation to Islamorada, Fla. where HLM is, lengthy letter thanks HLM for compliments on Willson's education work, gives a gloomy estimate of representative government, asks for HLM's advice on calling a special session to redistrict after 1910 census results, states he considers it a "non-partisan" affair
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Item - Year: 1911, Date: March 29

  • Box 7, folder 10
Description: Basil Duke ALS to HLM, re Judge:? O'Rear's candidacy for GOP nomination, says he would have supported him years earlier but since O'Rear (as a state judge) admitted and apologized for being a Night Rider he can't support him -- says he would like to see the GOP put up a man he could vote for, "in the event I should still think it proper to vote that ticket," discusses other possibilities
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May to June, 1911

  • Box 7, folder 11

Item - Year: 1911, Date: May 5

  • Box 7, folder 11
Description: Durand Whipple TLS to HLM, Little Rock, Ark., on letterhead of Confederate Veterans Reunion re HLM coming to reunion
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Item - Year: 1911, Date: May 19, June 6

  • Box 7, folder 11
Description: Madeline McDowell Breckinridge TLS to HLM, (3 p.) Lexington, on letterhead of Ky. Assn. for the Study and Prevention of Tuberculosis wants help in TB work in Ky. 2nd letter TLS & holograph note June 6, 1911 - wants HLM to attend Board of Directors meeting
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1911-1913

July to August, 1911

  • Box 8, folder 1
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September to October, 1911

  • Box 8, folder 2
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November to December, 1911

  • Box 8, folder 3
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January to March, 1912

  • Box 8, folder 4
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April to June, 1912

  • Box 8, folder 5
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July to September, 1912

  • Box 8, folder 6
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October to December, 1912

  • Box 8, folder 7

Item - Year: 1912 - 1913

  • Box 8, folder 7
Description: Christmas card 1912 - 1913, at end of 1912 folders
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Item - Year: 1912, Date: December 28

  • Box 8, folder 7
Description: Wm. H. Cox TLS to HLM, Louisville, on letterhead of Great Southern Fire Insurance Co., concerning HLM's buying stock in company - notable letter for letterhead including Augustus Willson's name as president and slogan at bottom, "Kentucky's Million Dollar Fire Insurance Company"
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1913

  • Box 8, folder 8

Item - Year: 1913, Date: January 24

  • Box 8, folder 8
Description: Andrew P. McCormick TLS to HLM, Waco, Tex., on McCormick's official letterhead as U.S. Circuit Judge acknowledges previous letter by HLM with information about Ky. politicos who were in college with McCormick - James and Joe Blackburn and Boyd Winchester - the latter apparently all in financial straits in their old age. Also talks of (Gov.) John Young Brown, particularly stating that he had a drinking problem, that he was elected to Congress too young, and that he was "unfortunate in his son" - previous letter, TLS, Jan. 2, 1913, also present asking for news
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Item - Year: 1913, Date: January 30

  • Box 8, folder 8
Description: Allen? TLS to HLM, New Orleans, on the letterhead of the St. Charles regarding change of presidential administrations and possible effect on prices of tobacco. Also concerned about effect on prices if peace restored in Turkey. Comments on gaiety of New Orleans as large Mardi Gras celebration about to begin.
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February to June, 1913

  • Box 8, folder 9

Item - Year: 1913, Date: February 17

  • Box 8, folder 9
Description: T.H. Poynter (U.S. Senator) TLS to HLM, on letterhead of U.S. Senate committee on civil service concerning a proposed trip HLM might undertake concerning agriculture. A previously attached copy of another letter pertaining to this trip is missing. Poynter said HLM would get an appointment from Southern Commercial Congress if he went on the trip
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Item - Year: 1913, Date: February 18

  • Box 8, folder 9
Description: W.O. Bradley TLS to HLM, on letterhead of U.S. Senate asks HLM to join American Commission for the study of agricultural business in Europe which was to leave New York on April 26. HLM was asked to serve as commissioner from Kentucky due to his qualifications and ability to finance his own travel. The trip would include a reception given by the King and Queen of Italy
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Item - Year: 1913, Date: June 28

