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56m307 Guide to the Seaton Family papers, 1788-1956 Processed by Beth Eifler; machine-readable finding aid created by Beth Eifler Special Collections 2005 Manuscripts University of Kentucky Margaret I. King Library Lexington, Kentucky 40506-0039 USA Phone: (859) 257-8611 Fax: (859) 257-6311 Email: sclref@lsv.uky.edu URL: http://www.uky.edu/Libraries/Special/mss/ University of Kentucky Libraries. All rights reserved. Machine-readable finding aid derived from ${DERIVED}. Date of source: June 2007 Description is in English. Guide to the Seaton Family papers, 1788-1956 Contact Information Special Collections Manuscripts University of Kentucky Margaret I. King Library Lexington, Kentucky 40506-0039 Phone: (859) 257-8611 Fax: (859) 257-6311 Email: sclref@lsv.uky.edu URL: http://www.uky.edu/Libraries/Special/mss/ Processed by: Beth Eifler Date Completed: June 2007 Encoded by: Beth Eifler Copyright 2005 University of Kentucky. All rights reserved. Seaton Family papers, 1788-1956 56M307 Seaton family circa 21 cubic feet (26 boxes, 18 volumes) The materials are in English. 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. University of Kentucky Libraries, Special Collections Collection is open for research. Copyright has not been assigned to the University of Kentucky. [Identification of item], Seaton Family papers, 1788-1956, 56M307, Special Collections, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington Gallatin, Albert, 1761-1849.Means, E.C. (Ellison Cooke), 1864-1956.Means, Harriet Hildreth Perkins, 1826-1895Means, John, 1821-1910.Means, Margaret A.Means family.Seaton, Eliza Isabella Means, 1858-1942.Seaton, William Biggs, 1855-1927.Seaton family.American Rolling Mill Company (Ky.)Ashland Coal and Iron Railway (Ky.)Ashland Iron and Mining Company (Ky.)Bellefonte Furnace (Ky.)Buena Vista Furnace (Boyd County, Ky.)Citizen's Telephone Company (Ky.)Kentucky Iron, Coal and Manufacturing Company.Lexington and Big Sandy Railway Company (Ky.)Iron Industry and Trade - Kentucky. Railroad companies - United States. Ashland (Ky.) - History.Europe - Description and travel.Kentucky - HistoryUnited States - History - Civil War, 1861-1865.CorrespondenceDiariesGenealogiesJournalsLedgers (account books)MapsPhotographic printsScrapbooks 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.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 to Ohio in 1837 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 to Thomas Williamson and Sarah Ellison Means 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 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 in order 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, attended Marietta College and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, graduating from the latter in 1887, 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, who married Eliza Isabella Means in 1885, 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. 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 Collections 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. Container List FAMILY AND BUSINESS PAPERS, 1788-1951, undatedArranged chronologically, these materials include both personal and business-related correspondence, as well as other miscellaneous papers of the Means and Seaton families.1788-1813These few papers relate to the settlement of the estate of Thomas Williamson of Spartanburg, South Carolina, of which Colonel John Means was appointed executor.111788-18131818-1839The 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 1825.121818-1829131830-1834141835-18391840-1849These 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.151840-184416January-June 184517July-December 1845181846-18491850-1859This 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.1918541101855-18591860-1869Correspondence 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.11118601121861211862-1863221864231865-1866241867251868-18691870-1879Mostly 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.261870-1871271872-1874281875-18791880-1889Includes miscellaneous business papers and correspondence.291880-18852101886-18891890-1909Included 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.2111890-18992121900-1903311904-19091910-1919Included 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. 