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Luther Thayer Thustin Papers,1849-1887

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Luther Thayer Thustin Papers




The Filson Historical Society Special Collections Louisville, Kentucky 40208 USA

Conditions Governing Access note

Open to researchers.

Preferred Citation Note

[Identification of item], Luther Thayer Thustin Papers, 1849-1887, Special Collections, The Filson Historical Society, Louisville.


0.66 cubic ft.

Scope and Content

Kentucky soldier and businessman. Business and personal correspondence, cash books, and receipts regarding Luther T. Thustin and Elizabeth S. McDowell. Correspondence, 1850-1887, relates to Thustin's duties as agent and trustee of Elizabeth and her late husband Augustus McDowell's estate; Thustin's duties as an additional paymaster for Union Army volunteers during the Civil War; and letters from individuals discussing politics, the Civil War, the Ku Klux Klan, and other subjects. Also included are four cash books, 1849-1884, regarding Thustin's and McDowell's expenses; receipts, 1851-1885, from St. Louis, Mo., and Louisville, Ky., from various businesses ranging from clothes, candy, and china shops to plumbers, veterinarians, and livery stables. Card index in repository


  • Afro-Americans-- Kentucky-- History-- 19th century.
  • Afro-Americans-- Kentucky-- History-- Sources.
  • Business enterprises-- Kentucky-- Louisville-- History-- 19th century.
  • Business enterprises-- Kentucky-- Louisville-- History-- Sources.
  • Business enterprises-- Missouri-- St. Louis-- History-- 19th century.
  • Business enterprises-- Missouri-- St. Louis-- History-- Sources.
  • Copperhead movement-- History-- Sources.
  • Courier-journal (Louisville, Ky.)
  • Elections-- Alabama-- History-- 19th century.
  • Elections-- Alabama-- History-- Sources.
  • Emma Dean (Steamboat)-- History-- Sources.
  • Episcopal Church-- Kentucky-- History-- 19th century.
  • Episcopal Church-- Kentucky-- History-- Sources.
  • Jacob, Richard Taylor, 1825-1903.
  • Johnson, Richard W., 1827-1897.
  • Kentucky-- Politics and government-- Sources.
  • Ku-Klux Klan-- History-- 19th century.
  • Ku-Klux Klan-- History-- Sources.
  • Louisville-- Description and travel.
  • McDowell, Elizabeth S.
  • Reconstruction-- Sources.
  • Rousseau, Lovell Harrison, 1818-1869.
  • Southern Exposition (1883-1887 : Louisville, Ky.).
  • Steamboats-- History-- 19th century.
  • Steamboats-- History-- Sources.
  • Taxation-- Missouri-- History-- 19th century.
  • Taxation-- Missouri-- History-- Sources.
  • United States-- History-- Civil War, 1861-1865-- Sources.

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