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Grundy family papers, 1841

Part of Grundy family papers

68m104 Grundy family papers, 1841-1945 68M104 Finding aid prepared by Ida Sell University of Kentucky Special Collections Special Collections Margaret I. King Building, North Lexington, KY, 40506-0039 (859) 257-8611 SCLREF@LSV.UKY.EDU 2011 August 10 This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2012-11-05T10:14-0500 Description is in English. Describing Archives: A Content Standard Grundy family papers 68M104 University of Kentucky Special Collections 3.15 Cubic feet 7 boxes 1841-1945 Grundy family Conditions Governing Access note Collection is open to researchers by appointment. Conditions Governing Use note The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections. Preferred Citation note 68M104: [Identification of item], Grundy family papers, 1841-1945, University of Kentucky Special Collections. Biographical note Thomas S. Grundy owned Valley Hill Farm, near Springfield, Kentucky, and was a breeder of cattle, horses, sheep and pigs. He was well known as the owner of a fine herd of purebred shorthorn cattle. He was also a state legislator, serving in the Kentucky House of Representatives from 1847 to 1851, and in the Kentucky Senate from 1857 to 1861 and from 1885 to 1889. In 1891, he was the Democratic nominee for the U.S. Congress, representing Kentucky's fourth district, but was defeated in the general election. Scope and Contents note The Grundy family papers is a collection of the papers of Thomas S. Grundy and his family. It includes wills and other legal documents, tobacco and horse contracts, daybooks, ledgers and miscellaneous business correspondence pertaining to Grundy's Washington County store. There is also a nearly complete set of duplicate registration forms for the Valley Hill herd. The collection also includes Washington County poll books for the election of 1882. Arrangement note Collection is arranged into five series according to material type. Grundy, Goddard Grundy, Maggie Bowman Grundy, Thomas S., 1822-1903. Huston, Lydia Lee Valley Hill Farm (Washington County, Ky.). Animal pedigrees. Business records--Kentucky--Washington County. Cattle--Breeding. Cattle--Kentucky--Washington County. Elections--Kentucky. Farm management--Kentucky--Washington County--Records and correspondence. Farmers. General stores--Kentucky--Washington County. Horses--Breeding. Horses--Kentucky--Washington County. Ledgers (account books) Livestock breeders. Livestock--Breeding. Registers Sheep--Kentucky--Washington County. Swine--Kentucky--Washington County. Tobacco--Kentucky--Washington County. Voting registers--Kentucky--Washington County. Washington County (Ky.)--History. Personal correspondence I 1854-1911 Scope and Contents note The Personal Correspondence series includes letters sent to Thomas and Maggie, Thomas S. and W. and Lida Grundy by family members and fellow Kentuckians. The letters discuss travels, social events, and some mid nineteenth century current events such as elections in Washington County. There are many love letters between Goddard Grundy and Lydia Huston included in the latter part of the series. 1 2 1854-1888 1 3 1892 June-1899 July 1 4 1900 March 19-1911 July 10 Fragments 1 5 undated Between W. Goddard Grundy and Lydia Huston 1 6 1896 June 30-1904 August 15 Between Goddard Grundy and Lydia Huston 1 7 undated Fragments between Goddard Grundy and Lydia Huston 1 8 undated Business papers II 1852-1945 Scope and Contents note The Business Papers series includes materials related to the Grundy family General Store. There are many accounts, ledgers, and receipts related to ordering goods for the store, as well as, record keeping for the customers of the store. Most of the records are arranged chronologically. Also included in the series are some business works of the family outside of the general store like maps and sales records of real estate in Washington County, Kentucky. 