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Clements, Earle Chester, 1896-1985 (Sc 3292), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Nov 2018

Clements, Earle Chester, 1896-1985 (Sc 3292), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3292. Letter, 11 July 1947, to a voter from the chairman of Earle C. Clements’ campaign for governor of Kentucky, providing brief data on the candidate and soliciting support; also letter, 30 October 1961, from Clements replying to the recipient’s telegram about a toll road groundbreaking ceremony in Leitchfield, Kentucky. Clements, who had earlier resigned as state highway commissioner and was not informed of the ceremony, nevertheless expresses satisfaction that he had initiated the project.


Carroll, Julian Morton, B. 1931 (Sc 3290), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Nov 2018

Carroll, Julian Morton, B. 1931 (Sc 3290), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3290. Letters, February-July 1975, of Kentucky Governor Julian M. Carroll and officials of his election campaign. The letters thank the recipients for support and for a presentation of portraits of Carroll and his wife Charlann. A handwritten 1987 letter thanks the recipient for supporting Carroll’s unsuccessful attempt to win the Democratic nomination for another term as governor.


Burhans, Rollin S., 1914-205 (Sc 3291), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Nov 2018

Burhans, Rollin S., 1914-205 (Sc 3291), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3291. “Our Apostle’s Epistle,” by Dr. Rollin S. Burhans, pastor of First Baptist Church, Bowling Green, Kentucky. Writing for the enjoyment of church staff, Burhans provides a lighthearted account of his duties as their “spiritual leader.” Includes cartoons representing some of the staff.


Brown, John Young, Jr., B. 1933 (Sc 3289), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Nov 2018

Brown, John Young, Jr., B. 1933 (Sc 3289), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3288. Letter, 27 September 1979, from the Finance Chairman of the campaign of Democrat John Y. Brown, Jr. for Governor of Kentucky, asking the recipient for support through the sale of pins to contributors. Also letter, 12 December 1983, of Governor John Y. Brown, Jr. thanking the recipient for his good wishes as Brownprepares to leave office.


Brown, Phyllis Ann (George), B. 1949 (Sc 3288), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Nov 2018

Brown, Phyllis Ann (George), B. 1949 (Sc 3288), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3288. Mass-mailed letter, 15 October 1979, in the handwriting of Phyllis (George) Brown, wife of John Y. Brown, Jr., Democratic candidate for Governor of Kentucky. She summarizes the election issues and praises her husband’s political skills and agenda.


Black, James Dixon, 1849-1938 (Sc 3286), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Nov 2018

Black, James Dixon, 1849-1938 (Sc 3286), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3286. Letter, 9 August 1919, of James D. Black, Governor of Kentucky, to Orville J. Stivers, Louisville, Kentucky, thanking him for his letter of congratulations on Black’s victory in the Democratic primary for the gubernatorial election in November. Black took office the previous May when his predecessor, Augustus O. Stanley, was elected to the U.S. Senate.


Whitlow Family - Bible Records (Sc 3285), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2018

Whitlow Family - Bible Records (Sc 3285), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3285. Genealogical pages removed from the Whitlow family Bible. The Whitlows were chiefly located in Barren and Warren counties in south central Kentucky. Includes auxiliary genealogical information related to the family.


Hobson, William Edward, 1844-1909 - Relating To (Sc 3283), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2018

Hobson, William Edward, 1844-1909 - Relating To (Sc 3283), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3283. Certificate of Honorable Discharge, 23 January 1899, issued to William E. Hobson, Bowling Green, Kentucky, by Post No. 55, Grand Army of the Republic, Department of Kentucky. The certificate includes data about Hobson’s service and the date he joined the Post.


Westerman, Robert Vaughn, B. 1948 - Collector (Sc 3284), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2018

Westerman, Robert Vaughn, B. 1948 - Collector (Sc 3284), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3284. Three political items collected by Robert V. Westerman: a certificate, 6 November 1868, of three Gallatin County, Kentucky officials reporting the vote count for electors for President, Vice President, and Member of Congress for Kentucky’s 6th Congressional District; a letter, 2 February 1949, of Garrett L. Withers to Pearl Sugg, Providence, Kentucky, with expressions of friendship after his appointment to the U.S. Senate to replace Vice President Alben Barkley; and a form letter of Harry Lee Waterfield, Clinton, Kentucky, seeking support in his 1967 campaign for Governor of Kentucky.


Row, Jacob D., 1835-1910 (Sc 3281), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2018

Row, Jacob D., 1835-1910 (Sc 3281), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3281. Letter, 4 December 1864, of Jacob D. Row, 17th Indiana Infantry, to his wife Hannah in Lakeville, Indiana. Writing from Louisville, Kentucky, he tells of improving from an illness but complains of weakness and tremors. He advises her to “sell our corn for what you can get” prior to a trip to Ohio, as he will not be coming home on furlough.


