Durrett, Reuben T. (1824-1913) Added Papers, 1883-1910

Held by The Filson Historical Society

Creator: Durrett, Reuben T., 1824-1913

Title: Added papers, 1883-1910 (bulk: 1887-1898, 1904-1910)

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

Size of Collection: 5 cubic feet

Location Number: Mss. A D965c

Scope and Content Note

Papers consist primarily of correspondence, with approximately one cubic foot of receipts and miscellanea. Correspondence details Durrett’s book, manuscript, and portrait collecting as well as his presidency of‘ The Filson Club, his time as member of Board of Park Commissioners, and his financial investments in numerous Louisville companies. Most of the letters are written to Durrett with a few letters from him scattered throughout. Correspondents include prominent Louisvillians, politicians, businessmen, historians and archivists. Also includes personal correspondence with members of his immediate and extended family.

Biographical Note

Reuben T. Durrett was a Louisville attorney, antiquarian, and historian. Born in 1824, he held a variety of jobs before the Civil War, including editor of the Louisville Courier. He was one of the Confederate sympathizers arrested in 1861 when the federal government suppressed the Courier. After the war, Durrett practiced law in Louisville and was a successful attorney until his retirement in 1880. Durrett was also involved in numerous business enterprises in the city. After retiring from his legal practice, he focused his efforts on the preservation of Kentucky’s history and amassed an enormous library of books, pamphlets, manuscripts, portraits, and artifacts. In May 1884, Durrett and nine other Louisvillians founded The Filson Club of which Durrett served as president for from its founding until 1913. As president, Durrett continued to collect items related to Kentucky and published several volumes in the Filson Club Publications series, including a biography of John Filson. In 1912, the University of Chicago purchased most of Durrett’s library, which is now the Reuben T. Durrett Collection on Kentucky and the Ohio River Valley. Durrett died on September 16, 1913.

Folder List

Folder 1: Correspondence, 1883, 1886

Folder 2: Correspondence, 1887 A

Folder 3: Correspondence, 1887 Ba

Folder 4: Correspondence, 1887 Be-Bu

Folder 5: Correspondence, 1887 Ca-Cla

Folder 6: Correspondence, 1887 Cle-Cr

Folder 7: Correspondence, 1887 D

Folder 8: Correspondence, 1887 E-F

Folder 9: Correspondence, 1887 G

Folder 10: Correspondence, 1887 H

Folder 11: Correspondence, 1887 1-J

Folder 12: Correspondence, 1887 K

Folder 13: Correspondence, 1887 L

Folder 14: Correspondence, 1887 M

Folder 15: Correspondence, 1887 N

Folder 16: Correspondence, 1887 P

Folder 17: Correspondence, 1887 R

Folder 18: Correspondence, 1887 8

Folder 19: Correspondence, 1887 T

Folder 20: Correspondence, 1887 V

Folder 21: Correspondence, 1887 W

Folder 22: Correspondence, 1887 Y-Z

Folder 23: Correspondence, 1888 A

Folder 24: Correspondence, 1888 B

Folder 25: Correspondence, 1888 Ca-Cla

Folder 26: Correspondence, 1888 Cle-Cr

Folder 27: Correspondence, 1888 Da-Durrett, J.L.

