61m145Perry family papersPerry family papers, 1800-1952 61M145Alison Sperry and Heather J. BurkeUniversity of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center2011 March 22Special Collections Research CenterMargaret I. King Building, NorthLexington 40506-0039SCLREF@LSV.UKY.EDUURL: This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2015-10-26 16:14:00 -0400.Description is in English.Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Perry family papers
4.7 Cubic Feet
The Perry family papers (dated 1800-1952; 4.7 cubic feet; 11 boxes) consists of correspondence, accounts, business vouchers, bills of lading, receipts, and legal documents relating to Fountain Perry's river shipping business and Roderick Perry's public service and law career in Gallatin County, Kentucky.
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Collection is open to researchers by appointment.
61m145 : [identification of item], Perry family papers, 1800-1952, University of Kentucky Special Collections.
The Perry family, of Campbell and Gallatin Counties in Kentucky, included Fountain Perry, a boat captain and commission merchant who operated flatboats and keelboats down the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers from Cincinnati to New Orleans. He traded at various times in tobacco, pork, lard, ploughs, whiskey, apples, horses and slaves, usually operating his businesses from either Campbell County, Kentucky or Natchez, Mississippi. He later moved to Gallatin County, where he served as a commissioner of the common schools and as a justice of the peace. Fountain's son, Roderick Perry, was a miller, a lawyer and a steamboat owner; he served as an officer in the Confederate Army, was president of the Warsaw, Ky. bank, and served as a court clerk. He was also influential in Gallatin County politics, serving on the Gallatin County Bridge Commission.A descendant of the family was William P. Perry, Jr.,a graduate of the Artillery School at Fort Sill, Oklahoma and the University of Virginia who married Anne Taliaferro in June, 1952. Taliaferro was a member of the Phi Mu sorority and attended St. Mary's Junior College. She graduated from the University of Georgia in March, 1952.
Scope and Contents
The Perry family papers (dated 1800-1952; 4.7 cubic feet; 11 boxes) consists of correspondence, accounts, business vouchers, bills of lading, receipts, and legal documents relating to Fountain Perry's river shipping business and Roderick Perry's public service and law career in Gallatin County, Kentucky. The family papers include records from Roderick Perry's legal practices and from his service as a clerk and Special Commissioner of the Gallatin County Circuit Court. Additionally, Roderick Perry's papers contain blueprints, statements, and diagrams regarding six major bridge works from 1870 to 1882. These include the Columbia Bridge Works, Kings Iron Bridge and Manufacturing Company, Cleveland Bridge and Iron Company, Penn Bridge Works, Smith Bridge Company and the Wrought Iron Bridge Company. The collection also contains a series of letters dating from 1948 to 1952, written by Anne Talliaferro to her fianc, William P. Perry, Jr., discussing their upcoming marriage as well as integration in the South.
Collection arranged by format.
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Property rights reside with the University of Kentucky. The University of Kentucky holds the copyright for materials created in the course of business by University of Kentucky employees. Copyright for all other materials has not been assigned to the University of Kentucky. For information about permission to reproduce or publish, please contact Special Collections.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Inland Water Transportation -- United States
Bridges -- Design and construction.
Bridges -- Kentucky
Business records -- Kentucky -- Warsaw.
Shipping -- Ohio River.
Shipping -- Mississippi River.
Gallatin County (Ky.) -- Politics and government.
Bills of lading.
Perry, Anne Taliaferro
Perry, William P.
