Thomas O. Turner papers

Abstract

The Thomas O. Turner papers (dated 1875-1953; 6.4 cubic feet; 16 boxes) include correspondence, ledgers, invoices, and inventories that document Turner's legislative career and business affairs.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Thomas O. Turner papers
Date
1875-1953 (inclusive)
Extent
6.4 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Animal industry -- Accounting.
Hotel management -- Kentucky
Farm produce
Businessmen.
Registers
Inventories.
Legislators.
Business records -- Kentucky.
Arrangement
Collection is arranged by format.
Finding Aid Author
Alison Sperry
Preferred Citation
55m70: [Identification of item], Thomas O. Turner papers, 1875-1953, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Thomas O. Turner, a merchant, began in business in 1895 at Cerulean Springs, Kentucky and later served as state senator from the third district of Kentucky (1928-1938). During the term of Governor Flem D. Sampson (1927-1931), Turner participated in the legislation for free text books. In the Ruby Laffoon administration (1934-1935) he led the fight against the sales tax. Turner was active in philanthropic and church affairs and retired from active business in 1947.
Scope and Content
The Thomas O. Turner papers (dated 1875-1953; 6.4 cubic feet; 16 boxes) include correspondence, ledgers, invoices, and inventories that document Turner's legislative career and business affairs. Included in the correspondence are letters from William Breckenridge Ardery, John D. Carroll, Albert B. Chandler, William Jason Fields, Seldon Robert Glenn, William Voris Gregory, Elwood Hamilton, Ollie M. James, David E. Lilienthal, Marvel Mills Logan, Thomas Rust Underwood, A. O. Stanley, Simeon Willis, Bailey P. Wootton, and Allie W. Young. Bound volumes in the collection include bill registers, cash books, daybooks, invoice books, journals, ledgers, and records of farm produce, livestock sales, the Adams Grocery Company, the Cerulean Springs Hotel, and Garland-Tom Motor Company (Cadiz, Ky.).

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research by appointment.
Use Restrictions
The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.

Contents of the Collection

Daybook, volume 12, [?] January 1-25

  • Box 1, folder 1
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Daybook, volume 6, 1903 July 2-1906 January 3

  • Box 1, folder 2
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Inventory, volume 28, 1924 January 1

  • Box 1, folder 3
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Personal accounts, [?] July 10-1920 November 19

  • Box 1, folder 4
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Daybook, volume 7, 1904 September 23-1906 January 6

  • Box 2, folder 1
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Daybook, volume 8, 1904 September 23-1909 January 5

  • Box 2, folder 2
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Daybook, volume 9, 1907 March 11-1908 April 11

  • Box 2, folder 3
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Inventory, volume 27, 1921 June 3-8

  • Box 2, folder 4
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Cash book, volume 15, 1915 June 5-1917 September 3

  • Box 3, folder 1
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Cash book, volume 16, 1919 March 19-May 16

  • Box 3, folder 2
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Cash book, volume 18, 1919 May 17-December 11

  • Box 3, folder 3
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Cash sale, volume 19, 1919 December 12-1920 April 22

  • Box 3, folder 4
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Cash book, volume 20, 1920 August 11-November 16

  • Box 3, folder 5
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Cash book, volume 17, 1930 May 14-1932 December 1

  • Box 3, folder 6
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Receipts - Cerulean Springs Hotel Company, 1917 September 2-1918 March 15

  • Box 3, folder 7
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Daily account book; inventory book, volume 26, 1926 January-1927 December

  • Box 3, folder 8
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Daily sale book, volume 22, 1917 January-1919 December

  • Box 3, folder 9
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Daybook, volume 10, 1908 April 13-1911 January 9

  • Box 4, folder 1
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Garland-Tom Motor Company Cadiz; Kentucky accounts, volume 46, undated

  • Box 4, folder 2
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Inventory, volume 30, 1931 December 31-1933 February 1

  • Box 4, folder 3
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Personal accounts, volume 37, 1915 June 1-1921 March 2

  • Box 4, folder 4
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Daybook, Cerulean Springs Hotel Company, 1911 July 22-1914 October 10

  • Box 5, folder 1
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Grammar exercise book, volume 1, 1889 October 20-1890 January 21

  • Box 5, folder 2
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Personal accounts, volume 42, 1937 March 3-1940 February 7

  • Box 5, folder 3
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Retail ledger/bills receivable, volume 25, 1922 February 8-1924 August 1

  • Box 5, folder 4
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Personal accounts, volume 36, 1899 August 25-1902 March 13

  • Box 6, folder 1
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Personal accounts, volume 41, circa 1921 December 23-January 2

  • Box 6, folder 2
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Personal accounts, volume 39, 1933

  • Box 6, folder 3
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Personal accounts, volume 40, 1937 March 16-1938 April 18

  • Box 6, folder 4
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Inventory, 1940-1941

  • Box 7, folder 1
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Inventory, 1942-1943

  • Box 7, folder 2
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Inventory - Murray, Kentucky, 1926 December 23

