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Daviess County Distilling Company records, 1850-1964, 1850-1940 (bulk dates)

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Daviess County Distilling Company records, 1850-1964


1850-1940 (bulk dates)


University of Kentucky Special CollectionsLexington, Kentucky 40506


Letters books (Reels 1-6); Papers (Reels 7-11); THE RECORD (reel 12); Financial records (Reels 13-14). Arranged chronologically under each organizational unit.

Conditions Governing Access note

Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation Note

[Identification of item], Daviess County Distilling Company records, 1850-1964, 1850-1940 (bulk dates), 1F67M-621, Special Collections, University of Kentucky.


14 reels of microfilm (50 vols.)


The company was established in 1873 and purchased in 1904 by George E. Medley and Dick Meschendorf. The operation continued in the Medley family until 1940, when the Fleischman Distilling Corporation bought the company.

Scope and Content

These are microfilmed records of the Daviess County Distilling Company and papers of the Medley family who owned the company for many years. The microfilm consists of fifty volumes kept by the Medley family, including letterbooks, account books, and scrapbooks containing correspondence and miscellaneous business papers. There are also volumes with whiskey recipes and labels, information about Owensboro distilleries and a sketch of the Medley family. There is also a scrapbook containing a 1936 copy of THE RECORD, the official newspaper of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Louisville, which was devoted to the 150th anniversary of Catholic settlement in Kentucky.


  • Medley family.
  • Medley, George E, fl. 1900's.
  • Meschendorf, Dick, fl. 1900's.
  • Catholic Church.--Archdiocese of Louisville.
  • Daviess County Distilling Company.
  • Catholic Church--Periodicals.
  • Business records--Kentucky--Owensboro.
  • Catholic Church--Kentucky.
  • Distilleries--Kentucky.
  • Whiskey--Kentucky.
  • Owensboro (Ky.)--Industries.
  • Daviess County--Industries.
  • Account books.
  • Recipes.
  • Scrapbooks

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