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


Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collections 2999. Photocopied typescript of a report by Joseph Rogers Underwood dated 13 February 1868 regarding business and tourist activity at Mammoth Cave in 1867. Submitted to the beneficiaries of a trust created after the death of the property’s last private owner, the report covers income and expenditures, the status of leases, and a plan to acquire land with a spring for water supply. Underwood also discusses the necessity of appointing his successor as trustee and finding lessees with management skills, or selling the property. The original typescript is in the Janin Collection, Huntington Library, San Marino, California.


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