Haldeman Family Papers, 1843-1981

Held by The Filson Historical Society

Creator:  Haldeman Family

Title:  Papers, 1843-1981

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

Size of Collection:  10.33 cu. ft.

Location Number:  Mss. A H159

Scope and Content Note

Papers include correspondence, legal records, business records, land records, and genealogical data.

The bulk of the correspondence consists of letters between family members, including early letters between Walter Haldeman and his wife Elizabeth; letters to and from William Haldeman during his service in the Confederate Navy; and letters from William, John, and Bruce Haldeman while they were away at school. Subjects discussed include family news, activities, travels, business, health, politics, and sports, especially baseball. The bulk of the later correspondence centers on Bruce Haldeman, his family, and his tenure as president of the Courier-Journal, the family business. His letters are between him and his wife, from his son Walter N. Haldeman, II, while he was at Yale (1919-1922) and during his bicycle tour of England, and from Bruce’s daughters, Florence Price, Elizabeth H. Campbell, and Ann Bruce Haldeman.

Estate records include papers for the estates of Walter Haldeman, Elizabeth Haldeman, Bruce Haldeman, and Annie Haldeman.

Business records include papers regarding Walter N. Haldeman’s ownership of the Courier-Journal, including a number of documents from the consolidation of the Courier, the Journal, and the Democrat; reports examining the financial conditions of the paper; and documents regarding the sale of the paper to Robert W. Bingham. Business records also concern the Haldeman’s interest in the Wintersmith Chemical Co.

Land records include deeds to the family’s extensive holdings in Naples, Fla.

Miscellaneous papers include family receipts, advertisements, documents regarding Bruce Haldeman’s presidency of the American Newspaper Publishers Association, and miscellaneous printed material.

Newspaper clippings include numerous items about the family, their interests, and obituaries.

Also included is a small group of Eckstein Norton papers which include his estate records, Jane Norton’s estate records, and letters from George F. Norton during his service in the American Ambulance Service during World War I.

Correspondents include Robert W. Bingham, Max Devlin, Arthur Krock, George D. Prentice, William H. Taft, Henry Watterson, and Bennett H. Young.

Biographical Note

The papers of the Haldeman family of Louisville, owners of the Courier-Journal.

 

Folder List

Box 1
fl. 1 Correspondence, 1843-1853.
fl. 2 Correspondence, 1854 Feb.-May.
fl. 3 Correspondence, 1854 June.
fl. 4 Correspondence, 1854 July-Sept.
fl. 5 Correspondence, 1859-1863.
fl. 6 Correspondence, 1864 Jan.-May.
fl. 7 Correspondence, 1864 June-Oct.
fl. 8 Correspondence, 1865.
fl. 9 Correspondence, 1866.
fl. 10 Correspondence, 1867.
fl. 11 Correspondence, 1868-1872.
fl. 12 Correspondence, 1873.
fl. 13 Correspondence, 1874 Jan.-Aug.
fl. 14 Correspondence, 1874 Sept.-Oct.
fl. 15 Correspondence, 1874 Nov.-Dec.

Box 2
fl. 16 Correspondence, 1875 Jan.-June.
fl. 17 Correspondence, 1875 Sept.
fl. 18 Correspondence, 1875 Oct.
fl. 19 Correspondence, 1875 Nov.
fl. 20 Correspondence, 1875 Dec.
fl. 21 Correspondence, 1876 Jan.
fl. 22 Correspondence, 1876 Feb.
fl. 23 Correspondence, 1876 Mar.-Apr.
fl. 24 Correspondence, 1876 May.
fl. 25 Correspondence, 1876 June.
fl. 26 Correspondence, 1876 July-Aug.

Box 3
fl. 27 Correspondence, 1876 Sept.-Oct.
fl. 28 Correspondence, 1876 Nov.
fl. 29 Correspondence, 1876 Dec.
fl. 30 Correspondence, 1877 Jan.-Feb.
fl. 31 Correspondence, 1877 Mar.-Dec.
fl. 32 Correspondence, 1878 Jan.-Aug.
fl. 33 Correspondence, 1878 Sept.-Dec.
fl. 34 Correspondence, 1879 Jan.-Apr.
fl. 35 Correspondence, 1879 May-July.
fl. 36 Correspondence, 1879 Aug.-Sept.

