With the generous assistance of the Bullitt Homestead Preservation Trust, The Filson has made the card catalog for the Bullitt Family Papers – Oxmoor Collection and the Bullitt Family – Oxmoor Collection Additional Papers available electronically.  The Oxmoor collections of the Bullitt family document this early Louisville family that settled in the area in 1783.  The collection centers around Alexander Scott Bullitt (1762-1816) and his descendants William C. Bullitt (1793-1877), John C. Bullitt (1824-1902), Thomas W. Bullitt (1838-1910), William Marshall Bullitt (1873-1957), and Thomas W. Bullitt (1914-1991).  Their papers reflect life on the Bullitt estate, Oxmoor, their legal careers, as well as their participation in politics, the military, and national events.

In addition to the papers of the above individuals there are papers regarding earlier ancestors, as well as collateral families, such as the Breckinridge, Christian, Fry, Iasigi, Logan, Marshall, Speed, Walker, and Wallace families.  William Marshall Bullitt compiled this collection of his ancestors, and there are numerous folders concerning genealogy, as well as information on the Bullitt family residence Oxmoor, the Oxmoor Steeplechase, and Citizen’s Fidelity Bank, which the family was instrumental in establishing.  For a full description of the collections, including a folder list, view finding aids for the Bullitt Family Papers – Oxmoor Collection and the Bullitt Family– Oxmoor Collection Additional Papers.

Instructions:  Please use the search box below to do an online search of the Bullitt Family Papers – Oxmoor Collection catalog database.  The database defaults to a keyword “OR” search of all fields (for example, it will look for either the word John OR Smith if you type in John Smith).  For help with searching and further searching tips, please use the help link below the search box.  Please note that at this time, no original materials have been digitized from the Bullitt Family Papers; this search will lead you to detailed information on the subjects found within the Bullitt Family Papers – Oxmoor collections.

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For information or questions regarding these materials please contact the Filson’s Special Collections Department via phone (502) 635-5083 between 9am and 5pm, Monday through Friday, or email:  You can view the collection catalog cards on the web or download a PDF version (you will need Adobe Reader, or similar software, to view a PDF document).