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Sevey, Samuel Jr. (Mss. C S) - p. 1.jpg
Sevey reports to his uncle on health, education, business, hunting, family and steamboats from both a personal and general perspective. Speaks specifically of personal business and profits, number of steamboats built in town and misfortunes and death…

Letter - Mss. A T238d 18.jpg
A letter of 15 November 1834 from Richard Taylor to Edmund Taylor describing the escape of John Taylor and an enslaved man named Toney from the steamboat accident involving the Missouri Belle and Boones Lick.

Mss CM -McNaughtan1840 Canal and Bridge.JPG
Letter to John Brunton. On page 1 is a unique pencil sketch of the Louisville waterfront, head of the Portland Canal, and the steamboat Louisville drawn and described by McNaughtan.

Mss. C W - SS Elk-Wigglesworth056.jpg
Letter from Samuel Wigglesworth, a physician from Boston, to his father Thomas Wigglesworth of Boston, written at Cleveland, Ohio, Cincinnati, on board Steamer "Elk" near Louisville and St. Louis. Wigglesworth travelled from Boston to Buffalo, then…

Carroll letter (Mss. C C).JPG
Letter from W. N. Carroll to his mother Jane Carroll from the steam boat Campte, which is "hard and fast aground" at Flint Island, located on the Ohio River in far western Meade County, approximately 45 miles southwest of Louisville. He reports that…

Jonathan Clark Diary 11-9-1811 (Mss. A C593a).JPG
Shortly before his death, on 9 November 1811, Jonathan Clark recorded in his diary his ride on the first steamboat on western waters, the New Orleans. He rode from Louisville upstream to Diamond [Eighteen Mile] Island and back.

Fanny signature, from letter to Cecelia, 2 August 1855.jpg
Signature of Fanny Thruston Ballard (1826-1896), from one of five letters written to Cecelia Larrison (1831-1909).

Cecelia signature, from letter to RCBT, 5 April 1898.jpg
Signature of Cecelia Larrison (1831-1909), from one of six letters written to Rogers Clark Ballard Thruston (1858-1946).

Cecelia to Thruston, 31 March 1898 (p 1).jpg
One of six letters to Rogers Clark Ballard Thruston (1858-1946) from Cecelia Larrison (1831-1909), a woman formerly enslaved by the Thruston family.

Cecelia to Thruston, 27 September 1899 (p 1).jpg
One of six letters to Rogers Clark Ballard Thruston (1858-1946) from Cecelia Larrison (1831-1909), a woman formerly enslaved by the Thruston family.
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