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Thomas Speed Collection, 1903-1905

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Thomas Speed Collection




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], Thomas Speed collection, 1903-1905, 98SC134,Library Special Collections and Archives, Kentucky Historical Society, Frankfort.


2 items,.5 c.f.


Thomas Speed, lawyer, was born near Bardstown, Kentucky, in 1841. He was a member of the prominent Speed family of Kentucky. During the Civil War, he served in the Union Army, first as a private in the 8th Kentucky Cavalry and lastly as lieutenant and adjutant of the 12th Kentucky Veteran Infantry. Speed later became secretary of the Filson Club and frequently contributed to the club's publications. He died in Louisville January 31, 1905.

Scope and Content

This collection consists of a letter written by Archer B. Hulbert, from Marietta, Ohio, April 8, 1903, to Thomas Speed. The letter discusses quoting from Speed's book as well as Hulbert's books. Another item is a photocopy of a memorial booklet for Speed dated March 22, 1905.

Arrangement: Chronological


  • Hulbert, Archer Butler, 1873-1933 --Correspondence
  • Speed, Thos. (Thomas), 1841-1906 -Correspondence
  • Authors -- Ohio -- 20th century
  • Books -- Kentucky -- 20th century

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