Box 4
fl. 37 Correspondence, 1879 Oct.-Nov.
fl. 38 Correspondence, 1880.
fl. 39 Correspondence, 1881-1882.
fl. 40 Correspondence, 1883 Jan.-July.
fl. 41 Correspondence, 1883 Aug.
fl. 42 Correspondence, 1883 Sept.-Dec.
fl. 43 Correspondence, 1884-1886.
fl. 44 Correspondence, 1887 May-Sept.
fl. 45 Correspondence, 1887 Oct.-Nov.
fl. 46 Correspondence, 1887 Dec.
fl. 47 Correspondence, 1888 Jan.-Mar.
fl. 48 Correspondence, 1888 May-July.
fl. 49 Correspondence, 1888 Aug.
fl. 50 Correspondence, 1888 Sept.

Box 5
fl. 51 Correspondence, 1888 Oct.
fl. 52 Correspondence, 1888 Nov.-Dec.
fl. 53 Correspondence, 1889.
fl. 54 Correspondence, 1893.
fl. 55 Correspondence, 1895.
fl. 56 Correspondence, 1896 Jan.-May.
fl. 57 Correspondence, 1896 Aug.
fl. 58 Correspondence, 1896 Sept.-Nov.
fl. 59 Correspondence, 1897 June.
fl. 60 Correspondence, 1897 July.
fl. 61 Correspondence, 1898 Feb. 1-14.
fl. 62 Correspondence, 1898 Feb. 16-28.

Box 6
fl. 63 Correspondence, 1898 Mar.-May.
fl. 64 Correspondence, 1899.
fl. 65 Correspondence, 1900.
fl. 66 Correspondence, 1901 Jan.-Feb.
fl. 67 Correspondence, 1901 Apr.
fl. 68 Correspondence, 1902.
fl. 69 Correspondence, 1903.
fl. 70 Correspondence, 1904 Feb. 1-15.
fl. 71 Correspondence, 1904 Feb. 19-29.

Box 7
fl. 72 Correspondence, 1904 Mar.
fl. 73 Correspondence, 1905.
fl. 74 Correspondence, 1906 Feb.-Mar.
fl. 75 Correspondence, 1906 Apr.-Dec.
fl. 76 Correspondence, 1907-1908.
fl 77 Correspondence, 1909.

Box 8
fl. 78 Correspondence, 1910-1913.
fl. 79 Correspondence, 1914.
fl. 80 Correspondence, 1915-1916.
fl. 81 Correspondence, 1918.
fl. 82 Correspondence, 1919 Jan.-June.
fl. 83 Correspondence, 1919 Oct.-Dec.
fl. 84 Correspondence, 1920 Aug.-Oct.

Box 9
fl. 85 Correspondence, 1920 Nov.-Dec.
fl. 86 Correspondence, 1921 Jan.-Mar.
fl. 87 Correspondence, 1921 Apr.-May.
fl. 88 Correspondence, 1921 June-July.
fl. 89 Correspondence, 1921 Aug. 1-14.
fl. 90 Correspondence, 1921 Aug. 15-31.

Box 10
fl. 91 Correspondence, 1921 Sept. 1-13.
fl. 92 Correspondence, 1921 Sept. 20-31.
fl. 93 Correspondence, 1921 Oct.
fl. 94 Correspondence, 1921 Nov.-Dec.
fl. 95 Correspondence, 1922 Jan.
fl. 96 Correspondence, 1922 Feb.-Mar.
fl. 97 Correspondence, 1922 Apr.-May.

Box 11
fl. 98 Correspondence, 1922 June-Nov.
fl. 99 Correspondence, 1923 Mar.-Aug.
fl. 100 Correspondence, 1923 Sept.
fl. 101 Correspondence, 1923 Oct.-Nov.
fl. 102 Correspondence, 1924-1925.
fl. 103 Correspondence, 1926-1927.
fl. 104 Correspondence, 1930-1932.
fl. 105 Correspondence, 1933.
fl. 106 Correspondence, 1934-1939.

