Finding aid prepared by Laura A. Hess
John Wilson Townsend papers
University of Kentucky Special Collections
Collection is arranged by format.
Collection is open to researchers by appointment.
73M3: [identification of item], John Wilson Townsend papers, 1908-1915, University of Kentucky Special Collections.
0.5 Cubic feet
1 box, 1 item
John Wilson Townsend was born November 2, 1885. He graduated from the Kentucky University, now Transylvania College, in 1906, before continuing his education at Harvard University. Residing in Lexington, Townsend began writing books and articles about Kentucky history. His most well-known book is an anthology of Kentucky literature titled Kentucky in American Letters. His second wife was Grace Cole.
Stokdyk, Jonathan. John Wilson Townsend Papers, 1840-1980. 2005. Web. Accessed 12 January 2012.
The John Wilson Townsend papers consist of letters from Townsend to his second wife, Grace Cole, during their courtship. It also contains a typed manuscript draft of a biography of Irvin S. Cobb; drafts and galleys of a reprinting of the Knickerbocker article from the Idleberg Papers by Ambrose Barbour; and a scrapbook of newspaper clippings regarding events in Townsend's life, the functions of the Lexington Filson Club, the life of author James Lane Allen, and memorabilia relating to William King Solomon and the 1833 cholera epidemic in Lexington, Kentucky.
72M3, John S. Van E. Kohn letters to John Wilson Townsend, 1946-1965, University of Kentucky Special Collections.