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Dicken-Troutman-Balke family papers, 1815

Part of Dicken-Troutman-Balke family papers

56M316 Dicken-Troutman-Balke family papers, 1815-1945 56M316 Finding aid prepared by Julie Williams 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 28 This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2011-12-14T10:09-0500 Description is in English. Describing Archives: A Content Standard Dicken-Troutman-Balke family papers 56M316 University of Kentucky Special Collections 6.38 Cubic feet 15 boxes, 1 item 1815-1945 Dickens 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 56M316 : [identification of item], Dicken-Troutman-Balke family papers, 1815-1945, University of Kentucky Special Collections. Biographical note Frank Troutman was a Bourbon County, Kentucky lawyer and businessman. He made his name in the late 1840s by prosecuting a runaway slave, and was elected to the Kentucky legislature in 1851. He later gave up the practice of law in order to devote himself entirely to his business interests, which included land sales in Illinois, Minnesota, and Texas; railroad companies; cattle breeding; raising sheep imported from England; cotton planting and levee construction in Louisiana; and his farm in Bourbon County, Kentucky. In 1852, Troutman married Josephine Wickliffe, the widow of Robert Wickliffe, Jr., a lawyer and friend of Troutman's, who had served as charge d'affaires in Sardinia under President Tyler. Josephine died in 1859. In 1863, Troutman married Anna Dicken, daughter of his business associate, George D. Dicken, a Henry County farmer. They had three children, Lily, George Dicken and Frank Simmes Troutman. Lily Troutman married Rudolph Balke, president of the Mellwood Distillery Company of Louisville, in 1892. George became a doctor, and Frank took over the family farm in Bourbon County. Scope and Contents note The Dicken-Troutman-Balke family papers consist of materials related to the family of Frank Troutman. It includes his personal and business papers, which reflect his wide-ranging business interests. There are letters of his first wife, Josephine, and of her first husband, Robert Wickliffe. Also included are papers of Frank's second wife, Anna, dating from before her marriage and continuing past Frank's death, when she took over the management of the farm. Business papers and letters of Anna's father, George Dicken, form part of the collection, along with a journal he kept while imprisoned on charges of misappropriating funds of the Henry County Home Guard. There are letters and papers of Frank's children, Frank Simmes, George Dicken, and Lily Troutman, including a diary Lily kept in 1892 and letters and clippings relating to Lily and her husband, Rudolph Balke. There are 53 books in this collection; some books contain lists of subscribers to railroad companies, banking transactions, and accounts of the Louisiana plantation. Photographic materials were removed from the collection and placed in the Photographic Archives of the library. Arrangement note Collection is arranged chronologically. Balke family. Balke, Lily Troutman. Balke, Rudolph. Breckinridge, John Cabell, 1821-1875 Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908 Dicken, George D., 1809-1874 McKinley, William, 1843-1901 Taft, William H., (William Howard), 1857-1930 Trotter family. Troutman, Anna Dicken, 1839-1909 Troutman, Francis, 1820-1881 Troutman, Frank Simmes Troutman, George Dicken Troutman, Josephine Wickliffe, d. 1859 Tyler, John, 1790-1862 Wickliffe family. Wickliffe, C. A., (Charles Anderson), 1788-1869 Wickliffe, Robert, 1775-1859 Wickliffe, Robert, 1814 or 15-1850 Cattle--Breeding--Kentucky. Fugitive slaves--United States. Kentucky--Genealogy. Kentucky--History--19th century. Kentucky--History--Civil War, 1861-1865. Land titles--United States. Prisoners' writings, American. Railroad companies--United States. Sheep--Kentucky. General I 1815-1945 Dicken-Troutman-Balke papers 1 1 1816-1839 Dicken-Troutman-Balke papers 1 5 1840-1849 Dicken-Troutman-Balke papers 1 4 1850-1851 Dicken-Troutman-Balke papers 1 6 1852-1853 Dicken-Troutman-Balke papers 2 2 1854-1855 Dicken-Troutman-Balke papers 2 3 1856-1857 Dicken-Troutman-Balke papers 2 4 1858-1859 Dicken-Troutman-Balke papers 2 6 1860 Dicken-Troutman-Balke papers 3 1 1861 Jan.-1861 Apr. Dicken-Troutman-Balke papers 3 2 1861 May-1861 Dec. Dicken-Troutman-Balke papers 3 3 1862 Jan.-1862 Jun. Dicken-Troutman-Balke papers 3 4 1862 Jul.-1862 Dec. Dicken-Troutman-Balke papers 3 5 1863 Jan.-1863 May Dicken-Troutman-Balke papers 3 6 1863 Jun.-1863 Dec. Dicken-Troutman-Balke papers 3 7 1864 Dicken-Troutman-Balke papers 4 1 1865 Dicken-Troutman-Balke papers 4 2 1866 Dicken-Troutman-Balke papers 4 3 1867 Dicken-Troutman-Balke papers 4 4 1868 Dicken-Troutman-Balke papers 4 5 1869 Jan.-1869 May Dicken-Troutman-Balke papers 4 6 1869 Jun.