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R. C. Ballard Thruston Miscellaneous Papers
The Filson Historical Society Special Collections Louisville, Kentucky 40208 USA
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[Identification of item], R. C. Ballard Thruston Miscellaneous Papers, 1866-1945, Special Collections, The Filson Historical Society, Louisville.
Louisville geological engineer, researcher, historian, collector, and president and benefactor of The Filson Club. Includes a 24 Feb. 1866 phrenological character reading by Professor O. S. Fowler of Thruston; letters to Fanny Ballard from her cousin Ben O'Fallon concerning old family letters in his possession; correspondence between Milo M. Quaife and Thruston about Quaife's book on the American flag; twenty-two letters, 1910-1911, between Thruston and Benjamin LaBree concerning the Sons of the American Revolution and genealogy; twenty-five letters, 1925-1930, written to Ludie J. Kinkead regarding research Thruston had done on the signers of the Declaration of Independence; ten letters, 1940, 1945, regarding Thruston's recommendation of Daniel Mac-Hir Hutton as director of state parks; three letters, 1943, to John E. Boos regarding Kentucky's delegation to Abraham Lincoln's burial; and research notes. Card index in repository
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