Foote Family Added Papers, 1809-1956

Held by The Filson Historical Society

Creator: Foote family

Title: Added papers, 1809-1956.

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

Size of Collection: 1 cubic feet

Locator Number: Mss./A/F688c

Biographical Note

The Foote family has lived in Kentucky since the early 19 th century. They also had branches of the family in Virginia and the Deep South. These papers include some of this early history of the family. The majority of the papers are from the early 20 th century from Edwin C. Foote. Edwin Foote attended business school in Louisville and briefly worked in the city as a bank teller, before returning to the farm in Breckinridge County. His correspondents include friends still living in the county while he lived in Louisville and a female friend studying nursing in Washington, D.C.

The Foote family was also involved in local politics and there are several documents dealing with the Democratic Club of Breckinridge County. Subjects of these papers include the War with Mexico, the Tilden election and the Kentucky governor’s race of 1907.

Scope and Content Note

This collection of added papers includes letters and receipts from the early 19 th century through the middle of the 20 th century. The majority of the papers is from the first decade of the 20 th century and is from Edwin C. Foote as he attends business school in Louisville, his employment and correspondence from friends. There are many interesting political papers in the collection because the Foote family was involved in the local Democratic club for many years. These include copies of an 1848 proclamation of 11 resolutions dealing with the Mexican War and the Wilmot Proviso and an 1872 proclamation dealing with the Tilden election.

Folder List

Folder 1: Correspondence and receipts, 1809-1818

Folder 2: Correspondence and receipts, 1822-1829

Folder 3: Correspondence and receipts, 1830-1839

Folder 4: Correspondence and papers, 1840-1849

Folder 5: Correspondence and papers, 1850-1865

Folder 6: Correspondence and papers, 1871-1897

Folder 7: Undated and fragments from the 19 th century

Folder 8: Accounts for E J Wright & Co., 1901

Folder 9: Correspondence and papers, 1902-1904

Folder 10: Correspondence, January and February 1905

Folder 11: Correspondence, March and April 1905

Folder 12: Correspondence, May and June 1905

Folder 13: Correspondence, July and August 1905

Folder 14: Correspondence, September and October 1905

Folder 15: Correspondence, November and December 1905

Folder 16: Correspondence, January to March, 1906

Folder 17: Correspondence, April to June 1906

Folder 18: Correspondence, July to November 1906

Folder 19: Correspondence, 1907

Folder 20: Correspondence, 1908

Folder 21: Correspondence, 1909

Folder 22: Correspondence, 1911-1918

Folder 23: Correspondence, 1921-1928

Folder 24: Correspondence, 1930-1939

Folder 25: Correspondence, 1941-1948

Folder 26: Correspondence, 1951-1956

Folder 27: Undated correspondence and papers, 20 th century

Folder 28: Undated correspondence and papers, 20 th century

Folder 29: Canceled checks, 1919-1922

Folder 30: Papers from Bryant and Stratton Business College

Folder 31: Pocket Calendars and Notebooks

Subject Headings

Alexander, William, 1744-1814

Bryant & Stratton Business College

Confederate States of America. Army. Missouri Infantry Regiment, 1st

Cotton trade – Texas

Creek War, 1813-1814

Floods – Kentucky

Foote family

Fort Mims (Ala.)

Kentucky State Fair – History

Louisville and Cincinnati Packet Company

Mexican War, 1846-1848 – Public opinion

National Farmers’ Union (U.S.)

Nurses – In-service training

Patent medicines

Periodical cicada – Kentucky

Play – Kentucky


Presidents – United States – Election – 1876

Slavery – United States

Tilden, Samuel J. (Samuel Jones), 1814-1886

Tobacco package labels

United States – History – Civil War, 1861-1865

Willson, Augustus Everett, 1846-1931

Wilmot proviso

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