  • Box 8, folder 9
Description: Fred S. Wash ALS to HLM, Frankfort, wants HLM to write Sen. W.O. Bradley to help him get appointment to U.S. Naval Academy
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1913-1916

July to December, 1913

  • Box 9, folder 1

Item - Year: 1913, Date: November 16

  • Box 9, folder 1
Description: Madeline McDowell Breckinridge ALS to Mrs. HLM, Lexington, on letterhead of Kentucky Equal Rights Association asking Mrs. Martin to attend a lecture the next evening and bring the family. She asked Sen. Martin to come and said her husband, Desha, would sit on the stage with him.
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January to April, 1914

  • Box 9, folder 2
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May to July 1914

  • Box 9, folder 3

Item - Year: 1914, Date: May 25, July 29

  • Box 9, folder 3
Description: Fred C.N. Parke, taxidermist, 2 letters ALS to HLM, concerning a fish he was preparing for HLM
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August to December, 1914

  • Box 9, folder 4

Item - Year: 1914, Date: November 25

  • Box 9, folder 4
Description: Meade Frierson, TLS to HLM, Nashyille, re business, economy, politics - says he just returned from SW Georgia and says HLM would be satisfied with his own troubles if he saw conditions there, says HLM's recent talk with him has shaken his faith in Democratic administration
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January to April, 1915

  • Box 9, folder 5

Item - Year: 1915, Date: February 16

  • Box 9, folder 5
Description: Johnson M. Camden TLS to HLM on letterhead of U.S. Senate Committee on Expenditures in the Department of Labor (of which Sen. Camden was chairman) - appreciates HLM's support for his opposition to a shipping bill, also appreciates HLM's suggestion that Camden run for governor but will not consider it.
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Item - Year: 1915, Date: March 31

  • Box 9, folder 5
Description: Edward J. McDermott TLS to HLM, on letterhead of "McDermott's Headquarters, Business Mens Committee," Louisville -- appreciates HLM's support, is sure although Martin can not vote for him in primary, he will persuade other voters to support him, wants HLM to write to Democratic friends to request help
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May to August, 1915

  • Box 9, folder 6

Item - Year: 1915, Date: June 3

  • Box 9, folder 6
Description: Commencement Program, 5th annual Midway High School, HLM presented diplomas
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September to December, 1915

  • Box 9, folder 7
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January to May, 1916

  • Box 9, folder 8

Item - Year: 1916, Date: January 26

  • Box 9, folder 8
Description: Lexington Jewish Committee to HLM, Lexington, TL asking for contributions for relief of "Jewish Sufferers in the War Zones of Europe." - HLM's holographic note indicates he sent a check
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Item - Year: 1916, Date: May 3

  • Box 9, folder 8
Description: J. Wadsworth Jr. TLS to HLM, on letterhead of U.S. Senate - thanks HLM for letter expressing approval of movement to nominate Elihu Root for President
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June to August, 1916

  • Box 9, folder 9
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September to December, 1916

  • Box 9, folder 10
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1917-1921

January to May 1917

  • Box 10, folder 1

Item - Year: 1917, Date: May 1

  • Box 10, folder 1
Description: Max B. Nahm TLS to HLM, Bowling Green, - discusses war (WWI), wants to know why HLM says it will end in 4 months, states his reasons for thinking it will last longer
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Item - Year: 1917, Date: May 8

  • Box 10, folder 1
Description: Florence Barlow ALS to HLM, on letterhead of Kentucky Confederate Home in Pewee Valley, -- re effort to raise money for Confederate Home chapter of U.D.C. to get portrait of Jefferson Davis for the Capitol (this portrait was presented to the KHS in 1917 and is still in collection), also asks HLM to serve on Confederate Home board, discusses Civil War events
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Item - Year: 1917, Date: May 15

