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Bowmar family papers, 1866-1934

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Author

Finding aid prepared by Greg Seltzer

Title

Bowmar family papers

Date

1866-1934

Repository

University of Kentucky Special Collections

Arrangement

The collection is arranged by material type. The correspondence has been arranged chronologically within the folder with undated items coming at the end of the folder.

Conditions Governing Access note

Collection is open to researchers by appointment.

Preferred Citation Note

56M297 : [identification of item], Bowmar family papers, 1866-1934, University of Kentucky Special Collections.

Extent

0.45 Cubic feet

1 box

Creator

Bowmar family.

Abstract

The Bowmar family papers consist of correspondence, records, and legal documents relating to the Woodford Sun Company and the Woodford Sun newspaper in Versailles, Kentucky.

Biography/History

The Bowmar family owned the Woodford Sun newspaper from the late-1870s until 1942. The newspaper was based in Versailles, Kentucky, and was a consolidation of two other papers, the Woodford Weekly and the Midway Sun. Those two papers were consolidated by Reverend Benjamin Deering, who briefly owned the Woodford Weekly in the 1870s.

Scope and Content

The Bowmar family papers consist of correspondence, records, and legal documents relating to the Woodford Sun Company and the Woodford Sun newspaper in Versailles, Kentucky. Members of the Bowmar family involved with the Woodford Sun Company included A.A. Bowmar, D.M. Bowmar, and Marie Bowmar. Also included are a book of a child's drawings and some wedding announcements.

Subjects

  • Woodford Sun. (Ky.)
  • Kentucky--Newspapers.
  • Versailles (Ky.)
  • Newspaper industry--Kentucky--Lexington--1860-1900
  • Newspapers--Ownership.
  • Small business--Kentucky--History.

Collection Inventory

Correspondence, 1866-1934
[Box: 1, Folder: 1]
Woodford Sun Company records book, 1892-1933
[Box: 1, Folder: 2]