321910331911-1912341913-1916351917-19191920-1929Correspondence 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.361920-1923371924-19291930-1951Primarily 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. 381930-1938391941-1951UNDATED41Undated, miscellaneous42Undated, cards and invitationsTRANSCRIPTS43Letters to Mrs. Harriet Means, 1855-1866FINANCIAL MATERIALS, 1794-1940, undatedIncludes 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.BUSINESSAmerican Rolling Mill Company44Cost Sheets, January 192245Balance Sheets, January 1922Ashland (City)46Ledger, 1876-1881Includes financial information for Ashland, Kentucky, including city statement, debts due to the city, receipts and expenditures, etc.Ashland Fire Brick Company47Ledger, 1912-1921Ashland Improvement Company of Kentucky48Ledger, 1890Also includes financial information for the Kentucky Iron, Coal and Manufacturing CompanyAshland Iron and Mining Company49Accountant's Report, December 31, 1917410Accountant's Report, June 30, 1918411Balance Sheets, July-December 191751Balance Sheets, 191852Balance Sheets, 191953Balance Sheets, 192054Balance Sheets, 192155Comparative Statements, 1913-191656Cost Sheets, July-December 192157Creditors, 191958Description of lots sold to the Ashland Iron and Mining Company by the Means and Russell Iron Company and Deeds of Conveyance Forms, 189961Estimates and Contracts, 1915-191662Freight and Switching Operation Statements, July 1920-November 192163Statements showing the Ashland Coal and Iron Railway Company's Main Line, Sidings, and Tracks, undated64Map showing the property of the Ashland Electric Light and Power Company, Ashland, Kentucky.65Materials Cost Sheets, 1918-192166Materials relating to the purchase of the Ashland Iron and Mining Company by the American Rolling Mill Company, 1919-192167Miscellaneous Business and Financial Materials, 1895-1928 and undated68Shareholders, 1921, 192369Shipments Summary, September 1917-January 1922610Stockholder Information, 1918-1919 and undated611Trading Profit Statements, 1910-1921Bellefonte Furnace612Ledger, "In a/c with H. Means and Co.," May 13, 1852-March 1, 1857613Inventory, 1885-1916Buena Vista614John Means' Account Book, 1851Citizen's Telephone Company615Stocks Journal, January 1899-July 190571Stocks Ledger, January 1899-July 190672Journal, May-October 190573Trial Balance Closing the Books of the Company, May-October 1905Means and Company74Shipping Book, September 1873-December 1879Means, Russell and Means75Key to the Abstract of Title to the Clinton Furnace Tracts, May 15, 189581Abstract of Title to the Main Buena Vista or Princess Furnace Tract... December 16, 1880, by Purchase from Thomas W. MeansN.H. Furnace82H. Boggs, Coon Fork Job, 1849-1850 Account of wood cut and sold.Ohio Furnace83John Means' Account Book, 184984John Means' note book, "Catalogue of mineral and other specimens, commenced this the 23rd day of January 1850"Russell and Means Iron Company85Ledger, December 1894-April 1911Union Furnace86John Means Memorandum Book, "Goods to be purchased for Union and Ohio Furnaces," 1850Unidentified87Ledger, May 1906-May 1911PERSONALE.C. and Ruby R. Means91Trial Balance, 1906-1940 (2 volumes)Hugh Means92Financial Ledger, April 8, 1871-December 20, 1884John Means93Cash Book, 1855-186094Journal, October 29, 1858-October 15, 186695Account Books, 1861-1867 (2 volumes)96Account Book, 1869-188797Account Book, 1872-1889[Includes Personal and Business finances.]98Check Book (Ashland National Bank), 1873101Account Book, John Means Estate, February 18, 1910-December 16, 1916Margaret A. Means102Trial Balance, 1913-1923Mary Peck Seaton Means103Journal, 1901-1903104Journal, 1904-1906Thomas H. Means105Account Book, October 3, 1931-April 13, 1933John Seaton106Day Book/Ledger, 