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Collected Family and Other Personal Papers
Related to Fayette County, Kentucky

Special Collections
 University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington, Kentucky

 

James Blythe Anderson (1868-1945), papers 1751-1946
Contains genealogical correspondence and materials, including a scrapbook. Anderson lived at his ancestral home, "Glengarry," three miles north of Lexington on Newtown Pike in Fayette County, Kentucky. Held by Special Collections, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington, Kentucky. Call number: 47M63.

Lucy Chenault Anderson scrapbook, 1879-1962
Microfilmed copy of a family scrapbook containing mostly clippings about the Alexander, Anderson, Chenault, Hart and Humphreys families of central Kentucky. Held by Special Collections, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington, Kentucky. Call number: M-497 microfilm.

Bank of Kentucky 1812-1836
Letters, receipts, notes and other documents pertaining to the bank and its officials. Held by Special Collections, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington, Kentucky. Call numbers: 55M34, 53M57, 51M61, 60M21 and 60M133.

Thomas Harris Barlow (1791-1865), papers 1845-1955
Material collected by Dwight Lawrence Mikkelson during research for the M.A. in history degree. Held by Special Collections, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington, Kentucky. Call number: 68M99.

Moses Bledsoe land records
These materials are comprised of typed transcripts of court records relating to land in Fayette County (Ky.) sold by Bledsoe to Thomas, January 1798 and subsequently to other parties. These records trace the history of ownership of land from 1798 until 1894. Included are general and special warrantees, deeds, deeds in trust, and affidavits concerning the land in question. Also present is a black/white photographic portrait of Jesse Bledsoe, who may have been a relative of Moses Bledsoe. Held by Special Collections, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington, Kentucky. Call number: 52W85.

William Bledsoe vs William Tandy, papers 1779-1802
These 24 items consist of preemptions, land grants, surveys, and numerous depositions concerning the location of the Hunter's Trace emanating from Bryan's or Bryan Station, Kentucky. Among those whose depositions are included are William Bush, George Bryant, Morgan Bryant, James Forbes, William Grant, Joseph Rogers, Robert Sanders, Jacob Stricken, Clifton Thompson, Richard Tomlinson, William Tomlinson, and Daniel Wilcoxson. Also present are copies of land grants issued by Thomas Jefferson as Governor of Virginia. Held by Special Collections, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington, Kentucky. Call number: 52W83.

John Bradford (1747-1830),  papers 1780-1945
These papers include documents relating to lawsuits in which Bradford was concerned, and Judge Samuel M. Wilson's research materials on Bradford. The Bradford legal papers include surveys, plats, depositions, summonses, land patents, etc., relating to lawsuits involving the Trustees of the town of Lexington, Kentucky; Thomas Smith; Robert Patterson et al.; George Barnett and William Stafford; Elizabeth Lee; Graves Kelly; the Lyle family heirs; and others. The Wilson materials include his research notes on Bradford; correspondence concerning that research and his search for Bradford's "Notes" on Kentucky; materials on the Bradford Memorial and Historical Association of Lexington, Kentucky, commonly known as the Bradford Club; and pictures of the Bradford family. These papers are useful for documenting the early history of Kentucky, and of Lexington in particular. Held by Special Collections, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington, Kentucky. Call numbers: 51W17 and 49W37

Bradley Family Papers, ca. 1839-1962
Primarily the papers of Katherine Bradley, although there are some of her father's papers and a few of her brother's. The collection includes many letters written to her by Caleb Powers, postcards, and some love letters written by her parents in the early years of their marriage. Held by Special Collections, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington, Kentucky. Call number: 87M64.

Brashear and Lawrence Family Papers
Walter Brashear (1776-1860) was a surgeon, sugar-planter, an exporter of ginseng to China, and, beginning in 1834, member of the Louisiana legislature. Of specific relevance to Fayette County, Kentucky is the Brashear Correspondence Subseries 1.1.1. (1804-1843, containing about 80 items): During the period 1804-1830, correspondents of Margaret (Barr) Brashear and Dr. Walter Brashear included their daughters Mary Eliza (d.1823), Rebecca Tilton (d.1834), Caroline Imly (d.1841), and Frances Emilly; sons Walter B., Jr., and Thomas T.; and Mrs. Brashear's sister, Mrs. Benjamin (Maria Barr) Warfield and brothers Thomas Tilton Barr (d.1833) and Robert Barr of Lexington, Kentucky. In a letter, 17 April, 1802, to Thomas T. Barr at Lexington, Kentucky, Walter Brashear explained why he abandoned the practice of medicine to become a businessman. There are scattered references in letters from Kentucky relatives of the Brashears to the families of Cassius M. and Henry Clay. (Cassius M. Clay married Mary Jane Warfield of Lexington, Kentucky, niece of Margaret Barr Brashear, in 1832). The letters chiefly discuss family matters, business dealings, school (Margaret Brashear's daughters were studying at an academy at Lexington, Kentucky), travel, and health. Most letters from 1831-1843 are to Frances Brashear from her parents and sisters. Also included are letters to Margaret Brashear's sister Maria Warfield in Lexington, Kentucky, letters from Walter Brashear to his son Robert Barr Brashear, and letters to Nancy (Rossiter) Brashear, Robert's wife. These letters chiefly discuss family matters. Held by the Manuscripts Department, Southern Historical Collection #3355, Library of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. A full online description of this collection may be viewed here.

Breckinridge Family Papers, 1759 - 1952
The papers contain miscellaneous letters and papers by and about various Breckinridge family members. Included are a Fayette County indictment of Robert Jefferson Breckinridge, Jr. for treason against the state of Kentucky, dated June 12, 1862, several letters of Robert Jefferson Sr., several to Dr. Ethelbert Dudley concerning his teaching career, and considerable material on the genealogies of the Breckinridges, Dudleys, Floyds, Scotts, Prestons and Littell. Held by Special Collections, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington, Kentucky. Call number: 68M106.

Madeline McDowell Breckinridge (1872-1920), papers 
Collection consists almost entirely of printed materials reflecting Breckinridge's social issues interests (e.g., child labor, tuberculosis, birth control, education). Held by Special Collections, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington, Kentucky. Call number: 52M3.

Madeline McDowell Breckinridge (1872-1920), papers
This collection consists almost entirely of printed materials which reflect Madeline Breckinridge's interests and involvement in social issues of the day. Included are pamphlets, broadsides, clippings, and a few letters. Over one-third of the materials relate to woman suffrage; there are also several folders each of material on child labor and tuberculosis. Other folders contain materials on birth control, education, the Lincoln School (a public school in Fayette County that Mrs. Breckinridge was instrumental in starting), and the anti-suffrage movement. Held by Special Collections, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington, Kentucky. Call numbers: 52M3 and 60M83.

