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Withers family papers, 1816-1935

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Finding aid prepared by Julie Williams


Withers family papers




University of Kentucky Special Collections


Collection is arranged by format.

Conditions Governing Access note

Collection is open to researchers by appointment.

Preferred Citation Note

69M45: [Identification of item], Withers family papers, 1816-1935, University of Kentucky Special Collections.


0.23 Cubic feet

1 box


Withers family


Lewis Withers resided in Garnettsville, Meade County, Kentucky, with his sons, Warder Worth, Henry Newton, John Boyd, and David B. Withers.

Scope and Content

The Withers family papers include receipts, deeds, contracts, indentures, surveys, account books, tax receipts, stock certificates, and correspondence. Most letters deal with business matters, although a few discuss family news. Several bills for such items as groceries, lumber, and lawyers' fees are also contained. Some land deeds include property surveys.


  • Garnettsville (Ky.)--History.
  • Kentucky--History.
  • Withers, David B.
  • Withers, Henry Newton
  • Withers, John Boyd
  • Withers, Lewis
  • Withers, Warder Worth
  • Business records--Kentucky.
  • Businessmen--Correspondence.
  • Deeds.
  • Family archives.
  • Land use surveys.
  • Real property--Kentucky.
  • Stock certificates.

User Restrictions

The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections.

Collection Inventory

General, 1828-1935
[Box: 1, Folder: 9]
Scope and Content Note:

This folder contains documents relating to the Withers family, including: 2 certificates awarding 20 shares each in the West Point Natural Gas Company to W. W. Withers; 1 pocket almanac/account book; and 1 picture of a factory.

Receipts, 1828-1869
[Box: 1, Folder: 1]
Receipts, 1870-1879
[Box: 1, Folder: 2]
Receipts, 1880-1923
[Box: 1, Folder: 3]
Scope and Content Note:

This folder contains various receipts and other documents indicating the transactions of different Withers family members. Additional documents include: a property valuation listing, a promissory note between W. Withers and M. Withers, a recording of judgment, a deed transfer, and 15 undated items.

Tax Receipts - County and Federal, 1856-1923
[Box: 1, Folder: 4]
Correspondence, 1858-1935
[Box: 1, Folder: 5]
Deeds, Contracts, Indentures, and Surveys, 1816-1869
[Box: 1, Folder: 6]
Deeds, Contracts, Indentures, and Surveys, 1870-1871
[Box: 1, Folder: 7]
Deeds, Contracts, Indentures, and Surveys, 1872-1888
[Box: 1, Folder: 8]