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George Wallace Muir papers, 1890-1936

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Finding aid prepared by Ida Sell


George Wallace Muir papers




University of Kentucky Special Collections


Collection is arranged chronologically.

Conditions Governing Access note

Collection is open to researchers by appointment.

Preferred Citation Note

59M25 : [identification of item], George Wallace Muir papers, 1890-1936, University of Kentucky Special Collections.


0.52 Cubic feet

2 boxes


The George Wallace Muir papers include items saved by the Muir family such as a scrapbook and central Kentucky dance cards.


George Wallace Muir graduated in 1899 with a Law degree from Central University, now known as Eastern Kentucky University. He was an active participant in the horse racing community.

Scope and Content

The George Wallace Muir papers include items saved by the Muir family. There is an autograph album from 1890-1893, dance cards from dances held in central Kentucky between 1896 and 1899. The dance cards list the partners for each song. Also included is the commencement program from Central University Law School class of 1899. There are two folders with items related to Kentucky horse racing, including a prize ribbon, program from a Keeneland luncheon, and Christmas cards with pictures of horses on them. Finally certificates honoring his judgeship for the United States Supreme Court and the Court of Appeals are included.


  • Keeneland Association. (Lexington, Ky.)
  • Richmond (Ky.)
  • Muir, George Wallace
  • Horse racing--Kentucky.
  • Kentucky--Social life and customs.

User Restrictions

The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections.

Related Material

Related photographs are located in pa59m25, Sunshine L. Muir photographs, University of Kentucky Special Collections.

Collection Inventory

Autograph book, 1890-1893
[Box: 1, Folder: 1]
Central Kentucky dance cards, 1896-1899
[Box: 1, Folder: 2]
Central University College of Law Commencement program, 1899 June 13
[Box: 1, Folder: 3]
Lexington Horse Show, Fair, and Carnival Prize Ribbon, 1903 August 10
[Box: 1, Folder: 4]
Thoroughbred medal, Keeneland luncheon, Horse picture Christmas cards, 1930-1936
[Box: 1, Folder: 5]
Supreme Court and Court of Appeals certificates, 1915-1936
[Box: 2, Folder: 1]