54m59Lindsay family papersGuide to the Lindsay family papers, 1794-1932, undated 54m59Arrangement and description revised and updated by Morgan LeMaster and Sarah Mackenzie WadeUniversity of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center2017 November 29Special Collections Research CenterUniversity of Kentucky LibrariesMargaret I. King LibraryLexington, Kentucky 40506-0039URL: This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2017-12-01 13:24:41 -0500.EnglishDescribing Archives: A Content Standard
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Lindsay family papers
24.17 Cubic Feet
52 document boxes, 3 shoe boxes, 4 oversize boxes
The Lindsay family papers (dated 1794-1932, undated bulk 1867-1930; 24.17 cubic feet; 52 document boxes, 3 shoeboxes, 4 oversize boxes) comprise correspondence, legal and financial documents, political speeches and addresses, family and travel photographs, and account books that reflect the professional and personal lives of the nineteenth century Kentucky Senator William Lindsay and his wife Eleanor Holmes Lindsay, vice-president of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open to researchers by appointment.
Collection is arranged into 9 series by subject and format: Bills and receipts, Business and calling cards, Correspondence, Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), Files, Legal papers, Photographs, Scrapbooks and account books, and Speeches.
Biographical / Historical
William Lindsay, a native of Rockbridge County, Virginia, moved to Kentucky in 1854 where he read law and began legal practice in Clinton, Kentucky in 1858. Following service in the Confederate Army, he returned to his practice in Clinton and was subsequently elected to the Kentucky legislature (1867-1870) and the Kentucky Court of Appeals (1870-1878), where he served as Chief Justice during 1877-1878. Lindsay practiced law in Frankfort for a number of years thereafter and was elected again to the Kentucky legislature in 1890. He was appointed U.S. Senator in 1893 and elected to a full Senate term in the following year.Lindsay married Eleanor Holmes, his third wife, in 1883. Eleanor was active in state and national programs of the Daughters of the American Revolution. A one time vice-president of the national society, she served as chairman of the committee on architecture which oversaw construction of the D. A. R. Memorial Continental Hall in Washington, D. C. (ca. 1903).
54m59 : [identification of item], Lindsay family papers, 1794-1932, 1867-1930 (bulk dates), undated, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Scope and Contents
The Lindsay family papers (dated 1794-1932, undated bulk 1867-1930; 24.17 cubic feet; 52 document boxes, 3 shoeboxes, 4 oversize boxes) comprise correspondence, legal and financial documents, political speeches and addresses, family and travel photographs, and account books that reflect the professional and personal lives of the nineteenth century Kentucky Senator William Lindsay and his wife Eleanor Holmes Lindsay, vice-president of the Daughters of the American Revolution.Much of the collection consists of legal and political correspondence to William Lindsay during his tenure in the Kentucky General Assembly and throughout his career as a judge and lawyer. The collection also features speeches given by Lindsay to the Democratic party and the Senate as well as correspondence to Eleanor Lindsay in her leadership capacities with the National Society of the DAR.
Conditions Governing Use
The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Kentucky -- Politics and government -- 1865-1950.
Legislators -- United States.
Lindsay, William, 1835-1909.
Lindsay, Eleanor Holmes, 1883-1930.
Democratic Party (Ky.)
