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John Irwin John Irwin Letters,1832-1840

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John Irwin John Irwin Letters




The Filson Historical Society Special Collections Louisville, Kentucky 40208 USA

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Open to researchers.

Preferred Citation Note

[Identification of item], John Irwin John Irwin Letters, 1832-1840, Special Collections, The Filson Historical Society, Louisville.


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Scope and Content

Businessman. Letters from John Irwin to his family in Pa. from Louisville and Nelson County, Ky., where he was engaged in commerce. The letters describe Louisville and give information about the city's economic and social life, discuss his venture into the iron industry in Nelson County, and comment about slavery and the abolitionist movement in Ky


  • Abolitionists-- Kentucky-- History-- Sources.
  • Iron industry and trade-- Kentucky-- Nelson County-- History-- Sources.
  • Louisville-- Description and travel.
  • Louisville-- Economic conditions.
  • Louisville-- Social life and customs.
  • Slavery-- Kentucky-- History-- Sources.

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