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         56M316 
         
             
                 Dicken-Troutman-Balke family papers, 1815-1945
                     56M316 
                 
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             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.