Withers family papers

Descriptive Summary

Title
Withers family papers
Date
1816-1935
Extent
0.23 Cubic feet
Subjects
Business records--Kentucky.
Businessmen--Correspondence.
Deeds.
Family archives.
Land use surveys.
Real property--Kentucky.
Stock certificates.
Arrangement
Collection is arranged by format.
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Julie Williams
Preferred Citation
69M45: [Identification of item], Withers family papers, 1816-1935, University of Kentucky Special Collections.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Lewis Withers resided in Garnettsville, Meade County, Kentucky, with his sons, Warder Worth, Henry Newton, John Boyd, and David B. Withers.
Scope and Content
The Withers family papers include receipts, deeds, contracts, indentures, surveys, account books, tax receipts, stock certificates, and correspondence. Most letters deal with business matters, although a few discuss family news. Several bills for such items as groceries, lumber, and lawyers' fees are also contained. Some land deeds include property surveys.

Restrictions on Access and Use

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.

Contents of the Collection

General, 1828-1935

  • Box 1, Folder 9
Scope and Contents note

This folder contains documents relating to the Withers family, including: 2 certificates awarding 20 shares each in the West Point Natural Gas Company to W. W. Withers; 1 pocket almanac/account book; and 1 picture of a factory.

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Receipts, 1828-1869

  • Box 1, Folder 1
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Receipts, 1870-1879

  • Box 1, Folder 2
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Receipts, 1880-1923

  • Box 1, Folder 3
Scope and Contents note

This folder contains various receipts and other documents indicating the transactions of different Withers family members. Additional documents include: a property valuation listing, a promissory note between W. Withers and M. Withers, a recording of judgment, a deed transfer, and 15 undated items.

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Tax Receipts - County and Federal, 1856-1923

  • Box 1, Folder 4
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Correspondence, 1858-1935

  • Box 1, Folder 5
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Deeds, Contracts, Indentures, and Surveys, 1816-1869

  • Box 1, Folder 6
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Deeds, Contracts, Indentures, and Surveys, 1870-1871

  • Box 1, Folder 7
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Deeds, Contracts, Indentures, and Surveys, 1872-1888

  • Box 1, Folder 8
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