Bullock-Pettit Family Papers, 1885-1968
The Bullock-Pettit collection includes the personal papers of Dr. Waller O. Bullock, his wife, Minnie Pettit Bullock, and her sister Katherine Rebecca Pettit. The group of papers from Dr. Bullock's materials include medical articles written by Dr. Bullock, that were reprinted from medical journals, financial documents, newspaper clippings and memorabilia. Separately packaged folios contain blueprints of several retail stores in Lexington as well as the Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children. The majority of the papers associated with Minnie Pettit Bullock are of a financial nature, mostly canceled checks and bank statements. Also present are personal memorabilia such as notes on snuff bottles and gardening. In addition there are materials on the John Bradford Historical Society, of which Mrs. Bullock was a charter member, and are organized into three folders. Most of Katherine Rebecca Pettit's materials are related to the settlement schools at Hindman and Pine Mountain (Ky.) and to Appalachia in general. Included are articles written by Ms. Pettit and others, notes, reports and correspondence. The Audio-visual section includes glass slides used for medical lectures, lantern slides, photographs of the renovation of the Ephraim McDowell House, Danville, Ky. and various other photographs. Held by Special Collections, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington, Kentucky. Call number: 87M26.

Cahill Family Papers, 1885-1935
The papers contain correspondence and business records relating to the Cahill family and more particularly to William James David Cahill. The collection contains bills, receipts, business letters and miscellaneous family items. A folder of general correspondence contains information on the 1914 election of alumni to the Board of Trustees of the University of Kentucky. Held by Special Collections, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington, Kentucky. Call number: 66M32.

Caswall Family Papers, 1821-1965
This collection contains material concerning the Reverend Henry Caswall, his son the Reverend Robert Clarke Caswall and Muriel Caswall, Henry's granddaughter. Held by Special Collections, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington, Kentucky. Call number: 63M257.

St. Catherine's Academy, 1793-1933
Collection of Notes & Data re Catholicity in Lexington 1793-1933. Collected by an anonymous source at St. Catherine's. Contains historical and biographical sketches, pictures, newspaper clippings, poems, and a description of the academy. Held by Notre Dame Archives ( MPIC reel 44 Series : 31)

Lyman Chalkey Papers
These papers consist of family and business letters, compilations of genealogical data, historical notebooks, the diary of Eleanor Chalkey and course notes for Lyman Chalkey's law classes. Six notebooks of genealogical data are present and deal primarily with the history of the Roper, Jordan and Franklin families. Held by Special Collections, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington, Kentucky.

Chenault Family
The collection contains three account books of R.C. Chenault's medical practice; subscription books from the Woodford Sun, a ledger of a Versailles store; and a minute book of the Wednesday Club, a Versailles literary society. Held by Special Collections, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington, Kentucky.

City Roller Mills, 1834 - 1897
Financial and other records of the roller Mills and of an earlier woolen mill (1834-1870) which had occupied the same location in Lexington, Ky. The financial information includes accounts owed to  creditors and to the mill as well as information on the holding and sale of slaves. Held by Special Collections, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington, Kentucky. Call number: 59M34.

Laura Clay (1849-1941), papers 1882-1941
Consists in part of correspondence with other suffragists, information on various suffrage groups and on the issue in general. Clay, the daughter of emancipationist Cassius M. Clay and his first wife, Mary Jane Warfield Clay, was born at the family estate, White Hall, in Madison County, Kentucky. Held by Special Collections, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington, Kentucky. Call number: 46M4.

Clay-Russell Family Papers, 1788-1929
These are the microfilm copies of the letters of the families of Henry Clay and Robert Spottswood Russell and their descendants. The papers that relate to Henry Clay deal primarily with agricultural interests. The are also a few letters to Clay from friends which discuss politics and several letters written by Clay to his wife, Lucretia, about family matters. The remainder of the collection consists of Russell family letters, a farm account book of Clay's, a letterbook belonging to Josephine Russell Erwin Clay, and three historical sketches written by unidentified members of the family. The latter include a biographical sketch of Lucretia Hart Clay, the history of two Russell family homes in Lexington, and reminiscences of life at Ashland. Held by Special Collections, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington, Kentucky. Call number: M-461 microfilm.

John Winston Coleman (1898 -    ), papers 1780-1965    (see also Coleman  scrapbooks, slavery and stagecoach papers)
Primarily correspondence pertaining to Coleman's writings on the history of Kentucky. Held by Special Collections, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington, Kentucky. Call number: 87M32.

John Winston Coleman (1898 -     ), scrapbooks, 1799-1983
Microfilm copies of the scrapbooks of J. Winston Coleman containing newspaper articles, photographs and documents relating to Kentucky history. Most of the contents are related to Coleman and his works. Items of personal interest including family histories of the Payne and Sutton families and papers from Coleman's grandfather concerning his businesses of rope making and logging manufacturing are present. Documents on church histories, historic buildings and funerals are among the papers as well as eulogies and slave related materials. Also included are many photographs of historic Kentucky, Lexington landmarks as well as famous personalities and dignitaries. Held by Special Collections, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington, Kentucky. Call number: M-820 microfilm.

John Winston Coleman (1898 -    ), slavery papers, 1780-1940
J. Winston Coleman's research papers on slavery in Kentucky. A bound volume contains Coleman's notes from interviews he held with former Kentucky slaves (1935). Some of the original documents are receipts for slave sales, certificates of freedom, indentures and petitions. Held by Special Collections, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington, Kentucky. Call number: 46M53.

John Winston Coleman (1898 -    ), stagecoach papers, 1803-1935
This collection contains J. Winston Coleman's papers related to his book, Stagecoach Days in the Bluegrass, published in 1935. Included are correspondence, a typed draft of the text, the first proof, photographs and printed material. Correspondence from 1934 to 1935 consists of reminiscences by Fred K. Irvine (d. 1935), the editor of American Stone Trade. Irvine's father, a stagecoach driver, first came to Lexington, Ky. in 1836. Original documents dating from 1804 to 1861 include certificates, lists of tavern keepers in Lexington and Fayette County (1830s), correspondence to Col. S. R. McNair, a stagecoach proprietor in Louisville, business records and receipts, legal documents, way bills and a printed copy of specifications for early turnpikes in Kentucky (1839). Held by Special Collections, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington, Kentucky. Call number 51M12.

Commercial Printing Company (Lexington, KY), 1926 - 1952
Business and financial records of a company that operated on Versailles Road in Lexington, Kentucky. The records include cashbooks (1934-1938), tax returns and general financial statements, daily distribution sheets (1926-1929), and correspondence (1936-1952). The principal company employees represented are Melvin Glass, Raymond W. Glass, and John Gingliano. Held by Special Collections, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington, Kentucky. Call number: 54M28.

Cooper-Phillips Family Papers, 1831-1911
This collection of circa 200 pieces consists of letters, receipts, and business papers of the family of Spencer Cooper, a Lexington, Kentucky clergyman. Included are several letters concerning the Civil War from Cooper's children, all of whom supported the Union. Letters dating from the 1880's and 1890's are written by Theodore Phillips or his children, and include letters to the children. Held by Special Collections, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington, Kentucky.  Call number: 66M37.

