Sperry-Gathright Family Papers, 1846-1964

Held by The Filson Historical Society 

Creator:  Sperry-Gathright Family 

Title:  Papers, 1846-1964 

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

Size of Collection:  0.66 cubic feet 

Location Number:  Mss. A S751 

Scope and Content Note 

Collection includes Sperry papers containing family correspondence; three diaries, 1863, 1867, and 1876, of Union soldier and Louisville businessman David B. Sperry regarding the Civil War, business and travel; and genealogical data. Papers of the Gathright family contain James Austin’s Mexican War letters; an 1864 June 20 letter from William Gathright describing fighting around Marietta, Ga.; family correspondence; and genealogical data. 

Folder List 

Box 1 

1 Sperry correspondence, 1862-1918.

2 David B. Sperry diaries, 1863, 1867, and 1876.

3 Gathright correspondence, 1846-1960. 

4 Sperry-Givens correspondence, 1936-1964.

5 Givens correspondence, 1878.

6 David B. Sperry financial papers, 1864-1912.

7 Sperry genealogy.



Box 2 

9 Cook genealogy.

10 Ancestral organizations: certificates, and membership organizations, 1896-1913.

11Gathrightfamily coat of arms. 

12 Sperry-Gathright envelopes.

13 Armorial ancestry medal and papers, 1903-1953.

14 Sperry Civil War reunion material, 1895-1913.

15 Sperry-Gathright newspaper articles.