1794-1825Cover says: "John Seaton, Amherst, New Hampshire, Bought in 1794."W.B. Seaton107Financial Ledger, September 15, 1884-December 31, 1888108Financial Ledger, October 23, 1845-October 1847"W.W. Wilson's Book, Locust Grove, Ohio"JOURNALS, 1839-1927, undatedArranged 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.PERSONALHildreth, R.C. (Rhoda Cook)111Travel Journal, May 23-July 25, 1839"Mrs. Hildreth's Journal from Marietta to Boston in 1839."112Transcript of Travel JournalDr. S.P. Hildreth113Valedictory Address of Dr. S.P. Hildreth, President, Third Medical Convention of Ohio, May 14, 1839. Means, E.C.114Autograph Albums, 1877-1886 (2 volumes)Means, Harriet Hildreth Perkins115Travel Journal, "Mrs. John Means' journal to California and back in 1882. March 15th to May 20th, 1882. Europe in 1891 - April 22-July 22."116Travel Journal, "Journal of Mrs. John Means during trips north and south." July 10, 1878-March 4, 1883.117Travel Journal, Europe, June 18-October 11, 1879Means, John118Journal, 1880119Journal, March 31-September 22, 1881.121Journal, November 14, 1907-May 11, 1915122Stencil of nameMargaret A. Means123Journals, 1874-1879 (2 volumes)124Journals, 1880-1884 (2 volumes)125Journals, 1884-1894 (2 volumes)126Journals, 1894-1900 (2 volumes)127Journals, 1900-1907 (2 volumes)Perkins, Eliza Douglas131Travel Journal, trip from Marietta to New Orleans and Tallahassee, Florida and back again, October 30, 1848-January 16, 1849.132Travel Journal, "Sketches of a trip from Marietta, Ohio to the valley of the Sacramento in the Spring and Summer of 1849."Mrs. W.B. Seaton (Eliza Isabella)133Journal, 1916-1918W.B. Seaton134Daily Record, 1895135Memorandum Books, 1883-1914 (4 volumes)Unknown author136Memorandum Books, 1876-1886 and undatedHOUSEHOLDUnknown author141"Visits" 1888-1893Mary Peck Seaton Means142Household Expenses, April 2, 1891, April 1, 1895-December 22, 1897W.B. Seaton143Inventory of W.B. Seaton's residence at 1401 Bath Ave., Ashland, KY (Includes furniture, pictures, silverware, books), January 20, 1927[Also includes inventory of property owned by Chas. W. Means.]144Receipts and bills, contracts, and correspondence concerning furniture and work on house.John Means 145Records of his orchards and gardens, 1858-1863; Library catalogue, including section for books lent; list of Civil War soldiers from Ashland, Kentucky.151Journal, Books Lent, 1868-1871152Weather 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, 1874[includes miscellaneous daily events/happenings]Thomas Hildreth Means153Weather and climate records, June 1, 1875-September 30, 1884; Books lent, 1875-1884[includes miscellaneous daily events/happenings]154Weather and climate records, October 1, 1884-December 31, 1894; Books lent, 1884-1894; Boyd County Vote, 1886 and 1888[includes miscellaneous daily events/happenings]161Weather and climate records, January 1, 1895-December 31, 1901; Books lent, March 27, 1895-December 29, 1901; Rain Fall, 1892-1902[includes miscellaneous daily events/happenings]162Weather and climate records, October 1, 1917-May 14, 1919; Books lent, April 16, 1921-May 7, 1925[includes miscellaneous daily events/happenings]163Weather and climate records, January 1, 1902-August 31, 1909; Books lent, January 3, 1902-August 4, 1909[includes miscellaneous daily events/happenings]164Weather and climate records, September 1, 1909-October 8, 1917; Books lent, September 21, 1909-January 23, 1917[includes miscellaneous daily events/happenings]SCRAPBOOKS, 1841-1929, undatedArranged in chronological order.171 1841-1869, creator unknownIncludes miscellaneous news clippings, obituaries, poems, and clippings of George Hildreth's "California Letters"181 1868-1938, Eliza Isabella MeansIncludes primarily family related clippings.182 1868-1906, creator unknownIncludes primarily death notices and obituaries for members of the Means family.191 circa 1860s, creator unknownIncludes clippings on miscellaneous political figures, poems, memorials for Abraham Lincoln's death, pressed flowers.192 1878-1892, Mrs. John Means (Harriet