Edmund Lyne Estate Papers

Institution: University of Chicago Library - Special Collections Research Center
1100 E. 57th Street
Chicago, IL 60637-1504
Phone: 773-702-8705
Fax: 773-702-3728
Date: 1786-1889
Extent: .5 Linear Feet
Finding Aid: None

Biographical/Historical Note:
Colonel Edmund Lyne was a frontier entrepreneur who lived in Blue Licks, which became a part of Nicholas County, Kentucky. He operated salt licks, a whiskey still, and a ferry service until his death in 1791.

Scope and Content Note:
Consists of business records from the latter part of Lyne's life and documents related to the execution of his will by Harry Innes. Contains account books (1786-1791), estate records (1774-1804), and papers related to the care of Lyne's slaves after his death in preparation for their manumission. Also includes a letter (1889) which mentions that the Lyne papers were found among Harry Innes' possessions.

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