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Samuel I. M. Major Daybook,1837-1850

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Samuel I. M. Major Daybook




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.

For microfilmed copies see Family Collection: Samuel I. M. Major Daybook

Associated Materials / Related Records

Preferred Citation Note

[Identification of item], Samuel I. M. Major Daybook, 1837-1850, 97SC02,Library Special Collections and Archives, Kentucky Historical Society, Frankfort.


381 p. : 20 cm.


Major was a prominent figure in Frankfort's antebellum leadership. Along with other leading citizens, Major was involved in organizing the Bank of Kentucky, Farmers Bank, the Capitol Hotel, the Frankfort public school system, numberous churches, various turnpike companies, and steam boat and stagecoach lines.

Scope and Content

The multi-part ledger was kept by Samuel I. M. Major of Kentucky from 1837 to 1853. Entries include lists of debts incurred, by Major or his family members, comments on the weather, planting records, and a record of debts owed Major by other individuals. This first set of entries is indexed.

Arrangement: Chronological

Franklin County


  • Account books--Kentucky--Franklin County
  • Kentucky--Social life and customs
  • Agriculture--Kentucky--Franklin County

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