Hildreth Perkins)Includes pressed flowers and leaves collected on her travels through the United States and Europe.193 1876-1888, creator unknownIncludes clippings from the 1876 World's Fair in Philadelphia, Watkins Glen, and Mammoth Cave.201 1886-1929, dedicated "To Mr. and Mrs. W.B. Seaton, Sept. 14, 1886 from Hugh M. Compton."Includes family related clippings and obituaries.202 circa 1880s, creator unknownIncludes misc. household and garden tips, recipes, and health remedies.211 undated, author/creator unknownIncludes clippings of European royalty and other prominent European and American figures; poems, articles, postcards, and some photos.212 undated, Bessie Means Drawings, cards, clippings on US presidents and other notable figures (authors, musicians, actresses)LEGAL MATERIALS, 1897-1898These 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 REPORTER221 vol. 78, no. 4, March 30, 1897. Cowen v. Adams, p. 536-554.SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES, OCTOBER TERM 1897, NO. 381Thomas M. Adams and E.C. Means, Administrators of Thomas W. Means, Petitioners, vs. Benjamin R. Cowen, Evan F. Williams, and A.S. Frazer, Trustees.222 Transcript of RecordUNITED STATES CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEALS, SIXTH CIRCUITBenjamin 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. 223 Brief for Appellants224 Brief for the Appellees (copy 1)225 Brief for the Appellees (copy 2)226 Mr. Anderson's Brief for the Appellees (copy 1)227 Mr. Anderson's Brief for the Appellees (copy 2)228 Mr. Anderson's Brief for the Appellees (copy 3)229 Memorandum Reply to Additional Brief for Appellants2210 Correspondence Between John Means and William Means Arranged Chronologically (copy 1)2211 Correspondence Between John Means and William Means Arranged Chronologically (copy 2)2212 Petition for RehearingSUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES, OCTOBER TERM 1898, NO. 113Thomas M. Adams and E.C. Means, Administrators of Thomas W. Means, Petitioners, vs. Benjamin R. Cowen, Evan F. Williams, and A.S. Frazer, Trustees2213 Brief for the Petitioners (copy 1)2214 Brief for the Petitioners (copy 2)2215 Brief for the Petitioners (copy 3)2216 Additional Brief for the Petitioners2217 Ledger Accounts of the Children on the Books of Thomas W. MeansSCHOOL NOTEBOOKS, 1843-1887HARRIET E. HILDRETH231Composition book, includes essays and poems, 1840-1843 and books read, 1843-1853BESSIE MEANS232Composition book, circa November 1878-May 1879233Composition book, 1880 (some pages used as scrapbook)E.C. MEANS234Notebook, Mineralogy, circa 1886235Notebook, Metallurgy, March 1887236Notebook, Geology, April 1887TOPICAL FILES, 1859-1956, undatedArranged in alphabetical order. Included are newspaper clippings about the Ashland area and various family members, as well as general articles of interest.241Civil War, 1860-1941, undated242Coal and Iron Industry, 1860-1954243Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), 1914-1929, undated244Financial Statements, City of Ashland, KY, 1894-1932245Flood, Ohio River, February-March 1937246Samuel P. Hildreth Home, November 1954 and undated247Historical sketches - Ashland area, 1917-1942 and undated [includes regional history of Huntington, Catlettsburg, Ironton, and Russell248Historical Sketch, Marietta, Ohio, January 8, 1867249History of King's Daughters' Hospital celebrating 40th anniversary, Ashland, KY, May 11, 19392410Kentucky Club Women, June 1919 and undated2411Low Moor Iron Company, Charter and By-laws, 19002412Means and Seaton Families, 1859-1956 and undated [misc. articles]2413Miscellaneous topics relating to the Ashland area and various interests of the Means and Seaton families, 1859-1950, undated2414Proposed Extension: Cincinnati, Hamilton, and Dayton Railway to Eastern Kentucky Coal Fields via Ashland and Ironton. Ashland Business Men's Association. Circa 1909-1910. Bound copy. Copy 12415Proposed Extension: Cincinnati, Hamilton, and Dayton Railway to Eastern Kentucky Coal Fields via Ashland and Ironton. Ashland Business