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Seaton family papers, 1788

Part of Seaton family papers

56m307Guide to the Seaton Family papers, 1788-1956 56M307Processed by Beth Eifler; machine-readable finding aid created by Beth EiflerUniversity of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center2005Special Collections Research CenterMargaret I. King Building, NorthLexington 40506-0039SCLREF@LSV.UKY.EDUURL: This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2016-04-27 14:42:30 -0400.Description is in English.Describing Archives: A Content Standard English University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center Seaton family papers Seaton family. 56M307 21 Cubic Feet 26 boxes, 18 volumes, 5 map folders 1788-1956 This collection primarily relates to the Means family of Ashland, Kentucky, who played a dominant role in the development of the iron industry in the Hanging Fork region of southern Ohio and in eastern Kentucky. They also played a prominent part in the development of both river and rail transportation in the area and in the formation of Ashland, Kentucky as an industrial city. These papers include both personal and business-related correspondence, financial records, legal documents, memorabilia, newspaper clippings, journals, scrapbooks, and photographs. Conditions Governing Access Collection is open for research. Conditions Governing Use Copyright has not been assigned to the University of Kentucky. Preferred Citation [Identification of item], Seaton Family papers, 1788-1956, 56M307, Special Collections and Digital Programs, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington Biographical The Means family played a dominant role in the development of the iron industry in the Hanging Fork region of southern Ohio and in eastern Kentucky. They also played a prominent part in the development of both river and rail transportation in the area and in the formation of Ashland, Kentucky as an industrial city. John Means' grandfather, Colonel John Means, was a wealthy South Carolina upcountry planter, who migrated from Bucks County, Pennsylvania and settled in the Union District of South Carolina (Spartanburg). Though a slaveholder, Means had little sympathy for the institution and in 1819 he migrated to Manchester, Adams County, in southern Ohio, where he granted freedom to his twenty-five slaves. In Ohio, he engaged in farming and was a land agent of Albert Gallatin. He also built and operated of one of the first iron furnaces in the Hanging Rock region.His son, Thomas W. Means, after a brief apprenticeship as a store keeper at Union Furnace, Ohio, formed a partnership in 1837 with David Sinton and took over operation of the furnace. Throughout the 1840s and 1850s, Means and Sinton came into control of several furnaces in southern Ohio and eastern Kentucky. The Ohio Furnace, purchased in 1847, was reportedly the first charcoal furnace in the country to produce as much as tens tons of iron a day.Hugh Means joined his brother Thomas in 1831 at Union Furnace, first as store manager and then assisting in the sale of iron. After spending a short time in Alabama on a merchandizing project, he returned in 1837 to Ohio to settle his father's estate. Together with Thomas Means and William Culbertson, he built the Buena Vista Furnace in 1847 in what is now Boyd County, Kentucky. Throughout his life, he maintained a close personal and financial relationship with Thomas and with his nephew John Means.John Means was born at West Union, Adams County, Ohio in 1829. After leaving Marietta College in 1848 because of poor health, he began his apprenticeship as a store keeper at the Ohio Furnace. In 1851 he went to Buena Vista Furnace which was then under the control of his father. There he served in various capacities until 1861 when the furnace was shut down due to the Civil War. In 1854, acting as his father's agent, he purchased the land upon which the city