  • Box 10, folder 1
Description: HLM to Max Nahm on old state Senate letterhead, ALS, (copy?) response to Nahm's letter on WWI, his opinions on outcome
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June to September, 1917

  • Box 10, folder 2

Item - Year: 1917, Date: July 24

  • Box 10, folder 2
Description: Jennie C. Morton ALS to HLM, KHS stationery, thanks HLM for submission of his genealogy, 2nd letter (original) July 19, 1917, KHS stationery -- says "historical inquiry for the families of Kentucky is my especial line of state work" asks about Martin genealogy
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Item - Year: 1917, Date: July 20

  • Box 10, folder 2
Description: HLM TL to Jennie Chinn Morton, Midway, re Martin genealogy in response to a letter from Mrs. Morton, HLM praised her work also
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October to December, 1917

  • Box 10, folder 3
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January to June, 1918

  • Box 10, folder 4

Item - Year: 1918, Date: February 6

  • Box 10, folder 4
Description: Byron Hilliard TLS to HLM, on letterhead of J.J.B. Hilliard & Son Stocks and Bonds, Louisville, -- refers to a street car company strike in St. Louis -- says the strike "will make the people of St. Louis appreciate... the benefits of a street car company... to a city" and lead them to "moderate their unjust claims" -- says he expects the company to go into the hands of a receiver
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July to December, 1918

  • Box 10, folder 5

Item - Year: 1918, Date: July 6

  • Box 10, folder 5
Description: Bennett H. Young TLS to HLM, on letterhead of Jefferson Davis Home Association, Louisville -- wants help from Martin as one of Morgan's Men to raise $ for Jefferson Davis monument
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Item - Year: 1918, Date: October 7

  • Box 10, folder 5
Description: J.C.W. Beckham TLS to HLM on letterhead of U.S. Senate Committee on Expenditures in the Department of Labor, thanks Martin for support for his position on woman suffrage, (Beckham opposed woman suffrage) says "some of the very wild advocates of the movement have threatened me with political destruction," says he does not believe anything like a majority of the women of Kentucky want the ballot -- letter is marked "Personal"
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January to June, 1919

  • Box 10, folder 6

Item - Year: 1919, Date: January 13

  • Box 10, folder 6
Description: Charles A. Hinsch TLS to HLM on letterhead of The Fifth - Third National Bank of Cincinnati -- appreciates letter by HLM, says greatest problem to solve is Labor problem, believes "Bolsheviki's" are much stronger in U.S. than generally believed
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Item - Year: 1919, Date: February 10

  • Box 10, folder 6
Description: Charles O. Heydt, TLS to HLM, New York, responding to a letter Martin sent to John D. Rockefeller, Jr. expressing thanks on Rockefeller's behalf for Martin's praise of Rockefeller's address on "Representation in Industry."
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Item - Year: 1919

  • Box 10, folder 6
Description: John B. McFerran series of ALS to HLM, from Louisville - May 10, 1919 discusses education in Kentucky; May 28, 1919 serious illness of Colonel Reuben Durrett; June 1, 1919, Col. Durrett better; June 3, 1919, June 4, 1919, June 7, 1919, more on Col. Durrett's condition; June 12, 1919, improvement, Col. Durrett
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July to December, 1919

  • Box 10, folder 7

Item - Year: 1919, Date: September 23

  • Box 10, folder 7
Description: Receipt, for Martin's contribution for (what is now) Memorial Hall: at the University of Kentucky - Martin gave $20.
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Item - Year: 1919, Date: November 17

  • Box 10, folder 7
Description: Judge Charles Kerr TLS to HLM, Lexington, is considering running for the Senate
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Item - Year: 1919, Date: November 12

  • Box 10, folder 7
Description: Thruston Ballard TL to HLM, Louisville, - invitation to luncheon to meet George Colvin, state superintendent-elect of public instruction where there would also be "an informal discussion of Kentucky's educational problems"
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January to May, 1920