Men's Association. Circa 1909-1910. Bound copy. Copy 2251Proposed Extension: Cincinnati, Hamilton, and Dayton Railway to Eastern Kentucky Coal Fields via Ashland and Ironton. Ashland Business Men's Association. Circa 1909-1910. Bound copy. Copy 3252Proposed Extension: Cincinnati, Hamilton, and Dayton Railway to Eastern Kentucky Coal Fields via Ashland and Ironton. Ashland Business Men's Association. Circa 1909-1910. Correspondence and loose data sheets.253Railroads, April 19, 1953254David Sinton, undatedGENEALOGICAL MATERIALS, 1830-1914, undated255E.C. Means, Genealogy notebook, December 25, 1911256Miscellaneous correspondence and notes concerning the Hildreth, Means, and Seaton family histories. Includes worksheet for DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) application.257Eliza Isabella Means Seaton, DAR application258Miscellaneous DAR publications and memorabilia, 1914Item 26Holy Bible...with index by Hervey Wilbur. New York, White, Gallaher and White, 1830. Includes family register for the Williamson and Means families.OVERSIZED MATERIALS, 1846-1928, undatedFINANCIAL MATERIALS, 1851-1912BusinessBellefonte Furnace27Daybook, January 1, 1884-November 14, 190328"Ledger H," 1884-190529Supplementary journal, January 1, 1890-December 10, 1908Culbertson, Means and Culbertson30Journal, July 1878-September 1, 188031Ledger, July 1878-September 1, 1880Means and Russell Iron Company32Stock Certificates, August 13, 1886-November 30, 191233Cash Book, May 1, 1891-May 31, 191134Supplementary journal, December 18, 1908-May 31, 1911Union Furnace35Sinton and Means, Union Furnace Landing, Ledger, February 1851-April 1882 [indexed]Unknown 36Accounts Payable, July 2, 1906-June 3, 1911Personal, 1837-1910, undatedHugh Means37Ledger, [Hugh Means?], 1837-1850John Means38Ledger, 1855-190839Ledger, June 30, 1887 (July 19, 1909)-February 191040"Index to Ledger A"41Journal, July 1, 1878-July 13, 190942Journal, October 22, 1909-February 9, 1910Thomas W. Means43Journal, Thomas W. Means Estate, August 14, 1890-April 2, 1902.MISCELLANEOUS, 1846-1928, undatedMostly includes maps. Arranged chronologically for the most part, with some materials organized according to size for preservation purposes.441Mitchell's School Atlas, Thomas Cowperthwait, & Co., 1846. [Includes notes by John Means.]442Diagram showing Ashland's flood district. Shows high water marks of February 12, 1883 and February 12, 1884.443Map of parts of Scioto and Lawrence Counties, Ohio, showing the lands of Means, Kyle & Co., 1890.444Blueprint showing [tract, lands, plot] of the Means & Russell Iron company optioned by the Ashland Coal and Iron Railway Co., 1895.445Broadside: Notice of Sale of the Ashland Improvement Company, Wednesday, April 25, 1900.446Map of Ashland, Kentucky, March 1923.447Map Showing Distribution System, Ashland Water Works, Ashland, KY, September 19, 1924.448Blueprint: Means Realty Co. Beech Grove Addition, Ashland, KY, November 7, 1924.449Presidential campaign poster for Herbert Hoover and Charles Curtis, 1928.4410Map showing the Poage Tract, undated.4411Sketch Map of Alleghany County, Virginia, based on U.S. Geological Survey Map, B.B. Ringo, undated.4412Geological Survey of Kentucky: Map of Boyd, Carter, and Greenup Counties, undated.4413Plot of a Portion of Boyd, Carter, and Greenup Counties, undated. [includes furnaces and railroads in operation.]4414Proposed Extension of A.C.&I. R.R. Tracks to the Ashland Sheet Mill, undated. (2 copies)4415Views and descriptions of the construction of Long Lake Dam, a development of the Washington Water Power Company on the Spokane River, undated. (5 pieces)4416 Geologic Atlas of the United States, no. 160: Accident-Grantsville Folio, Maryland-Pennsylvania-West Virginia, Washington, D.C., U.S. Geological Survey, 1908.4417 Geologic Atlas of the United States, no. 184: Kenova Folio, Kentucky-West Virginia-Ohio, Washington, D.C., U.S. Geological Survey, 1912.4418 Large Folio which includes maps of eastern Kentucky and West Virginia and mechanical/engineering drawings by John Means.