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Bowling Green Lyceum Minute Book,1846-1847

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Bowling Green Lyceum Minute Book




The Filson Historical Society Special Collections Louisville, Kentucky 40208 USA

Conditions Governing Access note

Open to researchers.

Preferred Citation Note

[Identification of item], Bowling Green Lyceum Minute Book, 1846-1847, Special Collections, The Filson Historical Society, Louisville.


1 v. (40 p.)

Scope and Content

Minutes of the meetings of the organization, and its constitution and by-laws. Written in the book is the diary, 1848-1862, of Lemuel C. Porter, physician and surgeon of Bowling Green, Kentucky. The diary describes the health of his patients and of the community; the cholera epidemics of 1849 and 1854; the temperance movement; the Know Nothing Party and Bloody Monday in Louisville; his thoughts on the future of slavery; political and economic conditions in Kentucky during the Civil War; and Simon B. Buckner's occupation of Bowling Green


  • American Party-- History-- Sources.
  • Buckner, Simon Bolivar, 1823-1914.
  • Cholera-- Kentucky-- History-- Sources.
  • Kentucky-- Economic conditions.
  • Kentucky-- Politics and government-- Sources.
  • Physicians-- Kentucky-- Archives.
  • Temperance-- Kentucky-- History-- Sources.
  • Porter, Lemuel C., 1810-1887.

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