GUTHRIE, James, 1792-1869


Library of Congress

Guide to Research Collections

Filson Club Historical Society
Louisville, KY
Papers: In Guthrie-Caperton family papers, 1780-1939. 27 boxes; ca. 8,052 items. Includes considerable material on James Guthrie, correspondence, land papers, and legal and financial records. Additional letters and references in various collections including the Johnston family papers, 1798-1943; and Louisville Turnpike Company minutes, 1818-1901.


Kentucky Department of Archives and History
Frankfort, KY
Papers: In Kentucky Governor letterbook, 1851-1855. Letter to Guthrie offering the Senate seat resulting from death of Henry Clay, and reply from Guthrie, declining offer.


Knox College
Seymour Library
Galesburg, IL
Papers: 17 items (May 3, 1853-March 3, 1857) in Donna Workman autograph collection. Chiefly concern Treasury Department business.


Library of Congress
Manuscript Division
Washington, DC
Papers: 2 items (1856); and correspondence in Breckinridge family papers, 1752-1965. Finding aid.


Pierpont Morgan Library
New York, NY
Papers: 1855. 2 items.


Syracuse University
George Arents Research Library
Syracuse, NY
Papers: In John A. Dix collection, 1831-1879.


University of Kentucky Libraries
Special Collections and Archives
Lexington, KY
Papers: 3 items (1855-1856) in various collections.


University of North Carolina
Southern Historical Collection
Chapel Hill, NC
Papers: 1857-1862. 53 items. Letters written after his resignation from President Pierce’s cabinet, to Peter G. Washington, former assistant secretary of the treasury, relating to railroads, and national and local political affairs.


University of Rochester
Rush Rhees Library
Rochester, NY
Papers: 7 letters (1854-1857) in various collections. Finding aid.


Western Kentucky University Library
Special Collections
Bowling Green, KY
Papers: 8 letters (1852-1861), mostly photostats; document (1855); 2 letters (1857, 1858) containing comments about Guthrie; and master’s thesis (1920) about Guthrie.