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William Harrison Polk papers, 1780-1920, ca. 1818-1920 (bulk dates), 1818

Part of William Harrison Polk papers, 1780-1920, ca. 1818-1920 (bulk dates)

kukm1m53m1Guide to the William Harrison Polk papers, 1780-1920, ca. 1818-1920 (bulk dates)Processed by: Archives Staff ; machine-readable finding aid created by:Eric WeigSpecial CollectionsManuscriptsUniversity of KentuckyMargaret I. King LibraryLexington, Kentucky40506-0039 USAPhone: (859) 257-8611Fax: (859) 257-6311Email: sclref@lsv.uky.eduURL: http://www.uky.edu/Libraries/libpage.php?lweb_id=84&llib_id=13<ab_rank=3 Copyright 2002University of Kentucky Libraries. All Rights Reserved.Machine-readable finding aid derived from MARC Database Date of source: n.d.Description is in English.Guide to the William Harrison Polk papers, 1780-1920, ca. 1818-1920 (bulk dates)Collection number: 1M53M1Contact InformationSpecial CollectionsManuscriptsUniversity of KentuckyMargaret I. King LibraryLexington, Kentucky40506-0039Phone: (859) 257-8611Fax: (859) 257-6311Email: sclref@lsv.uky.eduURL: http://www.uky.edu/Libraries/libpage.php?lweb_id=84&llib_id=13<ab_rank=3Processed by: Archives StaffEncoded by: Eric Weig Copyright 2002 University of Kentucky. All Rights Reserved.William Harrison Polk papers, 1780-1920, ca. 1818-1920 (bulk dates)1M53M1Polk, William Harrison, b. 1843.7 cubic ft.None online. Must visit contributing institution.The materials are in English.University of Kentucky Special CollectionsLexington, Kentucky 40506Source unknown.Collection is open for research.Copyright has not been assigned to the University of Kentucky.[Identification of item], William Harrison Polk papers, 1780-1920, ca. 1818-1920 (bulk dates), 1M53M1, Special Collections, University of Kentucky.Genealogist, author, newspaperman. Polk was born in central Kentucky in 1843, was raised in Indiana, and returned to Kentucky after serving with the Union Army during the Civil War. He was appointed clerk and then postmaster of the post office in Paris, Ky, resigned, and moved to Texas, where he became city editor of the SHERMAN DAILY REGISTER. He returned to Kentucky to take a position as editor of the (Lexington) DAILY TRANSCRIPT, and later served on the staffs of and/or owned various other Lexington newspapers. He retired in 1908 to devote his time to historic and genealogical research, which culminated in the publication of POLK FAMILY AND KINSMEN, which was published in 1912.This is a collection of papers gathered by William Harrison Polk in the course of his research on his family. There are letters from R.C. Ballard Thruston, of Louisville, Ky, dating from about 1874 to 1914 and concerning the Polk and Ballard families; correspondence on the case of Early v. Blue Lick Springs Company, dating from 1867 to 1908; and numerous newspaper clippings and notes on historical events in Kentucky and on such personalities as John Hunt Morgan and Carry Nation.Arranged by subject or type of material, then sometimes chronologically.Ballard family.Morgan, John Hunt, 1825-1864.Nation, Carry Amelia, 1846-1911.Polk, William Harrison, b. 1843.Polk family.Thruston, R. C. Ballard (Rogers Clark Ballard), 1858-1946.Genealogists.Kentucky--Genealogy.Clippings.NotesWilliam Harrison Polk papers, 1780-1920, ca. 1818-1920 (bulk dates)