Palmer-Joyes Family Papers, ca. 1861-1999

Held by The Filson Historical Society

Creator: Palmer-Joyes family

Title: Papers, circa 1861-1999 (bulk 1908-1999)

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

Size of Collection: 2.5 cubic feet

Locator Number: Mss. A P173

Scope and Content Note

Papers of Louisville family contain correspondence, journals, genealogy, and a variety of miscellaneous items. Correspondence describes traveling, Dr. Lee Palmer’s medical practice, Lee Palmer, Jr.’s education in New Mexico and Texas, and patriotic societies. Also includes love letters from the early twentieth century. Genealogical material relates primarily to the Palmer family and includes family trees, biographies of family members, and a history of Furman, AL, where the Palmer family lived.

Biographical Note

The Palmer-Joyes Family is an old Louisville family. The collection begins with Adele Albrecht and her husband Lee Palmer. During World War I, Palmer served as an artillerist in the United States Army but was stationed in the states. After the war, Palmer attended medical school at the University of Louisville and met Albrecht, whom he married in 1922. They had three children, Caroline, Lee, and Adele. During World War II, Palmer served in the Army Medical Corps and was stationed in El Paso, TX. Palmer continued his medical practice in Louisville after the war and died in 1985. Palmer’s daughter Adele married Preston P. Joyes, Jr., and they had two children, Caroline and Adele. Preston P. Joyes, Jr. died in 2000, and Adele Palmer Joyes died in 2003.

Folder List

Folder 1: Correspondence, 1879, 1908

Folder 2: Correspondence, 1909-1910

Folder 3: Correspondence, 1911-1913

Folder 4: Correspondence, 1916-1918

Folder 5: Correspondence, 1919-1921

Folder 6: Correspondence, 1922

Folder 7: Correspondence, 1923-1925

Folder 8: Correspondence, 1927-1929

Folder 9: Correspondence, 1930-1932

Folder 10: Correspondence, 1934

Folder 11: Correspondence, 1935-1936

Folder 12: Correspondence, 1937

Folder 13: Correspondence, 1938

Folder 14: Correspondence, 5-16 January 1939

Folder 15: Correspondence, 17 January-December 1939

Folder 16: Correspondence, 1940-1942

Folder 17: Correspondence, 1943-1944

Folder 18: Correspondence, 1945

Folder 19: Correspondence, 1946-1947

Folder 20: Correspondence, 1948-1952

Folder 21: Correspondence, 1954-1956, 1960

Folder 22: Correspondence, 7-9 February 1961

Folder 23: Correspondence, ca. February 1961

Folder 24: Correspondence, 10 February-December 1961

Folder 25: Correspondence, 1962-1963

Folder 26: Correspondence, 1971-1972

Folder 27: Correspondence, 1976, 1978, 1981

Folder 28: Correspondence, 1982-1984

Folder 29: Correspondence, 1986, 1989-1990

Folder 30: Correspondence, 1991-1994

Folder 31: Correspondence, 1999

Folder 32: Adele Palmer – undated

Folder 33: Winona Palmer – undated

Folder 34: Adele Joyes – undated

Folder 35: Undated Correspondence

Folder 36: Insurance Correspondence

Folder 37: Greeting Cards

Folder 38: Duplicate Wedding Announcements

Folder 39: Winona Albrecht Diary

Folder 40: Winona Albrecht notebook

Folder 41: Lee Palmer medical notebook

Folder 42: Preston P. Joyes, Jr. travel journal

Folder 43: Lee Palmer papers

Folder 44: Lee Palmer certificates

Folder 45: Preston P. Joyes, Jr. certificates

Folder 46: Thomas W. Palmer material

Folder 47: Education

Folder 48: Travel

Folder 49: Travel

Folder 50: Banking

Folder 51: Albrecht-Palmer Wedding Book

Folder 52: Palmer Family Genealogy

Folder 53: Palmer-Albrecht Genealogy

Folder 54: History of Palmer-Simpson-Lee Families

Folder 55: Pauline Albrecht – genealogy and DAR material

Folder 56: Hereditary organizations

Folder 57: Genealogy

Folder 58: History of Furman, AL

Folder 59: Magazines

Folder 60: Newspaper Clippings

Folder 61: Newspaper Clippings

Folder 62: Newspaper Clippings

Folder 63: Newspaper Clippings

Folder 64: Baronial Ancestry of Col. Richard Lee

Folder 65: Miscellaneous

Folder 66: Miscellaneous

Folder 67: Oral Histories

Folder 68: Lee Palmer Scrapbook, Vol. 1

Folder 69: Lee Palmer Scrapbook, Vol. 2

Folder 70: Lee Palmer Ledger Book

Folder 71: Miscellaneous – Large Oversize

Subject Headings

Albrecht family

Automobiles – Kentucky

Bullfights – Mexico


Europe – Description and travel

Greeting cards

Havana (Cuba) – Description and travel

Joyes family

Los Alamos Ranch School (Los Alamos, N. M.)

Love-letters – Kentucky

McConnell, Mitch

Medicine – Practice

Palmer family

Palmer-Joyes Family

Patriotic societies

Picnicking – Kentucky – Louisville

United States – Social life and customs

World War, 1939-1945

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