  • Box 10, folder 8

Item - Year: 1920, Date: January 10

  • Box 10, folder 8
Description: Wm. E. Railey, ALS to HLM, Frankfot, - re Railey's efforts to collect genealogical information on prominent Kentucky families, mentions death of Jennie Chinn Morton the day before
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Item - Year: 1920, Date: February 13

  • Box 10, folder 8
Description: John W. Barr, Jr. telegram to HLM, Louisville, reports death of John McFerran
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Item - Year: 1920, Date: February 13, December 30

  • Box 10, folder 8
Description: Wm. E. Railey, 2 ALS(s) to HLM, Frankfort, re genealogy and KHS
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Item - Year: 1920, Date: May 7

  • Box 10, folder 8
Description: S.D. Pinkerton (?) ALS to HLM, with attached card, Versailles, concerning raising of $ for Republican National Committee, Martin gave $20?
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Item - Year: 1920, Date: May 14

  • Box 10, folder 8
Description: W.S. Woods, editor The Literary Digest, TLS to HLM, New York, - thankign HLM for his vote in straw poll in presidential contest
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Item - Year: 1920, Date: May 26

  • Box 10, folder 8
Description: Fred W. Upham TLS to HLM, Chicago, on letterhead of Republican National Committee (of which Upham was treasurer), - thanking HLM for check, urging general support for Republicans
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June to December, 1920

  • Box 10, folder 9

Item - Year: 1920, Date: August 31

  • Box 10, folder 9
Description: H.B. Martin TLS to HLM, Tulsa, Okla, writer, a lawyer, advised to write to Martin by a mutual friend, discusses his saddle horses and a recent article in a Tulsa paper concerning them. He sent HLM the paper under separate cover, also referring to another article in the paper connected to a lynching, says he thinks the lynching was morally justifiable
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Item - Year: 1920, Date: November 13

  • Box 10, folder 9
Description: Mrs. W.O. Bullock ALS to HLM, Lexington, ca. Nov. 13, 1920 - relates assault and murder of a teacher in the Pine Mountain school while she was walking a trail to the school, asks Martin's assistance for funds to hire a special prosecutor and detectives to pursue the case.
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January to June, 1921

  • Box 10, folder 10

Item - Year: 1921, Date: April 2

  • Box 10, folder 10
Description: Certificate issued to HLM by European Relief Council (which was chaired by Herbert Hoover) for donating $10 - certified that "one invisible guest" would be "entertained at his table" until the harvest of 1921
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Item - Year: 1921, Date: April 13

  • Box 10, folder 10
Description: Receipt, for a History of Kentucky printed by the American Historical Society, 1 set was 5 vols. and cost $35
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Item - Year: 1921, Date: April 20

  • Box 10, folder 10
Description: Edwin P. Morrow TLS to HLM, on official gubernatorial stationery, -- appointing HLM as the chairman of "Old Kentucky Home Week" in his community
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Item - Year: 1921, Date: June 16

  • Box 10, folder 10
Description: obituary Capt. John Steele from Blue Grass Clipper - Steele a businessman, associate of HLM, charter member of KHS
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July to December, 1921

  • Box 10, folder 11

Item - Year: 1921, Date: October 14

  • Box 10, folder 11
Description: Clipping - obituary, J. Will Howard (former partner of HLM?) - died Oct. 14, 1921 business interests included mines, mules, railroads, phosphates
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Item - Year: 1921, Date: December 10

  • Box 10, folder 11
Description: Desha Breckinridge TLS to HLM, Lexington, has nominated HLM as a member of the National Economic League
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Item - Year: 1921, Date: December 23

  • Box 10, folder 11
Description: HLM to Mrs. Henry Watterson (copy) expresses sadness at Watterson's death and says "all Kentucky mourns with you"
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1922-1926

January to April, 1922

  • Box 11, folder 1

Item - Year: 1922, Date: January 3

  • Box 11, folder 1
Description: Notice for dues, KHS, marked paid -- dues then $2
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Item - Year: 1922, Date: April 14

