Murray State University
200 Pogue Library
Murray, Kentucky 42071
Collection Title: Beale Family Papers
Series Number: 92-04
Processed and Cataloged by: Originally processed in 1992.
Date Listed: No exact date listed.
Date Span: 1835-1901
Size of Collection: 0.5 linear feet. 152 items.
Number of Boxes: 1 oversized box; 46x33x9 cm.
Type of Material: Correspondence, receipts and ephemera.
Condition of Material: Fair with some fading, foxing and minor water damage.
Arrangement: Arranged by subject of document.
Biographical / Historical Information: The family of Andrew J. Beale (1816- ) arrived from North Carolina and settled in Calloway County, Kentucky in the 1830s. Andrew J. Beale (1842- ) was a tobacco farmer in Calloway County and served briefly as the county corner. Almon B. Beale (1848- ) was a miller and owner of A. B. Beale & Son Hardware in Murray, Kentucky. Frank M. Beale (1849- ) was also a tobacco farmer in the county.
Scope and Content: Collection consists of correspondence, receipts, business transactions and legal documents related to the Beale family of Murray, Kentucky from 1835 to 1901. The bulk of the collection are receipts and invoices issued or received by Beale family from the 1850s to the 1880s. Included with the collection are documents associated with the tobacco industry in Calloway County, Kentucky and the purchase and selling of slaves.
Subject Headings / Descriptors:
Murray (Ky.) – History.
Calloway (Ky.) – History
Beale, Andrew J., 1816-
Beale, Andrew J., 1842-
Beale, Almon B., 1848-
Beale, Frank M., 1849-
Slavery – Kentucky – Calloway County.
Tobacco industry – Kentucky – Calloway County.
Additional Sources: See Calloway County, Kentucky federal census indexes for 1830, 1850 and 1880.