Folder 28: Correspondence, 1888 Durrett, Sara – Durrie

Folder 29: Correspondence, 1888 E-F

Folder 30: Correspondence, 1888 G

Folder 31: Correspondence, 1888 H-I

Folder 32: Correspondence, 1888 J-L

Folder 33: Correspondence, 1888 Mc

Folder 34: Correspondence, 1888 M

Folder 35: Correspondence, 1888 N-P

Folder 36: Correspondence, 1888 Q-R

Folder 37: Correspondence, 1888 S-V

Folder 38: Correspondence, 1883 W-Z

Folder 39: Correspondence, 1889 A

Folder 40: Correspondence, 1889 B

Folder 41: Correspondence, 1889 Ca-Ch

Folder 42: Correspondence, 1889 Cl-Co

Folder 43: Correspondence, 1889 D

Folder 44: Correspondence, 1889 E-F

Folder 45: Correspondence, 1889 G

Folder 46: Correspondence, 1889 H

Folder 47: Correspondence, 1889 I

Folder 48: Correspondence, 1889 K

Folder 49: Correspondence, 1889 L

Folder 50: Correspondence, 1889 M

Folder 51: Correspondence, 1889 N-O

Folder 52: Correspondence, 1889 P-Q

Folder 53: Correspondence, 1889 R

Folder 54: Correspondence, 1889 S

Folder 55: Correspondence, 1889 T

Folder 56; Correspondence, 1889 V-W

Folder 57: Correspondence, 1889 Y

Folder 58: Correspondence, 1890

Folder 59: Correspondence, 1891 A

Folder 60: Correspondence, 1891 B

Folder 61: Correspondence, 1891 Ca-Ci

Folder 62: Correspondence, 1891 Cl-Cr

Folder 63: Correspondence, 1891 D

Folder 64: Correspondence, 1891 E-F

Folder 65: Correspondence, 1891 G

Folder 66: Correspondence, 1891 H

Folder 67: Correspondence, 1891 I-J

Folder 68: Correspondence, 1891 K

Folder 69: Correspondence, 1891 L

Folder 70: Correspondence, 1891 M-Me

Folder 71: Correspondence, 1891 Mi-Mu

Folder 72: Correspondence, 1891 N-O

Folder 73: Correspondence, 1891 P

Folder 74: Correspondence, 1891 Q-R

Folder 75: Correspondence, 1891 S-Si

Folder 76: Correspondence, 1891 Harriet L. Smith

Folder 77: Correspondence, 1891 Smith, Z. F. – Sy

Folder 78: Correspondence, 1891 T

Folder 79: Correspondence, 1891 V

Folder 80: Correspondence, 1891 W

Folder 81: Correspondence, 1891 Y

Folder 82: Correspondence, 1392 A

Folder 83: Correspondence, l 892 B

Folder 84: Correspondence, 1892 Ca-Ci

Folder 85: Correspondence, 1892 C1-Cr

Folder 86: Correspondence, 1892 D

Folder 87: Correspondence, 1892 E-G

Folder 88: Correspondence, 1892 H

Folder 89: Correspondence, 1892 I-L

Folder 90: Correspondence, 1892 M

Folder 91: Correspondence, 1892 N-O

Folder 92: Correspondence, 1892 P-Q

Folder 93: Correspondence, 1892 R

Folder 94: Correspondence, 1892 S

Folder 95: Correspondence, 1892 T-V

Folder 96: Correspondence, 1892 W

Folder 97: Correspondence, 1892 Y

Folder 98: Correspondence, 1893 A

Folder 99: Correspondence, 1893 Ba-Bi

Folder 100: Correspondence, 1893 Bl-Bu

Folder 101: Correspondence, 1893 C

Folder 102: Correspondence, 1893 D

Folder 103: Correspondence, 1893 F

Folder 104: Correspondence, 1893 G

Folder 105: Correspondence, 1893 H

Folder 106: Correspondence, 1893 I

Folder 107: Correspondence, 1893 K-L

Folder 108: Correspondence, 1893 M-N

Folder 109: Correspondence, 1893 Cl-P

