Thomas Dye Owings papers

Descriptive Summary

Title
Thomas Dye Owings papers
Date
1817-1850, 1923-1933
Creator
Owings, Thomas Dye, 1776-1853
Extent
0.78 Cubic feet
Subjects
Blacksmithing--Kentucky--Owingsville.
Business records--Kentucky--Bath County.
Businessmen--Kentucky.
Flour mills--Kentucky--Owingsville.
Furnaces.
Arrangement
Collection is arranged by format.
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Desiree' H. Perry
Preferred Citation
47M14: [Identification of item], Thomas Dye Owings papers, 1817-1850, 1923-1933, University of Kentucky Special Collections.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Thomas Dye Owings operated several furnaces in Bath County, Kentucky, as well as a furnace store, grist mill, and blacksmith shop in Owingsville. One of Owings' furnaces, Slate Creek furnace, operated from 1798 to 1818, and another, Maria Forge, operated from 1810 to 1840. The furnace store was moved to Owingsville in 1814.
Scope and Content
The Thomas Dye Owings papers comprise three ledgers, one daybook, and one folder from his business enterprises covering the years 1817-1825, 1848-1850, 1923, 1926-1927, and 1930-1933. In addition to recording business transactions, one volume includes a few records of furniture repairs for the accounts of Hess &amp, Snediger and Stress &amp, and Young. The folder contains ledger accounts for two of his customers and scraps of paper with his business expenditures.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Access note Collection is open to researchers by appointment.
Use Restrictions
The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections.

Contents of the Collection

Thomas Dye Owings - General accounts, 1818 August 10 - 1825 May 19

  • Box 1, Folder 1
The Thomas Dye Owings papers, in this folder, are comprised of two loose ledger accounts for the business, Slate Creek Furnace, some scraps of paper with business orders, and a clipping of an article from The Spirit of '76.
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Ledger, 1817-1820

  • Item 1
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Ledger, 1820-1825

  • Item 2
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Ledger, 1848-1850, 1923, 1926-1927, 1930-1933

  • Item 3
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Daybook, 1817 January 1 - 1817 June 20

  • Item 4
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