Anne Taliaferro letters to William P. Perry, Jr.Series I.1948-19521948 September-1949 March111949 April-July121949 August-September131949 October-November141949 December151950 January161950 February-March171950 April-May181950 June-July211950 August-September221950 October231950 November-December241951 January251951 February261951 March271951 April311951 May321951 June331951 July-September341951 October351951 November361951 December371952 January411952 February421952 March431952 April441952 May451952 June46Robert and Fountain Perry correspondenceSeries II.1800-18591800-1818471820-1822481823-1824511824521825 January-May531825 June-December 541827 January-May 551827 June-November561827 December57182858182959-101830 January-May611830 June-December62Correspondence with shipping receipts183263-41836651840-1841661842-1844671850-185968Roderick PerrySeries III.1837-1942GeneralSubseries A.1861-1942, undatedCorrespondence 1861-186669Correspondence1876-1880610Revenue tax and county levy receipts1876-1879611Business papers1871-1880612Business papersundated613Personal checks1875-1878614Personal checks1878-188371Tadmor Masonic Lodge Protest187772Methodist Episcopal Church187973Political papers1873-188074Bounty Tax Receipts1865-187275Account Book186476Ephraim Smith genealogy187477Advertisements and broadsides1873-1880s, undated78Martha Gayle school notebook191479Rod Perry school notebooks1941-1942710Unidentified photographsundated111Advertisements and Broadsides: Tradesman Directory, William Mann Lithographer posters1870s-1883112People's Packet Co.Subseries B.1876-1886General1877-1885711Scope and ContentsThe general papers consist of business papers of the People's Packet Co. from 1877 to 1885.The Bannock City Steamboat1876-1880712George W. Cheek Steamboat1876-1880713Virgie Lee Steamboat1876-1886714Perry and GibsonSubseries C.1876-1883Business papers1876-1877715Business papers1878716Checks187981Checks188082Checks188183Checks1882-188384LegalSubseries D.1845-1888General1871-187685Scope and ContentsThis folder contains papers from Roderick Perry's legal practices, namely those related to H.P. Montgomery, dating from 1871 to 1876.General1877-188086Scope and ContentsThis folder contains papers from Roderick Perry's legal practices, namely those related to H.P. Montgomery, dating from 1877 to 1880.Forms1877-187887R. Perry v. J.B. Rucker1869-187588Susan Hughes v. John J. Robinson1867-187489Mariah North Estate1880-1881810Francis Spencer Estate1843-1882811Francis Spencer Estate1880-1883812E.J. Kuntz Estate1845-1888813Kirby, Perry and Morrow1870-1879814Montgomery and Perry1880-1883815Stock certificates, court documents and correspondence sent and received by Roderick Perry1884-192191Gallatin CountySubseries E.1837-1881Circuit Court papers1837-187592Scope and ContentsThe general papers consist of various materials from Roderick Perry's service in the Gallatin County Circuit Court. This materials in this folder date from 1837 to 1875.Circuit Court papers1876-188193Scope and ContentsThe general papers consist of various materials from Roderick Perry's service in the Gallatin County Circuit Court. This materials in this folder date from 1876 to 1881.Circuit Court papersundated94Scope and ContentsThe general papers consist of various materials from Roderick Perry's service in the Gallatin County Circuit Court. This materials in this folder are undated.Circuit Court, Special Commissioner Papers1879-188095Jury Fund, Trustee Papers1875-187896School Trustees Papers1873-187697Commissioner's Report on Possible Location for the County Poor Houseundated113Gallatin Bridge CommissionSubseries F.1870-1882General188098Scope and ContentsThe general papers consist of statements and other business documents of the Gallatin Bridge Commission for the year 1880.Columbia Bridge Works1879-188099Columbia Bridge Works Diagrams1879114Kings Iron Bridge and Manufacturing Co.1870-1880910Kings Iron Bridge and Manufacturing Co. Diagramsundated115Cleveland Bridge and Iron Co.1880-1881911Penn Bridge Works1880912Smith Bridge Co.1878-1882913Smith Bridge Co. Diagrams1878,1882,undated116Wrought Iron Bridge Co.1880914Financial correspondenceSeries IV.1826-1849, undatedCorrespondence and accounting recordsundated915Correspondence and accounting records1826916Correspondence and accounting records1826 July-December917Correspondence, contracts and accounting Records1833918Correspondence and accounting records1845-849919Correspondence and promissory notes1831101Correspondence and promissory notes1838102Correspondence, promissory notes, and accounting records1831103Financial recordsSeries V.1825-1839Accounting records1825-1831104Accounting records and promissory notes1835105Contracts and accounting records1834106Promissory notes to and from Fountain Perry1837107Promissory notes and accounting records1839108Songs and poemsSeries !V.undated109
Perry family papers