Archibald and Joseph Logan papers

Abstract

The Archibald and Joseph Logan papers (dated 1815-1828; 0.01 cubic feet; 1 reel, two volumes) consist of microfilmed copies of a journal and daybook kept by Archibald and Joseph Logan, early businessmen in Lexington, Kentucky.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Archibald and Joseph Logan papers
Date
1815-1828 (inclusive)
Extent
0.01 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Business records -- Kentucky -- Lexington
Journals, notebooks, and diaries
Leather industry and trade -- Kentucky -- Lexington.
Merchants.
Tanning.
Arrangement
The collection is arranged by format: Journal, Daybook. Within the volumees pages are in roughly chronological order.
Finding Aid Author
Revised by Ida Lucille Sell Mangum
Preferred Citation
M-319 : [Identification of item], Archibald and Joseph Logan papers, 1815-1828, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Archibald Logan (1769-1844), and his sister, Jane Logan, settled in Lexington, Kentucky in the early 1900's. The Logans originally settled in Maryland and were Catholic. They became members of Lexington of St. Paul's Catholic Church after moving to Lexington. Archibald married Rachel Thompson and they had five children, four of which survived into adulthood. According to the 1830 census, Archibald Logan enslaved twelve people. Archibald and Rachel managed a farm called Roseglade, near Wilmore, Kentucky.
Archibald, with his son, Joseph Logan (1798-1832), operated a tannery in Lexington. For a time, Isaac Bledsoe Desha, son of Kentucky Governor, Joseph Desha, apprenticed at the Logan's tannery.
Joseph Logan was a trustee of the town of Lexington from 1826 through 1829. He also served briefly on the board of Transylvania University. His daughter, Mary Logan, married Joseph D. Helm of Woodford County in 1847.
Sources: "Re: [KYFAYETT] Archibald LOGAN - wife Rachel Thompson", RootsWeb, https://lists.rootsweb.com/hyperkitty/list/kyfayett@rootsweb.com/thread/20522972/, accessed 2020 July 17.
1830; Census Place: Lexington, Fayette, Kentucky; Series: M19; Roll: 35; Page: 273; Family History Library Film: 0007814
Scope and Content
The Archibald and Joseph Logan papers (dated 1815-1828; 0.01 cubic feet; 1 reel, two volumes) consist of microfilmed copies of a journal and daybook kept by Archibald and Joseph Logan, early businessmen in Lexington, Kentucky. The first volume is a journal kept by Joseph Logan on trips he made to New Orleans on business for the family tannery. Joseph commented on the local sights, such as the levees on the Mississippi River, and social events and life. The second volume is a daybook containing records of the tannery's daily transactions in the years 1815 to 1818.

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 Research Center.

Contents of the Collection

Joseph Logan journal, circa 1815-1828

  • Reel 1, frame 1-266
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Archibald Logan tannery daybook, 1815-1818

  • Reel 1, frame 267-532
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