Collections: 
0-9 | A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z

Anderson family papers, 1804-1947

details | guide | text

Author

Finding aid prepared by Laura A. Hess

Title

Anderson family papers

Date

1804-1947

Repository

University of Kentucky Special Collections

Arrangement

Collection is arranged by format.

Location note

Housed with multiple collections.

Conditions Governing Access note

Collection is open to researchers by appointment.

Preferred Citation Note

73M4: [identification of item], Anderson family papers, 1804-1947, University of Kentucky Special Collections.

Extent

0.67 Cubic feet

2 boxes

Creator

Anderson family.

Biography/History

George and Orvill Anderson were sons of Thomas Anderson. They operated the Grahamton Milling Company in Meade County, Kentucky, and the Thomas Anderson and Company (auctioneers and commission merchants) in Louisville, Kentucky.

Scope and Content

The Anderson family papers contain the personal and business correspondence of George Washington Anderson and family, legal documents regarding cemetery plots, and genealogical research. The majority of the collection comprises letters between G.W. Anderson and his wife, Eleanor, though many letters are also from Mrs. R. Anderson, George Anderson's mother; his children; and other relatives. The business correspondence relates to the Grahamton Manufacturing Company in Meade County, Kentucky. Notable letters include one from Henry Clay to G. W. Anderson offering him condolences after the death of one of his children. Also included in the collection are documents regarding family plots in Cave Hill Cemetery in Louisville, Kentucky, and an Episcopal cemetery in Lexington, Kentucky, as well as genealogical research on the Anderson family history.

Subjects

  • Cave Hill Cemetery (Louisville, Ky.).
  • Anderson, Eleanor, Mrs. George Washington
  • Anderson, George Washington, fl. 1805-1870
  • Anderson, Orville
  • Anderson, Thomas
  • Clay, Henry, 1777-1852
  • Business records--Kentucky--Louisville.
  • Cemeteries--Kentucky.
  • Diaries--United States--Kentucky.
  • Letters.
  • Mills and mill-work--Kentucky.

Related Material

53M18, Grahamton Manufacturing Company, 1832-1917, University of Kentucky Special Collections.

Collection Inventory

Correspondence, 1804-1945
Scope and Content Note:

The Correspondence series contains letters from and to the Anderson family, their relatives, and their business associates.

1804 January 11 - 1828, April 2
[Box: 1, Folder: 1]
1830 April 4 - 1834, August 22
[Box: 1, Folder: 2]
1835 April 7 - 1839, August 1
[Box: 1, Folder: 3]
1840, March 5 - 1850, October 7
[Box: 1, Folder: 4]
Henry Clay letter to G. W. Anderson, 1843 July 23
[Box: 2, Folder: 2]
1851, May 18 - 1859, November 3
[Box: 1, Folder: 5]
1861, July 20 - 1869, July 26
[Box: 1, Folder: 6]
1871, January 30 - 1879, August 24
[Box: 1, Folder: 7]
1883, July 16 - 1918, May 7
[Box: 1, Folder: 8]
1920, May 3 - 1945, August 20
[Box: 1, Folder: 9]
undated
[Box: 1, Folder: 10]
Incomplete letters, undated
[Box: 1, Folder: 11]
John Jordan painting, 1928-1932
[Box: 1, Folder: 17]
Genealogy, 1939-1947, undated
[Box: 1, Folder: 12]
Scope and Content Note:

The Genealogy series contains notes and papers about the Anderson family history.

Journal, 1892-1921
Scope and Content Note:

The Journal series contains the original journal of Fanny Anderson, as well as copies of the journal.

Fanny Anderson's journal, 1892-1921
[Box: 1, Folder: 13]
Copy of Fanny Anderson's journal, undated
[Box: 1, Folder: 14]
Cemetery records, 1833, 1864-1931
Scope and Content Note:

The Cemetery records series contains the documents and receipts for the purchase of family plots.

Cave Hill cemetery, 1864 March 26 - 1931 June 12
[Box: 1, Folder: 15]
Episcopal cemetery, 1833 May, undated
[Box: 1, Folder: 16]
Financial papers, 1843, 1847, 1904-1905
Scope and Content Note:

The Financial papers series contains estate records, receipts and disbursements, and a letter from Henry Clay.

Estate record and Henry Clay letter, 1843 July 23, 1847 April
[Box: 1, Folder: 18]
Grahampton Manufacturing Company receipts, 1904 July 6 - 1905 June 12
[Box: 1, Folder: 19]
George Anderson drawing, b. 1758-d. 1814, undated
[Box: 1, Folder: 20]
Scope and Content Note:

The George Anderson drawing series contains a print a drawing of George Anderson.

Printed materials and notes, 1948, 1952, undated
[Box: 1, Folder: 21]
Scope and Content Note:

The Printed materials and notes series contains papers regarding the Anderson family history.

Hosted by the University of Kentucky

Contact us: kdl-help@kdl.kyvl.org

Contributors: