Adams Express Company journal

Abstract

Adams Express Company journal (0.1 cubic foot; 1 item; dated 1855-1863) contains entries for deliveries made by the Adams Express Company out of the Cynthiana, Kentucky, loation from September 7, 1855 to November 1, 1863.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Adams Express Company journal
Extent
0.1 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Express service -- Kentucky -- History.
Journal (bookkeeping records)
Slave trade -- Kentucky.
Finding Aid Author
Archives Staff; machine-readable finding aid created by: Eric Weig
Preferred Citation
95m5: [identification of item], Adams Express Company journal, 1855-1863, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
The Adams Express Company was founded in Boston in 1839. Originally called Burke and Company, its name was changed to Adams and Company after only two weeks when Alvin Adams agreed to buy out his partner. By 1850, the company had spread throughout the South, Southwest, and North. Much additional capital was invested at that time and the company's name was again changed to the Adams Express Company. During the Civil War, the company made a substantial amount of money shipping packages to and from the Union troops. In World War I, the government seized the railroad cars used by the express companies, and they lost money. The companies were merged into one large company, the Consolidated Express Company. Adams continued to exist but only as an investment company.
Scope and Content
Adams Express Company journal (0.1 cubic foot; 1 item; dated 1855-1863) contains entries for deliveries made by the Adams Express Company out of the Cynthiana, Kentucky, loation from September 7, 1855 to November 1, 1863. The bulk of the entries are for the delivery of money, although there are a few items listed including one entry for the delivery of an enslaved person named Ann. There are several entries for deliveries made to the officers and men of the 35th Ohio Infantry Regiment while serving in Kentucky. Originating locations named in the journal include Covington, Louisville, Lexington, Cincinnati, and New York.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Access Collection is open to researchers 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

Adams Express Company journal, 1855-1863

  • Box 1, item 1
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