Daughters of the American Revolution
Bills and receiptsSeries I.1850-1931, undatedScope and ContentsComprises Lindsay family bills and receipts for domestic goods purchased and services rendered. Arranged chronologically by year.1850-18693661870-18753671876-18793681880-18813711882-18833721884-1885373188637418873751888376188937718903781891379189238118933821894-1895383189638418973851898-18993861900-190238719033911904392190539319063941907395190839619093971910-19144011914-19194021920-19244031925-1931404undated405Business and calling cardsSeries II.undatedScope and ContentsComprises business and calling cards of Lindsay family acquaintances, clients, and government officials, including foreign ambassadors, shopkeepers, businessmen, lawyers, and judges. Arranged alphabetically by last name.A-Eundated406F-Lundated411Lindsay-Rundated412S-Zundated413CorrespondenceSeries III. 1794-1932, undatedScope and ContentsConstitutes the bulk of the collection, with correspondence to William Lindsay and Eleanor Holmes Lindsay. William Lindsay correspondence dates primarily from 1867 to 1909 and consists of letters pertaining to legal cases under his consideration, Kentucky politics, job applications, and personal matters. Many letters from 1896-1930 relate to Democratic Party disputes over state and national issues; these include letters from various important figures within the sound money faction such as: Cassius M. Clay, Jr., Walter N. Haldeman, and John Wallen. Additional notable correspondents include William Howard Taft, William Goebel, Theodore Roosevelt, James Blaine, Ollie James, James Knott, and Adlai Stevenson, and members of the Breckinridge and Clay families. Eleanor Lindsay correspondence dates primarily from 1883 to 1930, with personal letters and letters concerning her work with the Daughters of the American Revolution. Additional correpondence includes invitations to the Lindsay family for social engagements, society and club meetings, weddings, and government events. Arranged in subseries by year, correspondent, and format. The subseries by year is arranged chronologically and thereunder alphabetically by correspondet's last name. The subseries by correspondent is arranged alphabetically by correspondent's last name and consists primarily of undated correspondence, with unidentified correspondence at the end. By yearSubseries A.1794-1932, undated1794-1866111867-186912187013187114187215187316-7187418-101875111-121876113-14187721-4187825-9187931-6188037-11188141-4188245-9188351-5188456-9188561-718866871-4188775-681-4188885-791188992-71890101-61891107111-81892119121-61311893132-6141-21894143-61895147151-61896157-8161-41897165-6171-61898177181-81899191-5201-31900204-919012010-11211-31902214-101903221-61904227-101905231-31906234-81907239-121908241-51909246-81910249-10191125119122521913253191425419152551916-19172561918-19192571920-19272581923-19252611926-1932262Postcard of Auto Road near Moraine Lake to Mrs. William Lindsayundated5034By correspondentSubseries B.1888-1900, undatedAundated263Bab-Bamundated264Ban-Banksundated265Banta- Bronstonundated266Brooke-Buxtonundated267Cundated268Dundated271Eundated272Fundated273Gundated274Hundated275Holmes, Sarah Lacy Jones to Eleanor Holmes Lindsayundated276I-Jundated277Kundated278Lundated281Lindsayundated282Lindsay, Eleanor H.undated283Mundated284Nundated285Oundated286Pundated287Qundated288Rundated289Sa-Smundated291Sn-Swundated292Tundated293U-Vundated294Wundated295Y-Zundated296Letters to Eleanor H. Lindsay from unidentified personsundated297Letters to Eleanor H. Lindsay from Artie, Mattie B. L., and Nancyundated298Unidentified correspondenceundated299Incomplete and unsigned correspondenceundated301William Goebel letters to William Lindsay1888 June 12-1900 August 91Taft, William Howard letter to William Lindsay1893 July 172Scope and ContentsCongratulatory letter from Taft upon William Lindsay's election to the Senate.InvitationsSubseries C.1883-1929, undated1883-18863021887-18913031892-18963041897-18983051899-19003061901-19043111905-1931312undated313-5321-3Kentucky invitations1877-1910324Presidential invitations1895-1901325Wedding invitations1872-1890326Wedding invitations1891-1895327Wedding invitations1896-1898331Wedding invitations1899-1901332Wedding invitations1902-1907333Wedding invitations1908-1914334Wedding invitations1915-1929335Wedding invitationsundated341Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR)Series IV.1890-1932, undatedScope and ContentsComprises correspondence, fliers, pamphlets, and meeting materials that document Eleanor H. Lindsay's work with the Daughters of the American Revolution (D.A.R.). Arranged chronologically by year.DAR, National Mary Washington Memorial Association1890-1915342DAR revolutionary relics1896-19033431895-1896344189734518983461899347190034819013491902341019033511904-19073521908-19123531913354191435519153561916-19203571921-19253581926-1932361undated362-5Photograph of autograph of Thomas Jefferson presented to the DAR by Eleanor Holmes Lindsayundated5023FilesSeries V.1869-1931, undatedScope and ContentsComprises William Lindsay and Lindsay family files, with travel cards and tickets, funeral notices, and papers that reflect the family's civic engagement in national societies, committees, and community affairs. Arranged alphabetically by subject.Advertisements1877-1910471Advertisements1911-1929472Advertisementsundated473-5Advertisement books1887-1915, undated551Biographical clippings and notes1892-1900552Broadsides and playbills1869-1900, undated553Cards, holiday cards, and thank yous1877-1931, undated554Commissions1899-1906555Clippings1892-1910, undated556-7Estate, will, settlement1900-1912561Funeral notices and memorials1890-1924, undated562Inventories and lists1897-1905563Inventories and lists1906-1908564Inventories and listsundated565Leases1901-1928566Liberty loan, Women's Committee, Franklin County1918567Lists of names1897-1898, undated568Memberships and societies1899-1920, undated571-2National Society of United States Daughters of 18121892-1928573Notices1883-1928574Pamphlets1879-1915, undated575-6Political and Senate business1870-1908577Printed materials1887-1910, undated581Printed materials, business1874-1926, undated582Printsundated434Programs, menus, and luncheon invitations1873-1919, undated583School related documents1870-1899, undated584Society of Kentucky Women1907-1926, undated585Tickets and travel cards1878-1909, undated586Tickets and travel cards1890-1902, undated587Travel abroad, passports, documents1888-1910, undated591World's Columbian Exposition1890-1893592World's Columbian Exposition, Liberty Bell Committee1893-1895593Writings and notes1880-1927, undated594Writings and notes1891-1908, undated595Legal papersSeries VI.1857-1910, undatedScope and ContentsComprises legal documents related to William Lindsay's private practice, judgeship, and term as Senator. Includes contracts, wills, official government documents, appeals, and depositions. Arranged chronologically by year.1857-18694141870-18774151878-18794211880-18824221883-18844231885-18894241890-19844251895-18994261900-1910431undated432-3PhotographsSeries VII.1869-1917, undatedScope and ContentsComprises photographs of the Lindsay family and scenes from their travels in the U.S. and abroad. Arranged alphabetically in subseries by subject.EuropeSubseries A.undatedLucerne, Switzerland hotel, view of lakeundated5310Brussels Museum, Le Bouton de Roseundated5024House of Commons, London, Speaker's seatundated5027Unidentified man leaning on railing in an opening in a tunnel in Switzerlandundated5035No. 293 Axenstrasse, a winding road in the mountains of Switzerlandundated5036LandscapesSubseries B.1899-1900, undatedA white ox pulling a wagon covered in hay through fieldundated5025Monument among treesundated4929Flowersundated4930Highland cliffs near seaundated5031Pond or lake surrounded by treesundated5033Flowers with butterfliesundated5339Photo of flowersundated5340Creek in woods with overhanging treesundated5341View of low mountains with large waterfall and creekundated5442A stream in the woodsundated5445Bridal Sud fall, Buck Forest; six people in overhang under waterfallundated5446A view of the Kentucky River from Glen's Peak Pikeundated5447Elkhorn Creek near the fallsundated5448A cable carundated51108Large house from a distanceundated491Railroad trestleundated492Castle, with a list of names and menu on reverse1899 March 4, undated504-5Well house and log shedundated506-7Unidentified man standing in front of Spanish-style houseundated509House with white picket fence surrounded by treesundated5311Stone mill on creekundated5012Unidentified man posing in suitundated4949Three unidentified men sitting on a porch with dogundated4950Four adults and two children in a gardenundated4951Unidentified man holding small child on shouldersundated4952Unidentified elderly man in front of a shoreundated4953Several men on the deck of the USS Wilmington, Rio Panama, left to right: Admiral Schley, Captain Allibone, Lieutenant Wells, and Lieutenant Commander Robinson19004954Colors (Retreat ceremony) on the USS Wilmington, Rio Panama19004955Four men, a woman and a dog on a patioundated4956Two unidentified men holding up a carpetundated4957Two unidentified men sitting down reading outsideundated5458A crowd of well-dressed men and women at an outdoor occasionundated5459National Soldiers Home, Memphis, Tennesseeundated5317Ingleside the country residence of Col. Charles E. Hogeundated52109Thrisnelda - The Triumphal Procession of Germanicus, a photo of a painting by Carl Pilstyundated4921Woven rug laid over a brick floorundated5022Living roomundated5328Postcard with picture of house amid treesundated503Log