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Caperton Family Papers,1849-1938

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Title

Caperton Family Papers

Date

1849-1938

Repository

The Filson Historical Society Special Collections Louisville, Kentucky 40208 USA

Conditions Governing Access note

Open to researchers.

Preferred Citation Note

[Identification of item], Caperton Family Papers, 1849-1938, Special Collections, The Filson Historical Society, Louisville.

Extent

38 items

Scope and Content

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

Subjects

  • Caperton, Adam-- Correspondence.
  • Caperton, Allen T., b. 1810-- Correspondence.
  • Caperton, John, 1817-1900-- Correspondence.
  • Caperton, Lewis E.-- Correspondence.
  • California-- Description and travel.
  • Erskine, Margaret Handley Paulee, 1753-1842.
  • Guthrie, James, 1792-1869.
  • Kentucky-- Genealogy.
  • Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
  • Paulee, John, b. ca. 1780.
  • Texas-- Economic conditions.
  • United States-- Politics and government-- 19th century-- Sources.
  • Virginia-- Economic conditions.

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