  • Box 11, folder 1
Description: J.J. Hebert TL to HLM, on letterhead of Tennessee Historical Commission, Nashville, -- sending questionnaire to HLM at request of Mrs. J.W. Howard, for a "Memorial" for J. W. Howard, to be in book published by the Commission. The letter is stamped as issuing from the Memorial Department.
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May to July, 1922

  • Box 11, folder 2
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August to December, 1922

  • Box 11, folder 3

Item - Year: 1922, Date: September 6

  • Box 11, folder 3
Description: N. Powell Taylor TLS to HLM, Henderson, -- telling HLM of a reunion of the state Senate of 1896 to be held at the State Fair
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Item - Year: 1922, Date: October 19

  • Box 11, folder 3
Description: Clipping, memorial resolution for Breckinridge Viley passed by Citizens Bank of Midway (HLM's bank) -- note by Martin said Viley died Oct. 19, 1922
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1922

  • Box 11, folder 4
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January to May, 1923

  • Box 11, folder 5

Item - Year: 1923, Date: January 18

  • Box 11, folder 5
Description: Clipping from Blue Grass Clipper, concerning HLM's resignation from Midway Board of Education and honors paid to him
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Item - Year: 1923

  • Box 11, folder 5
Description: Emmett Blevins Company TL (s) to HLM, April & May 1923, Louisville (3 letters) concerning an artificial limb (leg) HLM was purchasing on behalf of a tenant
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June to September, 1923

  • Box 11, folder 6

Item - Year: 1923, Date: August 1

  • Box 11, folder 6
Description: Photograph, Confederate veterans, Georgetown, Ky., August, 1923
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October to December, 1923

  • Box 11, folder 7
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January to May, 1924

  • Box 11, folder 8

Item - Year: 1924, Date: January 19

  • Box 11, folder 8
Description: Alfred Brandeis TLS to HLM, on letterhead of American Committee For Relief of German Children, Louisville, -- concerning subscription drive, slogans on letterheadinclude "Children must not be let starve while political and economic problems are being solved" and "America Never Waged War on Children."
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Item - Year: 1924, Date: February 23

  • Box 11, folder 8
Description: Field McLeod TLS to HLM, Versailles, concerning some legal matters between HLM's daughter Margaret and her husband -- pertaining to land
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June to August, 1924

  • Box 11, folder 9

Item - Year: 1924, Date: June 24

  • Box 11, folder 9
Description: Issac F. Starks TLS to HLM, on letterhead of Starks Realty Co., (with picture of Starks Bldg.) concerning a man named Will Davis who was formerly a guard at the Midway Distillery but who was dismissed in connection with the removal of some whiskey from the distillery. Starks wanted HLM's help for efforts to have Davis reinstated.
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Item - Year: 1924, Date: July 28

  • Box 11, folder 9
Description: M.C. Swinford TLS to Mrs. HLM, Cynthiana, expressing regret and concern over HLM's accident
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Item - Year: 1924, Date: July 29

  • Box 11, folder 9
Description: John Stites TLS to HLM, on letterhead of Louisville Trust Co., -- concerning accident, apparently HLM drove a breakcart and the horse bolted, Stites joked that a man of HLM's dignity should be riding in a Packard limousine
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Item - Year: 1924, Date: July 31

  • Box 11, folder 9
Description: Jouett Shouse TLS to HLM, Kansas City, Mo., get-well letter after HLM had an accident
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Item - Year: 1924, Date: August 7

  • Box 11, folder 9
Description: Isaac F. Starks TLS to HLM, on letterhead same as previous, regret over HLM's accident
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Item - Year: 1924, Date: August 12

  • Box 11, folder 9
Description: Card from the Kentucky Pay-As-You-Go Organization, issued to HLM, slogan - Progress Without Bondage!
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Item - Year: 1924, Date: August 12

