McDowell family papers

Abstract

The McDowell family papers (dated 1854-1919, undated; 2.45 cubic feet; 4 boxes, 1 oversize box) comprise correspondence, financial documents, and deeds that document the Danville, Kentucky family and the farming activities of William C. McDowell during the mid-nineteenth to early twentieth centuries.

Descriptive Summary

Title
McDowell family papers
Extent
2.45 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Deeds.
Farmers.
Farms -- Kentucky.
Tobacco industry -- Kentucky.
Arrangement
Collection is arranged chronologically.
Finding Aid Author
Gwyn Baty and Sarah Mackenzie Wade
Preferred Citation
51m20 : [identification of item], McDowell family papers, 1854-1919, undated, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
William C. McDowell was a Danville, Kentucky farmer who served on the Lexington Tobacco Board of Trade.
Scope and Content
The McDowell family papers (dated 1854-1919, undated; 2.45 cubic feet; 4 boxes, 1 oversize box) comprise correspondence, financial documents, and deeds that document the Danville, Kentucky family and the farming activities of William C. McDowell during the mid-nineteenth to early twentieth centuries.

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

Letters, 1854-1879

  • Box 1, folder 1
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Letters and receipts, 1880-1884

  • Box 1, folder 2
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Letters and bills, 1885-1886

  • Box 1, folder 3
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Letters and receipts, 1887-1889

  • Box 1, folder 4
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Letters, bills, and shares, 1890-1892

  • Box 1, folder 5
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Letters, receipts, notary forms, 1893-1898

  • Box 1, folder 6
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Letters and receipts, 1901-1910

  • Box 1, folder 7
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Letters and bills, 1911

  • Box 1, folder 8
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Letters and receipts, 1912

  • Box 1, folder 9
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Letters and receipts, 1913

  • Box 2, folder 1
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Letters and receipts, 1914

  • Box 2, folder 2
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Letters and receipts, 1915

  • Box 2, folder 3
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Letters and receipts, 1916 January-June

  • Box 2, folder 4
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Letters and receipts, 1916 July-December

  • Box 2, folder 5
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Letters and receipts, 1917 January-August

  • Box 2, folder 6
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Letters and receipts, 1917 September-December

  • Box 2, folder 7
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Letters and receipts, 1918 January-June

  • Box 3, folder 1
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Letters and receipts, 1918 July-December

  • Box 3, folder 2
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Letters and receipts, 1919

  • Box 3, folder 3
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Letters and receipts, undated

  • Box 3, folder 4-5
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Letters, undated

  • Box 3, folder 6-8
  • Box 4, folder 1-3
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Letters and receipts, undated

  • Box 4, folder 4
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Fragments of letters, undated

  • Box 4, folder 5
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Letter, undated

  • Box 5, folder 1
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The Young Christian Soldier , 1891 July 26

  • Box 5, folder 1
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Non-Negotiable, Live Stock Contract , 1916 July 31

  • Box 5, folder 1
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Insurance policies, 1892-1918

  • Box 5, folder 1
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