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John D. Otter Papers,1832-1886

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John D. Otter Papers




The Filson Historical Society Special Collections Louisville, Kentucky 40208 USA

Conditions Governing Access note

Open to researchers.

Preferred Citation Note

[Identification of item], John D. Otter Papers, 1832-1886, Special Collections, The Filson Historical Society, Louisville.


0.33 cubic ft.

Scope and Content

Grocer and commission merchant of Louisville and Edmonson County, Ky., sheriff of Edmonson County. Papers include correspondence discussing land in Edmonson County and Ill.; land papers; 1846 bill of sale for three slaves; contracts, 1861 and 1863, to hire slave women; list of Otter's taxable property in 1860, including two slaves; licenses and certificates; bond of Mammoth Cave Railroad Co., 1886; scrapbook of John and Robert Otter's tobacco tag collection; and collection of U.S. and Confederate bank notes


  • Mammoth Cave Railroad Co.
  • Otter & Co. (Louisville, Ky.)
  • Otter & Vertrees (Barren County, Ky.)
  • Land use, Rural-- Kentucky-- History-- 19th century.
  • Land use, Rural-- Kentucky-- History-- Sources.
  • Merchants-- Kentucky-- History-- 19th century.
  • Merchants-- Kentucky-- History-- Sources.
  • Slavery-- Kentucky-- History-- Sources.

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