Cave Hill Cemetery Papers, 1849-1963

Held by The Filson Historical Society

Creator: Cave Hill Cemetery

Title: Papers, 1849-1963

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

Size of Collection: 14 cubic foot

Location Number: Mss./BB/C378

Scope and Content Note

The Cave Hill collection contains various letters, papers, and correspondence related to the Cave Hill Cemetery Company. Much of the correspondence regards payments, proposal, rule changes, plot entitlement, and various requests. Construction and renovation communications include letters from architects, craftsmen, statuary companies, civil engineers, and stone and iron workers. These letters disclose a fine impression of nineteenth century landscaping, monumentalization, and structural design. The collection also contains correspondence from and regarding regional notables including Alfred Pirtle, Bennett Young, R. C. Ballard Thruston, John Leathers, George D. Todd, Arthur Peter, W. A. Haldeman, Nicola Marschall, R. T. Durrett, and the Simon Bolivar Buckner family. Although most of its papers date to the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the total collection spans over a century and satisfactorily details the day to day tasks of maintaining a cemetery as well as the broader evolution of the company.

Historical Note

Chartered in 1848, Cave Hill Cemetery and Arboretum is a 296 acre Victorian era National Cemetery. The grounds boast a Corinthian-style tower and main entrance, two man made lakes, more than five hundred species of trees and shrubs, as well as the Kentucky’s finest collection of outdoor monumental sculptures. Beargrass Creek runs through the middle of the property, dividing the cemetery into new (eastern) and old (western) sections. It is also the burial site of many of Louisville’s older families. As of 1998, the cemetery had interred approximately 118,000 people. Notable internments include three Union Civil War generals, Revolutionary War leader George Rogers Clark, Abraham Lincoln confidants James and Joshua Fry Speed, and fried chicken entrepreneur Colonel Harland Sanders.

Folder List

Folder 1: Correspondence, 1888-1892, A.

Folder 2: Correspondence, 1888-1892, B.

Folder 3: Correspondence, 1888-1892, C

Folder 4: Correspondence, 1888-1892, D

Folder 5: Correspondence, 1888-1892, E-G.

Folder 6: Correspondence, 1888-1892, H-I.

Folder 7: Correspondence, 1888-1892, J-K.

Folder 8: Correspondence, 1888-1892, M.

Folder 9: Correspondence, 1888-1892, N-Q.

Folder 10: Correspondence, 1888-1892, R.

Folder 11: Correspondence, 1888-1892, S.

Folder 12: Correspondence, 1888-1892, T-V.

Folder 13: Correspondence, 1888-1892, W-Z.

Folder 14: Correspondence, 1892-1893, A-B.

Folder 15: Correspondence, 1892-1893, C.

Folder 16: Correspondence, 1892-1893, D-F.

Folder 17: Correspondence, 1892-1893, G.

Folder 18: Correspondence, 1892-1893, H-I.

Folder 19: Correspondence, 1892-1893, J-K.

Folder 20: Correspondence, 1892-1893, L-M.

Folder 21: Correspondence, 1892-1893, O-Q.

Folder 22: Correspondence, 1892-1893, R.

Folder 23: Correspondence, 1892-1893, S.

Folder 24: Correspondence, 1892-1893, T-Z.

Folder 25: Correspondence, 1893-1895, A.

Folder 26: Correspondence, 1893-1895, B.

Folder 27: Correspondence, 1893-1895, C.

Folder 28: Correspondence, 1893-1895, D-F.

Folder 29: Correspondence, 1893-1895, G-H.

Folder 30: Correspondence, 1893-1895, I-L.

Folder 31: Correspondence, 1893-1895, M-O.

Folder 32: Correspondence, 1893-1895, P-R.

Folder 33: Correspondence, 1893-1895, S.

Folder 34: Correspondence, 1893-1895, T-Z.

Folder 35: Correspondence, 1895, A-C.

Folder 36: Correspondence, 1895, D-G.

Folder 37: Correspondence, 1895, H-J.

Folder 38: Correspondence, 1895, K-O.

