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Caperton Family Papers
The Filson Historical Society Special Collections Louisville, Kentucky 40208 USA
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[Identification of item], Caperton Family Papers, 1849-1938, Special Collections, The Filson Historical Society, Louisville.
Papers primarily concerning John Caperton, California and Louisville businessman and real estate investor, and his family. Included are letters, 1849-1861, from John Caperton about his travels, politics, Abraham Lincoln's inauguration and peace prospects, his land holdings, and his opinion of Texas; letters, 1857-1859, from Lewis E. Caperton about plans to move to Texas and conditions in Virginia; Caperton family wills, 1894, 1909, 1922; genealogical data; and information on Allen T. Caperton, the killing of Adam Caperton, and the capture by Indians of Margaret Handley Paulee Erskine
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