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William Pope Papers,1783-1864

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William Pope Papers




The Filson Historical Society Special Collections Louisville, Kentucky 40208 USA

Conditions Governing Access note

Open to researchers.

Preferred Citation Note

[Identification of item], William Pope Papers, 1783-1864, Special Collections, The Filson Historical Society, Louisville.


1.33 cubic ft.

Scope and Content

Farmer and landowner of Jefferson County, Ky. Included is correspondence, 1786, 1809-1844, chiefly about his lands in Ind. and Ala., and litigation with the heirs of Peyton Southall and others about land on Beargrass Creek, Jefferson County, Ky.; accounts, 1800 -1844; land papers, 1801-1844 consisting of deeds, tax receipts, etc. for lands in Ky. and Ind.; legal papers; fee bills, 1813 -1843; records of lawsuits with William B. Randolph, Thomas Joyes, the Louisville Turnpike Co., and the Lexington and Ohio Rail Road Co.; and miscellaneous papers, 1783-1839. In addition there are accounts of his son, William H. Pope, as administrator of his estate, 1844-1864. William Pope's correspondents include Larz Anderson, John Dangerfield, Cyrus Edwards, John Edwards, Norborne A. Galt, James S. Lemaster, John McKinley, William Owens, George F. Pope, Nathaniel Pope, William B. Randolph, George W. Southall, John Speed, Robert Sturgus, Robert Wickliffe, John Pope, and others. Collection also includes a small group of U.S. senator and Ark. territorial governor John Pope's papers, 1797-1839, which include his 2 Jan. 1839 letter to Charles Wickliffe; will of Matthew Walton, Pope's father-in -law; deeds for Ky. land, 1797-1839; and legal documents. Also included are papers of Alexander Pope and William S. Vernon, trustees of Fortunatus Cosby, consisting of accounts and vouchers; bank book for an account with the Bank of the United States, Louisville, Ky.; and financial papers and receipts


  • Anderson, Larz, 1803-1878.
  • Cosby, Fortunatus, 1766-1847-- Estate.
  • Dangerfield, John, fl. 1834.
  • Galt, Norborne Alexander.
  • Joyes, Thomas, 1789-1866.
  • Lemaster, James S., fl. 1833-1836.
  • McKinley, John, 1782-1852.
  • Pope, Alexander, 1781-1826.
  • Pope, Nathaniel, 1784-1850.
  • Pope, William Hamilton, 1803-1866.
  • Randolph, William B.
  • Southall, George W.
  • Southall, Peyton.
  • Speed, John, 1772-1840.
  • Sturgus, Robert.
  • Wickliffe, Robert, 177501859.
  • Vernon, William S., 1782-1873.
  • Lexington and Ohio Rail Road Company-- History-- Sources.
  • Louisville Turnpike Co. (Louisville, Ky.)-- History-- Sources.
  • Land use-- Alabama-- History-- Sources.
  • Land use-- Indiana-- History-- Sources.
  • Railroads-- Kentucky-- History-- 19th century.
  • Railroads-- Kentucky-- History-- Sources.
  • Toll roads-- Kentucky-- History-- Sources.

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