Dudley family Papers, 1861-1971

Held by The Filson Historical Society 

Creator:  Dudley family 

Title:  Papers, 1861-1971 

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

Size of Collection:  0.66 cubic feet + one wrapped volume 

Location Number:  Mss. A D847 

Scope and Content Note 

Includes correspondence written by Joseph and Charles Dudley while serving in the Union Army, by Carrie Dudley Ewen while traveling in Europe, 1927-1928, letters regarding Bruce Dudley’s career as sports editor of the Courier-Journal and president of the Louisville Baseball Club and Louisville Colonels; three diaries and a scrapbook kept by Lula Kenner Dudley; Civil War muster rolls and army records; Grand Army of the Republic records; and a memoir of slavery days. 

Biographical Note 

The Dudley family was a prominent family of Flemingsburg, Ky. Joseph and Charles Dudley served in the Union Army during the Civil War. Bruce Dudley was sports editor for the Louisville Courier-Journal and president of the Louisville Baseball Club and the Louisville Colonels. 

Folder List 

Box 1 

1 Joseph Dudley correspondence, 1862-1865.

2 Miscellaneous Dudley family correspondence, 1882-1943.

3 Bruce Dudley correspondence, 1920-1953.

4 Lula Kenner Dudley diaries, 1878, 1881, and 1895.

5 Historical memoir by Alice Bruce Power about slavery on the Bruce homestead in Flemingsburg, Ky., 1914.

6 Newspaper clippings about the Dudley family.

7 Genealogical data on Dudley and Bruce families.

8 Miscellaneous items. 


Box 2 

9 Record book of Joseph Dudley, Post No. 71, Dept. of Ky., Grand Army of the Republic. 

10 Book: Services for the use of the Grand Army of the Republic. 

11 Scrapbook, 1890-1891. 

12 Letterbook, 1927. 

13 Letterbook, 1927-1928. 

Vol. 14 (wrapped) Photo album of European vacation.