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Robert Worth Bingham Papers, 1876-1982 (bulk 1899-1910)

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Robert Worth Bingham Papers


1876-1982 (bulk 1899-1910)


The Filson Historical Society Special Collections Louisville, Kentucky 40208 USA

Conditions Governing Access note

Open to researchers.

Preferred Citation Note

[Identification of item], Robert Worth Bingham Papers, 1876-1982 (bulk 1899-1910), Special Collections, The Filson Historical Society, Louisville.


18 cubic ft.

Scope and Content

Lawyer, mayor of Louisville, judge, newspaper publisher, and ambassador. Includes personal and business correspondence. The personal section includes correspondence about family matters, and personal business. The latter part includes investments, expenses, water company records, and land and mining interests. The legal files of the law firm of Bingham and Davies compose the majority of Bingham's professional papers. Interests and activities relating to both Bingham's personal and professional life are the political and club\organization membership papers. In addition to the official papers of his positions as Jefferson County Attorney and Mayor of Louisville, are miscellaneous political correspondence regarding elections, parties, news, and people. The papers of Bingham's partner, William W. Davies, form a small portion of the collection. These papers include personal and business correspondence. The latter especially deals with land interests. Card index in repository


  • Adams, Charles Francis, 1835-1915.
  • Anti-Saloon League of America-- History-- Sources.
  • Architects-- Kentucky-- Louisville-- Correspondence.
  • Bandana Democratic Club (Louisville, Ky.)
  • Barth, Paul C., 1858-1907.
  • Bryan, William Jennings, 1860-1925.
  • Charities-- Kentucky-- History-- Sources.
  • Clubs-- Kentucky-- History-- Sources.
  • Coal industry-- Kentucky-- History-- Sources.
  • Elections-- Kentucky-- History-- Sources.
  • Freemasons-- Kentucky-- Correspondence.
  • Grainger, Charles Fuller, 1854-1925-- Correspondence.
  • Grinstead, James Fontleroy, 1845-1921.
  • Haager, Jacob H., b. 1863-- Correspondence.
  • Kentucky Children's Home Society-- Archives.
  • Lawyers-- Kentucky-- Correspondence.
  • Long, George James, 1853-1930.
  • Louisville (Ky.)-- Politics and government.
  • Louisville (Ky.)-- Social life and customs.
  • Mayors-- Kentucky-- Louisville-- Correspondence.
  • Mineral industries-- United States-- History-- Sources.
  • Missions-- Kentucky-- Louisville-- History-- Sources.
  • Nursing-- Law and legislation-- Kentucky-- History-- Sources.
  • Political corruption-- Kentucky-- History-- Sources.
  • Temperance-- Kentucky-- History-- Sources.
  • Tobacco industry-- Kentucky-- History-- Sources.
  • Transportation-- Kentucky-- Louisville-- History-- Sources.
  • United Confederate Veterans-- History-- Sources.
  • United Sons of Confederate Veterans-- History-- Sources.
  • United States Cast Iron Pipe Foundry Company-- Archives.
  • Venable, F.P. (Francis Preston), 1856-1934.
  • Watterson, Henry, 1840-1921-- Correspondence.
  • Young Mens Christian Associations-- Archives.
  • Davies, William W. (William Watkins), 1868-1945.

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