of Ashland, Kentucky now stands. In 1856, John, along with his father Thomas, uncle Hugh, and several other businessmen, formed the Kentucky Iron, Coal and Manufacturing Company to develop the town of Ashland. In the same year, the Meanses formed the Cincinnati and Big Sandy Packet Company, a river line made up of big iron freighters. They also bought up the bankrupt eastern division of the Lexington and Big Sandy Railway and, organizing the Ashland Coal and Iron Railway, extended its lines to their vast timber and coal lands to aid in the development of the area.Aside from the role in which the Means family played in the development of the iron industry, the development of transportation, and the establishment of the industrial city of Ashland, they also founded several banking institutions and personally supported various civic and religious organizations.John Means married Mrs. Harriet Hildreth Perkins on October 25, 1854. She was the daughter of Dr. Samuel Prescott Hildreth, of Marietta, Ohio, a member of the state legislature, assistant State Geologist, and local historian. Together, John and Harriet had six children: Thomas Hildreth, Eliza Isabella, Lillian, Rosalie, Harold, and Ellison Cooke (E.C.).Inheriting a vast industrial and financial empire from his father, E.C. Means, after attending Marietta College andthe Massachusetts Institute of Technology, graduating from the latter in 1887. He began his career as assistant to the manager of the Low Moor Iron Company which his father had helped form in 1873 in western Virginia. He also served as superintendent of the Ashland Coal and Iron Railway from 1891 to 1901, when he then became general manager of Low Moor. In 1916 he returned to Ashland to accept the position of president of the Means Realty Company. He also held various executive positions with the Yellowstone Poplar Lumber Company, the Ashland Steel Company, Norton Iron Works, and the Clinton Fire Brick Works. Aside from his business associations, Means was also active in civic affairs of the community, the Chamber of Commerce, the Rotary Club, and served as chairman of the Ashland Water Works from 1921-1931.William Biggs Seaton, son of Mary Rice and John Seaton, was born July 18, 1855, in Greenup, Kentucky. After a formal education, he began his business career in 1872 as a store keeper at the Bellefonte Furnace near Ashland. There he served in various capacities until 1881 when he became manager of the Mount Savage Furnace. In 1886 he took a position of cashier and general manager of the Ashland Coal and Iron Railway Company. The following year he assumed charge of the Bellefonte Furnace for the Means and Russell Iron Company and later became the company president. He held the position of secretary and general manager of the Kentucky Iron, Coal and Manufacturing Company, was a leading factor in the organization of the Independent Telephone Company, and was principle owner of the Park City Telephone Company. In 1908 he became President and general manager of the Ashland Iron and Mining Company and the Ashland Coal and Iron Railway. He also served as the vice-president of the Norton Iron Works, president of the Clinton Fire Brick Company, and director of the Ashland National Bank and the Merchants Bank and Trust Company.In 1885, William Biggs Seaton married Elizabeth Isabella Means. Elizabeth was born August 8, 1855, a daughter to John Means and Hildreth. William and Elizabeth had five children: Harriet Hildreth, born June 18, 1886; Isabella Seaton, born May 17, 1888; John Means Seaton, born April 15, 1891; Kendall Seaton, born February 26, 1893; and Edward William Seaton, born April 26, 1894.William Biggs Seaton died in 1926. Scope and Contents These papers are primarily those of John Means (1821-1910); his wife, Harriet Hildreth Perkins Means (1826-1895); their son E.C. (Ellison Cooke) Means (1864-1956); his brother William (d. 1837); his uncle Hugh Means (1812-1884); his