Box 12
fl. 107 Correspondence, 1940-1947.
fl. 108 Correspondence, 1948-1950.
fl. 109 Correspondence, 1951-1954.
fl. 110 Correspondence, 1955-1957.
fl. 111 Correspondence, 1960-1973.
fl. 112 Correspondence to Lizzie Haldeman, n.d.
fl. 113 Correspondence, n.d., Jan.-May.
fl. 114 Correspondence, n.d., June-July.
fl. 115 Correspondence, n.d., Aug.-Dec.
fl. 116 Correspondence, n.d.

Box 13
fl. 117 Correspondence, n.d.
fl. 118 Correspondence from Flora T. Forge and Ruth Britton, n.d.
fl. 119 Correspondence, n.d.
fl. 120 Correspondence, n.d.
fl. 121 Correspondence from George D. Prentice to Walter N. Haldeman, n.d.
fl. 122 Postcards, n.d.
fl. 123 Correspondence, invitations, and calling cards.

Box 14
fl. 124 Unmatched envelopes.
fl. 125 Unmatched envelopes.
fl. 126 William B. Haldeman miscellaneous materials, 1909-1912.
fl. 127 Confederate scrapbook.
fl. 128 William B. Haldeman letterbook and scrapbook.

Box 15
fl. 129 Walter N. Haldeman estate records, 1895-1903.
fl. 130 Walter N. Haldeman estate records, 1904-1905.
fl. 131 Walter N. Haldeman estate records, 1907.
fl. 132 Walter N. Haldeman estate records, 1908-1921.
fl. 133 Walter N. Haldeman estate records, n.d.
fl. 134 Walter N. Haldeman estate records, miscellaneous.
fl. 135 Bruce Haldeman estate records, 1946-1949.

Box 16
fl. 136 Bruce Haldeman estate records, 1950; settlements.
fl 137 Bruce Haldeman estate records, bills and receipts for Cave Hill Cemetery plots; 1921 and n.d.
fl. 138 Bruce Haldeman estate records, bills paid in 1949.
fl. 139 Bruce Haldeman estate records, correspondence regarding life insurance policy, 1948-1950.
fl. 140 Bruce Haldeman estate records, check stubs, 1948-1951.
fl. 141 Bruce Haldeman estate records, Glenview Home mortgages and deeds.
fl. 142 Bruce Haldeman estate records, Glenview Home records.
fl. 143 Bruce Haldeman estate records, Glenview Home records.
fl. 144 Bruce Haldeman estate records, Ormsby Street Home.
fl. 145 Bruce Haldeman estate records, ledger book.

Box 17
fl. 146 Annie M. Haldeman estate records, 1919-1928, legal records of her trust.
fl. 147 Annie M. Haldeman estate records, 1933-1946, legal records of her trust.
fl. 148 Annie M. Haldeman estate records, 1924-1926, ledgers from her trust.
fl. 149 Annie M. Haldeman estate records, wills and codicils, 1933-1946.
fl. 150 Annie M. Haldeman estate records, business records, 1944-1948.
fl. 151 Annie M. Haldeman estate records, business records, 1949 Jan.-Sept.
fl. 152 Annie M. Haldeman estate records, business records, 1949 Oct.-Dec.
fl. 153 Annie M. Haldeman estate records, legal papers, 1949 Apr.-May.
fl. 154 Annie M. Haldeman estate records, legal papers, 1949 June.
fl. 155 Annie M. Haldeman estate records, legal papers, 1949 July-Sept.
fl. 156 Annie M. Haldeman estate records, legal papers, 1950-1951.

Box 18
fl. 157 Bruce Haldeman income tax records, tax adjustments for income from the sale of the Courier-Journal to R. W. Bingham, 1926.
fl. 158 Bruce Haldeman income tax records, federal tax, 1913-1917.
fl. 159 Bruce Haldeman income tax records, state tax, 1917-1924.
fl. 160 Bruce Haldeman income tax returns, state and county tax, 1925-1928.
fl. 161 Bruce Haldeman income tax records, 1942-1944.
fl. 162 Bruce Haldeman income tax records, 1945-1947.