David's Fork Baptist Church Records, 1802-1900
These are the microfilmed records of the David's Fork Baptist Church, Fayette County, Ky., December 15, 1802 to January 1, 1900. Included are minutes, Articles of Faith, Church Covenant, Rules of Decorum and "A Brief History of the David's Fork Baptist Church from 1900 until May 7, 1937." There are also several membership lists, one of which is of blacks, and a typewritten history of the church and list of members compiled by Mrs. H. K. McAdams. Held by Special Collections, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington, Kentucky. Call number: M-794 microfilm.

Dobbins Family, 1808-1878
Papers of Joseph Dobbins from 1808-1878, including contracts, bills, receipts, and two account books. There are also records of the Covington and Lexington Turnpike Company kept by L. Timberlake, treasurer, and a notebook and some papers belonging to John Hawkins Stevenson, builder. Held by Special Collections, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington, Kentucky. Call number: 55M44.

Dufour Family
Daybook of expenses and travel notes, instructions and work reports (1796-1826) of John James Dufour (1763-1827), viticulturist and vintner who established colonies and vineyards near Lexington, Kentucky, among other places. Held by Special Collections, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington, Kentucky.

East Hickman Baptist Church and Marble Creek Church Records, 1781-1842
East Hickman Baptist Church was established in rural Fayette County, Ky. in 1787 under the leadership of the elders George Stokes Smith and Ambrose Dudley. From 1787 to 1802 it was known as Marble Creek Church, but on the erection of a new building in the East Hickman area in 1802, the church was renamed. The church was a member of the Elkhorn Association of Baptists from 1787 to 1810, the Licking Association of Baptists from 1810 to 1837, and in the latter year rejoined the Elkhorn Association. Summary The records are transcribed copies of minutes and other records of this Fayette County church. Also of interest are records of black church members who formed a sizable portion of the membership, initially as slaves of the white members, and later as free men and women. Held by Special Collections, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington, Kentucky. Call number: 75M5.

Eastern State Hospital Records, 1827-1930
This microfilmed collection consists of correspondence, fragmentary patient records, and miscellaneous reports from Eastern State Hospital. The correspondence, which makes up the main part of the collection, consists predominantly of letters received by doctors at Eastern State from the families of patients. Other materials include patient history forms, copies of court documents concerning patients committed to the hospital, some financial records, and correspondence and reports relating to studies of state mental health institutions carried out by the Kentucky State Board of Control for Charitable Institutions and the Board of Charities and Corrections. Originals are the property of Eastern State Hospital. Held by Special Collections, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington, Kentucky. Call number: 59M116. Collection is restricted. Permission to use must be obtained in writing from Eastern State Hospital.

William Ellis Papers, 1795-1821
This is a collection of legal documents relating to litigation involving Ellis and his heirs. Among other materials included are summonses, copies of Circuit Court and Court of Appeals decrees, surveyors' depositions, and other legal documents, most relating to land disputes. Some materials relate to William Denham. Held by Special Collections, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington, Kentucky. Call number: 51W41.

Catherine and Howard Evans papers, 1724 - 1968
This extensive collection contains the personal papers of the Howard and Catherine Peter Evans family, including manuscript short stories; genealogical information on the Peter, Dallam, Dudley, Frazier, Garland and Gratz families; and correspondence dating from 1915-1941 related to the sale of papers from the Winton Estate Library. Transcripts of family diaries made by Catherine Evans are found throughout the collection. Also included are papers of Dr. Robert Peter and his wife, Frances Dallam Peter, and other family members. Also included in the Peter family papers are two Civil War-era diaries, one kept by Dr. Peter's daughter, Frances Dallam Peter, and the other by Miriam Gratz, as well as family business records from 1792-1830. These papers frequently relate to the family's ownership and sale of slaves. Other materials present include wash drawings, cost estimates, and specifications by architect Thomas Lewinski for a villa to be built in Lexington for the Peter family; and correspondence and business records of Samuel Meredith and other Meredith family members. Held by Special Collections, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington, Kentucky. Call number: 72M15.

Fitzpatrick, James M., Letters, 1848-1857 
Twenty-one letters to and from James Fitzpatrick of Lexington, Kentucky, concerning family news, the California gold rush, farming, and cholera epidemic. Held by the Western Historical Manuscript Collection - Columbia (University of Missouri) (C2711)

Foley Family Papers, 1811 - 1892
This reel of microfilm contains papers of the Foley family of Fayette County, Ky. Among the papers are deeds, bills, receipts, and other records relating to the the family businesses. Genealogical information about the Foleys is also included. Held by Special Collections, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington, Kentucky. Call number: M-26, microfilm.

Fouse family papers, 1914-1951
The Fouses of Lexington, Ky. were actively involved in the education of blacks in the area. These are the papers of high school principal William Henry Fouse and his wife, Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beatrice Cooke Fouse. The papers reflect the Fouses' efforts on behalf of black education in Lexington during the first half of the 20th century. Family letters, notebooks, printed materials, pamphlets, financial records, broadsides, receipts and mementos comprise a large portion of the collection. Correspondence relating to Dunbar High School and Dr. Fouse's other educational concerns are included, as is Mrs. Fouse's correspondence which reflects her involvement with educational, social, religious and temperance organizations. A journal contains records of various activities at Dunbar High School, including sports events. A ledger (dated 1910-1918) includes addresses and expense account records. There is also information on the Henry Hughes Educational Fund and a radio script by Dr. Fouse for a broadcast on WLAP radio (April 30, 1939) on the history of blacks in Lexington. There is a notebook containing clippings on a variety of topics, especially black education. A few photographs are among the papers. Held by Special Collections, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington, Kentucky. Call number: M-839, microfilm.

Ila Earle Fowler (1876-1963), papers, 1915-1944
Correspondence centering around Ila Earle Fowler's club activities. Teacher, lawyer, genealogist. Held by Special Collections, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington, Kentucky. Call number: 84M3.

Graves family papers, 1847-1952
The Graves family emigrated from England to Virginia in 1607 and 1608, arriving on the ship "Mary and Margaret". Some of the early settlers' descendants later moved to Kentucky. A group of letters written in the late 1840s through the 1850s by Mrs.Kate Lewis Clark Graves (wife of George Keene Graves who was a founder of Graves Cox and Company, a Lexington, Ky. clothing retailer) ancestors, the Clarks of Lexington, Ky., is present. Genealogy comprises the bulk of the collection. Among the lines traced here are the Arbuckles, Cassels, Clark and Lockharts, Graves, Graves-Goodwin, Keene, Lewis, Logan, McCoy and Rice. Held by Special Collections, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington, Kentucky. Call number: 87M42.

Fred J. Heintz, daybook 1905-1930
A daybook for Fred J. Heintz, Lexington, Ky. jeweler. Names of apprentices and dates of instruction are written on the flyleaf. Includes customers' names and addresses, items ordered. Held by Special Collections, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington, Kentucky. Call number: 53M75.

