Held by The Filson Historical Society
Creator: Hamilton Family
Title: Papers, 1841-1978
Rights: For information regarding literary and copyright interest for these papers, contact the Curator of Special Collections.
Size of Collection: 0.33 cubic feet
Location Number: Mss./A/H222
Scope and Content Note
Hamilton collection contains business correspondence, 1841-1978, a family scrapbook, several miscellaneous items, and an unbound copy of the World War Two picture magazine, Experience in Battle. Correspondence consists of legal, insurance, receipt, order, transportation, and grain trade documents. Loose scrapbook includes newspaper clippings of family births, deaths, and marriages, as well as military paraphernalia. Family patriarch James Clay Hamilton, 1838-1925, was a regionally prominent businessman from Uniontown, Kentucky.
Family patriarch James Clay Hamilton, 1838-1925, was a regionally prominent wharf boat proprietor, grain dealer, and insurance salesman from Uniontown, Kentucky, whose associates included businessmen from Morganfield, Paducah, Evansville, Tell City, and Louisville. His correspondence consists of legal, insurance, receipt, order, transportation, and grain trade documents. The Hamilton family was connected to several notable persons via marriage and business. A loose scrapbook includes newspaper clippings of family births, deaths, and marriages, as well as military paraphernalia. It also contains Union County (Ky.) Advocate articles on Hamilton family members Col. J.D. Givens, Major J.C. Hamilton, and Tech Sgt. William Lyle Hamilton, who was killed over Germany in a 1943 bombing mission.
Folder 1: Business Correspondence
Folder 2: Business Correspondence
Folder 3: Experience in Battle Magazine
Folder 4: Miscellaneous
Folder 5: Scrapbook
Grain trade – Ohio River Valley
Hamilton, James Clay, 1838-1925
Union County (Ky.) – Commerce
World War, 1939-1945