grandfather, Colonel John Means (1770-1837); his aunt, Margaret A. Means (d. 1921); and his son-in-law, William Biggs Seaton (1855-1927). Materials include both personal and business-related correspondence, financial records, legal documents, memorabilia, newspaper clippings, journals, scrapbooks, and photographs. Arrangement Organized into the following series: Family and Business Papers (1788-1951, undated), Financial Materials (1794-1940, undated), Journals (1839-1927, undated), Scrapbooks (1841-1929, undated), Legal Materials (1897-1898), School Notebooks (1843-1887), Topical Files (1859-1956, undated), Genealogical Materials (1830-1914, undated), and Oversized Materials (1846-1928, undated). Related Materials Collection 56M301, Means family papers, University of Kentucky Special Collections. Related Materials Photographs from this collection may be found under accession number 56PA307. Please see also the Means Family Papers (56MS301, 56PA301) for additional materials pertaining to the Means and Seaton families. Some materials from this collection, as well as the Means Family Papers, have been microfilmed and can be found under microfilm number M-191. United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865. Ashland (Ky.) -- History Railroad companies -- United States. Europe -- Description and travel. Ledgers (account books) Maps Kentucky -- History. Iron industry and trade -- Kentucky. Means, Margaret A. American Rolling Mill Company. Kentucky Ashland Coal and Iron Railway (Ky.) Seaton family. Means, John Means, Harriet Hildreth Perkins Means, E.C. (Ellison Cooke) Seaton, William Biggs Seaton, Eliza Isabella Means Citizen's Telephone Company (Ky.) Buena Vista Furnace (Boyd County, Ky.) Bellefonte Furnace (Ky.) Ashland Iron and Mining Company (Ky.) Means family. Lexington and Big Sandy Railway Company (Ky.) Kentucky Iron, Coal and Manufacturing Company Gallatin, Albert FAMILY AND BUSINESS PAPERSI1788-1951, undatedScope and Contents noteArranged chronologically, these materials include both personal and business-related correspondence, as well as other miscellaneous papers of the Means and Seaton families.1788-1813iScope and Contents noteThese few papers relate to the settlement of the estate of Thomas Williamson of Spartanburg, South Carolina, of which Colonel John Means was appointed executor.1788-1813111818-1839iiScope and Contents noteThe papers of this period relate primarily to Col. John Means' work as an attorney and land agent for Albert Gallatin, including a letter from Gallatin expressing appreciation for his services. There is also a letter from Means to his son Thomas Williamson concerning Means' work as a member of Ohio's state legislature in 1825.1818-1829121830-1834131835-1839141840-1849iiiScope and Contents noteThese papers include primarily business correspondence and receipts of Hugh Means and James W. Means, a merchant at Portsmouth, Ohio. There are also several land indentures of Thomas W. and Hugh Means.1840-1844151845 January-June161845 July-December171846-1849181850-1859ivScope and Contents noteThis period includes the business papers of Hugh Means while he was a store keeper at Buena Vista Furnace; of John Means relative to the formation of the Kentucky Iron, Coal and Manufacturing Company; and of John's partnership in the Ashland Steam Ferry Company. There is some correspondence dealing with the purchase of stock in the Lexington and Big Sandy Railway by the Kentucky Iron, Coal and Manufacturing Co. and miscellaneous papers of John Means.1854191855-18591101860-1869vScope and Contents noteCorrespondence from this period is primarily comprised of business letters of John Means concerned with various facets of the iron industry and commercial expansion in the Ashland area. There are a few papers relating to a law suit between the Kentucky Iron, Coal and Manufacturing Company and the Lexington and Big Sandy Railway and on the formation of the Ashland