cabin, with postcard to Mrs. William Lindsay1917 September 115026The New Pineville Hotel, Pineville, Kentucky (postcard)undated508North CarolinaSubseries C.undatedView from Battery Park Hotel, Asheville, North Carolinaundated5013Old Mill near Hendersonville, North Carolinaundated5014Log cabin on farm with dog in North Carolinaundated5015Battery Park Hotel, Asheville, North Carolinaundated5016The Land of the Sky, views of Western North Carolinaundated5318-19Sulphur Spring near Asheville, North Carolinaundated5320Fence near flowing creek near Hendersonville, North Carolinaundated5032Views of Western North Carolina - Asheville and Vicinity; picture of a dirt path amongst treesundated5337The Land of the Sky - Western North Carolina views; two men gazing at view of mountains from topundated5338Waterfall in Hickory Nut Gapundated5443A ford in Hickory Nut Gap, four people in carriage pulled by horse crossing a creekundated5444PeopleSubseries D.1869-1895, undatedMetal plate of William Lindsayundated435Mrs. William Lindsay on the cover of Elite1893 April 15481Portrait of an unidentified ladyundated4960Unidentified man with medals on his chestundated4961-62Unidentified man with mustacheundated4963A tiny photo of three young men and a young woman; the photo is mounted in a paper folder with a poem printed on the inside pageundated4964A young child outdoorsundated4965Portrait of William Lindsayundated4966Geo. Huston Cartwell, aged five years and six monthsundated4967Portrait of Sam Patin and Ella Stimson - a man with a small girl18694968Portrait of Mrs. Stimsonundated4969A man standing by a treeundated4970A young lady dressed in a long, white gown, wearing a wide-brimmed white hatundated4971An unidentified woman holding a babyundated4972An elderly ladyundated5473A young lady [cameo]undated5474A lady [cameo]undated5475A tintype of two menundated4976A man sitting in a chairundated4977Bettie Eldridge Barret, aged 21 monthsundated5078A lady [the original of photo item No. 75]undated5079Stable boyundated5080A man with a hoe over his shoulderundated5081A man standing in a field; a large house is in the backgroundundated5082Evangeline, Thomas Fordundated5083A young lady holding a bookundated5084Mrs. A.E. Stevensonundated5085A lady with horseshoe broachundated5086A lady wearing a dress with rufflesundated5087A lady wearing a cross neckalaceundated5088Julia A. Beard18955089A young child in a white dressundated5090A young girl with a ribbon tied in a bow around her neckundated5191J.S. Bradford18925192An unidentified man with a moustacheundated5193Mr H. Smithundated5194Mr. Elndo Mercer, Hardinsburg, Kentuckyundated5195An unidentified manundated5196A different view of the man in item no. 96undated5197J. M. Holmes, 99 years oldundated5198Geo. F. Bagby, DD; died 1900undated5199A lady [photo of a painting]undated51100A man and a dog sitting on a benchundated54101A lady in a white dressundated54102A lady readingundated52103A lady [photo of a painting]undated54104Mrs. Eleanor with baby sonundated52105A lady sitting on a benchundated54106Three market women seated with baskets of vegatablesundated54107A portrait of an unidentified manundated52110A portrait of an unidentified woman in white dressundated52111Scrapbooks and account booksSeries VIII.1879-1916, undatedScope and ContentsComprises scrapbooks of clippings and invitations, deposit and account books for groceries and homewares, a notebook of art lecture notes, and a guest book of signatures that detail the domestic activities of the Lindsay family.Account book1879436Account books1901-1904437Account books1904-1908438Account bookundated441Deposit books1896-1897442Diary and notebooks1884-1916, undated443Guest bookundated444M. Lindsay art lecturesundated445Scrapbookundated446Scrapbookundated451Visiting listundated452SpeechesSeries IX.1875-1908, undatedScope and ContentsComprises typescript and manuscript speeches and addresses by William Lindsay, including political speeches to the U. S. Senate and the Democratic Party and addresses to literary societies and the American Bar Association. Arranged chronologically.Literary societies address, Bethel College, Russellville, Kentucky1875 June 9453Purchase of Silver Bullion speech, U.S. Senate1893 September 15454Senator re-election speech1894455Coinage law speech, Frankfort Kentucky Opera House1895 June 13456Ireland toast, Hibernian Society of Philadelphia 125th annual banquet1896 March 17457American Bar Association address1899458Albert Sidney Johnston Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy address1907 January 19461Democratic party speech, Louisville, Kentucky1908462Central University law school addressundated463Kentucky-Past, Present-Futureundated464The Man and the Corporationundated465Old Timesundated466Political speechesundated467-8Women and warundated469
Lindsay family papers