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Bibb Family Papers,1760-1887

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Bibb 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], Bibb Family Papers, 1760-1887, Special Collections, The Filson Historical Society, Louisville.


1.66 cubic ft.

Scope and Content

Primarily the papers of Richard Bibb, Sr., Richard Bibb, Jr., and John Bigger Bibb, lawyers, merchants and public officials of Logan and Franklin counties. Included is correspondence, deeds, account books, bills and receipts, slave records, wills, and genealogical information. The bulk of the collection concerns the purchase and sale of land. Also included are papers of Kentucky surveyors and land speculators John, George, and William May


  • Land use-- Kentucky-- History-- Sources.
  • Slavery-- Kentucky-- History-- Sources.
  • Surveyors-- Kentucky-- Correspondence.
  • Bibb, John Bigger, 1789-1884.
  • Bibb, Richard, 1752-1839.
  • Bibb, Richard, 1780-1839.
  • May, George.
  • May, John.
  • May, William.

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