Home Guard. Correspondence between Harriet Means and her mother concerns the Civil War, mentioning the presence of troops and war preparations in Marietta, Ohio.186011118611121862-1863211864221865-1866231867241868-1869251870-1879viScope and Contents noteMostly business correspondence. A few letters to Jesse D. Bright in Frankfort requesting favorable legislation action concerning the Lexington and Big Sandy Railway Company. Includes business papers of the Norton Iron Works.1870-1871261872-1874271875-1879281880-1889viiScope and Contents noteIncludes miscellaneous business papers and correspondence.1880-1885291886-18892101890-1909viiiScope and Contents noteIncluded here are papers concerning the affairs of the Ashland Coal and Iron Railway, the People's Telephone Company, the Ashland Fire Brick Company, and the newly formed Ashland Iron and Mining Company. There are also several letters to W.B. Seaton from E.C. Means at Low Moor. Other papers concern John Means' donation of land for a public school in Ashland and the estate of Elizabeth Means.1890-18992111900-19032121904-1909311910-1919ixScope and Contents noteIncluded here are papers describing the condition of the Ashland Iron and Mining Company, as well as the iron industry in general, prior to World War I and the effect of the war on a declining market. They also describe the expansion of plant facilities in order to meet war demands and government restrictions on the economy, especially price regulation and the effect of the cancellation of large government contracts upon the industry. Some papers concern the negotiations of the Ashland Coal and Iron Railway with various members of the Means family. Papers relating to the Ashland Water Company are also included.1910321911-1912331913-1916341917-1919351920-1929xScope and Contents noteCorrespondence between W.B. Seaton and Charles Means of the Means and Russell Iron Company. Condition of the Ashland Fire Brick Company and the liquidation of the Kentucky Coal, Iron and Manufacturing Company. There are tributes to Seaton who died in 1927, papers dealing with his estate, and letters revealing the extent of his wife's charities.1920-1923361924-1929371930-1951xiScope and Contents notePrimarily personal letters of Mrs. W.B. Seaton with a few business papers. There are letters to E.C. Means from Charles G. Dawes, Vice President of the United States under Calvin Coolidge, as well as tributes to Dawes after his death in 1951.1930-1938381941-195139UNDATEDxiiMiscellaneousundated41Cards and invitationsundated42TRANSCRIPTSxiiiLetters to Mrs. Harriet Means1855-186643FINANCIAL MATERIALSII1794-1940, undatedScope and Contents noteIncludes account books, cash books, ledgers, journals, and miscellaneous related materials for individual members of the Means and Seaton families and the businesses in which they were involved. Arranged alphabetically by individual or company name; chronologically thereunder.BUSINESSiAmerican Rolling Mill CompanyiCost Sheets1922 January44Balance Sheets1922 January45Ashland (City)iiLedger1876-188146Scope and Contents noteIncludes financial information for Ashland, Kentucky, including city statement, debts due to the city, receipts and expenditures, etc.Ashland Fire Brick CompanyiiiLedger1912-192147Ashland Improvement Company of KentuckyivLedger189048Scope and Contents noteAlso includes financial information for the Kentucky Iron, Coal and Manufacturing CompanyAshland Iron and Mining CompanyvAccountant's Report1917 December 3149Accountant's Report1918 June 30410Balance Sheets, July-December 19171917 July-December411Balance Sheets191851Balance Sheets191952Balance Sheets192053Balance Sheets192154Comparative Statements1913-191655Cost Sheets1921 July-December56Creditors191957Description of lots sold to the Ashland Iron and Mining Company by the Means and Russell Iron Company and Deeds of Conveyance Forms189958Estimates and Contracts1915-191661Freight and Switching Operation