Poe, Benjamin, 1749-1839 - Relating To (Sc 3282), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2018

Poe, Benjamin, 1749-1839 - Relating To (Sc 3282), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3282. Power of attorney, 5 October 1842, appointing William Dillon of Daviess County, Missouri as attorney in fact for William P. Dillon and Nathan Dillon (guardian of Isaac Dillon), both of Tazewell County, Illinois. The document authorizes William Dillon to demand and receive payment of a legacy due under the will of Benjamin Poe, deceased, of Allen County, Kentucky.


Tilford, Frances Lorene, 1904-1996 (Sc 3280), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2018

Tilford, Frances Lorene, 1904-1996 (Sc 3280), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3280. Letter, 18 July 1940, of Lorene Tilford, written from Shanghai, China, to Friends of the Lorene Tilford Circle, Bowling Green, Kentucky. She writes of her enjoyment of missionary work and describes activities at the Triennial Conference for Baptist Young People in progress in Shanghai. She also notes with regret the recent closing of the Burma Road, used to supply China in its conflict with Japan. Features illustrated stationery and envelope, and includes a souvenir bookmark from the Young People’s Conference.


Ligon, Lucy Ann (Parker) Robbins, 1833-1891 - Letters To (Sc 3278), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2018

Ligon, Lucy Ann (Parker) Robbins, 1833-1891 - Letters To (Sc 3278), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3278. Letters to Lucy Ann Robbins Ligon, the daughter of Fulton County, Kentucky judge Josiah Parker and his wife Lucy A. Parker, written while she lived in Crittenden County, Arkansas with her late husband’s brother, and in Hickman, Kentucky after her remarriage. Lucy’s parents relay news of her siblings and of pre-Civil War Hickman, and at the outbreak of war dramatically describe the division of loyalties, the townspeople’s fear and uncertainty as invasion threatens from the North, the enlistment of local men, two destructive fires, economic conditions, the suspension of ...


Ballew, William A., 1842-1915 (Sc 3277), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2018

Ballew, William A., 1842-1915 (Sc 3277), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3277. Letter, 12 November 1864, from William A. Ballew to Thomas Hopkins, Clinton County, Kentucky. Writing from Spring Hill, Tennessee, where he is serving with the 12th Kentucky Infantry, Ballew notes his regiment’s support of presidential candidate George B. McClellan (“little mack”). Although they were not yet enfranchised, he cites a mock election held by African Americans in Nashville as evidence for President Abraham Lincoln’s likely reelection. He notes the good health of his fellow soldiers, including Hopkins’ two sons, Lewis and Shelby.


Methodist Church Of Island, Kentucky (Sc 3279), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2018

Methodist Church Of Island, Kentucky (Sc 3279), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3279. Contracts, 13 December 1904 and 14March 1949, with specifications for construction of a church building at Island, Kentucky. Includes photocopy of an undated photograph of the building.


Vaughn, Gene H. - Letters To (Sc 3274), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2018

Vaughn, Gene H. - Letters To (Sc 3274), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3274. Condolence letters from 12th Street Church of Christ, Bowling Green, Kentucky, and Congressman William H. Natcher upon the death of Vaughn’s father, Eldon Howard Vaughn in September 1983.


Fry, Samuel Van Buren, 1840-1903 (Sc 3276), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2018

Fry, Samuel Van Buren, 1840-1903 (Sc 3276), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3276. Letter, 31 July 1864, of Samuel V. Fry, 16th Kentucky Infantry, to Ruth Jane Sapp. From Dalton, Georgia, he writes of engaging Confederate forces near Atlanta in a "big fight every day” and hopes to see her if he survives the war. He urges her not to “give me up for lost and take some other gentle man in my place.”


Hopkins, Lewis Franklin, 1841-1921 (Sc 3275), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2018

Hopkins, Lewis Franklin, 1841-1921 (Sc 3275), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3275. Letter, 18 April 1864, to his parents in Clinton County, Kentucky, from Lewis F. Hopkins, 12th Kentucky Infantry. Encamped at Burnside’s Point, Kentucky, he reports on the construction of fortifications and the soldiers’ demand for horses. He finds the food plentiful, but is unhappy that civilians in the vicinity who have come from Tennessee and are likely to have Confederate sympathies are drawing from the camp commissary.