Richard Higgins, d. 1868, plantation records, 1842-1867
Letterbook and livestock record book kept by Richard Higgins for his plantation, "Castleton." The first includes two essays, "Memorandum of events attending the deaths of our children Sally and Frank C. Higgins in 1851" and "Events attending the sickness and death of Jane N. Higgins." Held by Special Collections, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington, Kentucky. Call number: 61M152.

Hillenmeyer family papers, 1830-1947
A microfilm copy of letters and receipts belonging to the Hillenmeyer family, of Lexington, Ky. The collection includes many letters written in French, receipts, and a 1902 clipping about the ordination of Herbert F. Hillenmeyer as a Roman Catholic priest. Many of the letters are written in French. Held by Special Collections, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington, Kentucky. Call number: M-306 microfilm.

Hulette and Uttinger 1844 - 1865
Account books and receipts of a Lexington, Ky. building supply firm. Held by Special Collections, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington, Kentucky. Call number: 62M168.

Mary Helen Humphrey (1869 -
Letters - woman from Simsbury, Conn. describes life in Lexington, Kentucky and teaching experienced there in an African-American school. (OCLC 36302697)

John Wesley Hunt (1773-1849) daybook July - September 1796
Daybook for part of 1796. Accounts may be those of Hunt's general store in Lexington, Ky. Held by Special Collections, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington, Kentucky. Call number: M-108 microfilm.

Hunt-Morgan family papers, 1854-1899
The collection includes John Wesley Hunt's business records and correspondence, which deal with riverboat trade on the Ohio and Mississippi rivers, business conditions in Cincinnati, Lexington, and New Orleans, and the operation of his store. There are also letters from his family in New Jersey, describing life in that area. The collection also includes numerous Civil War-era letters, diaries, and newspaper articles, some of them about the exploits of General John Hunt Morgan. Twentieth-century materials include Thomas Hunt Morgan's childhood letters and the letters his wife wrote to his mother, and records and correspondence relating to the Morgan Heirs Land Co. There are scrapbooks, ledgers, genealogical data, and a group of family portraits, which has been removed to the library's Photographic Archives (PA63M202). Held by Special Collections, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington, Kentucky. Call number: M-239 microfilm.

Harry Innes (1752-1816), papers 1775-1815
An account book and miscellaneous papers belonging to Harry Innes. Held by Special Collections, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington, Kentucky. Call numbers: 52W96 (account book), 58W8 (letter to John Brown), 52W18 (surveys, court records and the will of Hugh Innes, Innes' father), 52W128 and 67M142). 

Jeffrey family papers, 1818-1903
This collection consists of papers of the Jeffrey family and of Rosa Vertner Jeffrey, the author. Included are family and business correspondence, reports from many of their gas companies, stock transactions, sketches of mechanical operations of the plants, printed regulations, etc. Two ledgers and a receipt book, dated 1852-1853, from the Lexington Gas Company, are also included. Among the correspondents are Kentucky politician Leslie Combs and Thomas Lewinski, Lexington architect and secretary of the Lexington Gas Company, who remained in Lexington during the Civil War and reported on company business and the impact of the war on Lexington in monthly letters to Alexander Jeffrey. Rosa Vertner Jeffrey's papers consist largely of family letters and correspondence with friends and publishers about her writing. Held by Special Collections, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington, Kentucky. Call number: 46M137.

Willard Rouse Jillson (1890 - 1975) papers, 1918-1963
A collection of 103 separate accessions made up of typed manuscripts of pamphlets and articles, most of them having to do with geology in different areas of Kentucky. Held by Special Collections, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington, Kentucky.

Jones family papers, 1844 to 1969
Much relating to Midway and Woodford County, Ky.; survey (1969) of the original home of Col. Abraham Buford (1794-1833) in Lexington, Ky. (OCLC 28413723)

Moses Kaufman (1843-1924), papers 1873-1924
The personal collection of a Lexington, Kentucky businessman, city official and Hebrew scholar. Held by Special Collections, 
University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington, Kentucky. Call number: 87M49.

Kinkead family papers 1793 - 1935
This collection contains diaries, account books, correspondence, and other papers of the Kinkead family of Lexington, Ky from 1793 to 1935. The account books detail the family businesses, including a restaurant and bar with records for 1895 and 1896. There are also diaries kept by William Kinkead in the late 1880's and the 1890's. The collection contains his personal, legal, and business correspondence and documents. There is also a folder relating to his tenure as a trustee of the State College (Now the University of Kentucky), including letters from James K. Patterson and W.C.P. Breckinridge.In addition, there is a Fayette County Court record book for the years 1869 to 1884. Held by Special Collections, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington, Kentucky. Call number: 72M27.

Letters to Joseph Lawrence, 1792
These three letters describe life in pioneer Lexington, Kentucky in 1792. The letters, all to Joseph Lawrence of Allentown, New Jersey, are dated March 6, May 10, and June 27, 1792. Joseph Wood describes crop yields and the family's satisfaction with life in Lexington in the March 6th letter. He writes, "When the Ground is Wet [it] is about half leg deep but much Better now... When Lexington was first made a Station the Women went from house to house Shuveing a Small Cannew on the mud..." The May 10 letter mentions a rumored Indian raid and notes that Lexington has "upwards of twenty large Stores... the Indians have killed a few people on the frontiers and Stole Some horses and Negroes..." In a letter dated June 27th Benjamin Wood writes to Lawrence, whom he addresses as grandfather, and comments on the extensive building activity in Lexington, their work as tailors and the plentiful fruits available. Held by Special Collections, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington, Kentucky. Call number: 69M6.

Thomas Lewinski (1802-1882), logbook, 1845-1847
Logbook kept from March 24, 1845 to July 6, 1847 by Thomas Lewinski, a Lexington, Kentucky architect. In another hand at the volume's back, are home remedies, recipes and household hints. Held by Special Collections, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington, Kentucky. Call number: 72M10.

Lexington Cemetery Company, records 1849-1985
Most complete from the 1860s to the 9130s, this collections includes nine volumes of time books (1866-1902), financial records, lot diagrams, and five index volumes of lot ownership from 1849-ca. 1945. Held by Special Collections, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington, Kentucky. Call number: 87M10.

Lexington and Fayette County Medical Society (Ky.), records 1869-1950 
The Lexington and Fayette County Medical Society was organized in 1869. Summary The collection consists of photocopies of early records of the Society, including the original constitution, bylaws and membership list, along with some early minutes. Also included is the text of a speech given in 1950 by Dr. John W. Scott, which contains his reminiscences of the society. Held by Special Collections, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington, Kentucky. Call number: 61M149.

Lexington and Georgetown Turnpike Company (Ky.), 1834-1899
Minutes of the company's board meetings from April 28, 1834 to March 18, 1899 and one loose stock certificate issued in 1875. Held by Special Collections, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington, Kentucky. Call number: 71M27.

