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Bayless Hardin Notebooks




Kentucky Historical Society. Special Collections & Archives. Frankfort, Kentucky 40601-1931

Conditions Governing Access note

Access at KHS only. Use microfilm, transcriptions or images when available.

Preferred Citation Note

[Identification of item], Bayless Hardin Notebooks, n.a.,Library Special Collections and Archives, Kentucky Historical Society, Frankfort.


6 volumes; 1 c.f.

Scope and Content

Bayless Hardin Notebooks include Hardin's walking tour streetscapes and information on the City of Frankfort. These volumes are artifical compilations of excerpts from Frankfort newspapers and miscellaneous documents spanning 150 years. They also include observations and memories of Hardin and others.

There are photocopies of these notebooks in the Library General Stacks under the call number: 976.902 / F831ha

There is an obituary of Bayless Hardin is in THE REGISTER OF THE KENTUCKY HISTORICAL SOCIETY 54, no. 188 (July 1956): 197-202. These volumes are mentioned under "Unpublished Works" in the selective bibliography.

Arrangement: The six volumes are: v.1. Streets: Ann-Washington (arr. alphabetically); v.2. Streets: More streets and fires (arr. alphabetically by streetname or chronologically); v.3. Misc. Data: Baker-Woodson (arr. alphabetically by surname); v.4. Misc. Data: Artists-Flour (arr. alphabetically by subject); v.5. Misc. Data: Governors -Opera (arr. alphabetically by subject); v.6. Misc. Data: Pest House-Y.M.C.A. (arr. alphabetically by subject). Some volumes have had loose information bound in the front.

Variant Name: Frankfort books or "The Rambler"

Creator's Occupation: Secretary-Treasurer, KHS; editor of the Register

Organization: Original order; Artificial compilation of newpaper excerpts and personal memories


  • Frankfort, KY -- Buildings, structures, etc.
  • Frankfort, KY -History
  • Frankfort, KY -Description and travel
  • Franklin County KY -- History
  • Franklin County KY -- Description and travel
  • Rambler
  • Frankfort books

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