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Foster-Eades Family Papers


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Foster-Eades Family Papers, 1887-1941 | Eastern Kentucky University - Special Collections and Archives

By Joshua Miller

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Title: Foster-Eades Family Papers, 1887-1941Add to your cart.

Extent: 7.0 Folders

Date Acquired: 01/13/1984

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The papers of the Foster family of Madison County, KY contain several series of personal letters, most of which belong to Jennie Million or Malcom Morris. Also included are a series of store receipts and tobacco sales records covering several years around 1900. The Eades family papers consist mainly of deeds and land contracts between the family and various other locals between 1869 and 1935. There are also a small number of fliers and pamphlets that offer an interesting look into the day to day concerns of people during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Collection Historical Note

Wilson Eads, b. 1852 - d. 2 December 1932, lived in Madison County, Kentucky. Son of Thomas Eades and Amanda Shearer. Married Sallie White. Children: J W Eades, Everett Eades, Vernon Eades, S D Eades, Cora Eades, S L Powell, and A T Cosby. Siblings include John Eades, W L D Eades, Lewis Eades, Samuel Eades, Willson Eades, Mariam Eades, and Mary Eades.

Ira Foster, b. ~1864 - d. 12 August 1918, lived in Madison County, Kentucky. Son of William Foster and Susan Masters. Siblings include: Elzira Foster and Levi Foster.

Jennie Million Foster, b. 1877 - d. 1962, lived in Madison County, Kentucky. Daughter of George and Nancy Million. Married Ira Foster. Siblings include: Woodson Million, Lyman Million, Etta Million, Townsend Million, Thomas Million, Myrtle Million, Fanny Million, Norah Million, George Million, Mccreary Million.

Malcom Morris, b. ~1903 - d. 1991, lived in McKee, Jackson County, Kentucky. Son of John Morris and Minnie Ledford. Married Mattie Morris. Siblings include: Johnnie Morris, Leroy Morris, and Maud Morris.

Administrative Information

Repository: Eastern Kentucky University - Special Collections and Archives

Acquisition Source: Barclay, Russell

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Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Eades Family, 1869 - 1935Add to your cart.
Primarily consists of deeds and rental contracts concerning land in Madison County.  There are also a few miscellaneous tax forms and receipts and personal papers including the deed to a cemetery plot and a postcard, both for Mrs. Wilson Eades.
Folder 2: Foster Family Correspondence, 1898 - 1943Add to your cart.
This folder contains first, a contract between Charles W Gill and J W Luttrell and family for the use of a recipe for the preservation of food; and a subsequent contract transferring the knowledge from the Luttrells to the Fosters.  It also contains a letter to Myrtle Million from her sister Fanny Nall with some unusual information concerning the child of their sister Norah.  There is also a series of letters to Malcom Morris from several family members (brothers Johnnie and Leroy, mother Minnie, and sister Maud) concerning his stay with Ira Foster, conflict with Ira's brother and mother, and a matter of a horse and a lost bet.  The last is a series of letters written to Jennie Million from several relatives.
Folder 3: Foster Family - Financial Records, 1899 - 1918Add to your cart.
Consists of Ira Fosters account receipts from local vendors and some tobacco sales receipts as well as small account books.
Folder 4: Foster Family - PamphletsAdd to your cart.

"How to Feed Dr. Hess's Stock Food"

"Humphreys' Manual for the Administration of Medicine and Treatment of Disease"

"A List of Conundrums by the Business Men of Richmond, Kentucky."

a portion of an unidentified medical pamphlet relating to Dr. Green Medical Dispensary, Chicago

"Beauty Secrets for Women"

Folder 5: Foster Family - Negatives and PhotographsAdd to your cart.
A series of unidentified film negatives. Photograph of an unidentified female and photograph of John S (Cabbs/Cobbs?).
Folder 6: Foster Family - AdvertisementsAdd to your cart.

Info card for Lexington Tobacco Warehouse

Flyer for K G Barkoot's Greater Shows

Folder 7: Reference FileAdd to your cart.

Genealogical Records for following:

Jennie Million

Wilson Eades

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