John Harding collection, 1846-1914.


John Harding collection, 1846-1914.

Harding's papers consist of correspondence, 1859-1914, with his family and friends while a student at Georgetown, Ky., and Franklin College, Franklin, Ind., during the Civil War; letters from his father, Aaron Harding, lawyer of Greensburg, Ky., who served as a Union Democrat from Kentucky from Kentucky in the U.S. Congress, 1861-1867; letters, 1865, relative to the Taylor Petroleum and Mining Co. in which John Harding was a partner; letters and certificates relating to the breeding of Harding's horses; contract, 13 Feb. 1865, agreeing to form a petroleum and mining company; English compositions and manuscript poems, 1899-1911; letters, 1895, of Sallie Ward Downs to Mary Harding; legal papers, 1881-1890, of John Harding as attorney for the Louisville and Nashville Railroad Co. in Henry Co., Ky.; accounts, 1864, 1897-1900, and 1906. Also a contract, 1896, of John Harding and his father-in-law, George F. Downs with W.T. Hanks, contractor, for building a two-story addition to a dwelling house on John Harding's farm in Henry Co., Ky., accompanied by statements of accounts and receipts for expenses of building, 1896-1898; and promissory notes in favor of the Bank of Commerce, Louisville, Ky., signed by John Harding and G.F. Downs. The collection also includes the papers of George F. Downs (1814-1908), merchant and landowner of Louisville, Ky., and later of Pleasureville, Henry Co., Ky., and fourth husband of Sallie Ward Downs. Included is correspondence, 1897-1908, chiefly about the care of his real estate in Louisville, but including letters from his stepson J.W. Hunt, Mary Margaret Hunt, John T. Moore, Samuel Casseday, and R.T. Durrett; statements of account for upkeep of real estate in Louisville and personal expenses, 1896-1908; tax notices and receipts, 1902-1905, on real property in Louisville; notes, 1891-1895, of Downs in favor of Kentucky and Louisville Mutual Insurance Co.; eleven volumes of memorandum books, 1846-1878; five volumes of account books, 1866-1895; and four volumes of bank books of the Western Financial Corporation, 1866-1879.

2.66 cubic ft.


SNAC Resource ID: 7604391

The Filson Historical Society

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