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George Davidson Todd Papers,1868-1898

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George Davidson Todd Papers




The Filson Historical Society Special Collections Louisville, Kentucky 40208 USA

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Open to researchers.

Preferred Citation Note

[Identification of item], George Davidson Todd Papers, 1868-1898, Special Collections, The Filson Historical Society, Louisville.


1 cu. ft.

Scope and Content

Louisville (Ky.) mayor, 1896-1897, and businessman. Correspondence dated 1874-1898 in which the primary subject is politics. It focuses on Todd's work with the Republican Party, and other political organizations like the American Protective Tariff League, the McKinley Club, and the Garfield Club. Political issues described inlcude the 1894 Congressional Election, the 1892 Presidential Election, protective tariffs, the Kentucky Constitutional Convention, the Kentucky legislature, Bloody Monday, and the proposed Nicaragua Canal. Other topics of interest are the Todd Family, North Carolina, baseball, the Kentucky Penitentiary, the Western Kentucky Lunatic Asylum (Western State Hospital), and the use of convict labor in coal mines in Pulaski County. Persons of note discussed inlcude Joseph C.S. Blackburn, William C.P. Breckinridge, John S. Williams, and Bennett H. Young. Among the correspondents are Thomas A. Speed, Andrew Cowan, E. Polk Johnson, Augustus E. Willson, John G. Carlisle, Charles T. Ballard, and Thomas Speed (1841-1905. Other items contained in the collection are anti-Catholic voting information, Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite materials, bills, promissory notes, and a legal summons. Card file in repository


  • Ballard, Charles Thruston, 1850-1918.
  • Blackburn, C.S. (Clay Stiles), 1838-1918.
  • Breckinridge, W.C.P. (William Campbell Preston), 1837-1904.
  • Carlisle, John Griffin, 1835-1910.
  • Cowan, Andrew, 1841-1919.
  • Johnson, E. Polk, b. 1844.
  • Kelly, R.M. (Robert Morrow), b. 1836.
  • Rodman, James, b. 1829.
  • Speed, Thomas A.
  • Speed, Thos. (Thomas), 1841-1906.
  • Todd, Coleman Chapman, 1848-1929.
  • Todd, Harry Innes, 1818-1898.
  • Williams, John Stuart, 1818-1898.
  • Willson, Augustus Everett, 1846-1931.
  • Young, Bennett Henderson, 1843-1919.
  • American Protective Tariff League.
  • Garfield Club (Louisville, Ky.)
  • Kentucky Penitentiary (Frankfort, Ky.)
  • Kentucky.-- General Assembly.
  • Louisville Anzeiger (Louisville, Ky.)
  • Louisville Daily Commercial (Louisville, Ky.)
  • Louisville Gas and Electric Company.
  • McKinley Club (Louisville, Ky.)
  • Republican Party.-- Kentucky.
  • Republican Party (U.S.: 1854-)
  • United States Naval Academy.
  • Western State Hospital (Hopkinsville, Ky.)
  • Anti-Catholicism-- Kentucky.
  • Baseball-- North Carolina.
  • Coalmines and coalmining-- Kentucky-- Pulaski County.
  • Constitutional conventions-- Kentucky.
  • Elections-- Kentucky.
  • German Americans-- Kentucky.
  • Newspapers.
  • Nicaragua Canal (Nicaragua)
  • Presidents-- United States-- Election-- 1892.
  • Prisons-- Kentucky.
  • Tariff-- United States.
  • Frankfort (Ky.)-- History.
  • Kentucky-- History-- 1865-
  • Kentucky-- Politics and government-- 1865-1950.
  • Louisville (Ky.)-- History.
  • Louisville (Ky.)-- Politics and government.
  • North Carolina-- Description and travel.
  • Pulaski County (Ky.)-- History.
  • United States-- Politics and government-- 1865-1900.

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