Finding aid prepared by Laura A. Hess
Anderson family papers
University of Kentucky Special Collections
Collection is arranged by format.
Housed with multiple collections.
Collection is open to researchers by appointment.
73M4: [identification of item], Anderson family papers, 1804-1947, University of Kentucky Special Collections.
0.67 Cubic feet
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.
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.
The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections.
53M18, Grahamton Manufacturing Company, 1832-1917, University of Kentucky Special Collections.
The Correspondence series contains letters from and to the Anderson family, their relatives, and their business associates.
The Genealogy series contains notes and papers about the Anderson family history.
The Journal series contains the original journal of Fanny Anderson, as well as copies of the journal.
The Cemetery records series contains the documents and receipts for the purchase of family plots.
The Financial papers series contains estate records, receipts and disbursements, and a letter from Henry Clay.
The George Anderson drawing series contains a print a drawing of George Anderson.
The Printed materials and notes series contains papers regarding the Anderson family history.
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