  • Box 7, folder 3
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Ledger, 1896 April 1-1904 May 8

  • Box 7, folder 4
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Personal accounts, [?] January 16-December 27

  • Box 7, folder 5
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Adams Grocery Company accounts, 1935 February-January

  • Box 8, folder 1
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Adams Grocery Company inventory; accounts; daily sales and cash paid out, 1930 October 9-1934 December 31

  • Box 8, folder 2
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Business accounts, 1920 December 12-1921 May 8

  • Box 8, folder 3
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Business accounts, 1926 March 13-May 12

  • Box 8, folder 4
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Cash book; inventory book, 1903 July 28-1914 August 25

  • Box 8, folder 5
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Cash book, 1914-1916

  • Box 8, folder 6
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Cash book, 1921 June 3-December 6

  • Box 9, folder 1
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Farm record, volume 47, 1875 January-1917 February

  • Box 9, folder 2
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Farm record, volume 48, 1945 July 1-1949 23 December

  • Box 9, folder 3
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Interim reports Efficiency Commission of Kentucky, 1923

  • Box 9, folder 4
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Inventory, 1937 January 1

  • Box 9, folder 5
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Ledger, 1935 June 5-April 28

  • Box 10, folder 1
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Incoming, undated

  • Box 11, folder 1
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Correspondence and blank forms, undated

  • Box 11, folder 2
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Taxes and workmen's compensation, undated

  • Box 11, folder 3
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Elections and life insurance receipts, 1887-1912

  • Box 11, folder 4
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Correspondence and breeding certificates, 1913-1915

  • Box 11, folder 5
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Incoming, 1918

  • Box 11, folder 6
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Correspondence and sales receipts, 1919 January-July

  • Box 11, folder 7
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Correspondence, real estate deeds and equipment invoices, 1919 August-December

  • Box 11, folder 8
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Incoming correspondence and sales receipts, 1920 January-May

  • Box 11, folder 9
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Incoming correspondence and sales receipts, 1920 June-December

  • Box 11, folder 10
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Correspondence and bank receipts, circa 1921

  • Box 11, folder 11
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Incoming, 1921

  • Box 11, folder 12
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Incoming correspondence and bank paperwork, 1923 January-October

  • Box 12, folder 1
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Incoming correspondence and reports, 1923 November-December

  • Box 12, folder 2
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Incoming correspondence and receipts, 1924 January-August

  • Box 12, folder 3
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Incoming correspondence and payments, 1924 September-December

  • Box 12, folder 4
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Incoming correspondence and invoices, 1925

  • Box 12, folder 5
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Incoming correspondence, invoices, and receipts, 1926-1927

  • Box 12, folder 6
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Incoming, 1928-1929

  • Box 12, folder 7
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Incoming correspondence and reports, 1930-1931

  • Box 12, folder 8
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Incoming, 1932

  • Box 12, folder 9
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Correspondence and tobacco ledgers, 1933

  • Box 12, folder 10
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Incoming, 1934

  • Box 12, folder 11
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Incoming correspondence - Democratic Party nominations, 1935

  • Box 13, folder 1
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Incoming correspondence - requests for personal endorsements, 1936 March-June

  • Box 13, folder 2
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Incoming, 1936 January-Febuary

  • Box 13, folder 3
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Incoming correspondence - accounting information, 1936 August-December

  • Box 13, folder 4
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Incoming, 1937 January-March

  • Box 13, folder 5
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Incoming, 1937 April-May

  • Box 13, folder 6
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Incoming, 1937 June-December

  • Box 13, folder 7
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General, 1938 January-May

  • Box 13, folder 8
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Murray State Teachers College, 1938 June-December

  • Box 14, folder 1
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Murray State Teachers College, 1939 January-July

  • Box 14, folder 2
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General, 1939 August-December

  • Box 14, folder 3
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Personal and business accounts, 1940-1949

  • Box 14, folder 4
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General, circa 1950-1953

  • Box 14, folder 5
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Biographical information, undated

  • Box 14, folder 6
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Business bank records, undated

  • Box 14, folder 7
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Mercantile related material, undated

  • Box 14, folder 8
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Cerulean Springs Hotel literature, undated

  • Box 14, folder 9
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Bridges State Parks, Kentucky, undated

  • Box 14, folder 10
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Kentucky Traction and Terminal Company, undated

  • Box 14, folder 11
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Murray State Teachers College, Report of the NYA Project, undated

  • Box 14, folder 12
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Politics, undated

  • Box 14, folder 13
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Politics, petitions, acts and resolutions, undated

  • Box 14, folder 14
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Politics, campaign literature, undated

  • Box 14, folder 15
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Politics, campaign buttons, badges, undated

  • Box 14, folder 16
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Invoice; insurance records, 1910 February 14-1925 July 23

  • Box 15, folder 1
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Daybook; cash book, 1915 February 23-1940 September 22

  • Box 16, folder 1
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Bill register, 1925 December 1-1927 December 24

  • Box 16, folder 2
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