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Dumesnil Family Papers, 1832-1935 (bulk 1832-1870)

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Title

Dumesnil Family Papers

Date

1832-1935 (bulk 1832-1870)

Repository

The Filson Historical Society Special Collections Louisville, Kentucky 40208 USA

Conditions Governing Access note

Open to researchers.

Preferred Citation Note

[Identification of item], Dumesnil Family Papers, 1832-1935 (bulk 1832-1870), Special Collections, The Filson Historical Society, Louisville.

Extent

.33 cu. ft.

Scope and Content

Prominent family of Louisville (Ky.) The collection consists of a brief biography of Antoine Dumesnil, a short and a long autobiography by Henry Alexis Dumesnil. He relates his story from the time he was twelve (1832) to 1870. He mostly describes his days as a steamboat bookkeeper and his later mercantile activities and interests. Card file in repository

Subjects

  • Buford, Thomas.
  • Clay, Henry, 1777-1852.
  • Dumesnil, Henry Alexis, 1820-1905.
  • Lexington and Ohio Rail Road Company.
  • Bookkeeping-- Kentucky-- Louisville.
  • Cherokee Indians.
  • Cholera-- Kentucky.
  • Land use-- Kentucky-- Louisville.
  • Loyalty oaths-- Kentucky-- Louisville.
  • Navigation-- Arkansas River.
  • Railroads-- Kentucky.
  • Seminole Indians.
  • Steamboats-- United States.
  • Yellow fever.

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