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                 Jeffrey family papers, 1818-1903, Bulk 1818-1893
                     46M137 
                 
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                 University of Kentucky Special Collections 
                 
                     Special Collections 
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             Jeffrey family papers 
             46M137 
             
                 University of Kentucky Special Collections 
             
             
                 
             
             
                 1.35 Cubic feet 
                 ca. 700 items 
             
             Bulk, 1818-1893 
             1818-1903 
             
                 Jeffrey 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 
             46M137 : [identification of item], Jeffrey family papers, 1818-1903, Bulk 1818-1893, University of Kentucky Special Collections. 
         
         
             Biographical note 
             The Jeffrey family came to the United States from Scotland and built and operated gas companies in many U.S. cities, including Lexington, Louisville, and Frankfort in Kentucky; Evansville, Indiana; Cincinnati, Ohio; Nashville and Memphis in Tennessee; and Vicksburg, Mississippi. Three of the Jeffrey brothers figure prominently in the letters: John, who directed the family's business activities from their headquarters in Cincinnati, Alexander, who headed the Lexington Gas Company, and William, who lived in Rochester, New York. Rosa Vertner Jeffrey, the writer, married Alexander after her first husband's death in 1861. She had been adopted by an aunt in infancy upon her mother's death, and married Claude M. Johnson, a wealthy Southern planter, at seventeen. She and Alexander lived in Rochester, New York during the Civil War, but later returned to Lexington. She published two novels and three volumes of poetry. 
         
         
             Related Archival Materials note 
             Jeffrey family photographs may be found in PA46M137. 
         
         
             Scope and Contents note 
             This collection consists of papers of the Jeffrey family and of Rosa Vertner Jeffrey, the author. The Jeffrey family papers include family and business correspondence, reports from many of their gas companies, stock transactions, sketches of mechanical operations of the plants, printed regulations, etc. Two ledgers and a receipt book, dated 1852-1853, from the Lexington Gas Company, are also included. Among the correspondents are Kentucky politician Leslie Combs and Thomas Lewinski, Lexington architect and secretary of the Lexington Gas Company, who remained in Lexington during the Civil War and reported on company business and the impact of the war on Lexington in monthly letters to Alexander Jeffrey. 
             Rosa Vertner Jeffrey's papers consist largely of family letters and correspondence with friends and publishers about her writing. Among her correspondents are Charles S. Morehead, governor of Kentucky; Elizabeth Fries Ellet, David Bates, George Bancroft, W.H. Prescott and John G. Saxe, literary figures of the day; Edward Everett, governor of Massachusetts; and John J. Crittenden, Kentucky statesman. There are also some communications from Ainsworth Spofford, the Librarian of Congress. 
         
         
             Arrangement note 
             Collection is arranged chronologically. 
         
         
             Bancroft, George, 1800-1891 
             Bates, David, 1809-1870 
             Combs, Leslie, 1793-1881 
             Crittenden, John J.,  (John Jordan), 1787-1863 
             Ellet, E.F.,  (Elizabeth Fries), 1818-1877   
             Everett, Edward, 1794-1865 
             Griffith, John T. 
             Harrison, Carter H.,  (Carter Henry), 1825-1893 
             Jeffrey, Alexander, 1815-1899 
             Jeffrey, John, 1818-1881 
             Jeffrey, Rosa Vertner, 1828-1894 
             Jeffrey, William, 1812-1867 
             Johnson, Claude M., d. 1861 
             Keene, James R.,  (James Robert), 1838-1913  
             Lewinski, Thomas 
             Lexington Gas Company. (Ky.) 
             Morehead, C.S.,  (Charles Slaughter), 1802-1868 
             Prescott, William Hickling, 1796-1859 
             Saxe, John Godfrey, 1816-1887 
             Shipman, Paul Robert 
             Spofford, Ainsworth Rand, 1825-1908 
             Ticknor and Fields. 
             Architectural drawings (visual works) 
             Gas companies--Kentucky--History--19th century. 
             Gas companies--United States--History--19th century. 
             United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865. 
         
         
             
                 
                     Jeffrey family personal & business papers 
                     I. 
                     1818-1903 
                 
                 
                     
                         Account Book 
                         2 
                         4 
                         1839-1847 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Account Book 
                         2 
                         5 
                         1852-1854 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Account Book 
                         2 
                         6 
                         1854-1859 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Alexander Jeffrey Bank Books 
                         2 
                         7 
                         1871-1878, 1884-1890 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         John Jeffrey Account Book, Design Book, and Receipt Book 
                         3 
                         2 
                         1852-1853 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         John Jeffrey diary 
                         3 
                         3 
                         1871 April-October 
                     
                     
                         Scope and Contents note 
                         An account of John Jeffrey's travels through Great Britain. 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         John Jeffrey Logbook 
                         3 
                         1 
                         1834-1939 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         John Jeffrey Timebook 
                         3 
                         4 
                         1852 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Notebooks 
                         3 
                         5 
                         1836-1873 
                     
                     
                         Scope and Contents note 
                         Notebooks include: L. Putnam's Daily Pocket Remembrances, 1847; Notebook of unidentified, contains a poem by Byron and a reading list, 1836; Grimstead and Bradley Account Book, 1872-1873; Notebook of unidentified, 1839. 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Thomas Lewinski 
                         2 
                         3 
                         1860-1866 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         John H. Morgan diary 
                         3 
                         6 
                         1897 June-July 
                     
                     
                         Scope and Contents note 
                         An account of John H. Morgan's travels through England, Scotland, and France. 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         1 
                         1 
                         1818-1850 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         1 
                         2 
                         1851-1856 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         1 
                         3 
                         1857-1858 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         1 
                         4 
                         1859-1860 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         1 
                         5 
                         1861-1863 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         1 
                         6 
                         1864-1866 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         2 
                         1 
                         1867-1889 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         2 
                         2 
                         1890-1903, undated 
                     
                 
             
             
                 
                     Rosa Vertner Jeffrey papers 
                     II. 
                     1847-1889 
                 
                 
                     
                         Bible 
                         4 
                         2 
                         printed 1847 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Correspondence 
                         3 
                         7 
                         1848-1857 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Correspondence 
                         4 
                         1 
                         1858-1889