Statements1920-192162Statements showing the Ashland Coal and Iron Railway Company's Main Line, Sidings, and Tracksundated63Map showing the property of the Ashland Electric Light and Power Company, Ashland, Kentuckyundated64Materials Cost Sheets1918-192165Materials relating to the purchase of the Ashland Iron and Mining Company by the American Rolling Mill Company1919-192166Miscellaneous Business and Financial Materials1895-1928, undated67Shareholders1921-192368Shipments Summary1917-192269Stockholder Information1918-1919, undated610Trading Profit Statements1910-1921611Bellefonte FurnaceviLedger, In a/c with H. Means and Co.1852-1857612Inventory1885-1916613Buena VistaviiJohn Means' Account Book1851614Citizen's Telephone CompanyviiiStocks Journal1899-1905615Stocks Ledger1899-190671Journal1905 May-October72Trial Balance Closing the Books of the Company1905 May-October73Means and CompanyixShipping Book1873-187974Means, Russell and MeansxKey to the Abstract of Title to the Clinton Furnace Tracts1895 May 1575Abstract of Title to the Main Buena Vista or Princess Furnace Tract by Purchase from Thomas W. Means1880 December 1681N.H. FurnacexiH. Boggs, Coon Fork Job1849-185082Scope and Contents noteAccount of wood cut and sold.Ohio FurnacexiiJohn Means' Account Book184983John Means' note book, Catalogue of mineral and other specimens, commenced this the 23rd day of January 18501850 January 2384Russell and Means Iron CompanyxiiiLedger1894-191185Union FurnacexivJohn Means Memorandum Book, Goods to be purchased for Union and Ohio Furnaces185086UnidentifiedxvLedger1906-191187PERSONALiiE.C. and Ruby R. MeansiTrial Balance1906-194091Scope and Contents(2 volumes)Hugh MeansiiFinancial Ledger1871-188492John MeansiiiCash Book1855-186093Journal1858-186694Account Books1861-186795Scope and Contents(2 volumes)Account Book1869-188796Account Book1872-188997Scope and Contents note[Includes Personal and Business finances.]Check Book Ashland National Bank187398Account Book, John Means Estate1910-1916101Margaret A. MeansivTrial Balance1913-1923102Mary Peck Seaton MeansvJournal1901-1903103Journal1904-1906104Thomas H. MeansviAccount Book1931-1933105John SeatonviiDay Book/Ledger1794-1825106Scope and Contents noteCover says: "John Seaton, Amherst, New Hampshire, Bought in 1794."W.B. SeatonviiiFinancial Ledger1884-1888107Financial Ledger1845-1847108Scope and Contents note"W.W. Wilson's Book, Locust Grove, Ohio"JOURNALSIII1839-1927, undatedScope and Contents noteArranged alphabetically by individual, chronologically thereunder. Include personal journals and diaries kept by members of the Means and Seaton families, as well as household journals which convey, among other things, expenses, weather and climate records, and books lent from their libraries.PERSONALiHildreth, R.C. (Rhoda Cook)iTravel Journal1839 May 23-July 25111Scope and Contents note"Mrs. Hildreth's Journal from Marietta to Boston in 1839."Transcript of Travel Journalundated112Dr. S.P. HildrethiiValedictory Address of Dr. S.P. Hildreth, President, Third Medical Convention of Ohio1839 May 14113Means, E.C.iiiAutograph Albums1877-1886114Scope and Contents(2 volumes)Means, Harriet Hildreth PerkinsivvTravel Journal, Mrs. John Means' journal to California and back in 1882. March 15th to May 20th, 1882. Europe in 1891 - April 22-July 221882-1891115Travel Journal, Journal of Mrs. John Means during trips north and south 1878-1883116Travel Journal, Europe1879 June-October117Means, JohnvJournal1880118Journal1881 March-September119Journal1907-1915121Stencil of nameundated122Margaret A. MeansviJournals1874-1879123Journals1880-1884124Journals1884-1894125Journals1894-1900126Journals1900-1907127Perkins, Eliza DouglasviiTravel Journal, trip from Marietta to New Orleans and Tallahassee, Florida and back again1848-1849131Travel Journal, Sketches of a trip from Marietta, Ohio to the valley of the Sacramento in the Spring and Summer of 18491849132Mrs. W.B. Seaton (Eliza