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Curlew Mines Ledger, Union County, Kentucky, 1859

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2009MS202 Curlew Mines Ledger, Union County, Kentucky 1859-1866 2009MS202 Finding aid prepared by Laura A. Hess University of Kentucky Special Collections Special Collections Margaret I. King Building, North Lexington, KY, 40506-0039 (859) 257-8611 SCLREF@LSV.UKY.EDU 2011 November 4 This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-10-28T11:35-0400 Description is in English Describing Archives: A Content Standard Curlew Mines Ledger, Union County, Kentucky 2009MS202 University of Kentucky Special Collections 0.1 Cubic Feet 1 item 1859-1866 Historical note In 1853, President John Tyler, along with J.M. Smith, C.M. Mathias, Wilson Corprew, and David Conn, organized the Kentucky Coal Company and opened a mine in Union County, Kentucky. The town that sprung up around the mine was named Curlew because of the large number of curlew birds that lived in the area. The mine operated until the start of the Civil War, during which it was destroyed by Union troops. It reopened in 1902 as the Bell Union and Coke Company. The name changed again to the Cooperative Company in the 1920s and the mine remained under that name until it closed in 1931. Workers of the Kentucky Writer's Projects of the Work Projects Administration. Union County: Past and Present. American Guide Series Illustrated. Louisville, Kentucky: Schuhmann Printing Company. 1941. Print. Scope and Contents note The Curlew Mines Ledger, Union County, Kentucky contains the daily transactions for the mine. The records date from 1859-1866, though there is a gap between July 1860 and November 1865. Preferred Citation note 2009MS202: [identification of item], Curlew Mines Ledger, Union County, Kentucky, 1859-1866, University of Kentucky Special Collections. Conditions Governing Use note The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections. Conditions Governing Access note Collection is open to researchers by appointment. Arrangement note Collection is arranged chronologically. Curlew Mines. (Ky.) Valentino, Carmen D. Account books. Coal mines and mining--History. Coal mines and mining--Kentucky. Coal mines and mining--Management Curlew Mines Ledger 1 1859-1866 Curlew Mines Ledger, Union County, Kentucky