Lexington and Newtown Turnpike Company (Ky.), 1858-1901
A stockholder's book and a treasurer's book covering 1858-1901 for the Lexington and Newtown Turnpike Company. Held by Special Collections, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington, Kentucky. Call number: 73M30.

Lexington Public Library (Ky.)
A collection of papers relating to the Lexington, Kentucky Public Library gathered by Samuel M. Wilson who variously served as a trustee, as secretary and as treasurer. Held by Special Collections, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington, Kentucky. Call number: 50W37.

Lexington and vicinity Bible Society (Ky.)
Letters and records of the corresponding secretary (1836 - 1908, minutes of meetings, a list of charter members and a list of the officers of the first convention held in Lexington (September 26, 1816), when its predecessor organization, the Bible Society of Kentucky, was formed. Held by Special Collections, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington, Kentucky. Call number: 50M43.

Lexington (Ky.) Board of Trustees, 1780-1854
1.    Four pieces consisting of an 1815 survey to determine the center of Main Street and three court papers from the case of the Trustees v. Richard Sharp, dating from 1780-1791, which detail the laying out of the town and the standards established for town lots. Held by Special Collections, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington, Kentucky.
2.    Three reels of microfilm containing early volumes of minutes and (on reel 3), an incomplete deed book dating from 1792 to 1806. Holder states that Minute books 2 and 3 are labeled incorrectly on the microfilm, although the books themselves are in correct chronological order. Held by Special Collections, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington, Kentucky. Call numbers: 52W22 and 52W21 and 49W6.

Grant E. and Anna Dudley Lilly papers, 1832-1981
Grant E. Lilly was born in Estill County on February 27, 1865. He was son of Colonel Henry Clay Lilly, a circuit judge of the Irvine district and a colonel in the 14th Kentucky Calvary, United States Army, during the Civil War, and Catherine Tracy, a member of a pioneer Pennsylvania family whose descendents moved to Kentucky. Anna Dudley McGinn Lilly was born on February 27, 1872, in Maysville, Kentucky, the daughter of the Reverend John Bolivar McGinn and Mary Elizabeth Sheppard McGinn. She spent her early life in Versailles, where her father was minister of the Christian church. On October 19, 1893, Grant E. Lilly and Anna D. McGinn were married in Versailles. After marrying, the Lillys lived in Richmond and in 1918 moved to Lexington. Grant Lilly died January 5, 1940, and Anna D. Lilly died July 30, 1948. This collection, located in Eastern Kentucky University Libraries, Richmond, Kentucky, consists of some 13,500 items.

Lindsay vs. Lexington Trustees papers, 1813-1920
These fourteen pieces are legal papers from a suit over disputed lands. They provide information about the laying out and assignment of town lots in early Lexington, Ky. Held by Special Collections, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington, Kentucky. Call number: 52W32.

John Maxwell (1747-1819), legal papers, 1780-1818
Consists of legal papers from several lawsuits involving John Maxwell, an early Lexington, Kentucky landowner. Held by Special Collections, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington, Kentucky. Call numbers: 52W110, 52W113, 52W115.

Maxwell Street Presbyterian Church, records 1892-1894
Microfilmed records including minutes of session and congregational meetings; church registers with lists of pastors, elders and deacons; and a types copy of a church historical sketch. Held by Special Collections, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington, Kentucky. Call number: M-799 microfilm.

John May vs. Mary Owen Todd Russell papers, 1780-1825
These 44 pieces are legal papers from a suit between John May and his heirs and Mary Owen Todd Russell over lands in Fayette County, Ky. in the early 1800's. They include information on the Russell, Todd, Eppse and May families of Lexington, Ky. Held by Special Collections, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington, Kentucky. Call number: 55W4.

John Moore McCalla, b. 1793
Correspondence, receipt books, scrapbooks, family cookbook and other papers. Includes a journal of John Moore McCalla, Jr., describing a trip to Liberia in 1860 and letters from former McCalla slaves in Liberia, and letters of John M. McCalla, Sr.'s father, Dr. Andrew J. McCalla. (OCLC 19934231)

William McConnell papers, 1784-1819
This is a group of legal papers mostly relating to several lawsuits over land which involved William McConnell and his heirs. The earliest suit, dating from 1782 to 1817, was between McConnell and the Trustees of Lexington and concerned the ownership of certain lots in Lexington. A later suit involved McConnell and the administrator of James Hughes' estate, Joshua Humphrey. The papers from this suit date from 1808 to 1819 and include notes, bonds, and summonses. The McConnell heirs were involved in a suit against John Hull over lot 79 in Lexington, the papers from which date from 1814-1817. The heirs were also involved in a suit against John Wallace. The papers from this case include court directives, summonses, a copy of a survey and plat, and date from 1816-1818. There is also a receipt from Richard Higgins for a plat, dated June 5, 1801. Held by Special Collections, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington, Kentucky. Call numbers: 61M110, 52W33, 52W30, 52W29, 52W26.

McIntire Family papers, 1782-1849
Brothers D.M. and N.J. McIntire apparently operated a general store in Fayette County, Ky. in the early 1800's. This collection of business letters, deeds, and indentures belonged to their family. Held by Special Collections, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington, Kentucky. Call number: 47M55.

Morgan family papers, 1856-1940
The personal and business papers of Calvin Cogswell Morgan (1827-1892), the brother of Confederate General John Hunt Morgan. He had a son, John Hunt Morgan, who married Virginia Jeffrey, daughter of Rosa Vertner and Alexander Jeffrey. Held by Special Collections, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington, Kentucky. Call number: 60M193.

Mt. Horeb Presbyterian Church records, 1827-1917
These are microfilmed records of the Mt. Horeb Presbyterian Church, in Fayette County, Ky. They include meeting minutes, sessional records, membership lists, and records of the elections of elders. Held by Special Collections, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington, Kentucky. Call number: M-61, microfilm

George Nicholas (ca. 1754-1799), papers, 1794-1911
Letters and other materials concerning the financial and legal activities as well as the estate of George Nicholas. Held by Special Collections, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington, Kentucky. Call numbers: 52W132 and 52W105. 

Northern Bank of (Lexington) Kentucky 
List of subscribers to the capital stock of the Northern Bank of Kentucky. List begins in April 1835. The collection contains unrelated legal documents. Held by Special Collections, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington, Kentucky.  Call number: 64M110.

Samuel A. Oldham, papers 1833-1892
The legal and personal papers of Samuel A. Oldham of Lexington, Ky., who was a free man of color. He was the father of at least one child, Fannie, who married Willis Battleton. Oldham was a barber, guardian to Mary Clark, a free woman of color, and trained an apprentice, Henry Mitchell. He managed his property and that of Lucy Price and of Reuben Burnley. Contains a letter of introduction from Mayor O.F. Payne of Lexington, Ky. Held by Special Collections, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington, Kentucky.  Call number: 95M6.

