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Artificial Collection, 1830-1938

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Processed and cataloged by Lori O'Connor; machine-readable finding aid created by Margie Plarr


Artificial Collection




Kentucky History Center, Special Collections


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Preferred Citation Note

[Identification of item], Artificial Collection, 1830-1938, 2000SC22, Special Collections, Kentucky History Center, Frankfort.


13 items


This collection consists of various documents, publications, flyers, receipts, certificates, and correspondence dated 1830 - 1938.

Scope and Content

This collection consists of 13 seemingly unrelated items dated 1830-1938. Materials include: an 1830 publication on the Louisville City School; a letter written by Claiborne Wright to W.H. Patton in 1858 concerning sectarianism, the deaths of friends, and Wright's preaching and growing of melons; a Confederate travel pass, dated Richmond Sept. 4, 1861, allowing Col. Overton, W. Overton, and W. Bullock to travel to Frederick Hall Depot; another pass dated Manassas, Sept. 10, 1861 for Bullock and Overton; a flyer announcing funeral ceremonies for John J. Crittenden on July 29, 1863; an 1864 soldier's hospital certificate; Benjamin Figg's certificate from the Mutual Benefit Association for Unmarried Persons of the state of Kentucky, dated Feb. 7, 1882; a 1901 receipt from Gorham's Manufacturing Co. for a gold cigarette case sold to Mrs. J.B. Haggin, New York City; a letter "To the People of Kentucky" from the Women's Christian Temperance Union concerning their support of H.V. McChesney; a certificate, dated Sept. 25, 1918, authorizing Cary W. O'Nan, United States Navy, to wear a war service chevron for his service on the U.S.S. Illinois; an 1876 invitation to the wedding of Jefferson Davis' daughter, Margaret; notes on murder statistics of the U.S. dated ca. 1910; and an Alben Barkley senate campaign flyer, dated, ca. 1938, outlining his support of good roads.


  • Louisville City School (Ky.)
  • Wright, Claiborne
  • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
  • Crittenden, John J. (John Jordan), 1787-1863 -- Death and burial
  • Mutual Benefit Association for Unmarried Persons
  • Woman's Christian Temperance Union
  • O'Nan, Cary W.
  • Hayes, Margaret Davis - Marriage
  • Criminal statistics -- United States
  • Barkley, Alben William, 1877-1956
  • Certificates. Aat

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