Folder 39: Correspondence, 1895, P-R.

Folder 40: Correspondence, 1895, S-Z.

Folder 41: Correspondence, 1896-1932, A-Al.

Folder 42: Correspondence, 1896-1932, Am-Az.

Folder 43: Correspondence, 1896-1932, Baa-Bap.

Folder 44: Correspondence, 1896-1932, Bar.

Folder 45: Correspondence, 1896-1932, Bas-Baz.

Folder 46: Correspondence, 1896-1932, Bea-Bem.

Folder 47: Correspondence, 1896-1932, Ben-Biz.

Folder 48: Correspondence, 1896-1932, Bla.

Folder 49: Correspondence, 1896-1932, Bla cont.

Folder 50: Correspondence, 1896-1932, Ble-Bol.

Folder 51: Correspondence, 1896-1932, Bom-Boz.

Folder 52: Correspondence, 1896-1932, Bra-Bri.

Folder 53: Correspondence, 1896-1932, Bro.

Folder 54: Correspondence, 1896-1932, Bro cont.

Folder 55: Correspondence, 1896-1932, Bry.

Folder 56: Correspondence, 1896-1932, Bua-Bul.

Folder 57: Correspondence, 1896-1932, Bum-By.

Folder 58: Correspondence, 1896-1921, Caa-Car.

Folder 59: Correspondence, 1896-1921, Cas-Cl.

Folder 60: Correspondence, 1896-1921, Clark-Cok.

Folder 61: Correspondence, 1896-1921, Col-Cot.

Folder 62: Correspondence, 1896-1921, Cov-Cr.

Folder 63: Correspondence, 1896-1921, Cua-Cuz.

Folder 64: Correspondence, 1896-1921, Da.

Folder 64a: Correspondence, 1896-1921, Dea-Di.

Folder 65: Correspondence, 1896-1921, Doa-Doz.

Folder 66: Correspondence, 1896-1921, Dr-Dy.

Folder 67: Correspondence, 1896-1921, Ea-Ek.

Folder 68: Correspondence, 1896-1921, El-Ez.

Folder 69: Correspondence, 1896-1923, Fa-Fe.

Folder 70: Correspondence, 1896-1923, Fia-Fil.

Folder 71: Correspondence, 1896-1923, Fia-Fil cont.

Folder 72: Correspondence, 1896-1923, Fim-Fl.

Folder 73: Correspondence, 1896-1923, Fo-Fre.

Folder 74: Correspondence, 1896-1923, Fri-Ga.

Folder 75: Correspondence, 1896-1923, Ge-Gi.

Folder 76: Correspondence, 1896-1923, Gl-Goz.

Folder 77: Correspondence, 1896-1923, Gra-Gre.

Folder 78: Correspondence, 1896-1923, Gri-Gy.

Folder 79: Correspondence, 1896-1901, H-J.

Folder 80: Correspondence, 1896-1901, H-J cont.

Folder 81: Correspondence, 1896-1901, H-J cont.

Folder 82: Correspondence, 1896-1921, H-J.

Folder 83: Correspondence, 1896-1923, Ka-Keh.

Folder 84: Correspondence, 1896-1923, Kei-Kel.

Folder 85: Correspondence, 1896-1923, Kem-Kim.

Folder 86: Correspondence, 1896-1923, Kin-Ko.

Folder 87: Correspondence, 1896-1923, Kr-Laz.

Folder 88: Correspondence, 1896-1923, Lea-Lez.

Folder 89: Correspondence, 1896-1923, Li-Lom.

Folder 90: Correspondence, 1896-1923, Lon-Ly.

Folder 91: Correspondence, 1896-1923, Lon-Ly cont.

Folder 92: Correspondence, 1896-1923, McA-McI.

Folder 93: Correspondence, 1896-1923, McK-Map.

Folder 94: Correspondence, 1896-1923, Mar-Maz.

Folder 95: Correspondence, 1896-1923, Mea-Mew.

Folder 96: Correspondence, 1896-1923, Mey-Mil.

Folder 97: Correspondence, 1896-1923, Mim-Mop.