Andrew J. Oots Cooper Shop (Lexington, Ky.), records 1880-1926
Consists of account books from 1880 to 1926 listing the names of buyers, along with the date, type and cost of purchase. Held by Special Collections, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington, Kentucky.  Call number: M-49 microfilm.

Orphan Society of Lexington (Ky.), records 1833-1978
1.    (1833 - 1859) Consists primarily of lists of committees and their members, but also includes a longhand copy of the society's incorporation act.  Call number: 61M96.
2.    (1895-1978, many years missing) Minutes from board meetings, a historical sketch of the society written bt Annie G. clay, tributes to deceased members and visiting books. Held by Special Collections, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington, Kentucky. 
Call number: M-787, microfilm.

Parrish family papers, 1825-1889
The Parrish family lived in the central Kentucky area in the mid 1800's. The majority of the unbound material consists of receipts to Dabney W. Parrish. The volumes are account books which include expenditures of money, notes of places visited, Civil War battles, amounts of hemp broken and breeding records. Also present are separate stock breeding records, recipes for cooking foods, medical formulas and household hints. Held by Special Collections, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington, Kentucky.  Call number: 70M30.

Dabney W. Parrish (b. 1799), papers 1836-1882
An account book (1842-1874), a daybook/ledger (1836-1882), and a herd book (1855-1882). D.W. Parrish was a Fayette County, Kentucky farmer.  Held by Special Collections, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington, Kentucky.  Call number: 60M104.

Patterson family papers
Colonel Robert Patterson (1753-1827) was born in Pennsylvania and immigrated to Kentucky in 1775 where he founded the City of Lexington. Patterson fought in the Revolutionary War and in Indian campaigns with George Rogers Clark, and in 1786, was commissioned a colonel. Patterson later moved across the Ohio River and became one of the three original founders of the City of Cincinnati in 1788. In 1802 he moved into the Miami Valley and settled near Dayton. Col. Patterson continued his military career on the Ohio frontier, and was commissioned as a Quartermaster during the War of 1812. Along with his military activities, Col. Patterson farmed and raised eight children with his wife, Elizabeth (Lindsay) on the family farm, "Rubicon", which was located two miles south of City of Dayton. The researcher should be aware that both Col. Robert Patterson gave a significant portion of his papers to Lyman Draper, who was gathering documents to write a history of the American frontier in the nineteenth century. These documents are available in the Draper Manuscript microfilm, reels 95 and 118- 120. Robert Patterson's letters in the Ohio Collection cover the years 1810-1829 and consist of correspondence from the Colonel to various family members, friends, and associates. A majority of the letters are addressed to his son, Francis, and pertain to business matters. Held by Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio. Visit the full collection description.

Valentine Peers Collection
The items contained in the collection include business documents, legal documents, correspondence to and from family members, and school essays from the Revolutionary War to the Civil War. Held by the Ohio State University Special Collections. There is an online guide and inventory.

Robert Peter (1805-1894), papers, 1828-1905
Robert Peter's notes and correspondence, including laboratory notebooks, geological surveys and notes on chemical analyses. Chemist, physician, teacher. Held by Special Collections, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington, Kentucky.  Call number: 47M68.

Postlethwait's Tavern daybook, (Lexington, Kentucky), 1797-1803
This is Postlethwait's Tavern's 332 page daybook for 1797-1803. It lists items purchased under individuals' names, charges for the items, and amounts received in payment. Among the names of customers included are those of John Bradford, Henry Clay, Cuthbert Banks, Levi Todd, Buckner Thruston, Baron Felipe Enrique Neri Bastrop, George Bibb and other notable Kentuckians of the day. Held by Special Collections, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington, Kentucky.  Call number: 53M95.

William Moody Pratt (1817-1897), diaries, 1838-1891
Diaries of William Moody Pratt. Includes an account of his activities and lists of marriages Pratt performed and of people received into the church. Baptist minister, educator. Held by Special Collections, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington, Kentucky.  Call number: 46M79.

First Presbyterian Church (Lexington, KY.), records 1796-1976
Records of the First Presbyterian Church, Lexington, Kentucky, 1796 to 1976. Held by Special Collections, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington, Kentucky.  Call number: M-804 microfilm.

Records of the Presbyteries in Kentucky, 1799-1951
These are microfilmed records from several presbyteries in Kentucky. Included are church records from the following presbyteries: (1) West Lexington, 1799-1928; (2) Ebenezer, 1867-1924; (3) Transylvania, 1893-1950; (4) Louisville, 1815-1950; (5) Muhlenburg, 1871-1875; and (6) Paducah, 1867-1923. There are records from the Walnut Hill Church in Fayette County, 1818-1926. Additionally, there are records relating to church women's activities in Lexington, Ebenezer, Guerrant, Transylvania and Muhlenberg. The records include biographical information, photographs and historic records of the churches within each presbytery. Held by Special Collections, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington, Kentucky.  Call number: M-4 microfilm.

Second Presbyterian Church (Lexington, Ky.), 1818-1956
Records of the church from 1818 to 1956. Contains meeting minutes, membership rolls, and lists of deaths, baptisms, and marriages for the church which is now called the Second Presbyterian Church. Held by Special Collections, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington, Kentucky.  Call number: M-584 microfilm.

Adam Rankin (1755-1827), papers, 1780-1822
Legal papers regarding a law suit filed by Adam Rankin, a Presbyterian minister in Lexington, Ky., against John Maxwell over land titles. Held by Special Collections, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington, Kentucky.  Call numbers: 52W114 and 52W116.

James Fisher Robinson, Jr. (1832 -   ), Robinson and Downey cashbook, 1870-1872
A cashbook for Robinson and Downey containing the daily accounts payable and receivable for a Lexington, Kentucky business for almost two years (1870-1872). These are probably financial records of the Phoenix Hotel which Robinson owned. Held by Special Collections, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington, Kentucky.  Call number: 55M6.

Good Samaritan Hospital, Lexington, KY., records, 1889-1956
An account book from 1889 to 1887 of the Protestant Infirmary, treasurer's reports from 1908-1911 and other miscellaneous papers.  Call number: 47M84.

Henry Savary papers, 1827-1856
This 25-item collection is comprised of letters to Savary, promissory notes and records related to the Winchester and Lexington Turnpike Company. There are also materials related to the settlement of Savary's estate. Also included are an acquittal signed by Governor Robert P. Letcher and a printed list of delinquent taxes in Fayette County, Virginia, in 1831. An inventory of Savary's estate mentions household items, slaves, and Savary debtors. Held by Special Collections, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington, Kentucky. Call number: 63M365.

Sayre School, records 1854-1947
Records relating to the founding and subsequent operation of Sayre School in Lexington, Kentucky. Originally (in 1854) named the Transylvania Female Seminary, the next year it was renamed the Sayre Female Institute and moved to Limestone Street where it continues as a co-educational institution. Call number: 51W55.