  • Box 11, folder 9
Description: R.R. Almore, treasurer, Kentucky Pay-As-You-Go Organization to HLM on letterhead of the organization, Louisville, -- re efforts to defeat proposed bond issue
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September to December, 1924

  • Box 11, folder 10

Item - Year: 1924, Date: October 7

  • Box 11, folder 10
Description: Engraved invitation, C.H. Meng and John E. Abraham to "Confederate friends" (e.g. HLM), -- meeting to be at Hotel Windsor, Paris, Ky.
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Item - Year: 1924, Date: November 17

  • Box 11, folder 10
Description: H. Giovannoli, editor and manager, Lexington Leader, TLS to HLM, -- appreciates another contribution to the Pay-As-You-Go plan, says the "fight was...righteous" and economically managed, also refers to developments (?) in the Burley and Dark Tobacco districts
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January to May, 1925

  • Box 11, folder 11

Item - Year: 1925, Date: May 4

  • Box 11, folder 11
Description: Jesse Martin ALS to HLM, Albrin (?), Mont., -- mentions surprise to hear of Margaret's suit for divorce from Foster (?)
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Item - Year: 1925, Date: May 29

  • Box 11, folder 11
Description: Robert S. Carroll telegram (2 copies) to HLM, from Asheville, N.C. -- cannot continue treatment for Mrs. HLM unless unquestioned authority turned over to sanitarium -- says part of the time patient is mentally irresponsible -- other letters refer to hallucinations
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June to August, 1925

  • Box 11, folder 12

Item - Year: 1925, Date: June 7, June 11

  • Box 11, folder 12
Description: Woodward E. Finley TLS(s) 2 letters) to HLM, on letterhead of Stanley McCormick School, Burnsville, N.C. concerning Mrs. HLM, who was at the hospital or sanitarium. Finley refers to her as "Cousin Lula", said in 2nd letter she was "under quite a tension"
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Item - Year: 1925, Date: June 14

  • Box 11, folder 12
Description: Mrs. HLM L to HLM, Asheville -- letter written by nurse -- says she thinks HLM exaggerates her illness and that he would benefit from such a treatment that he needs the rest more than she does
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Item - Year: 1925, Date: June 21

  • Box 11, folder 12
Description: Mrs. HLM L to Maggie (?), Asheville, N.C. -- letter written by nurse -- describes treatment at sanitarium and rewards for good behavior
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Item - Year: 1925, Date: July 9, July 30

  • Box 11, folder 12
Description: Highland Hospital 2 letters (TLS) concerning Mrs. HLM who is apparently in hospital
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September to December, 1925

  • Box 11, folder 13

Item - Year: 1925, Date: October 5

  • Box 11, folder 13
Description: J.A. Goodwin TL to HLM, on letterhead of Goodwin Brothers, Inc., Lexington, a Dodge dealership - concerning car originally sold to E.L. Davis on which Davis still owed $360.00. HLM's daughter, who was married to but apparently separated from Davis, sold the car. Goodwin was seeking explanation and settlement. The letterhead is also a brochure for the dealerships' cars and trucks. The interior includes a color drawing of a truck and the back has photos and specifications for a car
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1925

  • Box 11, folder 14
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January to May, 1926

  • Box 11, folder 15

Item - Year: 1926, Date: January 18

  • Box 11, folder 15
Description: Burnett & Donaldson (law firm) TLS to HLM, on letterhead, Tiptonville, Tennessee -- responding to a previous letter from HLM in which HLM says he declined to lease his Lake County land for oil drilling, says HLM will bear responsibility for any failure to develop the area.
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Item - Year: 1926, Date: January 18

  • Box 11, folder 15
Description: F.C. Dorsey TLS to HLM, on letterhead of Liberty Insurance Bank, Louisville -- Dorsey was chairman of the agricultural committee, Ky. Bankers' Assn. - letter tells HLM he has been appointed Key Man for the county -- an outstanding banker to represent agricultural committee in his county, Dorsey says a Purebred Sire Train will be run over area railroads, a Purebred Sire meeting to be held in each stop, also planning a statewide contest to increase yield of corn per acre.
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Item - Year: 1926, Date: February 6

