Hilton family diaries

Abstract

The Hilton family diaries (dated 1840-1904; 0.45 cubic feet; 1 box) includes diaries kept by Martin Tobey Hilton and his daughter, Mary Henrietta Hilton.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Hilton family diaries
Extent
0.45 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Engineers.
Surveyors.
Arrangement
This collection is arranged chronologically.
Finding Aid Author
Ida Lucille Sell
Preferred Citation
65m131: [identification of item], Hilton family diaries, 1840-1904, University of Kentucky Special Collections.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Surveyor and engineer, Martin Tobey Hilton (1817-1898) was a native of Maine who moved to Kentucky in 1853 to work for the Lexington & and the Big Sandy Railroad Company. He settled in Ashland, Kentucky, in 1855. He was responsible for surveying and laying out the city of Ashland.
Scope and Content
The Hilton family diaries (dated 1840-1904; 0.45 cubic feet; 1 box) includes diaries kept by Martin Tobey Hilton and his daughter, Mary Henrietta Hilton. The diaries record information on weather conditions, social events, and family matters. Martin Tobey Hilton's diaries contain information about his work as a surveyor and engineer. Two of the diaries, for 1854-1855 and for 1898, contain receipts and other papers.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Access Collection is open to researchers by appointment.
Use Restrictions
Property rights reside with the University of Kentucky. The University of Kentucky holds the copyright for materials created in the course of business by University of Kentucky employees. Copyright for all other materials has not been assigned to the University of Kentucky. For information about permission to reproduce or publish, please contact Special Collections.

Contents of the Collection

1840-1851

  • Box 1, folder 1
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1851-1855

  • Box 1, folder 2
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1863-1876

  • Box 1, folder 3
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1880-1892

  • Box 1, folder 4
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1892-1895

  • Box 1, folder 5
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1896-1899

  • Box 1, folder 6
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1900-1904

  • Box 1, folder 7
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