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John Wilson Townsend papers, 1908

Part of John Wilson Townsend papers

kukm1m53m120 John Wilson Townsend papers, 1908-1951 73M3 Finding aid prepared by Laura A. Hess University of Kentucky Special Collections Special Collections Margaret I. King Building, North Lexington, KY, 40506-0039 (859) 257-8611 SCLREF@LSV.UKY.EDU 2012 January 12 This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2012-07-30T13:48-0400 Description is in English. Describing Archives: A Content Standard John Wilson Townsend papers 73M3 University of Kentucky Special Collections 0.5 Cubic feet 1 box, 1 item 1908-1951 Townsend, John Wilson, 1885-1968 Conditions Governing Access note Collection is open to researchers by appointment. Conditions Governing Use note The physical rights to the materials in this collection belong to the University of Kentucky Special Collections. Preferred Citation note 73M3: [identification of item], John Wilson Townsend papers, 1908-1915, University of Kentucky Special Collections. Biographical note 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. Scope and Contents note 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. Arrangement note Collection is arranged by format. Related Archival Materials note 72M3, John S. Van E. Kohn letters to John Wilson Townsend, 1946-1965, University of Kentucky Special Collections. Allen, James Lane, 1849-1925 Barbour, Ambrose, 1822-1852 Cobb, Irvin S., (Irvin Shrewsbury), 1876-1944 Solomon, William, 1775-1854 Historians--Correspondence. Historians. Kentucky--History. Manuscripts. Townsend letters to Grace Cole 1 1 1915 July-September Townsend letters to Calverton, Irvin S. Cobb manuscript 1 2 1928, 1931 Cobb manuscript 1 3 1928 Ambrose Barbour and the Idleberg Papers, The Knickerbocker article 1 4 undated Townsend notes on Ambrose Barbour and the Idleberg Papers 1 5 1950-1951 Ambrose Barbour and the Idleberg Papers, galley 1 6 1951 Scrapbook 1 1908-1910 John Wilson Townsend papers