Spalding Laundry & Dry Cleaning Company - Louisville, Kentucky (Sc 3272), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2018

Spalding Laundry & Dry Cleaning Company - Louisville, Kentucky (Sc 3272), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3272. Undated solicitation letter (ca. 1933) from Spalding Laundry & Dry Cleaning Co., Louisville, Kentucky, for its Daily Infant Laundry Service. Includes a booklet for recording infant weight and height and providing diet guidelines for the first twelve months. The letter bears the National Recovery Administration’s “blue eagle” symbol.


James Roger Thomas, B. 1950 And Doris (Carson) Thomas (Sc 3273), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2018

James Roger Thomas, B. 1950 And Doris (Carson) Thomas (Sc 3273), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3273. Speech of Roger and Doris Thomas, Smiths Grove, Kentucky, given at a dairymen's event. They describe the history and operation of their dairy farm and their family and community activities. The remarks were made in conjunction with their forthcoming participation in a competition as representatives of the group.


Dunlap, Henry (Lg 463), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2018

Dunlap, Henry (Lg 463), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid and scanned image for Manuscripts Land Grant #463. Land grant, 13 December 1811, by which Charles Scott, Governor of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, granted to Henry Dunlap 100 acres in Christian County, Kentucky.


Kentucky - Poetry (Sc 3271), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2018

Kentucky - Poetry (Sc 3271), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3271. "We 'Haint So Bad," a humorous poem by an unknown author that makes use of stereotypes about being a Kentuckian.


Thompson Family Papers (Sc 3270), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2018

Thompson Family Papers (Sc 3270), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3270. Correspondence and papers of the Thomson family, Fayette County, Kentucky, and related families. Most concerns the estate of Patrick Henry Thomson of Hurricane Hall near Lexington and its devolution to his widow Julia and their children and grandchildren. Includes data relating to Patrick's interest in lands in Texas once owned by Alamo defender Patrick Henry Herndon.


Baxter, Ruth Vivian, B. 1908? (Sc 3269), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2018

Baxter, Ruth Vivian, B. 1908? (Sc 3269), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3269. My Him Book, an illustrated memory album designed by Elisa E. Edwards (published in 1924) and given to Ruth Vivian Baxter, Columbia County, Pennsylvania, in 1930. Ruth names and records comments about her life "loves," including childhood friends, school crushes, movie stars, musicians, and her husband; notes on their wedding include a list of gifts.


Washington County, Kentucky - Merchants (Mss 648), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2018

Washington County, Kentucky - Merchants (Mss 648), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 648. Account books for three general stores in Springfield, Kentucky. Two stores are identified: Cunningham & Nall Store and William Blackwell Store.


Pendleton Family - Account Books (Mss 649), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2018

Pendleton Family - Account Books (Mss 649), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 649. Five account books for a grist mill and saw mill located in East Fork, Metcalfe County, Kentucky, as well as logging operations. The account books list wages paid for daily work as well as for piece work (handles). Employees were sometimes paid in cash, but most of the wages were paid in flour, mill, or other general store goods. Some of the accounts are for customers, not employees.


Donerail, Kentucky Grange No. 44 (Sc 3267), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2018

Donerail, Kentucky Grange No. 44 (Sc 3267), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3267. Minute book of Donerail Grange No. 44, Fayette County, Kentucky. Includes rolls of members as of 1 January 1875.


Thomson, Patrick Henry, 1819-1901 (Sc 3266), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2018

Thomson, Patrick Henry, 1819-1901 (Sc 3266), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3266. Farm journal kept by Patrick Henry Thomson of Hurricane Hall, Fayette County, Kentucky. He records daily temperatures and farm operations, and makes occasional mention of his and wife Julia's activities. A loose item dated 10 November 1852 gives him notice of a meeting in regards to the recent fire at the county courthouse.


Duncan, George Anna, B. 1935 - Letters To (Sc 3265), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2018

Duncan, George Anna, B. 1935 - Letters To (Sc 3265), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3265. Two letters sent to George Anna Duncan, Bowling Green, Kentucky: one from Reuben Crispell, acting secretary to New York governor Thomas Dewey, thanking her for a congratulatory note sent to the governor, and the other from musician and radio personality, Donald Dame, encouraging her to follow her ambition to become a musician.


Giltner Brothers - Eminence, Kentucky (Sc 3264), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2018

Giltner Brothers - Eminence, Kentucky (Sc 3264), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3264. Certificates and associated correspondence relating to the sale of a Polled Hereford bull, “Plutocrat 5th,” to Charles Settle, Springfield, Kentucky, by Giltner Brothers Kentucky Herefords, Eminence, Kentucky. Includes Certificates of Entry for the bull’s pedigree and a letter with information on the Giltner Brothers herd.