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Hamilton Smith Papers,1838-1840

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Title

Hamilton Smith Papers

Date

1838-1840

Repository

The Filson Historical Society Special Collections Louisville, Kentucky 40208 USA

Conditions Governing Access note

Open to researchers.

Preferred Citation Note

[Identification of item], Hamilton Smith Papers, 1838-1840, Special Collections, The Filson Historical Society, Louisville.

Extent

.33 cu. ft.

Scope and Content

Prominent commercial in Louisville (Ky.) who was a leader in promoting the city's development. Business correspondence dealing with individuals and banks from Kentucky, Indiana, Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Louisiana, and New York primarily are concerned with debt collection. Includes 22 May 1839 letter of introduction for the Chavalier de Gertsner employed by Tsar Nicholas I of Russia to study public works projects in the United States. Card file in repository

Subjects

  • Banks and banking.
  • Public works-- United States.
  • Russia.

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