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Object Name Window
Common Name glass, window
Catalog Number 1988.16
Date 1881
Material(s) Glass
Dimensions H-14 W-10 inches
Description This glass pane is not perfectly flat and is rectangular in shape. The glass is bubbled. It is inscribed in several places in cursive script. In the upper left corner is a capitol "S." Above and right of center is, "Oct. 18th 1881." Left of center is "Sept 9." Right of center is "Sa." Below and left of center is an non-distince scratch. Below and right of center is "Jesse James."

The window glass is currently framed between two pieces of acid free matboard with interior spacers holding it securly in place.
Notes Taken from the Alexander Doniphan (Donnie) Pence home by donor's grandmother, Murna M. Sherman, after her husband A.W. Sherman purchased the property. The home is located about seven miles from Bardstown. "Donnie Pence was sheriff of Nelson County. Pence, Jesse James, and U.S. Congressman Ben Johnson were out hunting near Pence's home at Samuels depot. Upon their return to the house, Mrs. Pence showed them a Louisville newspaper with an account of a bold robbery the day before in Kansas. Jesse James was named as the robber. Jesse read the account. Then walked over to the window and scratched the date on the pane with his diamond ring. He called upon the crowd to remember that he was in Nelson Co. when the robbery occurred in Kansas."--Historic Nelson County by Sarah Smith, Gateway Press.
Collection Lowell Ashe Collection
People James, Jesse
Pence, Alexander Doniphan "Donnie"
Johnson, Ben
Subjects Banks
Search Terms Nelson County (Ky.)
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS