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Booth Family Papers,1839-1911

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Booth 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], Booth Family Papers, 1839-1911, Special Collections, The Filson Historical Society, Louisville.


0.33 cubic ft.

Scope and Content

Correspondence between members of the Booth family of Louisville, Bardstown, and Brandenburg, Kentucky, and Fredonia, Indiana. Also included are letters from their cousins of the Beall and Browne families. Most correspondence is between women of the families and comments upon domestic matters, courtship, family illness, social visits, and church matters. Visits to watering places, cotillions, and religious revivals are mentioned frequently. Card index in repository


  • Beall family.
  • Browne family.
  • Bull, John P., b. 1823.
  • Children-- care-- Kentucky-- History-- Sources.
  • Cosby, Fortunatus, 1801-1871.
  • Galt House (Louisville, Ky.)
  • Harrison, William Henry, 1773-1841.
  • Jarvis, John Wesley, 1780-1839.
  • Louisville (Ky.)-- Social life and customs.
  • Methodist Orphan's Home (Louisville, Ky.)
  • Overbaker's Hotel (Louisville, Ky.)
  • Pitkin, Thomas C., minister.
  • Poets, American-- Kentucky.
  • Quilting-- Kentucky-- History-- Sources.
  • Revivals-- Kentucky-- History-- Sources.
  • Springs-- United States-- History-- Sources.
  • Summer resorts-- United States-- History-- Sources.
  • Taverns (Inns)-- Kentucky-- Louisville-- History-- Sources.
  • Women-- Kentucky-- History-- Sources.
  • Yellow fever-- Kentucky-- History-- Sources.

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