R. C. Ballard Thruston Miscellaneous Papers,1866-1945

Descriptive Summary

Title
R. C. Ballard Thruston Miscellaneous Papers,1866-1945
Creator
Thruston, R. C. Ballard
Extent
135 items
Subjects
Ballard, Andrew Jackson, 1815-1885.
Ballard, Bland, 1700-1791.
Ballard, Bland, 1735-1788.
Ballard, Bland Williams, 1759-1783.
Ballard, Boswell.
Ballard, Edmond.
Ballard, James, 1763-1848.
Ballard Family.
Boos, John E.
Bramlette, Thomas Elliott, 1817-1875.
Connolly, John, 1750?-1813.
Churchill, Armistead, 1753-1795.
Filson, John, ca. 1747-1788.
Fox, John, 1863-1919.
Harrodsburg Historical Society.
Historic buildings-- Kentucky-- Frankfort.
History-- Societies, etc.
Hutton, Daniel Mac-Hir, 1879?-1951.
Johnson, Keen, 1896-
LaBree, Benjamin, 1856-1935.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865-- Death and burial.
Oldham, William, 1746-1825.
Parks-- Kentucky-- History-- Sources.
Patriotic societies-- United States-- History-- Sources.
Pope, William, 1746-1825.
Public buildings-- Kentucky-- History-- Sources.
Quaife, Milo Milton, 1880-1959.
Robinson, William, 1759-1835.
Schooley, John, 1761-1834.
Schooley, Nathaniel, 1787-1847.
Schooley Family.
Scotland-- Description and travel.
Sons of the American Revolution.
Thruston, Charles M. (Charles Mynn), 1738-1812.
Thruston, Charles William, 1796-1865.
Thruston Family.
Tuley, Philip Speed, 1868-1943.
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Repository
The Filson Historical Society

Collection Overview

Scope and Content
Louisville geological engineer, researcher, historian, collector, and president and benefactor of The Filson Club. Includes a 24 Feb. 1866 phrenological character reading by Professor O. S. Fowler of Thruston; letters to Fanny Ballard from her cousin Ben O'Fallon concerning old family letters in his possession; correspondence between Milo M. Quaife and Thruston about Quaife's book on the American flag; twenty-two letters, 1910-1911, between Thruston and Benjamin LaBree concerning the Sons of the American Revolution and genealogy; twenty-five letters, 1925-1930, written to Ludie J. Kinkead regarding research Thruston had done on the signers of the Declaration of Independence; ten letters, 1940, 1945, regarding Thruston's recommendation of Daniel Mac-Hir Hutton as director of state parks; three letters, 1943, to John E. Boos regarding Kentucky's delegation to Abraham Lincoln's burial; and research notes. Card index in repository