  • Box 11, folder 15
Description: Richard Godson TDS Midway, Ky., concerning settlement of estate of Matthew T. Martin, HLM's brother
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Item - Year: 1926, Date: May 12

  • Box 11, folder 15
Description: Alfred E. Huber telegrams to HLM (2) concerning illness of Jesse Martin -- who had TB
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June to December, 1926

  • Box 11, folder 16
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1927-1933

1927

  • Box 12, folder 1
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January to June, 1927

  • Box 12, folder 2
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July to December, 1927

  • Box 12, folder 3
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1928

  • Box 12, folder 4

Item - Year: 1928, Date: March 12

  • Box 12, folder 4
Description: TL on letterhead of Citizens Bank of Midway by HLM, soliciting support for orphan school for girls at Midway (now Midway College), wants to develop Anglo-Saxon or "basic American stock" so leadership in country can "fall upon real Americans." Attached is a carbon of a 1927 letter dictated to Edwin Gould of NYC, soliciting support.
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Item - Year: 1928, Date: March 16

  • Box 12, folder 4
Description: Irvin S. Cobb TLS to HLM, NY - thanks HLM for letter about Midway orphan school, wants to meet HLM and visit the school the next time he is in Kentucky.
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1928

  • Box 12, folder 5

Item - Year: 1928, Date: September 15

  • Box 12, folder 5
Description: Clipping - Katherine Davis - HLM's granddaughter, daughter of Margaret Martin Davis, a violinist, married Ivan Davis at HLM's home, Calumet
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Item - Year: 1928, Date: November 2

  • Box 12, folder 5
Description: Jesse E. Martin (HLM nephew) TLS to HLM, on letterhead of Illinois Bell Telephone Co., Chicago -- re politics, imminent presidential election, point of view of a friend, Ivan Davis, relative situations in Chicago of "negro" and "foreign language populations."
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January to April, 1929

  • Box 12, folder 6

Item - Year: 1929, Date: April 25

  • Box 12, folder 6
Description: John P. Starks TLS to HLM, on letterhead of Starks Realty Co., Louisville, reporting on meeting of trustees of Midway Orphan School, expressed his dissatisfaction with the school's handling of financing and investments, wants HLM to serve on committee with him to advise school, another letter, May 2, reiterates small amount of efforts involved
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May to December, 1929

  • Box 12, folder 7

Item - Year: 1929, Date: October 11

  • Box 12, folder 7
Description: Wm. J. Webster TLS to HLM, on letterhead of Webster & Webster law firm in Columbia, Tennessee -- generally concerning horses, questions about Man O'War -- few colts each year, wants to know if he's a shy breeder or is the $5000 fee a barrier?
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1930

  • Box 12, folder 8
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1931

  • Box 12, folder 9
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January to March, 1932

  • Box 12, folder 10
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April to December, 1932

  • Box 12, folder 11

Item - Year: 1932, Date: December 9

  • Box 12, folder 11
Description: Mary Brecknridge TLS to HLM, Wendover above Hyden, Ky., letter of appreciation for HLM's attendance at writer's father's funeral, who had severed with HLM in Civil War -- sorry she had not asked him to be honorary pallbearer
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January to June, 1933

  • Box 12, folder 12

Item - Year: 1933, Date: May 11

  • Box 12, folder 12
Description: Program, "One Hundred Years in Midway, 1833 - 1933"
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July to December, 1933

  • Box 12, folder 13

Item - Year: 1933, Date: August 20

  • Box 12, folder 13
Description: Robert Emory Baird TLS to HLM, New Orleans, letter concerning possible appointment of Baird as U.S. Marshal for the eastern district of Louisiana
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1934-1937

January to February, 1934

  • Box 13, folder 1
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March to May, 1934

