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George Wood Meriwether Papers,1808-1831

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George Wood Meriwether Papers




The Filson Historical Society Special Collections Louisville, Kentucky 40208 USA

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Open to researchers.

Preferred Citation Note

[Identification of item], George Wood Meriwether Papers, 1808-1831, Special Collections, The Filson Historical Society, Louisville.


0.33 cubic ft.

Scope and Content

Retail merchant of Louisville, Ky., member of the firm of George W. Meriwether and Co., and city councilman in 1831. Papers consisting of correspondence, 1809 -1831, regarding his mercantile business, including eighteen letters from his partner, John H. Hanna, a letter from James Berthoud and Son, and letters from merchants in Philadelphia and Baltimore; correspondence with Charles Clarkson, his uncle Nicholas Meriwether, Henry Meriwether, Richard Meriwether, and A. M. Barker about land matters; a letter from brother Samuel Meriwether, 7 Oct. 1812, during military service in the War of 1812; a letter from James Guthrie as a member of the Ky. legislature; personal accounts and accounts of George W. Meriwether and Co., 1812-1831, including statements of account for merchandise purchase in Philadelphia, 1815 -1817; receipts; promissory notes; accounts with doctors Richard Ferguson and Richard Booth; and fee bills


  • Meriwether Family.
  • George W. Meriwether & Co.
  • James Berthoud & Sons.
  • Merchants-- Kentucky-- Louisville-- Archives.
  • United States-- History-- War of 1812-- Sources.

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