Box 19
fl. 163 Bruce Haldeman income tax records, 1948-1950.
fl. 164 Annie M. Haldeman income tax records, Kentucky property tax records, 1940-1949.
fl. 165 Annie M. Haldeman income tax records, fiduciary tax, 1942-1946.
fl. 166 Annie M. Haldeman income tax records, fiduciary tax, 1947-1949.
fl. 167 Annie M. Haldeman income tax records, tax returns, 1942-1949.
fl. 168 Legal records, Evening Post v. Walter Haldeman estate, correspondence, 1903.
fl. 169 Legal records, Evening Post v. Walter Haldeman estate, correspondence, 1904-1908.
fl. 170 Legal records, Evening Post v. Walter Haldeman estate, correspondence, 1911-1912.

Box 20
fl. 171 Legal records, Evening Post v. Walter Haldeman estate, documents, 1903.
fl. 172 Legal records, Evening Post v. Walter Haldeman estate, testimony of Bruce Haldeman.
fl. 173 Legal records, Evening Post v. Walter Haldeman estate, testimony of R. W. Knott and Boyle Boyle.
fl. 174 Legal records, Evening Post v. Walter Haldeman estate, booklets and pamphlets regarding decisions on the suit.
fl. 175 Legal records, Evening Post v. Walter Haldeman estate, newspaper clippings,
1903.
fl. 176 Legal records, Haldeman v. Haldeman, correspondence, 1911-1913.
fl. 177 Legal records, Haldeman v. Haldeman, correspondence, 1915-1918.
fl. 178 Legal records, Haldeman v. Haldeman, correspondence, 1912.
fl. 179 Legal records, Haldeman v. Haldeman, correspondence, 1917.

Box 21
fl. 180 Legal records, Haldeman v. Haldeman, 1918-1921.
fl. 181 Legal records, Haldeman v. Haldeman, newspaper clippings, 1917 June.
fl. 182 Legal records, Haldeman v. Haldeman, newspaper clippings, 1917 July-1918 June.
fl. 183 Courier-Journal business records, correspondence regarding a 1907 fire.
fl. 184 Courier-Journal business records, correspondence regarding the sale of the paper to Robert W. Bingham, 1918.
fl. 185 Courier-Journal business records, accounts of the Louisville Journal, 1851-1868.
fl. 186 Courier-Journal business records, 1868 merger agreements between the Courier and the Journal.
fl. 187 Courier-Journal business records, 1875-1877.

Box 22
fl. 188 Courier-Journal business records, 1878-1900.
fl. 189 Courier-Journal business records, 1901-1902.
fl. 190 Courier-Journal business records, financial calculations.
fl. 191 Courier-Journal business records, ledger book, 1896-1918.
fl. 192 Courier-Journal business records, documents relating to the U.S. Customs House, 1896.
fl. 193 Courier-Journal business records, documents relating to the U.S. Customs House, 1897-1910.

Box 23
fl. 194 Courier-Journal business records, titles and deeds, 1885-1911 and n.d.
fl. 195 Courier-Journal Job Printing Co., business records, 1901-1912.
fl. 196 Wintersmith Chemical Co. business records, 1898-1919.
fl. 197 Wintersmith Chemical Co. business records, 1930-1939.
fl 198 Wintersmith Chemical Co. business records, 1940-1943.
fl. 199 Wintersmith Chemical Co. business records, 1944-1954.
fl. 200 Wintersmith Chemical Co. business records, 1955-1960.
fl. 201 Presbyterian Theological Seminary business correspondence, 1903-1934.
fl. 202 Presbyterian Orphanage donation requests, 1876-1931.

Box 24
fl. 203 Presbyterian Orphanage donation requests, 1932-1944.
fl. 204 Business records, Louisville Music Hall correspondence, 1903.
fl. 205 Business records, Louisville Music Hall correspondence, 1904-1912.
fl. 206 Land records, Naples, Fla. property, correspondence, 1907-1912.
fl. 207 Land records, Naples, Fla. property, correspondence, 1913.
fl. 208 Land records, Naples, Fla. property, correspondence, 1914-1916.
fl. 209 Land records, Naples, Fla. property, Bruce Haldeman’s travel accounts for Louisville to Naples trip, 1931-1940.
fl. 210 Land records, Naples, Fla. property, deeds, 1890-1912.
fl. 211 Land records, Naples, Fla. property, deeds, 1962-1972.
fl. 212 Land records, Naples, Fla. property. Map of Estero Bay, Fla.

