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Thomas S. Page Papers, 1831-1859

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Thomas S. Page Papers




Kentucky Historical Society. Special Collections & Archives. Frankfort, Kentucky 40601-1931

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For microfilmed copies see Clift number(s): 0110 0172 0381 0413 0511 0536 0544 0578 0648 0763 0814 0838 0854 0992 1001 1076

Preferred Citation Note

[Identification of item], Thomas S. Page Papers, 1831-1859, 84SC09,Library Special Collections and Archives, Kentucky Historical Society, Frankfort.


1 folder,.1 c.f.


These are papers of Thomas S. Page, who worked as a clerk in the office of the state auditor of public accounts in the early 1830s and was later elected to the position of auditor, serving from 1834 to 1846, and from 1851 to 1859.

Scope and Content

The papers consist of correspondence, primarily dealing with official matters such as collecting taxes, surveys of taxable property, and valuation. A March 1856 letter from collector J.L. Smedley concerned dividends from toll gates near Harrodsburg. Smedley reported dividends were down due to light travel during a cold winter.

The letters also mention Page's election efforts in the 1850s, include personal comments by friends, and describe events such as the cholera epidemic of 1833.

The collection comprises two series, the first containing general correspondence and the second containing letters from Dr. J.D. Matthews, Superintendent of Public Instruction, written in 1855, 1856, and 1857. The latter concern taxation to support the schools, reports made to the auditor's office, other public matters, and some personal news.

Arrangement: Both series arranged chronologically.

Creator's Occupation: Kentucky auditor of public accounts, clerk, auditor's office.

County: Franklin, Mercer


  • Kentucky -- Auditor of Public Accounts
  • Real property -- Valuation -- Kentucky -- 19th century
  • Tax collection -- Kentucky -- 19th century
  • Education -- Kentucky -- Finance -- 19th century
  • Cholera -- Kentucky -- 19th century
  • Elections -- Kentucky -- 19th century
  • Matthews, J. D.

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