Folder 98: Correspondence, 1896-1923, Mor-My.

Folder 99: Correspondence, 1896-1902, Na-Pal.

Folder 100: Correspondence, 1896-1902, Pam-Par.

Folder 100a: Correspondence, 1896-1902, Pas-Q.

Folder 101: Correspondence, 1896-1902, Raa-Rob.

Folder 102: Correspondence, 1896-1901, Roc-Sc.

Folder 103: Correspondence, 1896-1901, Scha-Se.

Folder 104: Correspondence, 1896-1901, Sh-Sl.

Folder 105: Correspondence, 1896-1922, Sm-So.

Folder 106: Correspondence, 1896-1922, Sp-Sta.

Folder 107: Correspondence, 1896-1922, Stea-Sto.

Folder 108: Correspondence, 1896-1922, Str-Sy.

Folder 109: Correspondence, 1896-1922, Ta-Th.

Folder 110: Correspondence, 1896-1922, Ti.

Folder 111: Correspondence, 1896-1922, To-Ty.

Folder 112: Correspondence, 1896-1922, Um-Vi.

Folder 113: Correspondence, 1896-1922, Vl-Wap.

Folder 114: Correspondence, 1896-1922, War-Wem.

Folder 115: Correspondence, 1896-1922, Wen-Why.

Folder 116: Correspondence, 1896-1922, Wia-Wil.

Folder 117: Correspondence, 1896-1922, Wim-Wo.

Folder 118: Correspondence, 1896-1922, Wr-Z.

Folder 119: Correspondence, 1896-1921, Haa-Han.

Folder 120: Correspondence, 1896-1921, Har-Has.

Folder 121: Correspondence, 1896-1921, Hat-Haz.

Folder 122: Correspondence, 1896-1921, Hea-Hes.

Folder 122a: Correspondence, 1896-1922, Hen-Hiz.

Folder 123: Correspondence, 1896-1922, Hin-Hu.

Folder 124: Correspondence, 1896-1922, Hu.

Folder 125: Correspondence, 1896-1922, Hi-Iz.

Folder 126: Correspondence, 1896-1922, Ja-Jy.

Folder 127: Correspondence, 1896-1922, Na-Nop.

Folder 128: Correspondence, 1896-1922, Nor-Ny.

Folder 129: Correspondence, 1896-1923, O-Pal.

Folder 130: Correspondence, 1896-1923, Pam-Paz.

Folder 131: Correspondence, 1896-1923, Pea-Per.

Folder 132: Correspondence, 1896-1923, Pes-Ph.

Folder 133: Correspondence, 1896-1923, Pi-Po.

Folder 134: Correspondence, 1896-1923, Pr-Q.

Folder 135: Correspondence, 1896-1923, Raa-Ri.

Folder 136: Correspondence, 1896-1923, Roa-Rob.

Folder 137: Correspondence, 1902-1923, Roc-Ry.

Folder 138: Correspondence, 1902-1923, Saa-Sc.

Folder 139: Correspondence, 1902-1923, Scha-Schy.

Folder 140: Correspondence, 1902-1923, Schr-Sh.

Folder 141: Correspondence, 1902-1923, Sia-Sl.

Folder 142: Correspondence, 1902-1926, A.

Folder 143: Correspondence, 1902-1926, B.

Folder 144: Correspondence, 1902-1926, B cont.

Folder 144a: Correspondence, 1902-1926, C-E

Folder 145: Correspondence, 1902-1926, F.

Folder 146: Correspondence, 1902-1923, G-K.

Folder 147: Correspondence, 1902-1923, L-M.

Folder 148: Correspondence, 1902-1923, N-Q.

Folder 149: Correspondence, 1902-1923, R-T.

Folder 150: Correspondence, 1902-1923, U-Z.

Folder 151: Letters from other Cemeteries

Folder 152: Applications for Positions

Folder 153: Lot Transfers Declined

Folder 154: Lot Transfers Approved

Folder 155: Correspondence, 1924-1932, Caa-Cez.

