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Samuel Haycraft Journal,1849-1878

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Samuel Haycraft Journal




The Filson Historical Society Special Collections Louisville, Kentucky 40208 USA

Conditions Governing Access note

Open to researchers.

Preferred Citation Note

[Identification of item], Samuel Haycraft Journal, 1849-1878, Special Collections, The Filson Historical Society, Louisville.


1 v. (245 p.)

Scope and Content

Clerk of Hardin County, Ky.) Journal of extracts taken by Samuel Haycraft of Elizabethtown, Ky., from fourteen volumes of his diaries in which he had recorded daily Bible readings (not included in his journal), commentaries, and passing events. He makes occasional comments on earlier entries as he re-records them. Entries include religious and family matters, political observations, Civil War events, births, deaths, Hardin County history, and misc. newspaper clippings. After his death one of his children added entries to "Christmas 1880." A typed transcript of the original is filed with the journal. Card index in repository


  • Architecture, Domestic-- Kentucky-- History-- Sources.
  • Baptists-- Kentucky-- History-- Sources.
  • Breckinridge, John C. (John Cabell), 1821-1875.
  • Bridge-- Kentucky-- History-- Sources.
  • Campbell, Duncan R., 1817-1865.
  • Catholic Church-- Kentucky-- History-- Sources.
  • Children-- Employment-- Kentucky-- History-- Sources.
  • Cholera-- Kentucky-- History-- Sources.
  • Crime-- Kentucky-- Elizabethtown-- History-- Sources.
  • Crittenden, John J. (John Jordan), 1787-1863.
  • Custer, George Armstrong, 1839-1876.
  • Edwards Family.
  • Episcopal Church-- Kentucky-- History-- Sources.
  • Ferryboats-- Kentucky-- History-- Sources.
  • Fires-- Kentucky-- Elizabethtown-- History-- Sources.
  • Hardin County (Ky.)-- History-- Sources.
  • Harper, John, d. 1874.
  • Helm Family.
  • Helm, John LaRue, 1802-1867.
  • Horses-- Kentucky-- History-- Sources.
  • Hotels-- Kentucky-- Elizabethtown-- History-- Sources.
  • Hotels-- Kentucky-- Louisville-- History-- Sources.
  • Kentucky-- Economic conditions.
  • Kentucky-- History-- Civil War, 1861-1865-- Sources.
  • Kentucky-- Politics and government-- Sources.
  • Kentucky-- Social life and customs.
  • Louisville and Nashville Railroad Company-- History-- Sources.
  • Medicine-- Kentucky-- History-- Sources.
  • Methodist Church-- Kentucky-- Elizabethtown-- History-- Sources.
  • Morgan, John Hunt, 1825-1864.
  • Physicians-- Kentucky-- Hardin County-- History-- Sources.
  • Poston, Charles D. (Charles Debrille), 1825-1902.
  • Railroads-- Kentucky-- History-- Sources.
  • Revivals-- Kentucky-- History-- Sources.
  • Slavery-- Kentucky-- History-- Sources.
  • Smallpox-- Kentucky-- History-- Sources.
  • Steamboats-- Kentucky-- History-- Sources.
  • Tobacco-- Kentucky-- History-- Sources.
  • United States-- Description and travel.
  • United States-- History-- Civil War, 1861-1865-- Underground movements-- Sources.
  • Wine and wine making-- Kentucky-- History-- Sources.

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