Held by The Filson Historical Society
Creator: Martin, Hall and Co. (Louisville, Ky.)
Title: Records, 1835-1845.
Rights: For information regarding literary and copyright interest for these papers, contact the Curator of Special Collections.
Size of Collection: .5 cu. ft.
Location Number: Mss. BB M379
Scope and Content Note
Martin, Hall & Co. was a leatherworking and saddle business in Louisville. These records include correspondence from customers and suppliers and ledger books. Much of the correspondence deals with the collection of money and the bad economy. Other letters deal with shipping goods from Wheeling, West Virginia to Louisville, Kentucky in the late 1830s and an 1841 letter asking for help to find a missing person who was in Louisville.
Martin, Hall and Co. of Louisville, Kentucky was a manufacturer of saddles and leather goods as well as supplier of leather and leather working tools. They had customers throughout Kentucky and Indiana.
Folder 1: Customer list, 1817-1835.
Folder 2: 1837 business correspondence.
Folder 3: 1838 business correspondence.
Folder 4: 1840 business correspondence.
Folder 5: 1841 business correspondence.
Folder 6: 1842 business correspondence.
Folder 7: Fragments and undated.
Volume 8: Bills Payable / Receivable ledger, 1837-1844.
Volume 9: Shipping ledger, 1837-1844.
Volume 10:1840-1845 Account Ledger.
Harness making and trade – Kentucky.
Kentucky – Economic conditions.
Leather industry and trade – Kentucky.
Missing persons – Kentucky.
Saddlery – Kentucky.
Tobacco – Kentucky.