Folder 155a: Correspondence, 1924-1932, Ch-Cok

Folder 156: Correspondence, 1924-1932, Col-Cz.

Folder 157: Correspondence, 1924-1932, Daa-Dor.

Folder 158: Correspondence, 1924-1932, Dos-Ez.

Folder 159: Correspondence, 1924-1932, Fa-Fil.

Folder 160: Correspondence, 1924-1932, Fa-Fil cont.

Folder 161: Correspondence, 1924-1932, Fim-Fo.

Folder 162: Correspondence, 1924-1932, Fra-Ga.

Folder 163: Correspondence, 1924-1932, Ge-Go.

Folder 164: Correspondence, 1924-1932, Gra-Gy.

Folder 165: Correspondence, 1924-1932, Haa-Han.

Folder 166: Correspondence, 1924-1932, Har-Has.

Folder 167: Correspondence, 1924-1932, Hat-Haz.

Folder 168: Correspondence, 1924-1932, Hea-Hes.

Folder 169: Correspondence, 1924-1932, Het-Hop.

Folder 170: Correspondence, 1924-1932, Hor-Iz.

Folder 171: Correspondence, 1924-1932, Ja-Jy.

Folder 172: Correspondence, 1924-1932, Kea-Kez.

Folder 173: Correspondence, 1924-1932, Kia-Ko.

Folder 174: Correspondence, 1924-1932, Kr-Len.

Folder 175: Correspondence, 1924-1932, Leo-Lom.

Folder 176: Correspondence, 1924-1932, Lon-Ly.

Folder 177: Correspondence, 1924-1932, McA-McW.

Folder 178: Correspondence, 1924-1932, Maa-Maz.

Folder 179: Correspondence, 1924-1932, Mea-Mez.

Folder 180: Correspondence, 1924-1932, Mia-Mil.

Folder 181: Correspondence, 1924-1932, Mim-Mon.

Folder 182: Correspondence, 1924-1932, Moo-Mor.

Folder 183: Correspondence, 1924-1932, Mos-My.

Folder 184: Correspondence, 1924-1932, Na-O.

Folder 185: Correspondence, 1924-1932, Paa-Pel.

Folder 186: Correspondence, 1924-1932, Pem-Pl.

Folder 187: Correspondence, 1924-1932, Po-Raz.

Folder 188: Correspondence, 1924-1932, Re-Rob.

Folder 189: Correspondence, 1924-1932, Roc-Ry.

Folder 190: Correspondence, 1924-1932, Saa-Scho.

Folder 191: Correspondence, 1924-1932, Schr-Sl.

Folder 192: Correspondence, 1924-1932, Sm-Sq.

Folder 193: Correspondence, 1924-1932, St-Sto.

Folder 194: Correspondence, 1924-1932, Str-Th.

Folder 195: Correspondence, 1924-1932, Ti-Ty.

Folder 196: Correspondence, 1924-1932, Ua-Vi.

Folder 197: Correspondence, 1924-1932, Vl-Waz.

Folder 198: Correspondence, 1924-1932, Wea-Wik.

Folder 199: Correspondence, 1924-1932, Wil-Wiz.

Folder 200: Correspondence, 1924-1932, Wo-Z.

Folder 201: Miscellaneous Correspondence

Folder 202: Miscellaneous Correspondence cont.

Folder 203: Correspondence, 1932-1939, A-E.

Folder 204: Correspondence, 1932-1939, F-L.

Folder 205: Correspondence, 1932-1939, M-Z.

Folder 206: Robert Campbell (Superintendent) Letters, 1896-1931.

Folder 207: Robert Campbell (Superintendent) Letters, 1896-1931 cont.

Folder 208: Robert Campbell (Superintendent) Letters, 1896-1931 cont.

Folder 209: Robert Campbell (Superintendent) Letters, 1896-1931 cont.

Folder 210: Robert Campbell (Superintendent) Letters, 1896-1931 cont.

Folder 211: Robert Campbell (Superintendent) Letters, 1896-1931 cont.

Folder 212: Robert Campbell (Superintendent) Letters, 1896-1931 cont.