Isabella)viiiJournal1916-1918133W.B. SeatonixDaily Record1895134Memorandum Books1883-1914135Scope and Contents(4 volumes)Unknown authorxMemorandum Books1876-1886, undated136HOUSEHOLDiiUnknown authoriVisits 1888-1893141Mary Peck Seaton MeansiiHousehold Expenses1891-1897142Scope and ContentsApril 2, 1891, April 1, 1895-December 22, 1897W.B. SeatoniiiInventory of W.B. Seaton's residence at 1401 Bath Ave., Ashland, KY 1927 January 20143Scope and Contents note[Also includes inventory of property owned by Chas. W. Means.] (Includes furniture, pictures, silverware, books)Receipts and bills, contracts, and correspondence concerning furniture and work on houseundated144John MeansivRecords of his orchards and gardens; Library catalogue, including section for books lent; list of Civil War soldiers from Ashland, Kentucky1858-1863, undated145Journal, Books Lent1868-1871151Weather and climate records; Books lent; Vote of 10th Congressional District1855-1875152Scope and Contents noteIncludes miscellaneous daily events/happenings: Weather and climate records, May 16, 1855-May 31, 1875 (moved from Catlettsburg to Ashland circa 1857); Books lent, February 10, 1872-September 14, 1875; Vote of 10th Congressional District, November 3, 1874Thomas Hildreth MeansvWeather and climate records; Books lent1875-1884153Scope and Contents note[includes miscellaneous daily events/happenings]Weather and climate records; Books lent; Boyd County Vote1884-1894154Scope and Contents noteIncludes miscellaneous daily events/happenings in Weather and climate records, October 1, 1884-December 31, 1894; Books lent, 1884-1894; Boyd County Vote, 1886 and 1888.Weather and climate records; Books lent; Rain Fall1895-1902161Scope and Contents noteIncludes miscellaneous daily events/happenings in Weather and climate records, January 1, 1895-December 31, 1901; Books lent, March 27, 1895-December 29, 1901; Rain Fall, 1892-1902.Weather and climate records; Books lent1917-1925162Scope and Contents noteIncludes miscellaneous daily events/happenings Weather and climate records, October 1, 1917-May 14, 1919; Books lent, April 16, 1921-May 7, 1925.Weather and climate records; Books lent1902-1909163Scope and Contents noteIncludes miscellaneous daily events/happenings in Weather and climate records, January 1, 1902-August 31, 1909; Books lent, January 3, 1902-August 4, 1909.Weather and climate records; Books lent1909-1917164Scope and Contents noteIncludes miscellaneous daily events/happenings in Weather and climate records, September 1, 1909-October 8, 1917; Books lent, September 21, 1909-January 23, 1917.SCRAPBOOKSIV1841-1929, undatedScope and Contents noteArranged in chronological order.Creator unknown1841-1869171Scope and Contents noteIncludes miscellaneous news clippings, obituaries, poems, and clippings of George Hildreth's "California Letters"Eliza Isabella Means1868-1938181Scope and Contents noteIncludes primarily family related clippings.Creator unknown1868-1906182Scope and Contents noteIncludes primarily death notices and obituaries for members of the Means family.Creator unknowncirca 1860s191Scope and Contents noteIncludes clippings on miscellaneous political figures, poems, memorials for Abraham Lincoln's death, pressed flowers.Mrs. John Means (Harriet Hildreth Perkins)1878-1892192Scope and Contents noteIncludes pressed flowers and leaves collected on her travels through the United States and Europe.Creator unknown1876-1888193Scope and Contents noteIncludes clippings from the 1876 World's Fair in Philadelphia, Watkins Glen, and Mammoth Cave.Dedicated to Mr. and Mrs. W.B. Seaton from Hugh M. Compton1886-1929201Scope and Contents noteIncludes family related clippings and obituaries.Creator unknowncirca 1880s202Scope and Contents noteIncludes misc. household and garden tips, recipes, and health remedies.Author/creator unknownundated211Scope and Contents noteIncludes clippings of European royalty and other prominent European and American figures; poems, articles, postcards, and some photos.Bessie Meansundated212Scope and Contents noteDrawings, cards, clippings on US presidents and other notable figures (authors, musicians, actresses)LEGAL MATERIALSV1897-1898Scope and Contents noteThese materials relate to the following lawsuit involving the heirs of the Thomas W. Means estate:Benjamin R. Cowen, Evan E. Williams and A.S. Frazer, Trustees, vs. Thomas M. Adams and E.C. Means, Administrators, with the will annexed of the estate of Thomas W. Means, deceased, and John Means. FEDERAL REPORTERivol. 