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Murray State University

200 Pogue Library

Murray, Kentucky 42071

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Carr Family Papers

Collection Title: Carr Family Papers

 

Series Number: 69-04

 

Processed and Cataloged by: Dieter C. Ullrich

 

Date Listed: January 11, 2010

 

Date Span: 1811-1890

 

Size of Collection: .25 linear feet.

 

Number of Boxes: 1 legal sized document case; 13x27x39 cm.

 

Type of Material: Photocopies of correspondence, notes and legal documents.

 

Condition of Material: Fair to good. Some fading of photocopies due to aging.

 

Arrangement: Chronological arrangement.

 

Biographical / Historical Information: Benjamin Franklin Carr (1763-1845) brought his family to Fulton, Kentucky in 1828. Members of the Carr family have resided in Fulton and surrounding communities since that date.

 

Scope and Content: Collection consists of photocopies of correspondence, notes, legal documents, land records, receipts and ephemera associated with the Carr family of Western Kentucky. The letters include those written by Caroline E. Bard (1812- ) of Clarksville, Tennessee to her brother Benjamin Franklin Carr (1818-1870), pension requests from Sarah Ann Ligon from 1878 to 1884, a letter from E. B. Eddings describing property agreements with the railroad in Fulton, Kentucky from 1886, receipts of J. G. Mickle from 1878 to 1884 of Fulton, and a letter from T. F. Hallam of Covington, Kentucky describing the assassination of W. B. Goebel.

 

Subject Headings / Descriptors:

            Carr family

            Fulton (Ky.) – History.

            Fulton County (Ky.) – History

            Clarksville (Tenn.) – History

            Carr, Benjamin Franklin (1818-1870)

 

Additional Sources:

            Fulton County History: Hickman, Kentucky, Volume One. Paducah, KY: Dave Turner & Associates, 1983.

 

Research Notes: Open to the public for educational research. Restrictions may apply due to deteriorating conditions of the originals. Check for copyright restrictions.

 

Box List

Box 1

  1. Carr Family Papers Brief History of Fulton, Kentucky- Author Unknown No Date
  2. Carr Family Papers Correspondence 1850-1890
  3. Carr Family Papers Ledger Receipts and Notes 1828-1867
  4. Carr Family Papers Inventory and Appraisement of Ben Carr Estate 1845
  5. Carr Family Papers E.B. Eddings Papers 1877-1886
  6. Carr Family Papers “Bill Hoskins and his ‘Coon Sam’l by Francis M.C. Usher No Date
  7. Carr Family Papers Sarah Ann Legon Papers 1878-1884
  8. Carr Family Papers Letter describing W.B. Goebel killing John Sanford
  9. Carr Family Papers Publication- Mental Nuts 1900
  10. Carr Family Papers Miscellaneous Papers No Dates
  11. Carr Family Papers J.G. Mickle Receipts 1878-1884
  12. Carr Family Papers Contracts and Deeds

 

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