Ballard, Andrew Jackson (1815-1885) Papers, 1848-1896

Held by The Filson Historical Society 

Creator:  Ballard, Andrew Jackson, 1815-1885  

Title:  Papers, 1848-1896 

Rights: For information regarding literary and copyright interest for these papers, contact the Collections Department. 

Size of Collection:  2 cubic feet 

Location Number:  Mss. A B189 

Scope and Content Note 

Includes Ballard’s letters to Frances Thruston during their courtship; business records; land papers; estate papers for various family members; family correspondence; household accounts; and tax records. 

Biographical Note 

Andrew Jackson Ballard (1815-1885) Louisville lawyer, state legislator, and court clerk. For more information on Ballard consult The Biographical Encyclopedia of Kentucky. 

Folder List  

Box 1 

1 Correspondence to Fanny (Thruston) Ballard, 1838-1878.A.L.S. Henry Clay to Andrew Jackson Ballard, Ashland 21 May 1849.

2 Household accounts, 1859-1896.

3 Abby Churchill Ballard correspondence and receipt, 1869-1874.

4 Materials concerning a pew rental at Christ Church Cathedral in Louisville.Materials concerning memorial windows to Samuel Churchill.

5 Correspondence, 1870-1885.

6 Emolument returns and income taxes, 1864-1873.


Box 2 

7 Commercial Hotel materials, 1860-1861.

8 Bill of sale for the Thruston house.Accounts of Henry Whitestone, architect.

9 Canceled checks, 1877-1878.

10 Canceled checks, receipt, lease, and account.

11 Checks drawn by Ballard as Clerk of the U.S. District Court.

12 Fee bills of the Louisville Chancery Court and the Louisville District Court, 1874-1882.


Box 3 

13 State taxes, 1848-1884.

14 City orders for improvements, 1851-1881.

15 City taxes and assessments, 1877-1880.

16 City taxes and assessments, 1881-1884.

17 Deeds, 1849-1877.

18 Leases, 1852-1859.

19 Leases, 1860-1869.

20 Leases, 1870-1879.

21 Leases, 1880-1885.


Box 4 

22 Estate papers of James Ballard, 1848-1859.Will of Susannah Ballard, 1852.Affidavit of Bland W. Ballard, 1851. 

23 Estate papers of Thomas J. Ballard, 1852-1859.

24 Thomas E. Ballard bank receipt, 1859.Thomas J. Ballard pension materials, 1875.

25 Correspondence concerning the estate of Benjamin Ballard, 1853-1864.

26 Receipts of Thomas H. Ballard and Andrew Jackson Ballard as trustees for thechildren of Ben Simpson, 1837-1855.

27PerlinaW. Collings and D. B. Wiggington receipts, 1858-1875. 

28 Mrs. E. Sue Phillips and Sallie P. Otis canceled checks and receipts, 1853-1875.


Box 5 

29 Churchill estate papers, 1853-1866.

30 John Wilson account with Andrew Jackson Ballard Churchill heirs, 1861-1868.

31 Alfred Thruston receipts and materials concerning Boone County lands and anAnn C. Farrar receipt, 1851-1856.

32 Missouri Bounty Lands papers, 1843-1871.

33 Missouri lands papers from Austin P. CoxLetters of G. W. Stoner of Hickman, Ky., 1849-1856.

34FontainLockrey papers, 1850-1854. 

35 Nancy Collett papers, 1855-1884.

36 John W.Finnellpapers, 1875. 

37 Owen Gibbons business and legal business papers, 1854-1855.

38 Records of the River Road Co., 1860.Records of the Shepherdsville Plank Road Co., 1853-1860.


Box 6 

39 Map and other materials about the Pocahontas Silver Mine, Rosita, Colo., 1876.

40 Pamphlet: Report on the Pocahontas Mine, 1877.Business papers, letters, etc., 1877.

41 Pocahontas Mine materials, 1878.

42 Pocahontas Mine materials, 1879 Feb.-May.

43 Pocahontas Mine materials, 1879 June-Dec.

44 Pocahontas Mine materials, 1880-1884.