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Mary LeGrand Didlake papers, 1887-1890, 1905

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Finding aid prepared by Megan Mummey

Title

Mary LeGrand Didlake papers

Date

1887-1890, 1905

Repository

University of Kentucky Special Collections

Arrangement

Collection is arranged chronologically.

Location note

Housed with multiple collections.

Conditions Governing Access note

Collection is open to researchers by appointment.

Preferred Citation Note

2012MS036: [identification of item], Mary LeGrand Didlake papers, 1887-1890, 1905, University of Kentucky Special Collections.

Extent

0.2 Cubic feet

1 box

Biography/History

Mary LeGrand Didlake (1878-1971) was the daughter of George Ware Didlake and Ann (Nannie) Bain of Lexington, Kentucky. During the Civil War, George Didlake served as a Confederate soldier and was incarcerated at Johnson's Island, Ohio. Mary Didlake worked in the Department of Entomology at the University of Kentucky from 1891 until her retirement in 1957. She started as a student assistant in 1891, served as interim department chair in 1929, and retired as an associate of the department. Additionally, she was the University of Kentucky's first female valedictorian in 1895.

North, Ginny. "My Southern Ancestors." RootsWeb. Ancestry.com. 22 July 2003. Web. Accessed 19 January 2012.

"Entomology Through the Eyes of Mary Didlake." Department of Entomology, The University of Kentucky: Celebrating ONe Hundrend and Twenty Years. 12-13. Web. Accessed 19 January 2012.

Scope and Content

The Mary LeGrand Didlake papers consist of a scrapbook of late 19th-century newspaper clippings and a bird watching notebook from 1905.

Subjects

  • Scrapbooks.
  • Shropshire, Tom
  • Bird watching--Kentucky

Collection Inventory

Scrapbook, 1887-1890
[Box: 1, Folder: 32]
Bird Notes, 1905
[Box: 1, Folder: 33]