Folder 110: Correspondence, 1893 Q-R

Folder 111: Correspondence, 1893 S

Folder 112: Correspondence, 1893 T-U

Folder 113: Correspondence, 1893 V-W

Folder 114: Correspondence, 1893 Y

Folder 115: Correspondence, 1894 A

Folder 116: Correspondence, 1894 Ba-Bl

Folder 117: Correspondence, 1894 Bo-By

Folder 118: Correspondence, 1894 Ca-Ci

Folder 119: Correspondence, 1894 Cl-Cu

Folder 120: Correspondence, 1894 Da-Do

Folder 121: Correspondence, 1894 Du

Folder 122: Correspondence, 1894 E-F

Folder 123: Correspondence, 1894 G

Folder 124: Correspondence, 1894 H

Folder 125: Correspondence, 1894 I-K

Folder 126: Correspondence, 1894 L

Folder 127: Correspondence, 1894 M-Mi

Folder 128: Correspondence, 1894 Mo-Mu

Folder 129: Correspondence, 1894 N-O

Folder 130: Correspondence, 1894 P

Folder 131: Correspondence, 1894 Q

Folder 132: Correspondence, 1894 R

Folder 133: Correspondence, 1894 Se-Sh

Folder 134: Correspondence, 1894 Si-So

Folder 135: Correspondence, 1894 Sp-Sy

Folder 136: Correspondence, 1894 T

Folder 137: Correspondence, 1894 U-V

Folder 138: Correspondence, 1894 W-Y

Folder 139: Correspondence, 1895 A

Folder 140: Correspondence, 1895 B

Folder 141: Correspondence, 1895 Ca

Folder 142: Correspondence, 1895 Ch-Cr

Folder 143: Correspondence, 1895 D

Folder 144: Correspondence, 1895 E-F

Folder 145: Correspondence, 1895 G

Folder 146: Correspondence, 1895 H

Folder 147: Correspondence, 1895 I-W

Folder 148: Correspondence, 1896 A

Folder 149: Correspondence, 1896 Ba-Bo

Folder 150: Correspondence, 1896 Br-Bu

Folder 151: Correspondence, 1896 Ca

Folder 152: Correspondence, 1896 Ce-Cl

Folder 153: Correspondence, 1896 Co-Cu

Folder 154: Correspondence, 1896 D

Folder 155: Correspondence, 1896 E-F

Folder 156: Correspondence, 1896 G-H

Folder 157: Correspondence, 1896 I-K

Folder 158: Correspondence, 1896 L

Folder 159: Correspondence, 1896 M-O

Folder 160: Correspondence, 1896 P

Folder 161: Correspondence, 1896 Q-R

Folder 162: Correspondence, 1896 Sa-Sm

Folder 163: Correspondence, 1896 Sn-SW

Folder 164: Correspondence, 1896 T

Folder 165: Correspondence, 1896 U-Y

Folder 166: Correspondence, 1897

Folder 167: Correspondence, 1898 A

Folder 168: Correspondence, 1898 Ba-Bl

Folder 169: Correspondence, 1898 Bo-Bu

Folder 170: Correspondence, 1898 Ce-Cl

Folder 171: Correspondence, 1898 Co-Cy

Folder 172: Correspondence, 1898 De-Du

Folder 173: Correspondence, 1898 Durrett

Folder 174: Correspondence, 1898 F

Folder 175: Correspondence, 1898 G

Folder 176: Correspondence, 1898 H-I

Folder 177: Correspondence, 1898 J-K

Folder 178: Correspondence, 1898 L

Folder 179: Correspondence, 1898 M-Ma

Folder 180: Correspondence, 1898 Me-Mu

Folder 181: Correspondence, 1898 N-O

Folder 182: Correspondence, 1898 P

Folder 183: Correspondence, 1898 Q-R

Folder 184: Correspondence, 1898 Sa-Sm

Folder 185: Correspondence, 1898 Sn-Sw

Folder 186: Correspondence, 1898 T-V

Folder 187: Correspondence, 1898 W

Folder 188: Correspondence, 1893 Y-Z

Folder 189: Correspondence, 1903, 1904 A-L