  • Box 13, folder 2

Item - Year: 1934, Date: March 27

  • Box 13, folder 2
Description: Letters, March 1934, concerning soon to be published history concerning John Hunt Morgan -- claimed his men robbed a bank in Mt. Sterling in 1864. March 27, 1934 HLM dictates and signed a notarized statement denying charges
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June to September, 1934

  • Box 13, folder 3

Item - Year: 1934, Date: September 1

  • Box 13, folder 3
Description: TD, Burial Ritual for Veterans, ritual text and responses
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Item - Year: 1934, Date: September 4

  • Box 13, folder 3
Description: A.B. "Happy" Chandler ALS to HLM, on letterhead of Office of Lieutenant Governor expressing sympathy at death of HLM's son
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Item - Year: 1934, Date: September 27

  • Box 13, folder 3
Description: Frances U. Finley ALS to HLM, Merida, Yucatan, Mexico, addressed to "Cousin Henry", expressing sympathy on death of son
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October to December, 1934

  • Box 13, folder 4

Item - Year: 1934, Date: December 26

  • Box 13, folder 4
Description: John P. Starks TLS to HLM, on letterhead of Starks Realty Co., Louisville -- extends season's greetings, discusses future of New Year, dismal financial condition but expresses confidence that country will emerge from "debacle" as from many others, including Civil War
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January to June, 1935

  • Box 13, folder 5

Item - Year: 1935, Date: February 23

  • Box 13, folder 5
Description: Wm. E. Railey ALS to HLM, on personalized stationery of KHS -- says he resigned from KHS in Nov. 1934 on account of deafness from a 6 weeks illness earlier in that year. -- he states his ages - 82 - plans on reprinting his Woodford County History, wants help from HLM on money needed
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July to December, 1935

  • Box 13, folder 6

Item - Year: 1935, Date: October 11

  • Box 13, folder 6
Description: J.R. Weiler TLS to HLM, on letterhead of Harlan (Ky.) National Bank of which Weiler was cashier - form letter asking support for Charles Cole, GOP candidate for state treasurer
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January to June, 1936

  • Box 13, folder 7
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July to December, 1936

  • Box 13, folder 8
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January to March, 1937

  • Box 13, folder 9
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April to July, 1937

  • Box 13, folder 10

Item - Year: 1937, Date: June 10

  • Box 13, folder 10
Description: O.L. Alexander TLS to HLM, New York -- refers to robbery at Midway bank -- congratulates HLM for having $800 (robbery sum) in his bank
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August to December, 1937

  • Box 13, folder 11
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1938-1949, plus n.d.

January to June, 1938

  • Box 14, folder 1

Item - Year: 1938, Date: June 5

  • Box 14, folder 1
Description: Birthday card, HLM - color, drawn - two penguins
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Item - Year: 1938, Date: June 27

  • Box 14, folder 1
Description: A.B. "Happy" Chandler TLS to HLM, on letterhead of governor's office, urging support for him in race against Sen. Alben Barkley - a form letter? with name and address typed in at the top
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July to December, 1938

  • Box 14, folder 2
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1939, 1949

  • Box 14, folder 3
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Photos, undated

  • Box 14, folder 4
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Undated

  • Box 14, folder 5
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Undated

  • Box 14, folder 6
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Undated letters

  • Box 14, folder 7
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Undated (1907-1908?)

  • Box 14, folder 8
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Undated (1909-1910?)

  • Box 14, folder 9
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Undated (1915-1919?)

  • Box 14, folder 10
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Undated (ca. 1917?)

  • Box 14, folder 11
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Undated (1919-1922?)

  • Box 14, folder 12
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Undated (1920-1934?)

  • Box 14, folder 12
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Undated (1920-1934?)

  • Box 14, folder 13
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Undated (1931-1939?)

  • Box 14, folder 14
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Undated

  • Box 14, folder 15
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1927-1931

  • Box 14, folder 16
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Transcriptions / Images

Transcriptions / Images

  • Box 14, folder 16
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