Folder 213: Miscellaneous

Folder 214: Miscellaneous cont.

Folder 215: Miscellaneous cont.

Folder 216: Miscellaneous cont.

Folder 217: Miscellaneous cont.

Folder 218: Miscellaneous cont.

Folder 219: Robert Campbell (Superintendent) Journal, 1882-1890.

Folder 220: Cave Hill By-Laws, etc.

Folder 220a: Account Book, 1914-1918.

Folder 220b: Election Books, 1896-1899.

Folder 221: Cave Hill Letter Copy Book, 1893-1895.

Folder 222: Cave Hill Letter Copy Book, 1895-1897.

Folder 223: Cave Hill Letter Copy Book, 1893.

Folder 224: Cave Hill Letter Copy Book, 1897-1899.

Folder 225: Cave Hill Letter Copy Book, 1899-1901.

Folder 226: Cave Hill Letter Copy Book, 1901-1902.

Folder 227: Cave Hill Letter Copy Book, 1902-1907.

Folder 228: Cave Hill Letter Copy Book, 1907-1910.

Folder 229: Cave Hill Letter Copy Book, 1905-1913.

Folder 230: Cave Hill Letter Copy Book, 1910-1914.

Folder 231: Cave Hill Letter Copy Book, 1914-1916.

Folder 232: Cave Hill Letter Copy Book, 1917-1920.

Folder 233: Cave Hill Letter Copy Book, 1920-1923.

Folder 234: Cave Hill Letter Copy Book, 1923-1925.

Folder 235: Cave Hill Letter Copy Book, 1925-1927.

Folder 236: Cave Hill Letter Copy Book, 1927-1929.

Folder 237: Cave Hill Letter Copy Book, 1929-1931.

Folder 238: Cave Hill Letter Copy Book, 1931-1932.

Folder 239: Empty Account Book.

Folder 240: Account Book, 1888-1893.

Folder 241: Account Book, 1889-1890.

Folder 242: Account Book (in German), 1889-1899.

Folder 243: Finance Ledger (in German), 1878-1890.

Folder 244: Financial Reports, 1901.

Folder 245: Cash Book, 1934-1939.

Folder 246: Payroll Ledger, 1917-1921.

Folder 247: Payroll Ledger, 1921-1924.

Folder 248: Transaction Ledger, 1918-1923.

Folder 249: Book of Receipts, 1864-1881.

Folder 250: Book of Receipts, 1881-1887.

Folder 251: Book of Receipts, 1887-1893.

Folder 252: Stubs of Certificates, 1848-1886.

Folder 253: Stubs of Certificates, 1848-1886.

Folder 254: Stubs of Certificates, 1848-1886.

Folder 255: Appraisal of Buildings and Equipment, 1940.

Folder 256: Journal and Ledger, 1876-1918.

Folder 256a: Deeds of Acreage Property, 1848-1916.

Folder 257: Ledger and Journal

Folder 258: Miscellaneous Ledger, 1898-1935.

Folder 258a: Finance Ledger, 1924-1935.

Folder 259: Reports Ledger, 1912-1917.

Folder 260: Journal, 1876-1900.

Folder 261: Journal, 1892-1948.

Folder 262: Minute Book, 1883-1934.

Folder 263: Minute Book, 1899-1914.

Folder 264: Minute Book, 1915-1934.

Folder 265: National Cemetery Burial Lists

Folder 266: National Cemetery Burial Lists

Folder 267: Cave Hill Burial Index

Folder 268: Cave Hill Burial Index

Folder 269: Cave Hill Rules, Charters, and By-Laws

Folder 270: Cave Hill Deeds, Privileges, and Notes, 1900.

Folder 271: Historical Data

Folder 272: Journal of Historical Statistics

Folder 273: Miscellaneous Biographical Data

Folder 274: Scrapbook, 1893-1963.

Folder 275: Nineteenth Century Cemetery Maps

Subject Headings

Architecture and society

Buckner, Simon Bolivar, 1823-1914

Cave Hill Cemetery (Louisville, Ky.)

Cemeteries

Inventions

Segregation

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