-1869 Dec. Dicken-Troutman-Balke papers 5 1 1870 Dicken-Troutman-Balke papers 5 2 1871 Dicken-Troutman-Balke papers 5 3 1872 Dicken-Troutman-Balke papers 5 4 1873-1874 Dicken-Troutman-Balke papers 5 5 1875 Dicken-Troutman-Balke papers 5 6 1876 Dicken-Troutman-Balke papers 6 1 1877 Dicken-Troutman-Balke papers 6 2 1878 Dicken-Troutman-Balke papers 6 3 1879 Dicken-Troutman-Balke papers 6 4 1880 Dicken-Troutman-Balke papers 6 5 1881 Dicken-Troutman-Balke papers 6 6 1882-1883 Dicken-Troutman-Balke papers 6 7 1884-1885 Dicken-Troutman-Balke papers 7 1 1886-1889 Dicken-Troutman-Balke papers 7 2 1890-1892 Dicken-Troutman-Balke papers 7 4 1893-1896 Dicken-Troutman-Balke papers 7 5 1897-1899 Dicken-Troutman-Balke papers 8 1 1900-1912 Dicken-Troutman-Balke papers 8 2 1913-1945 Biographical material 8 4 undated Business papers 8 5 undated Photographs 9 1 undated Newspaper clippings, maps, personal and mercantile cards, broadsides 9 2 undated Invitations 9 3 undated Drennon Springs, Ky. history 9 4 undated Prohibition pamphlets 9 5 1880s Poems, essays, recipes, etc. 9 6 undated Handwritten poems in small notebook 13 2 undated Scrapbook with clippings of poems 13 3 1815, 1879-1881 Civil War Journal 10 1-2 1864 Feb. 2-1864 Apr. 18 Scope and Contents note Includes both an original and copy of the journal. Legal documents 15 1 1844-1884 Balke family II 1889-1919 Balke correspondence (Cleveland, McKinley, Taft letters) 7 6 1889-1919 Lily Troutman Balke diary 7 3 1892 Nov. 3-1893 Jan. Troutman family III 1841-1901 Anna D. Troutman, correspondence 8 3 undated John G. Troutman, Bethany College Lecture Notes 12 2 1851-1852 George D. Troutman, Lectures in Medical Dept., Univ. of Cincinnati 12 3 1889-1890 S. Troutman, Short hand notebooks (5 vols.) 12 6 1897 S. Troutman, Memorandum book 12 7 1901 Fugitive Slave Cases 1 7 1847-1852 Fugitive Slave Cases: Francis Troutman's journal 1 8 1843, 1849 Troutman-Balke Marriage Register (book) 1 9 1892 Frank Troutman-Josephine Troutman (Finance) 2 1 1852-1860 Frank Troutman-Josephine Wickliffe Troutman correspondence 2 5 1855-1860 Wickliffe family IV 1835-1859 Josephine Wickliffe passport 12 1 1857 Wickliffe legal papers 1 2 1843-1852 Wickliffe family correspondence 1 3 1835-1859 Plantation records V 1868-1884 (No. 1), George D. Dicken, Copeland and Hardscrabble Plantations, Louisiana 11 2 1868-1870 (Nos. 2-7) 11 3 1869-1871 (No. 9), Frank Troutman, account book 11 4 1872-1884 Records VI 1831-1900 Account books (4) 11 1 undated Account books, financial journals, and notebooks (vol. 1): Journal 13 4 1842 Account books, financial journals, and notebooks (vol. 2): Original volume and copy 13 5 1846 Nov. 6-1847 May 3 Account books, financial journals, and notebooks (vol. 3): Dicken & Bourne's Account book 13 6 1847 Feb. 15 Account books, financial journals, and notebooks (vol. 4): F. Troutman, Account book 13 7 1849-1869 Account books, financial journals, and notebooks (vol. 6): F. Troutman's Journal Accounts 14 1 1857 Account books, financial journals, and notebooks (vol. 7): Cash book 14 2 1858 Dec. 15 Account books, financial journals, and notebooks (vols. 8-10): Notebooks 14 3 1831-1853, 1860s Account books, financial journals, and notebooks (vol. 11): F. Troutman account with C.S. Brent & Co. 14 4 1857 Mar. 2 Account books, financial journals, and notebooks (vol. 14): Col. Aquilla Spray's Cash book 14 5 1880 Apr. 15-1881 Mar. 18 Account book (no. 15), Ferry receipts and expenses 1 1880 Oct.-1895 Jan. Account books, financial journals, and notebooks (vol. 16) 14 6 1899-1900 Bank Books, Nos. 1-6 14 9 1857, 1860, 1871-1875, 1881 Scope and Contents note Book 1: dated 1857 (Mar.-July); titled "Deposit Bank Book of F. Troutman"; Paris, KY. Book 2: dated 1860; handle with care--no front or back cover on this book. Book 3: n.d.; titled "Bank of Louisiana." Book 4: dated 1871-1875; titled "Bank of New Castle in Account with Frank Troutman." Book 5: dated 1874; titled "National Bank of New Castle (KY.) in Account with F. Troutman, esq." Book 6: dated 1881; titled "Banking House of John Howe & Sons, in Account with Frank Troutman." Bryant & Stratton Business College, Louisville, KY. 12 4 1889-1895 Bryant & Stratton Business College ledger 12 5 1889 May 30-1891 Dec. 1 Memorandum book 13 1 1871 Subscription books, Nos. 1-3 14 7 1852, 1853, 1854 Scope and Contents note Book 1: dated 1853; inscribed by James M. Guthrie, president of the Louisville & Frankfort Railroad Company. Book 2: dated 1854; front cover indicates "Geo. D. Dicken's Book, 4025 shares." Book 3: dated 1852; inside front cover inscribed by "Geo. D. Dicken"; subscription for shares in the Louisville & Covington Railroad Company. Subscription books, Nos. 4-6 14 8 1860-1861, 1870 Sept. 8 Scope and Contents note Book 4: dated 1860-1861; Henry County; concerning shares in Louisville & Frankfort Railroad Company. Book 5: no date; Owen County. Book 6: dated 1870 Sept. 8; Henry County, Kentucky; concerning construction of a turnpike road. Dicken-Troutman-Balke family papers