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This collection is archived in Manuscripts & Folklife Archives at Western Kentucky University; 270-745-6434;


Finding aid and scan (Click on "additional files" below) for Manuscripts Small Collection 133. Emancipation deeds for three slaves signed by Henry Fisk, Montgomery County, Kentucky; letters from W. M. Perkins, New Orleans, Louisiana, to his cousin Rebecca Fisk, Russellville, Kentucky, with family news; and a blank check of the Southern Bank of Kentucky, Russellville, which was robbed by Jesse James in 1868. Includes information on the subsequent fate of Fisk’s emancipated slaves.


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