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Holyoke Family Papers,1861-1865

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Holyoke Family Papers




The Filson Historical Society Special Collections Louisville, Kentucky 40208 USA

Conditions Governing Access note

Open to researchers.

Preferred Citation Note

[Identification of item], Holyoke Family Papers, 1861-1865, Special Collections, The Filson Historical Society, Louisville.


45 items

Scope and Content

Kentucky family. Collection of letters from a Holyoke family member and friends describing the unsettling events of the Civil War in Ky. The letters pertain to topics such as secession, abolitionism, Kentucky's neutrality, and Civil War military activities in Ky. Specific topics include Louisville's role in supplying the war effort and prominent Louisvillians with differing "Northern" and "Southern" sympathies. Eleven of the most significant letters have been transcribed. Card index in repository


  • Abolitionists-- Kentucky-- History-- Sources.
  • Camp Joe Holt (Jeffersonville, Ind.)-- History-- Sources.
  • Democrat (Louisville, Ky.)
  • Gray, John W., d. 1862.
  • Kentucky-- History-- Civil War, 1861-1865-- Sources.
  • Martial law-- Kentucky-- History-- Sources.
  • Martial law-- Kentucky-- History-- 19th century.
  • Morgan, John Hunt, 1825-1864.
  • Pirtle, Alfred, b. 1837.
  • Pirtle, Ella.
  • Rousseau, Lovell Harrison, 1818-1869.
  • Ruppert, Lucy S.
  • Secession-- Kentucky-- History-- Sources.

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