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John L. Martin Papers,1815-1853

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John L. Martin Papers




The Filson Historical Society Special Collections Louisville, Kentucky 40208 USA

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Open to researchers.

Preferred Citation Note

[Identification of item], John L. Martin Papers, 1815-1853, Special Collections, The Filson Historical Society, Louisville.


0.33 cubic ft.

Scope and Content

Resident of Paris, Ky. Papers include correspondence, 1828-1853, regarding a land suit of the heirs of pioneer John Martin; politics of the Mexican War era; and events of Kentucky's pioneer history, particularly concerning Captain John Martin, his settling at Boonesborough, building his own fort, and the British and Indian attack on Martin's and Ruddle's stations. Also included are legal papers, 1815-1851; a Mexican license, 1826, to carry arms; and a Mexican passport, 1826


  • Martin, John, d. 1821.
  • Fortification-- Kentucky-- History-- Sources.
  • Kentucky-- History-- To 1792-- Sources.

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