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Jeffrey family papers, 1818

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kukm1m46m137 Jeffrey family papers, 1818-1903, Bulk 1818-1893 46M137 Finding aid prepared by Katie L.B. Henningsen University of Kentucky Special Collections Special Collections Margaret I. King Building, North Lexington, KY, 40506-0039 (859) 257-8611 SCLREF@LSV.UKY.EDU 2011 March 3 This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2011-04-11T11:59-0400 Description is in English. Describing Archives: A Content Standard Jeffrey family papers 46M137 University of Kentucky Special Collections 1.35 Cubic feet ca. 700 items Bulk, 1818-1893 1818-1903 Jeffrey family Conditions Governing Access note Collection is open to researchers by appointment. Conditions Governing Use note The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections. Preferred Citation note 46M137 : [identification of item], Jeffrey family papers, 1818-1903, Bulk 1818-1893, University of Kentucky Special Collections. Biographical note The Jeffrey family came to the United States from Scotland and built and operated gas companies in many U.S. cities, including Lexington, Louisville, and Frankfort in Kentucky; Evansville, Indiana; Cincinnati, Ohio; Nashville and Memphis in Tennessee; and Vicksburg, Mississippi. Three of the Jeffrey brothers figure prominently in the letters: John, who directed the family's business activities from their headquarters in Cincinnati, Alexander, who headed the Lexington Gas Company, and William, who lived in Rochester, New York. Rosa Vertner Jeffrey, the writer, married Alexander after her first husband's death in 1861. She had been adopted by an aunt in infancy upon her mother's death, and married Claude M. Johnson, a wealthy Southern planter, at seventeen. She and Alexander lived in Rochester, New York during the Civil War, but later returned to Lexington. She published two novels and three volumes of poetry. Related Archival Materials note Jeffrey family photographs may be found in PA46M137. Scope and Contents note This collection consists of papers of the Jeffrey family and of Rosa Vertner Jeffrey, the author. The Jeffrey family papers include family and business correspondence, reports from many of their gas companies, stock transactions, sketches of mechanical operations of the plants, printed regulations, etc. Two ledgers and a receipt book, dated 1852-1853, from the Lexington Gas Company, are also included. Among the correspondents are Kentucky politician Leslie Combs and Thomas Lewinski, Lexington architect and secretary of the Lexington Gas Company, who remained in Lexington during the Civil War and reported on company business and the impact of the war on Lexington in monthly letters to Alexander Jeffrey. Rosa Vertner Jeffrey's papers consist largely of family letters and correspondence with friends and publishers about her writing. Among her correspondents are Charles S. Morehead, governor of Kentucky; Elizabeth Fries Ellet, David Bates, George Bancroft, W.H. Prescott and John G. Saxe, literary figures of the day; Edward Everett, governor of Massachusetts; and John J. Crittenden, Kentucky statesman. There are also some communications from Ainsworth Spofford, the Librarian of Congress. Arrangement note Collection is arranged chronologically. Bancroft, George, 1800-1891 Bates, David, 1809-1870 Combs, Leslie, 1793-1881 Crittenden, John J., (John Jordan), 1787-1863 Ellet, E.F., (Elizabeth Fries), 1818-1877 Everett, Edward, 1794-1865 Griffith, John T. Harrison, Carter H., (Carter Henry), 1825-1893 Jeffrey, Alexander, 1815-1899 Jeffrey, John, 1818-1881 Jeffrey, Rosa Vertner, 1828-1894 Jeffrey, William, 1812-1867 Johnson, Claude M., d. 1861 Keene, James R., (James Robert), 1838-1913 Lewinski, Thomas Lexington Gas Company. (Ky.) Morehead, C.S., (Charles Slaughter), 1802-1868 Prescott, William Hickling, 1796-1859 Saxe, John Godfrey, 1816-1887 Shipman, Paul Robert Spofford, Ainsworth Rand, 1825-1908 Ticknor and Fields. Architectural drawings (visual works) Gas companies--Kentucky--History--19th century. Gas companies--United States--History--19th century. United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865. Jeffrey family personal & business papers I. 1818-1903 Account Book 2 4 1839-1847 Account Book 2 5 1852-1854 Account Book 2 6 1854-1859 Alexander Jeffrey Bank Books 2 7 1871-1878, 1884-1890 John Jeffrey Account Book, Design Book, and Receipt Book 3 2 1852-1853 John Jeffrey diary 3 3 1871 April-October Scope and Contents note An account of John Jeffrey's travels through Great Britain. John Jeffrey Logbook 3 1 1834-1939 John Jeffrey Timebook 3 4 1852 Notebooks 3 5 1836-1873 Scope and Contents note Notebooks include: L. Putnam's Daily Pocket Remembrances, 1847; Notebook of unidentified, contains a poem by Byron and a reading list, 1836; Grimstead and Bradley Account Book, 1872-1873; Notebook of unidentified, 1839. Thomas Lewinski 2 3 1860-1866 John H. Morgan diary 3 6 1897 June-July Scope and Contents note An account of John H. Morgan's travels through England, Scotland, and France. 1 1 1818-1850 1 2 1851-1856 1 3 1857-1858 1 4 1859-1860 1 5 1861-1863 1 6 1864-1866 2 1 1867-1889 2 2 1890-1903, undated Rosa Vertner Jeffrey papers II. 1847-1889 Bible 4 2 printed 1847 Correspondence 3 7 1848-1857 Correspondence 4 1 1858-1889

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