1 9 1852-1866 1 10 1867-1877 1 11 1878-1883 2 1 1884-1885 2 2 1886 2 3 1887-1888 2 4 1889 2 5 1890-1891 2 6 1892-1893 2 7 1894-1896 2 8 1897-1899 2 9 1900-1902 2 10 1903-1904 2 11 1905-1911 2 12 1914-1928 Tobacco Receipts 2 13 1909-1917 Bank Statements and Cancelled Checks from the Account of W.G. and Lida Grundy 3 1 2 14 1940-1945 Letters, Prescriptions, and Land Maps 3 2 undated Miscellaneous Cost Estimates, Receipts, Shopping Lists for the Store 3 3 undated Cattle and horse papers III 1858-1901 Scope and Contents note The Cattle and Horse Papers series contains certificates and records on the livestock the Grundy family raised and exhibited at fairs in the United States. There are lists of pedigrees and the physical assets associated with particular purebred cattle and thoroughbred horses. Most of the series is certificates of the short horn cattle owned by the Grundy family which is arranged chronologically. Short Horn Cattle Registration 3 4 1858-1878 Short Horn Cattle Registration 3 5 1879-1882 Cattle Registration 3 6 1883-1884 Cattle Registration 3 7 1885 Cattle Registration 3 8 1886 Cattle Registration 3 9 1887 Cattle Registration 3 10 1888-1890 Cattle Registration 3 11 1891-1901 Cattle Notes on Premiums at Fairs and Sales 3 12 1883-1888 Pedigree and Price Lists 3 13 1885-1887 Purebred Short Horn Pedigree and Price Lists 3 14-15 1880-1887 Notes on Thoroughbred Trotting Horses 4 1 circa 1885 Notebooks IV 1841-1906 Scope and Contents note The Notebooks series contains bound volumes of business records and some personal writings by various members of the Grundy family. Account books from the mid nineteenth century list supplies and goods purchased for and sold at the Grundy General Store, as well as, accounts paid by the stores customers. Many of the books in the series list cattle and horse breeding notes on pedigree, maintenance, and costs. Some of the books are the personal daybooks of individuals in the Grundy family which document in writing travels, purchases, and some events. Calving Lists, Pass Book, Breeding Lists 4 3 1852-1879 Breeding Records, Money Paid, Maggie's Personal Daybook 4 4 1884-1889 Breeding Books and Personal Notebook 4 5 1890-1895 Thomas S. Grundy Account and Breeding Book 4 6 1906 Account and Breeding Books 4 7 1891-1896 Daybook 5 4 1900 Account and Bank of Kentucky Deposit Books 5 2 undated Thomas S. Grundy Account Books 5 3 1841-1845 Grundy, Carothers and G. Day Book 5 4 1890-1891 Account Book 5 5 1864-1865 Miscellaneous V 1870-1944 Scope and Contents note The Miscellaneous series includes materials about and related to the Grundy family. A family tree illustrates the direct descendents of Thomas Grundy, the original owner of the General Store in Washington County, Kentucky. Poll Books from Washington County reveal the votes cast in the area in 1882. Most of the series includes advertisements for goods presumably sold at the General Store or sent to the family based on their interest in purebred cattle and thoroughbred horses. There are passes for fairs and many business cards in the series. Finally there are blank certificates which show participation of some person in the family in the construction of a memorial for Hon. William Goebel, a Governor of Kentucky who was assassinated the day before he was sworn into office in 1900. Broadsides and colorful posters are oversized. The Grundy Family of Washington, Kentucky Family Tree 1 1 1903 Washington County Poll Books 4 2 1882 Cards Advertising Stallions for Breeding 5 6 1871-1897 Breeding Advertisements 5 7 1890-1896 Advertising for Warehouses, Clothes, Political Candidates, Patent Remedies 5 8 circa 1890 Application Blanks, Registration and Entry for Horse Races 6 1 1893-1904 Complimentary Fair Passes and Calling Cards 6 2 1883-1913 Horse Advertisements and Business Brochures 6 3 1879-1912 Kentucky Newspaper Clippings about the Grundys 6 4 circa 1890 Newspaper Clippings with Livestock Notes, Obituaries and Political News 6 5 1880-1899 Advertisements and Political Records 6 6 1882-1944 Hon. William Goebel, Governor of Kentucky, Memorial Certificates 6 7 1900 February 3 Temperance Pledge 6 8 1842 April 6 Ohio Election Tickets 6 9 1867 T.S. Grundy for Congress Political Poster 6 10 1890 Business Broadsides 6 11 1857-1896 Real Estate Posters 7 1 undated Article Broadsides 7 2 undated Exhibition Broadsides 7 3 1864-1904 Southern Exposition in Louisville Poster 7 4 1884 August-October Grundy family papers