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William Preston Woolley Index Rerum,1846-1850

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William Preston Woolley Index Rerum




The Filson Historical Society Special Collections Louisville, Kentucky 40208 USA

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[Identification of item], William Preston Woolley Index Rerum, 1846-1850, Special Collections, The Filson Historical Society, Louisville.


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Scope and Content

Louisville journalist. Index rerum kept by Woolley reflecting his interest in literature, music, and the theater. It contains reviews of Signora Biscaccianti's concert at Louisville in Apr. 1849; the "Macready Riot" at the Astor Place Theater in New York, 10 May 1849; appointment as draughtsman in the Topographical Bureau of the U.S. Coast Survey, 21 May 1849; appointment as a member of the committee to tender complimentary benefit to James E. Murdoch at the Louisville Theater, 12 Feb. 1850; affidavit of Samuel F. B. Morse in the case of Morse et al. v. Henry O'Reilly et al., 25 Aug. 1848; list of books; newspaper clippings about the John Thompson Gray and Henry Clay Pope duel, poems written for the Louisville Journal of Commerce, list of lots in Louisville belonging to the estate of Caroline P. Woolley, and the wedding of Sallie Ward and Bigelow Lawrence. Also includes pen and ink sketches, including one of Camp Marriot, Anne Arundel County, Md., 22 June 1849. Also a collection of autographs. Among the signatures are those of Daniel Webster, Jefferson Davis, William L. Marcy, Salmon P. Chase, John J. Crittenden, and James T. Morehead


  • Biscaccianti, Elisa Osinelli.
  • Downs, Sally Ward Lawrence Hunt Armstrong, 1831-1896.
  • Dueling-- Indiana-- History-- 19th century.
  • Gray, John Thompson, 1815-1902.
  • Journal of commerce (Louisville, Ky.)
  • Lawrence, Bigelow.
  • Macready, William Charles, 1793-1873.
  • Morse, Samuel Finley Breese, 1791-1872-- Trials, litigation, etc.
  • Murdoch, James Edward, 1811-1893.
  • Music-- Kentucky-- Louisville.
  • Pope, Henry Clay, 1808-1849-- Death and burial.
  • Theater-- Kentucky-- History-- 19th century.
  • Theater-- Kentucky-- History-- Sources.
  • Woolley, Caroline Preston, d. 1841-- Estate.

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