Charles Scott (1739-1813) papers, 1777-1828
In addition to correspondence concerning primarily westward expansion and fighting the Cherokee, there is a map of the Northwest territory, and muster rolls for John Dyal's company and the Fayette County militia. Two broadsides are photostatic reproductions of a call to arms in 1808 (1B53M118) and an amendment to a land act in 1811 (1B62M143). One original broadside (1VF61M201) offers a reward for a runaway slave. Also in that accession are letters from Scott's brother concerning the gold rush in California. A document remitting a fine in 1810 is included in another accession (1VF55W13). One accession (1VF5517) contains Scott's appointment as Brigadier General, a land indenture and two letters from John Evans. There is also a photograph of Scott (1PA54M6 removed to photo archives). Photostats, 109 pieces. Held by Special Collections, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington, Kentucky. Call numbers: 61M201, 55W17 and 55W13. 

Richard Sharp v. Trustees of Lexington, 1810-1826
Evidence gathered for a law suit involving a Lexington, Kentucky law suit. Held by Special Collections, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington, Kentucky. Call number: 52W12.

Scott family papers, 1746-1962
These are the business and personal papers of Lexington, Kentucky attorney, Robert Augustine Thornton and his descendants. Thornton's papers include correspondence and legal papers dated 1870 to 1915. The Scott family*** papers contain genealogical material on the Howard and Wickliffe families, letters to Robert Wickliffe, Innes Randolf, Mary M. Scott, Caroline Preston Thornton, Robert Augustine Thornton, Caroline Thornton Scott and Margaret Thornton Hunt, one letterbook of Mathew T. Scott, one law notebook of General William Preston (1881), one account book, and a scrapbook. The Robert Innes papers contain genealogical information and business letters from 1746 to 1876.The Catherine G. Reid papers consist of business documents from Lexington, Missouri and Lexington, Kentucky dated 1890-1910. She is believed to have been a Scott family servant. Call number: 64M98.

Shelby family papers, 1789-1947
These papers include correspondence, documents and memorabilia reflecting the personal and professional lives of the Shelby family of Fayette County, Ky. Included in the collection are a certificate of membership for Isaac P. Shelby in the American Colonization Society signed by Henry Clay (1846), family photographs (removed to the Photo Archives), and correspondence by Benjamin L. Shaw, business associate of Isaac P. Shelby and judge William B. Kinkead, husband of Elizabeth Shelby. Held by Special Collections, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington, Kentucky. Call numbers: 54W3 and 59M56. 

Benjamin Bosworth Smith (1794-1884), papers 1832-1883
Correspondence of Protestant Episcopal Bishop Benjamin Bosworth Smith. Held by Special Collections, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington, Kentucky. Call numbers:64M146, 63M65, 56M209, 56M160, 46M99 and 56M228.

Hubbard B. Smith's legal form book, ca. 1840
This is the microfilm copy of records of the Kentucky counties of Fayette and Grant containing chancery court records from Fayette and some legal records from Grant County. The early records, comprised of proceedings of the Fayette County Chancery Court, include units and orders that were kept by Levi Todd. Held by Special Collections, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington, Kentucky. Call number: M769, microfilm.

J. Soule Smith 1876
This collection consists of two narratives written by J. Soule Smith, a Lexington, Ky. newspaper man, describing a party at "McGrathiana" and the 10 May 1876 horse race at Lexington between Ten Broeck and Aristides. Miscellaneous papers number 635, Special Collections, The Filson Club Historical Society.
also Joshua Soule Smith, 1848 - 
Sixteen folders containing newspaper clippings, drafts of essays, speeches and miscellaneous Masonic materials written mostly by Smith. Topics include the history of Lexington publishing and observations about Lexington. Held by Special Collections, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington, Kentucky. Call number: 52M1.

South Elkhorn Baptist Church, records 1902-1978
Microfilm of church and deacon's meeting minutes, member lists and scrapbooks from March 1902-September 1878. Held by Special Collections, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington, Kentucky. Call number: M-801, microfilm.

Richard Alexander Spurr (1835-1898), papers 1844-1960 
The papers consist of correspondence, financial records, genealogical sketches, autograph albums, photographs, recipe books, clippings and materials relating to the United Daughters of the Confederacy for Spurr and his family. The majority of the papers are a family correspondence between R.A. Spurr and his brother Marcus A. of Nashville, Tennessee, Spurr's wife Ruth Sheffer Spurr, and their children: Julia Hughes, Laura Sheffer, and Richard Hughes. Also included is correspondence to Laura's husband, Carl Welsh, of Lexington, Ky.There are no materials from Spurr's military service with John Hunt Morgan. Held by Special Collections, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington, Kentucky. Call numbers: 69M44, 55M23 and 47M59

Charles Richard Staples (1875-1954), papers 1912-1947
The papers contain correspondence, and genealogical materials relating to the research of Charles R. Staples or to the research he performed for others. Most of the information is on Kentucky families, including the Breckinridge, January, Hart, Clay, and Brockenbrough family, although material on many other families is available as well. The papers also contain numerous typed abstracts from the Fayette County, Ky. records, as well as a list of pioneer stations in frontier Kentucky, information on John Bradford, the founder of the Kentucky Gazette, and records of several Virginia counties including Fluvanna and Accomack. Also included are carbon copy typescripts for Staple's work, A Guide For Genealogists (1VF50W42) written in 1925 and Amusements, Diversions and Games of Early Lexington (1VF50W48) written in 1935 (bound with hard cover). The unprocessed papers (184M23t) contain genealogical materials, typed copies of historic documents similar to the processed papers. Held by Special Collections, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington, Kentucky. Call numbers: 84M23t, 53M12, 50W48 and 50W42.

Joseph M. Tanner, b. 1846
A typescript containing Joseph M. Tanner's recollections of houses, businesses, politics and people in Lexington, Kentucky entitled "Lexington and its Institutions, 1875-1925").  Held by Special Collections, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington, Kentucky. Call number: 59M28.

Teagarden and Shryock (Lexington, Ky.), accounts ledger 1779-1802
An 1817-1819 accounts ledger kept by dry goods merchants William H. Teagarden and Jacob Shryock for their business located on Main Street in Lexington, Kentucky. Held by Special Collections, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington, Kentucky. Call number: 63M148.

John Todd (1750-1782), papers 1779-1802
This nine-piece collection consists of records of some of the land transactions of John Todd during the settlement of Lexington, Ky. The land records include: John Mc Cracken's bill of sale to John Todd; land warrants; a land warrant (1779) to John Floyd signed by Virginia Governor Thomas Jefferson; a typescript of a bill (1795-96) from Colonel Thomas Hart to Robert Todd, Jr., apparently for survey work; and a letter (1802) concerning the settlement of Todd's estate. Most of these documents concern seventy acres which Todd deeded to the town of Lexington, Ky. and some surrounding tracts which Todd's sole heir, May Todd Russell, also gave to the town. Held by Special Collections, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington, Kentucky. Call number: 55W23.