Folder 190: Correspondence, 1904 Mc

Folder 191: Correspondence, 1904 Ma-Mi

Folder 192: Correspondence, 1904 Mo-My

Folder 193: Correspondence, 1904 N-O

Folder 194: Correspondence, 1904 P

Folder 195: Correspondence, 1904 Q-R

Folder 196: Correspondence, 1904 S

Folder 197: Correspondence, 1904 T-U

Folder 198: Correspondence, 1904 V-Y

Folder 199: Correspondence, 1905 A-B

Folder 200: Correspondence, 1905 C

Folder 201: Correspondence, 1905 D

Folder 202: Correspondence, 1905 E-F

Folder 203: Correspondence, 1905 G

Folder 204: Correspondence, 1905 H

Folder 205: Correspondence, 1905 I-J

Folder 206: Correspondence, 1905 K

Folder 207: Correspondence, 1905 L

Folder 208: Correspondence, 1905 M-Y

Folder 209: Correspondence, 1906 A

Folder 210: Correspondence, 1906 Ba-Bo

Folder 211: Correspondence, 1906 Br-By

Folder 212: Correspondence, 1906 C

Folder 213: Correspondence, 1906 D

Folder 214: Correspondence, 1906 E-F

Folder 215: Correspondence, 1906 G

Folder 216: Correspondence, 1906 H

Folder 217: Correspondence, 1906 1-J

Folder 218: Correspondence, 1906 K

Folder 219: Correspondence, 1906 L

Folder 220: Correspondence, 1906 Ma-Mi

Folder 221: Correspondence, 1906 Mo-My

Folder 222: Correspondence, 1906 N-W

Folder 223: Correspondence, 1907 B-D

Folder 224: Correspondence, 1907 E-T

Folder 225: Correspondence, 1908

Folder 226: Correspondence, 1909 A

Folder 227: Correspondence, 1909 B

Folder 228: Correspondence, 1909 C

Folder 229: Correspondence, 1909 D-F

Folder 230: Correspondence, 1909 E

Folder 231: Correspondence, 1909 H-I

Folder 232: Correspondence, 1909 J

Folder 233: Correspondence, 1909 K

Folder 234: Correspondence, 1909 L

Folder 235: Correspondence, 1909 M

Folder 236: Correspondence, 1909 P-S

Folder 237: Correspondence, 1910

Folder 238: Miscellaneous 1887

Folder 239: Miscellaneous 1888

Folder 240: Miscellaneous 1889

Folder 241: Miscellaneous 1891

Folder 242: Miscellaneous 1892

Folder 243: Miscellaneous 1893

Folder 244: Miscellaneous 1894

Folder 245: Miscellaneous 1895

Folder 246: Miscellaneous 1896

Folder 247: Miscellaneous 1898

Folder 248: Miscellaneous 1904

Folder 249: Miscellaneous 1905

Folder 250: Miscellaneous 1906

Folder 251: Miscellaneous 1909

Folder 252: Receipts 1906 A-C

Folder 253: Receipts 1906 D-J

Folder 254: Receipts 1906 K-L

Folder 255: Receipts 1906 M

Folder 256: Receipts 1906 N-P

Folder 257: Receipts 1906 R-S

Folder 258: Receipts 1906 T

Folder 259: Receipts 1906 U

Folder 260: Receipts 1906 W

Folder 261: Receipts 1907 A-J

Folder 262: Receipts 1907 K

Folder 263: Receipts 1907 L

Folder 264: Receipts 1907 M

Folder 265: Receipts 1907 N-S

Folder 266: Receipts 1907 T

Folder 267: Receipts 1907 U-V

Folder 268: Receipts 1907 W-Z

Folder 269: Receipts 1908 A-C

Folder 270: Receipts 1908 E-H

Folder 271: Receipts 1908 I-J

Folder 272: Receipts 1908 K

Folder 273: Receipts 1908 L

Folder 274: Receipts 1908 M

Folder 275; Receipts 1908 N-P

Folder 276: Receipts 1908 R-S

Folder 277: Receipts 1908 T-V

Folder 278: Receipts 1908 W-Z.

