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Thomas Dye Owings papers, 1817-1850, 1923-1933

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Author

Finding aid prepared by Desiree' H. Perry

Title

Thomas Dye Owings papers

Date

1817-1850, 1923-1933

Repository

University of Kentucky Special Collections

Arrangement

Collection is arranged by format.

Conditions Governing Access note

Collection is open to researchers by appointment.

Preferred Citation Note

47M14: [Identification of item], Thomas Dye Owings papers, 1817-1850, 1923-1933, University of Kentucky Special Collections.

Extent

0.78 Cubic feet

1 box, 4 items

Biography/History

Thomas Dye Owings operated several furnaces in Bath County, Kentucky, as well as a furnace store, grist mill, and blacksmith shop in Owingsville. One of Owings' furnaces, Slate Creek furnace, operated from 1798 to 1818, and another, Maria Forge, operated from 1810 to 1840. The furnace store was moved to Owingsville in 1814.

Scope and Content

The Thomas Dye Owings papers comprise three ledgers, one daybook, and one folder from his business enterprises covering the years 1817-1825, 1848-1850, 1923, 1926-1927, and 1930-1933. In addition to recording business transactions, one volume includes a few records of furniture repairs for the accounts of Hess &, Snediger and Stress &, and Young. The folder contains ledger accounts for two of his customers and scraps of paper with his business expenditures.

Subjects

  • Maria Forge. (Bath County, Ky.)
  • Slate Creek Furnace. (Bath County, Ky.)
  • Kentucky--History--19th century.
  • Owingsville (Ky.)--Economic conditions.
  • Blacksmithing--Kentucky--Owingsville.
  • Business records--Kentucky--Bath County.
  • Businessmen--Kentucky.
  • Flour mills--Kentucky--Owingsville.
  • Furnaces.

Collection Inventory

Thomas Dye Owings - General accounts, 1818 August 10 - 1825 May 19
[Box: 1, Folder: 1]
Scope and Content Note:

The Thomas Dye Owings papers, in this folder, are comprised of two loose ledger accounts for the business, Slate Creek Furnace, some scraps of paper with business orders, and a clipping of an article from The Spirit of '76.

Ledger, 1817-1820
[Item: 1]
Ledger, 1820-1825
[Item: 2]
Ledger, 1848-1850, 1923, 1926-1927, 1930-1933
[Item: 3]
Daybook, 1817 January 1 - 1817 June 20
[Item: 4]

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