xt7sn00zq188 https://nyx.uky.edu/dips/xt7sn00zq188/data/mets.xml https://nyx.uky.edu/dips/xt7sn00zq188/data/73m6.dao.xml Wait, Cyrenius, 1794-1868 18301859 0.6 Cubic feet 2 boxes, 1 item collections English University of Kentucky This digital resource may be freely searched and displayed.  Permission must be received for subsequent distribution in print or electronically.  Physical rights are retained by the owning repository.  Copyright is retained in accordance with U. S. copyright laws.  For information about permissions to reproduce or publish, contact the Special Collections Research Center. Cyrenius Wait Papers Agriculture--Kentucky--Pulaski County--History. Business records--Kentucky. Businessmen. Coal--Kentucky--Pulaski County--History. Farmers. Land grants--Kentucky--Pulaski County. Land grants. Land titles--Kentucky--Pulaski County. Salt industry and trade--Kentucky--Pulaski County. School management and organization--Kentucky--Pulaski County. Silk industry--Kentucky--Somerset. Cyrenius Wait Papers text Cyrenius Wait Papers 1830 2012 true xt7sn00zq188 collection false 
     
         73m6 
         
             
                 Cyrenius Wait papers, 1790-1950, bulk 1830-1859
                     1M73M6 
                 
                 Finding aid prepared by Megan Mummey 
             
             
                 
                     
                 
                 University of Kentucky Special Collections 
                 
                     Special Collections 
                     Margaret I. King Building, North 
                     Lexington, KY, 40506-0039 
                     (859) 257-8611 
                     SCLREF@LSV.UKY.EDU 
                 
                 2012 March 30 
             
         
         
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             Cyrenius Wait Papers 
             1M73M6 
             
                 University of Kentucky Special Collections 
             
             
                 
             
             
                 0.6 Cubic feet 
                 2 boxes, 1 item 
             
             Bulk, 1830-1859 
             1790-1950 
             Housed with multiple collections. 
             
                 Wait, Cyrenius, 1794-1868 
             
         
         
             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 
             73M6: [identification of item], Cyrenius Wait papers, 1790-1950, bulk 1830-1859, University of Kentucky Special Collections. 
         
         
             Biographical note 
             Massachusetts born Cyrenius Wait (1794-1868) was a businessman, politician, and farmer, who came to Kentucky in 1818 and acquired extensive land holdings in Pulaski County. He became a successful businessman with interests in coal mining, farming, and mercantile ventures as well as unusual enterprises such as salt making and silk production. Wait served as state school commissioner for Pulaski and Casey Counties in 1843 and as a senator in the Kentucky legislature in 1850. Additionally, he was a president of the Somerset branch of Farmer's Bank and an agent for the Mutual Life Insurance Company. 
         
         
             Scope and Contents note 
             The Cyrenius Wait papers comprise correspondence, receipts, land grants, account books, and business records, illuminating Wait's career as a Kentucky entrepreneur. The account books document Wait's financial transactions, while the correspondence and business records chronicle his business dealings throughout Kentucky. Additionally, the papers contain school records, genealogical records, the correspondence of Wait's heirs in the 19th and 20th centuries, and a modern transcription of William Wait's diary. The diary describes the journey William Wait, Cyrenius Wait's brother, took from Massachusetts to Kentucky in 1818 and 1819. 
         
         
             Arrangement note 
             Collection is arranged chronologically. 
         
         
             Wait, William 
             Agriculture--Kentucky--Pulaski County--History. 
             Business records--Kentucky. 
             Businessmen. 
             Coal--Kentucky--Pulaski County--History. 
             Farmers. 
             Land grants--Kentucky--Pulaski County. 
             Land grants. 
             Land titles--Kentucky--Pulaski County. 
             Pulaski County (Ky.) 
             Salt industry and trade--Kentucky--Pulaski County. 
             School management and organization--Kentucky--Pulaski County. 
             Silk industry--Kentucky--Somerset. 
         
         
             
                 
                     Correspondence and business records 
                     2 
                     1 
                     1 
                     8 
                     1790-1833 
                 
             
             
                 
                     Account book 
                     1 
                     1828-1842 
                 
             
             
                 
                     Correspondence and business records 
                     2 
                     2 
                     1 
                     9 
                     1834-1839 
                 
             
             
                 
                     Correspondence and business records 
                     2 
                     3 
                     1 
                     10 
                     1840-1849 
                 
             
             
                 
                     School records 
                     2 
                     4 
                     1841-1854 
                 
             
             
                 
                     Correspondence and business records 
                     1 
                     11 
                     2 
                     5 
                     1850-1859 
                 
             
             
                 
                     Correspondence and business records 
                     1 
                     12 
                     2 
                     6 
                     1860-1879 
                 
             
             
                 
                     Account books 
                     2 
                     7 
                     1867-1874 
                 
             
             
                 
                     Correspondence and business records 
                     2 
                     8 
                     1881-1923, 1950 
                 
             
             
                 
                     Correspondence and business records 
                     2 
                     9 
                     1 
                     13 
                     undated 
                 
             
             
                 
                     Genealogy 
                     2 
                     10 
                     undated 
                 
             
             
                 
                     William Wait diary, 1818-1819, transcription 
                     2 
                     11 
                     undated