Robert Todd, papers 1797-1852
The materials consist of fragments of legal cases concerning the settlement of estates of the Todd and Parker families of Lexington, Kentucky. Included are notices (1816-1817) from the case of Robert Parker's heirs vs. Robert Todd's heirs; a decree (1797) in the case of Robert Todd vs. William McConnell's heirs; a typescript of an advertisement from the Kentucky Gazette offering "Mansfield", the home of Colonel John Todd, near Lexington, Kentucky, for sale; and the answer (1852) of Robert Todd's heirs in the case of Todd's heirs vs. Todd's administrators and several summonses. The plaintiffs in the latter case consist of Robert Todd's daughters and their husbands, including Mary Todd and Abraham Lincoln. Held by Special Collections, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington, Kentucky. Call number: 55W32.

Thomas Todd vs. William Bush, papers 1780-1809
The 39 pieces in this collection are comprised of legal documents and supporting evidence gathered in a lawsuit concerning a land dispute in Fayette County, Kentucky. The case, heard in Fayette County, Kentucky Circuit Court, concerned twelve hundred acres in Madison County, Kentucky and contains summonses, depositions, surveys and documentation. Included is a land grant (1782) to William Bush from the governor of Virginia, Benjamin Harrison, and a land grant (1791) to Thomas Todd signed by the governor of Kentucky, Isaac Shelby. Held by Special Collections, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington, Kentucky. Call number: 49W25.

John Wilson Townsend (1885-1968), papers
Papers of the Kentucky historian, John Wilson Townsend. Contains letters to his second wife, Grace Cole, written before their 1915 marriage, and a scrapbook of clippings and memorabilia relating to William "King" Solomon, hero of the 1833 cholera epidemic in Lexington, KY., and author James Lane Allen. Held by Special Collections, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington, Kentucky. Call numbers: M-55 microfilm, 73M3, 54M51, 53M120 and 63M160.

Transylvania University, Lexington, Ky.
A copy of Transylvania founding documents from the Shane Collection in the Presbyterian Historical Society. Includes minutes of trustees meetings (1795-1826) and some financial records. Held by Special Collections, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington, Kentucky. Call number: M-36 microfilm.

Transylvania University, Lexington, Ky., records 1780-1939
Eleven documents relating to the founding and administration of Transylvania Seminary (University) in Lexington, Ky. Held by Special Collections, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington, Kentucky. Call number: 55W47.

Transylvania University Medical Department, Lexington, KY, record of matriculations, 1819-1859
Two volumes (1819-1859) containing matriculation lists and lists of graduates of the Medical school at Transylvania University in Lexington, Kentucky. The various lists, arranged chronologically, are signed by various deans, faculty secretaries and librarians. They include the students' names and hometowns. Held by Special Collections, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington, Kentucky. Call number: M-818 microfilm.

Brown C. Tucker Collection, 1817-1888
This material was collected by Brown C. Tucker for its postal cancellations. Included, however, are numerous legal documents such as depositions, court summonses, orders, and some scattered business and personal correspondence. Most of the legal papers are from Breckinridge County, Kentucky, but Bourbon, Fayette and Franklin Counties are also represented. One microfilm reel, held by Special Collections, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington, Kentucky. Call number: M-558 microfilm.

John V. Upington and Brothers Carriage Company (Lexington, Ky.), records 1872-1891
Two account journals (1872-1880, 1889-1891) and a letterbox (1889-1891) related to the business of the John V. Upington and Brothers Carriage Company of Lexington, Ky. business. Held by Special Collections, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington, Kentucky. Call number: 62M101.

George M. Uttinger, account books 1859-1872
Uttinger was a carpenter and builder in the Lexington, Kentucky area who was in business first with David Hulett on Upper Street and later worked by himself on Third Street. Held by Special Collections, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington, Kentucky. Call number: 46M156.

Lucy E. Walby (d. 1947), papers 1878-1931
Papers of teacher, Lucy E. Walby, the first kindergarten teacher at Morton School in Lexington, Kentucky. Includes some student rosters and documents on Walby's religious work through the Episcopal Church. Held by Special Collections, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington, Kentucky. Call number: 73M8.

William Luxon Wallace, papers (1817-1978)
William Luxon Wallace, lawyer and politician, was born in Richmond, Kentucky on January 2, 1889, the son of Coleman Covington Wallace and May Ballard Luxon. On July 16, 1923, Wallace married Velma Fay Nisius from Vanceburg, Kentucky. In 1927 Wallace moved to Lexington: from 1934 to 1936 he served as assistant corporation counsel of the City of Lexington. He served as attorney and later director of the Citizens Union National Bank and Trust Company before becoming an advisory director. In 1964, he became a Fayette Circuit Court judge. William Luxon Wallace died on December 23, 1974, at the age of 85. Held by Special Collections, Eastern Kentucky University Library, Richmond, Kentucky.

Ward family papers, 1862-1909
This collection consists chiefly of letters to Mollie Ward Graddy from various family members. Most of the 36 pieces in this collection are letters in this collection are addressed to Mollie Ward Graddy from her father, A. H. Ward, her two stepmothers, Elizabeth ("Lizzie") Ware Ward and Helen Lair Ward, and other relatives. Held by Special Collections, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington, Kentucky. Call number: 62M166.

Robert Wickliffe (1775-1859), letterbook 1817-1835
A microfilmed copy of Robert Wickliffe's letterbook, primarily relating to business and real estate matters. Held by Special Collections, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington, Kentucky. Call number: M-579 microfilm.

Wickliffe-Preston family papers, 1753-1897
The papers of attorney and early Kentucky settler Robert Wickliffe (1775-1859) and General William Preston (1816-1887) and their families. Held by Special Collections, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington, Kentucky. Call number: 63M349.

E. Reed Wilson (1891-1969), papers 1935-1945
Papers of E. Reed Wilson, elected mayor of Lexington, Ky., in 1935. Most materials relate to his mayoral term. Held by Special Collections, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington, Kentucky. Call number: 61M269.

Samuel Mackay Wilson (1871-1946), papers 1792-1945 and clippings 1895-1946
Correspondence, clippings, legal documents, financial records, broadsides and genealogical and historical research materials, the majority of which was generated by Samuel M. Wilson, a Lexington, Ky., attorney and amateur historian. Held by Special Collections, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington, Kentucky. Also holds a Wilson's clippings collection and his chronological file. Call number (papers): 50W37. Call number (clippings): 61W12.

Woolley Family, account books 1859-1902
The 1859-1902 account books of the Charles H. Woolley family. Includes detailed accounts of the income and finances of several individuals. The daily operations of a general store are recorded with a listing of items that customers purchased. Also documented are payments to cooks, servants, music teachers and schools and extensive laundry schedule records. Held by Special Collections, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington, Kentucky. Call number: 47M10.

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