78, no. 4, Cowen v. Adams, p. 536-5541897 March 30221SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES, OCTOBER TERM 1897, NO. 381iiScope and Contents noteThomas M. Adams and E.C. Means, Administrators of Thomas W. Means, Petitioners, vs. Benjamin R. Cowen, Evan F. Williams, and A.S. Frazer, Trustees.Transcript of Record1897222UNITED STATES CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEALS, SIXTH CIRCUITiiiScope and Contents noteBenjamin R. Cowen, Evan F. Williams, and A.S. Frazer, Trustees, Appellants, vs. Thomas M. Adams and E.C. Means, Administrators with the Will Annexed of the Estate of Thos W. Means, deceased, and John Means, Appellees.Brief for Appellantscirca 1896223Brief for the Appellees (copy 1)circa 1890224Brief for the Appellees (copy 2)circa 1890225Mr. Anderson's Brief for the Appellees (copy 1)circa 1890226Mr. Anderson's Brief for the Appellees (copy 2)circa 1890227Mr. Anderson's Brief for the Appellees (copy 3)circa 1890228Memorandum Reply to Additional Brief for Appellantscirca 1890229Correspondence Between John Means and William Means Arranged Chronologically (copy 1)1880-18892210Correspondence Between John Means and William Means Arranged Chronologically (copy 2)1880-18892211Petition for RehearingCirca 18902212SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES, OCTOBER TERM 1898, NO. 113ivScope and Contents noteThomas M. Adams and E.C. Means, Administrators of Thomas W. Means, Petitioners, vs. Benjamin R. Cowen, Evan F. Williams, and A.S. Frazer, TrusteesBrief for the Petitioners (copy 1)1898 October2213Brief for the Petitioners (copy 2)1898 October2214Brief for the Petitioners (copy 3)1898 October2215Additional Brief for the Petitioners1898 October2216Ledger Accounts of the Children on the Books of Thomas W. Means1898 October2217TOPICAL FILESVII1859-1956, undatedScope and Contents noteArranged in alphabetical order. Included are newspaper clippings about the Ashland area and various family members, as well as general articles of interest.Civil War1860-1941, undated241Coal and Iron Industry1860-1954242Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR)1914-1929, undated243Financial Statements, City of Ashland, KY1894-1932244Flood, Ohio River1937 February-March245Samuel P. Hildreth Home1954 November, undated246Historical sketches, Ashland area1917-1942, undated247Scope and ContentsIncludes regional history of Huntington, Catlettsburg, Ironton, and Russell.Historical Sketch, Marietta, Ohio1867 January 8248History of King's Daughters' Hospital celebrating 40th anniversary, Ashland, KY1939 May 11249Kentucky Club Women1919 June, undated2410Low Moor Iron Company, Charter and By-laws19002411Means and Seaton Families1859-1956, undated2412Scope and Contents[misc. articles]Miscellaneous topics relating to the Ashland area and various interests of the Means and Seaton families1859-1950, undated2413Proposed Extension: Cincinnati, Hamilton, and Dayton Railway to Eastern Kentucky Coal Fields via Ashland and Ironton. Ashland Business Men's Association, copy 1Circa 1909-19102414Proposed Extension: Cincinnati, Hamilton, and Dayton Railway to Eastern Kentucky Coal Fields via Ashland and Ironton. Ashland Business Men's Association, copy 2Circa 1909-19102415Proposed Extension: Cincinnati, Hamilton, and Dayton Railway to Eastern Kentucky Coal Fields via Ashland and Ironton. Ashland Business Men's Association, copy 3circa 