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Jennings Family Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 1977_095-UA

The records of the Jennings family of Oldham County, Kentucky, consist largely of business records from various family enterprizes in the town of Westport. Spanning the years 1855-1884, most of the ledgers, account books and receipts belonged to T.W. Jennings, proprietor of the Westport Wharf Boat and a large grocery and dry goods store.

One of the ledgers records merchandise received by Jennings from 1878 to 1884 via river packet. The steamer Maggie Harper of the Madison and Louisville Packet Company appeared to carry the most goods to Jennings, but he occasionally dealt with other boats, such as the United States and General Lytle. There are also two books, covering the period 1863-1864, which list the receipts of Anchor Mills, apparently a local grist mill in which Jennings was involved. A scrapbook, presumably kept in the 1870's by one of Jennings' children was fashioned from a used receipt book.


  • 1855-1884



0.867 linear feet (1 manuscript box, 1 flat box)


Jennings Family Records
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Part of the University of Louisville Archives and Special Collections Repository

Ekstrom Library, Lower Level Room 17
Louisville KY 40292
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