Speed family : papers, 1751-1921.


Speed family : papers, 1751-1921.

Collection includes correspondence, 1786-1915; legal papers, 1751-1887; some information about Abraham Lincoln, mostly concerning his acquaintance with Joshua Fry Speed and his family, 1841-1921; material on Doctor Thomas Walker; and genealogical material on the Speed, Fry, and related families. Most of the material consists of typed copies.

0.33 cubic ft.


SNAC Resource ID: 7605332

The Filson Historical Society

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