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.
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.
Ernest Christian Bohne papers, 2004_082-UA, Box: 1. University of Louisville Archives and Special Collections. https://archivescatalog.library.louisville.edu/repositories/2/resources/810 Accessed July 12, 2020.