Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: John Stout account books

Abstract

The John Stout account books (dated 1830-1899; 0.09 cubic feet; 2 items) comprise two account books recording the transactions of both the hemp industry and horse breeding industry by a business man named John Stout and his parents throughout the nineteenth century.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: John Stout account books
Creator
Stout, John, 1821-1883
Extent
0.09 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Agriculture -- Kentucky.
Hemp industry.
Hemp -- Kentucky.
Horses -- Breeding.
Arrangement
Collection is arranged by subject. The Wade Hall Collection of American Letters has been processed into discrete collections based on provenance.
Finding Aid Author
Hanna Rumbarger
Preferred Citation
2009ms132.0546: [identification of item], Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: John Stout account books, 1830-1899, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
The Stout family of Woodford, Kentucky consisted of parents John Stout (1821-1883) and Susan Lindsay Bohannon (1824-1904). The couple married in 1884 and went on to have four children: Mary Isabelle Stout Bradley (1851-1904), German Bohannon Stout (1856-1900), Eva Southworth Stout Branham (1859-1900) and Henrietta Bohannon Stout Thomas (1862-1897).
American Letters collector Wade Hall (1934-2015) was a native of Union Springs, Alabama. Starting in 1962, he lived in Louisville, where he taught English and chaired the English and Humanities/Arts programs at Kentucky Southern College and Bellarmine University. He also taught at the University of Illinois and the University of Florida. He held degrees from Troy State University (B.S.), the University of Alabama (M.A.), and the University of Illinois (Ph.D.). He served for two years in the U.S. Army in the mid-fifties. Dr. Hall was the author of books, monographs, articles, plays, and reviews relating to Kentucky, Alabama, and Southern history and literature. His most recent books include A Visit with Harlan Hubbard; High Upon a Hill: A History of Bellarmine College; A Song in Native Pastures: Randy Atcher's Life in Country Music; and Waters of Life from Conecuh Ridge.
Scope and Content
The John Stout account books (dated 1830-1899; 0.09 cubic feet; 2 items) comprise two account books recording the transactions of both the hemp industry and horse breeding industry by a business man named John Stout and his parents throughout the nineteenth century. John Stout and his business partners, John Nut and a man with the last name Bulletin, kept a log of their hemp business transactions from 1830 to 1865. This log, spread out across the two ledgers, included their cash received, bills payable, and their property accounts. They also had a section for accounts that were open with multiple doctors that purchased their products. From 1857 to 1899, the first account book contains a log of mares bred at an unnamed farm. The breeding log is very detailed and contains the names, dates, descriptions, and owners of both the mares and foals.
The John Stout account books are part of the Wade Hall Collection of American letters, which includes correspondence and diaries from all over North America covering the time period of the Civil to Korean Wars. The materials were collected by Wade Hall and document everyday men and women.

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

Account book, 1848-1899

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Account book, 1830-1865

  • Item 2
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