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George Davidson Todd Papers
The Filson Historical Society Special Collections Louisville, Kentucky 40208 USA
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[Identification of item], George Davidson Todd Papers, 1868-1898, Special Collections, The Filson Historical Society, Louisville.
1 cu. ft.
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
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