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Ernest Christian Bohne papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: 2004_082-UA

Consists of a binder containing a copy of the first volume of a hand-written autobiography written in 1880-1881. Also includes a photograph and biographical information on Bohne from other sources. The original manuscript is to be given to the Filson Historical Society.


  • 2004

Conditions Governing Access

Open to researchers.


0.25 linear feet (1 half manuscript box)

Biographical / Historical

Bohne was born in Germany and moved to Louisville 1856. He eventually settled into banking, and achieved prominence in this field. He also served on the Louisville school board, as charity commissioner and on the board of managers of Lakeland Insane Asylum in Lakeland, Kentucky. After this autobiography was penned, he served on the first Board of Park Commissioners, which hired Frederick Law Olmstead's firm to design Cherokee and Shawnee Parks.

  • Immigrants Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Ernest Christian Bohne Papers
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Finding aid is in English.

Repository Details

Part of the University of Louisville Archives and Special Collections Repository

Ekstrom Library, Lower Level Room 17
Louisville KY 40292
502 852-6752