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R.C. Ballard Thruston Papers
The Filson Historical Society Special Collections Louisville, Kentucky 40208 USA
Open to researchers.
[Identification of item], R.C. Ballard Thruston Papers, 1885-1945, Special Collections, The Filson Historical Society, Louisville.
0.5 cubic ft.
Louisville geological engineer, researcher, historian, collector, and president and benefactor of The Filson Club. Papers include correspondence, 1929-1942, regarding the Ballard and Ballard Co.; letters of Frances Thruston Ballard discussing family and routine matters; notes about early Jefferson County courthouses, marriages, and census; abstracts of marriage laws in Hening's Statutes of Virginia; and a notebook containing the history of the Ballard Mills. Also include are Thruston's 10 May-23 July 1873 travel journal kept while touring Europe; and 13 Jan.-25 Apr. 1920 journal kept while touring Japan, China, and Manila. Card index in repository
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