72m4Barbee-Best family papersGuide to the Barbee-Best family papers, 1797-1925 72m4Laura A. HessUniversity of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center2011 October 28Special Collections Research CenterUniversity of Kentucky LibrariesMargaret I. King LibraryLexington, Kentucky 40506-0039URL: This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2017-06-13 16:49:01 -0400.Description is in English Describing Archives: A Content Standard2017 March 16EAD and description updated by Megan Mummey
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Barbee-Best family papers
0.45 Cubic Feet
The Barbee-Best family papers (1797-1925; 0.45 cubic feet; 1 box) record the family's history and activities through letters, financial and legal papers, genealogy records, scrapbooks, and copies of Nancy Barbee's dramatic readings.
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Collection is open to researchers by appointment.
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The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
72M4: [Identification of item], Barbee-Best family papers, 1797-1925, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
The Barbee family, originally from Virginia, settled in Kentucky after the Revolutionary War. The family owned a plantation called Oakland in Danville until the Civil War. The family had a long military history, with family members serving in both the Civil War and the Revolutionary War. The Barbee family joined with the Best family when Sally Barbee married Isaac R. Best in the early 1800s. In the early 1900s, Nancy Nannie Barbee travelled the eastern Unites States performing dramatic readings of dialect stories about plantation life.Barbee Family. Ormsby.com. Accessed 28 Oct. 2011Some Descendants of Andrew Barbee, Fifth Generation. Rootsweb. Accessed 28 Oct. 2011.
Scope and Contents
The Barbee-Best family papers (1797-1925; 0.45 cubic feet; 1 box) record the family's history and activities through letters, financial and legal papers, genealogy records, scrapbooks, and copies of Nancy Barbee's dramatic readings. The majority of the papers date between the end of the Civil War and the early 1900s. Nancy Barbee and Thomas Barbee feature prominently in the collection.
Collection is arranged by subject.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Scrapbooks -- United States.
Danville (Ky.) -- Social life and customs -- 19th century
Family archives -- Kentucky.
Barbee, Nannie (Nancy)
Barbee, Thomas, 1749-1818
Nancy Barbee readingsundated11Correspondence1905-192512Genealogyundated13Financial and legal1797, 1859-189114Literary and social club1873-187615Scrapbook188916Account book1865-187617
Barbee-Best family papers