Box 25
fl. 213 Land records, books and pamphlets on the history of Naples, Fla.
fl. 214 American Newspaper Publishers Association speeches, lists, and newspaper clippings, 1911-1912.
fl. 215 American Newspaper Publishers Association speeches, lists, and newspaper clippings, 1911-1912.
fl. 216 American Newspaper Publishers Association printed materials.
fl. 217 Speeches of Walter Haldeman, Bruce Haldeman, and Walter Haldeman II.
fl. 218 Records relating to the town of Glenview, Ky., 1931-1968.
fl. 219 Miscellaneous papers, photos, poems, and recipes.

Box 26
fl. 220 Miscellaneous papers, appointments, and official documents.
fl. 221 Miscellaneous papers, Bruce Haldeman’s certificates and diplomas.
fl. 222 Miscellaneous papers, report cards, and academic records.
fl. 223 Miscellaneous papers and receipts.
fl. 224 Miscellaneous papers and receipts from Booker and Kinnaird Insurance Co.
fl. 225 Miscellaneous papers and printed material.
fl. 226 Miscellaneous papers and postcards.
fl. 227 Miscellaneous papers, petition for the repeal of prohibition, 1933.
fl. 228 Miscellaneous papers, typescript letters regarding the Civil War, 1902.
fl. 229 Miscellaneous papers, published excerpts from Children of Pride; and typescript letters, 1853-1856.

Box 27
fl. 230 Haldeman family genealogy.
fl. 231 Haldeman family genealogy.
fl. 232 Newspaper clippings, Walter N. Haldeman.
fl. 233 Newspaper clippings, Bruce Haldeman obituaries, 1948.
fl. 234 Newspaper clippings, Haldeman family, miscellaneous dates.
fl. 235 Newspaper clippings about the sale of the Courier-Journal to Robert Worth Bingham, 1918.
fl. 236 Newspaper clippings, Henry Watterson, miscellaneous dates.

Box 28
fl. 237 Miscellaneous newspaper clippings.
fl. 238 Miscellaneous newspaper clippings.
239 Check stub book.
240 Check stub book.
241 Check stub book.
242 Portfolio of stock market and financial charts maintained by Walter N. Haldeman II, 1912-1981.

Box 29
243 Memorial booklet of The Mechanics National Bank in honor of Eckstein Norton.
244 Memorial booklet of The American Pig Iron Storage Warrant Co. in honor of Eckstein Norton.
fl. 245 Eckstein Norton papers, resolutions regarding his death; and correspondence, 1884-1935.
fl. 246 Eckstein Norton papers, wills and estate records, 1892-1902.
fl. 247 Eckstein Norton papers, estate records, 1914-1932.
fl. 248 Eckstein Norton papers, estate records, 1945-1946.
fl. 249 Eckstein Norton papers, estate records, 1947-1950.
fl. 250 Eckstein Norton papers, estate records, official correspondence, 1934-1945.
fl. 251 Eckstein Norton papers, estate records, official correspondence, 1945-1948.

Box 30
fl. 252 Eckstein Norton papers, estate records, monument information.
fl. 253 Eckstein Norton papers, G. Frederick Norton letters, newspaper clippings, and will, 1917.
fl. 254 Eckstein Norton papers, materials relating to Lucy M. Norton’s estate, and Jane Helm Norton, 1902-1968.
fl. 255 Eckstein Norton papers, Jane Helm Norton estate, 1969 Aug.
fl. 256 Eckstein Norton papers, Jane Helm Norton estate, 1969 Sept.-Dec.
fl. 257 Eckstein Norton papers, Jane Helm Norton estate, 1970.

Box 31
fl. 258 Eckstein Norton papers, Jane Helm Norton estate, 1971-1973.
fl. 259 Eckstein Norton papers, documents regarding Lucy Helm and John L. Helm, 1915-1917.
fl. 260 Helm and Washington family genealogy, correspondence.
fl. 261 Helm and Washington family genealogy.
fl. 262 Jane Helm Norton’s genealogical societies.
fl. 263 Helm and Washington family genealogy, n.d.
fl. 264 Washington family, genealogy and historic sites.

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