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Sperry-Gathright Family Papers,1846-1964

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Title

Sperry-Gathright Family Papers

Date

1846-1964

Repository

The Filson Historical Society Special Collections Louisville, Kentucky 40208 USA

Conditions Governing Access note

Open to researchers.

Preferred Citation Note

[Identification of item], Sperry-Gathright Family Papers, 1846-1964, Special Collections, The Filson Historical Society, Louisville.

Extent

0.66 cubic ft.

Scope and Content

Families of Louisville, Ky. Collection includes Sperry papers containing family correspondence; three diaries, 1863, 1867, and 1876, of Union soldier and Louisville businessman David B. Sperry regarding the Civil War, business, and travel; and genealogical data. Papers of the Gathright family contain James Austin's Mexican War letters; a 20 June 1864 letter from William Gathright describing fighting around Marietta, Ga.; family correspondence; and genealogical data. Card index in repository

Subjects

  • Buckner, Simon Bolivar, 1823-1914.
  • Cook family.
  • Gathright family.
  • Sperry family.
  • Louisville Legion-- History-- Sources.
  • United States.-- Army-- Military life-- History-- 19th century.
  • United States.-- Army-- Military life-- History-- Sources.
  • Mexican War, 1846-1848-- Sources.
  • Indiana-- History-- Civil War, 1861-1865-- Sources.
  • United States-- History-- Civil War, 1861-1865-- Campaigns-- Sources.
  • Gathright family.
  • Sperry family.

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