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Inventory of the McCarty-Fisher Collection, 1780-1967 (bulk 1830-1900)

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Title

Inventory of the McCarty-Fisher Collection

Date

1780-1967 (bulk 1830-1900)

Repository

Kentucky History Center, Special Collections

Arrangement

This collection is arranged chronologically within each series.

This collection is organized into four series.

Conditions Governing Access note

Access at KHS only. Use microfilm, transcriptions or images when available.

Preferred Citation Note

[Identification of item], Inventory of the McCarty-Fisher Collection, 1780-1967 (bulk 1830-1900), Accession number, Special Collections, Kentucky History Center, Frankfort.

Extent

1.5 cubic ft. (3 boxes)

Abstract

This collection consists of the papers and other materials of Reuben McCarty and the Robert J. Fisher family. Materials include surveys, memorandum books, circulars, deeds, wills, photographs, newspapers and newspaper clippings, postcards, business correspondence, personal correspondence, court records, and other legal documents. Some of McCarty's business correspondence includes letters from James Taylor of Newport, Kentucky, and General Leslie Combs.

Biography/History

Reuben McCarty was a surveyor and County Clerk in Pendleton County, Kentucky. He was born ca.1795, married Polly Porter in 1815, and died sometime between 1862 and 1870. His connection to the Fisher family is uncertain. Robert J. Fisher was a businessman originally from Kentucky who married Julia Holton of Covington and moved to Fort Wayne, Indiana, then to California. Fisher was president of the Vekol Milling and Mining Company located in Vekol, Pinal County, Arizona, and was Treasurer and board member for the Fort Wayne Gold Production Company. Their daughter, Maud, married Lucien Walker and eventually settled in Southern California. Their son, Paul E. Walker and his wife Helen may have been involved in missionary work in Africa in the early 20th century.

Scope and Content

This collection consists of the papers and other materials of Reuben McCarty and the Robert J. Fisher family. Materials include surveys, memorandum books, circulars, deeds, wills, photographs, newspapers and newspaper clippings, postcards, business correspondence, personal correspondence, court records, and other legal documents. Some of McCarty's business correspondence includes letters from James Taylor of Newport, Kentucky, and General Leslie Combs.

The Controlled Access Terms include as many of the family names and counties found in the collection as possible. This is true for both the general finding-aid section, and for each of the collection sub-sections.

Subjects

  • McCarty, Reuben, b. ca. 1795
  • Fisher, R. J., (Robert J.)
  • Fisher, Julia Holton, d. 1914
  • Combs, Leslie, 1793-1881
  • Taylor, James, 1769-1848
  • Fisher family
  • Pendleton County (Ky.). County Clerk - Records and correspondence
  • Fort Wayne Gold Production Company
  • Vekol Milling and Mining Company
  • County clerks -- Kentucky -- Pendleton County -- 19th century
  • Surveyors -- Kentucky -- Pendleton County -- 19th century
  • Deeds -- Kentucky -- Pendleton County -- 19th century
  • Wills -- Kentucky -- Pendleton County -- 19th century
  • Businessmen -- Indiana -- Fort Wayne
  • Missions -- Africa
  • Pendleton County (Ky.) -- Surveys -- 19th century
  • Indiana - Genealogy
  • Kentucky -- Genealogy
  • Black-and-white photographs. aat

Collection Inventory

Reuben McCarty Papers, 1780-1862
Reuben McCarty papers, 1780-1829
This folder contains McCarty's survey records and field notes. A 1780 Virginia land warrant and a 1793 Virginia indenture are also present
[Box: 1, Folder: 1]
Reuben McCarty papers, 1830-1836
This folder contains a letter from James Taylor of Newport, receipts, bills, business correspondence, wills, and legal documents
[Box: 1, Folder: 2]
Item - 08/28/1832 - Will of Margaret Colvin
[Box: 1, Folder: 2]
Item - 01/21/1834 - Letter to Robert Southgate concerning a petition before the Kentucky General Assembly to add a part of Pendleton County to Grant County
[Box: 1, Folder: 2]
Reuben McCarty papers, 1837-1839
This folder contains a letter from James Taylor of Newport, petitions to join the McKenny Lodge of Masons, personal and business correspondence, receipts, survey notes, and Pendleton County Court documents
[Box: 1, Folder: 3]
Item - 1836 - A list of fee bills due to the clerk of the Pendleton County Court for the year 1835. Collectible in 1836. (Names listed alphabetically)
[Box: 1, Folder: 3]
Reuben McCarty papers, 1840-1845
This folder contains personal and business correspondence, receipts, survey notes, and Pendleton County Court documents
[Box: 1, Folder: 4]
Item - 08/1841 - A list of fee bills due to the Clerk of the Pendleton County Court from the year 1832 to the year 1839 inclusive. (Names listed alphabetically)
[Box: 1, Folder: 4]
Item - 1838-1841 - A list of jurors in Pendleton County
[Box: 1, Folder: 4]
Reuben McCarty papers, 1846-1849
This folder contains personal and business correspondence, receipts, survey notes, deeds, Pendleton County Court documents, and materials concerning business dealings with Gen. Leslie Combs
[Box: 1, Folder: 5]
Reuben McCarty papers, 1850-1859
This folder contains personal and business correspondence, receipts, survey notes, deeds, Pendleton County Court documents, and materials concerning business dealings with Gen. Leslie Combs
[Box: 1, Folder: 6]
Item - 04/23/1851 - Will of Peter Mains, Sr
[Box: 1, Folder: 6]
Item - 05/01/1859 - Letter from J.A. Moore, Counsel (Council) Bluffs, Iowa. Mentions his ailments and crowds of emigrants heading for Pike's Peak and the mines
[Box: 1, Folder: 6]
Reuben McCarty papers, 1860-1862
This folder contains surveys, personal correspondence, receipts, and Pendleton County Court documents
[Box: 1, Folder: 7]
Reuben McCarty papers, undated
This folder contains surveys, legal documents, receipts, and business correspondence
[Box: 1, Folder: 8]
Fisher Family Collection
Fisher family papers, 1852-1900
This folder contains personal letters, business documents, telegrams, and receipts
[Box: 2, Folder: 1]
R.J. Fisher (?) cash book, 1873-1874
[Box: 2, Folder: 2]
Fisher family papers, 1884-1967 & undated
This folder contains personal and business correspondence, income tax returns, and family genealogy
[Box: 2, Folder: 3]
Item - undated - Some Fisher family genealogy
[Box: 2, Folder: 3]
Walker check books (stubs), 1895-1897
[Box: 2, Folder: 4]
Souvenir pin of 1909 Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition, Seattle
[Box: 2, Folder: 5]
Helen Horton birthday book, ca. late 19th c
[Box: 2, Folder: 6]
Postcards, ca. 1900
[Box: 2, Folder: 7]
Photographs
Photographs, 1-15
[Box: 2, Folder: 8]
Photograph album, missionary trip to Africa, ca. 1910's
[Box: 2, Folder: 9]
Daguerrotype of young man
[Box: 2, Folder: 10]
Newspapers and clippings
Newspaper clippings, ca. 1906-1918
Item - 09/16/1918 - clippings about the death of Maud Fisher Walker in Los Angeles, CA
[Box: 2, Folder: 11]
Item - undated - Clipping about large gold strike on land in California owned by the Fort Wayne Gold Production Company
[Box: 2, Folder: 11]
Oversize
08/08/1836 - Oversized document concerning Reuben McCarty and the opening of a sealed deposit
[Box: 3, Folder: 12]
Newspapers and magazines
1845-1975
[Box: 4]

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