John Wesley Hunt daybook, July-September, 1796

Descriptive Summary

Title
John Wesley Hunt daybook, July-September, 1796
Creator
Hunt, John Wesley, 1773-1849.
Extent
1 reel of microfilm (1 volume)
Subjects
Hunt, John Wesley, 1773-1849.
General stores--Kentucky.
Business records--Kentucky.
Merchants.
Lexington (Ky.)--History
Arrangement
Arrangement is chronological.
Finding Aid Author
Processed by: Archives Staff ; machine-readable finding aid created by:Eric Weig
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Merchant, manufacturer, financier. John Wesley Hunt came to Lexington, Kentucky, from Trenton, New Jersey in 1795. He opened a general store, and later became a wholesale trader in cotton, tobacco, saltpeter, and especially hemp. He was also involved in horse breeding and banking. Among Hunt's descendants were the Confederate General John Hunt Morgan, and the Nobel prize-winning biologist, Thomas Hunt Morgan.
Scope and Content
This is a daybook for part of 1796 which apparently belonged to John Wesley Hunt. The accounts may be those of Hunt's general store in Lexington, Ky.

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