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Name Bardstown, KY
Archives Entries 42
Library Entries 7
Object Entries 2
Photograph Entries 5

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The Rexall Store 1924 Calendar advertising J. Robert Crume, Bardstown, Kentucky. 48.2 x 28 cm.

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The Old Stable -

The Old Stable Dinner Menu, Bardstown, Ky., 1976. 25.4 x 17.6 cm. (folded)

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Rowan Family -

Correspondence, business and legal papers, clippings, etc., of John Rowan, Sr., 1773-1843, lawyer, judge, U.S. Representative and Senator, and owner of Federal Hill, Bardstown, Kentucky; and of John Rowan, Jr., 1807-1855, master of Federal Hill and U.S. charge d'affaires to the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies, 1848-1850.

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Rowan, Rebecca (Carnes), 1813-1897 -

Letters, 1855-1872 (37 items), or Rebecca Carnes Rowan, Bardstown, Kentucky, to William P. Boone, lawyer, Louisville, Kentucky, which reveal Rebecca's struggles to maintain her family and farm; photocopies of Confederate Civil War letters from her son, William, 1861-1865 (6 items); and photos of May and Rebecca Rowan (3 items). Also news release and photos of donor and companions, 1976 (3 items).

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My Old Kentucky Home State Park brochure, Bardstown, Ky., March 1969. Two copies. 21.6 x 9.4 cm. (folded)

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The Stephen Foster Story brochures. Including: .1 - The Stephen Foster Story, Historic Bardstown brochure, Bardstown, Ky., no date. 21.5 x 9 cm. (folded) .2 - The Stephen Foster Story brochure, Bardstown, Ky., 1959. 20.3 x 9 cm. (folded)

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Donaldson, Gary - Collector -

Research material consisting chiefly of communications to General Braxton Bragg regarding military operations in Kentucky, September 1862 to April 1863.

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Historic Bardstown Visitor's Guide brochure, Nelson County, KY, no date. 22.9 x 10.2 cm. (folded)

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Crume, Charles Thomas, Jr., 1933-1996 - Collector -

Research material related to the history of Bullitt County, Kentucky. Also includes notebooks concerning drugs, chemical compounds, and jewelry and watch repairs compiled by David W. Crume of Bardstown, Kentucky. Detailed drawings of a timepiece by D.W. Crume and slides of Jesse Hilton Stuart and the sorghum molases making process are part of the collection. Also inlcudes personal correspondence and items of Charles Thomas Crume, Sr.

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Bardstown, Kentucky - Plat Map -

Plat map of Bardstown, Kentucky, certified as true copy by Benjamin Grayson, Nelson County Clerk. Includes some contemporaneous information about conveyances of the lots. Also includes brief notes by Jack Muir on some of the lots and their owners.

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Richards, Frances, 1893-1991 -

"John Rowan" by Frances Richards, a thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Master of Arts degree, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, 1930.

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Arnold, Grace S., 1893-1983 -

Correspondence, clippings and programs of Grace S. Arnold, curator of Federal Hill in Bardstown, Kentucky. Includes information and correspondence about Stephen Collins Foster and Federal Hill, said to have inspired Foster's song "My Old Kentucky Home." Also includes correspondence and information about the Rowan family, owners of Federal Hill.

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McElroy, Clarence Underwood, 1790-1927 -

Correspondence, legal and business papers, speeches and travelogs of Bowling Green, Kentucky attorney Clarence Underwood McElroy. Also includes papers of law partner, Daniel Webster Wright; Skiles and Underwood families of Warren County, Kentucky; the Trigg family of Barren County, Kentucky; and some Warren County, Kentucky court records.

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Kentucky Historical Society -

Map of frontier settlements Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, West Virginia, North Carolina, Virginia and Tennessee. Also includes birthplaces of notable figures, battlefields and trails and drawings of 1 and 2 family stations. A. Sturgus Station Bean's Station Boiling Spring Station Boone, Daniel Bowman's Station Brashear's Station Brown's Station Caldwell's Station Carpenter's Station Casey's Station Clark, George Rogers Clark's Station Cowan's Station Cox's Station Craig's Station Crow's Station Daviewss' Station Denton's Station Dutch Station Elisha Craig's Station English's Station Fisher's Station Floyd's Station Forks of Dick's River Station Fort Finney Fort Har

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"Foster Home, Bardstown, KY, Federal Hill, Where Foster Wrote, "My Old Kentucky Home." The card was published by Bagby-Howe Drug Co. of Louisville, KY.

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Rowan, John, 1773-1843 -

Two letters related to the Rowan-Chambers duel fought in Bardstown, Kentucky, 3 February 1801. Letter from Dan Barry, Bardstown, 6 February 1801, indicates that Rowan's friends have scheduled a meeting to show their support of him. Letter from John Rowan,19 April 1801, to William Lytle, his brother-in-law, provides his detailed version of the events surrounding his duel with Chambers.

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This handbill is an appeal for funds to buy Federal Hill (Rowan home) and to create a state shrine. It lists Bowling Green's (KY) quota at $2000.00. It includes the lyrics to the song and states that names of contributors insofar as they are supplied will be filed in the archives at Federal Hill.

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Handbill advertising the Old Talbott Tavern, "host to travelers for nearly 160 years." The handbill also contains a short history and description of the building and its contents. 8" x 10"

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Postcard image of the front entrance of My Old Kentucky Home in Bardstown, KY

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Postcard image of cherry desk at My Old Kentucky Home in Bardstown, KY. The card notes "this cherry desk is the one on which Stephen Foster composed the song "My Old Kentucky Home."