Folder 279: Receipts 1909 A-1

Folder 280: Receipts 1909 K

Folder 281: Receipts 1909 L

Folder 282: Receipts 1909 M-O

Folder 283: Receipts 1909 P

Folder 284; Receipts 1909 P

Folder 285: Receipts 1909 R-S

Folder 286: Receipts 1909 T

Folder 287: Receipts 1909 V-Y

Folder 288: Receipts 1910 A-B

Folder 289: Receipts 1910 C

Folder 290: Receipts 1910 D-G

Folder 291: Receipts 1910 H-J

Folder 292: Receipts 1910 K

Folder 293: Receipts 1910 K

Folder 294: Receipts 1910 L

Folder 295: Receipts 1910 M

Folder 296: Receipts 1910 N-R

Folder 297: Receipts 1910 S

Folder 298: Receipts 1910 T

Folder 299: Receipts 1910 W

Folder 300: Rope and Tobacco

Subject Headings

 Agriculture

American Historical Association

Appleton’s Cyclopaedia of American Biography

Blackburn, Joseph C. S. (Joseph Clay Stiles), 1838-1918

Blackburn family

Board of Park Commissioners of the City of Louisville

Booksellers and bookselling

Boone, Daniel, 1734-1820

Brown, John, 1800-1859

Brown, John Mason, 1837-1890

Brown University

Bryan, William Jennings, 1860-1925

Bryan’s Station (Ky.)

Business enterprises – Kentucky

Butler, James Davie, 1815-1905

Call, Richard Ellsworth, 1856-1917

Castleman, John Breckinridge, 1841-1918

Clark, George Rogers, 1752-1818

Clarke, Robert, 1829-1899

Clay, Cassius Marcellus, 1810-1903

Clay, Lucretia H., 1851?-1923

Cleveland, Henry Whitney, 1836-1907

Collins, Richard H. (Richard Henry), 1824-1888

Coues, Elliott, 1842-1899

Cowan, Andrew, 1841-1919

Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889

Democratic Party (Ky.)

Draper, Lyman Copeland, 1815-1891

Duke, Basil Wilson, 1838-1916

Durrett, Sara Cooke, 1865?-1947

Durrett, W. T. (William Templeton), 1855-1913

Early, Jubal Anderson, 1816-1894

Encyclopedias and dictionaries

English, William Hayden, 1822-1896

Epidemics – Southern States

Filson, John, ca. 1747-1788. Discovery, settlement, and present state of Kentucke.

Filson Club

Filson Club publications

Florida – Description and travel

Floyd, Charles, d. 1804 – Monuments

Fox, John, 1863-1919

Grand Army of the Republic. National Encampment, 29th, Louisville, 1895.

Haldeman, Walter Newman, 1821-1902

Harlan, John Marshall, 1833-1911

Historians

History – Societies, etc.

James, James Alton, 1864-1962

Jameson, J. Franklin (John Franklin), 1859-1937

Johnston, J. Stoddard (Josiah Stoddard), 1833-1913

Johnston, William Preston

Jouett, Matthew Harris, 1787-1827

Kentucky. State Library

Kentucky Gazette

Kentucky Rock Gas Company

Kinkead, Elizabeth Shelby

Louisville Commercial Club

Lyon County (Ky.)

McElroy, Robert McNutt, 1872-1959

Naples (Fla.) – Description and travel

National Statuary Hall (United States Capitol, Washington, D.C.)

Natural gas – Kentucky

Parks – Louisville (Ky.)

Patriotic societies

Peter, Johanna, 1845?-1935

Peter, Robert, 1805-1894

Phrenology – Kentucky

Prentice, George D. (George Denison), 1802-1870

Preston, William, 1816-1887 – Death and burial

Pyle, Howard, 1853-1911

Quisenberry, Anderson Chenault, 1850-1921

Ranck, George Washington, 1841-1900

Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

Salmagundi

Sherman’s March to the Sea

Smith, Z. F. (Zachariah Frederick), 1827-1911

Southern States – Description and travel

Spanish-American War, 1898

State Historical Society of Wisconsin

Tarbell, Ida M. (Ida Minerva), 1857-1944

Tax evasion – Kentucky

Thompson, Edwin Porter, 1834-1903

Thwaites, Reuben Gold, 1853-1913

Turner, Frederick Jackson, 1861-1932

United Confederate Veterans. Reunion, 1905.

Women employees

World’s Columbian Exposition (1893: Chicago, Ill.)

Yandell, Enid

Young, Bennett Henderson, 1843-1919

 

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