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Jack Adams Papers,1861-1873

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Jack Adams Papers




The Filson Historical Society Special Collections Louisville, Kentucky 40208 USA

Conditions Governing Access note

Open to researchers.

Preferred Citation Note

[Identification of item], Jack Adams Papers, 1861-1873, Special Collections, The Filson Historical Society, Louisville.


104 items

Scope and Content

May be Jack Adams (1817-1886), a wealthy merchant of Mt. Vernon, Ky. Collection of Confederate paper money consisting of seventy-two bills totalling $580.75, issued during 1861 and 1862. Also includes thirty-two handwritten receipts, checks, stamps, and notes. A check, 1872 Jan. 20, signed by Jack Adams lists Mt. Vernon, Ky. as his residence. Family tradition attests that this money was given to an African-American family living in Bardstown, Ky. following the Civil War


  • Card index in repository.
  • Paper money-- Confederate States of America.
  • Checks
  • Paper money
  • Receipts

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