1909-1910251Proposed Extension: Cincinnati, Hamilton, and Dayton Railway to Eastern Kentucky Coal Fields via Ashland and Ironton. Ashland Business Men's Association, correspondence and loose data sheets.circa 1909-1910252Railroads1953 April 19253David Sintonundated254GENEALOGICAL MATERIALSVIII1830-1914, undatedE.C. Means, Genealogy notebook1911 December 25255Miscellaneous correspondence and notes concerning the Hildreth, Means, and Seaton family historiesundated256Scope and ContentsIncludes worksheet for DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) application.Eliza Isabella Means Seaton, DAR applicationundated257Miscellaneous DAR publications and memorabilia1914258Holy Bible...with index by Hervey Wilbur. New York, White, Gallaher and White183026Scope and ContentsIncludes family register for the Williamson and Means families.OVERSIZED MATERIALSIX1846-1928, undatedFINANCIAL MATERIALSi1851-1912BusinessiBellefonte FurnaceiDaybook1883-190327Ledger H 1884-190528Supplementary journal1890-190829Culbertson, Means and CulbertsoniiJournal1878-188030Ledger1878-188031Means and Russell Iron CompanyiiiStock Certificates1886-191232Cash Book1891-191133Supplementary journal1908-191134Union FurnaceivSinton and Means, Union Furnace Landing, Ledger1851-188235UnknownvAccounts Payable1906-191136Personalii1837-1910, undatedHugh MeansiLedger1837-185037Scope and ContentsIt is uncertain if Hugh Means is the creator of the ledger.John MeansiiLedger1855-190838Ledger1887-191039Index to Ledger Aundated40Journal1878-190941Journal1909-191042Thomas W. MeansiiiJournal, Thomas W. Means Estate1890-190243MISCELLANEOUSii1846-1928, undatedScope and Contents noteMostly includes maps. Arranged chronologically for the most part, with some materials organized according to size for preservation purposes.Mitchell's School Atlas, Thomas Cowperthwait, & Co.1846441Scope and ContentsIncludes notes by John Means.Diagram showing Ashland's flood district1883-1884442Scope and ContentsShows high water marks of February 12, 1883 and February 12, 1884.Map of parts of Scioto and Lawrence Counties, Ohio, showing the lands of Means, Kyle & Co.1890443Blueprint showing [tract, lands, plot] of the Means & Russell Iron company optioned by the Ashland Coal and Iron Railway Co.1895444Broadside: Notice of Sale of the Ashland Improvement Company1900 April 25445Map of Ashland, Kentucky1923 MarchOS 1Map Showing Distribution System, Ashland Water Works, Ashland, KY1924 September 19OS 2Blueprint: Means Realty Co. Beech Grove Addition, Ashland, KY1924 November 7OS 3Presidential campaign poster for Herbert Hoover and Charles Curtis1928449Map showing the Poage Tractundated4410Sketch Map of Alleghany County, Virginia, based on U.S. Geological Survey Map, B.B. Ringoundated4411Geological Survey of Kentucky: Map of Boyd, Carter, and Greenup CountiesundatedOS 4Plot of a Portion of Boyd, Carter, and Greenup Countiesundated4413Scope and ContentsIncludes furnaces and railroads in operation.Proposed Extension of A.C.&I. R.R. Tracks to the Ashland Sheet MillundatedOS 5Views and descriptions of the construction of Long Lake Dam, a development of the Washington Water Power Company on the Spokane Riverundated4415Geologic Atlas of the United States, no. 160: Accident-Grantsville Folio, Maryland-Pennsylvania-West Virginia, Washington, D.C., U.S. Geological Survey19084416Geologic Atlas of the United States, no. 184: Kenova Folio, Kentucky-West Virginia-Ohio, Washington, D.C., U.S. Geological Survey19124417Large Folio which includes maps of eastern Kentucky and West Virginia and mechanical/engineering drawings by John Meansundated4418SCHOOL NOTEBOOKSVI1843-1887HARRIET E. HILDRETHiComposition book, includes essays and poems and books read1840-1853231BESSIE MEANSiiComposition bookcirca 1878-1879232Composition book1880233Scope and ContentsSome pages used as scrapbook.E.C. MEANSiiiNotebook, Mineralogycirca 1886234Notebook, Metallurgy1887 March235Notebook, Geology1887 April236