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


Finding aid and scans including slave items (Click on "additional files" below) for Manuscripts Small Collection 603. Chiefly business papers of the Chism family of Monroe County, Kentucky, with most of the papers being those of J. T. Chism (1810-1884). Includes slave items, 1808, 1856 (2); letters pertaining to the pork industry and trade, 1867-1880 (36); doctor’s letters containing medical instructions for patient and prescriptions, 1863-1864 (4); receipts for goods sold to Union forces, 1863-1864 (8); and miscellaneous items.


Medicine and Health Sciences | Military History | Social History | United States History



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