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M. Rey Yarberry papers,, 1848

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kukm1m55m71 M. Rey Yarberry papers, 1848-1939 55M71 Finding aid prepared by Ida Sell University of Kentucky Special Collections Special Collections Margaret I. King Building, North Lexington, KY, 40506-0039 (859) 257-8611 SCLREF@LSV.UKY.EDU 2011 January 31 This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2011-04-29T15:16-0400 Description is in English. Describing Archives: A Content Standard M. Rey Yarberry papers, 55M71 University of Kentucky Special Collections 0.23 Cubic feet 1 box 1848-1939 The M. Rey Yarberry papers are comprised of correspondence, clippings, journals, photographs, a scrapbook and miscellany related to the life and career of M. Rey Yarberry, a Kentucky politician, detective and legislator. Yarberry, M. Rey, (Mont Rey), 1873- Custodial History note 1VF62M90: Yarberry, Mrs. M. Rey, gift. Conditions Governing Access note Collection is open to researchers by appointment. Conditions Governing Use note The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections. Preferred Citation note 55M71: [Identification of item], M. Rey Yarberry papers, 1848-1939, University of Kentucky Special Collections. Biographical note Mont Rey Yarberry was born in Adair County, Kentucky, and upon graduation from Columbia High School in Columbia, Kentucky, became a farmer there. A Republican, Yarberry ran for sheriff of Adair County and won. Following his term as sheriff, Yarberry served in the State Legislature (1900-1901) and was the only Republican who served on the committee which chose the governor after the disputed 1899 election between William S. Taylor (1853-1928) and William Goebel (1856-1900). In 1901, Yarberry accepted an appointment as a secret service operative with the Internal Revenue Service of the Department of the Treasury in Washington, D. C. While there, he studied at George Washington University and received his Law degree in 1903. Yarberry returned to Louisville in 1913 and engaged in manufacturing. In 1927, he was selected by the Louisville Board of Public Safety to be chief of detectives. Arrangement note Collection is arranged chronologically. Scope and Contents note The M. Rey Yarberry papers are comprised of correspondence, clippings, journals, photographs, a scrapbook and miscellany related to the life and career of M. Rey Yarberry, a Kentucky politician, detective and legislator. The bulk of the collection consists of clippings and correspondence from Yarberry's years as chief of detectives, including information on some of his major cases. Clippings and correspondence from his earlier years are also present, although the correspondence consists mainly of letters of recommendation to President Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919) endorsing Yarberry for a United States Consulate. Also present are Yarberry's journals (1906-1913) during his years with the Internal Revenue Service, giving an account of his daily activities and expenses. Included with the collection are miscellaneous papers of J. Bruce Mathews, who served as an agent for various railroads, for the Department of Justice and for Internal Revenue's Prohibition Office in New Orleans. Correspondence concerning his work in New Orleans, letters of recommendation, and commissions and resignations from the National Guard of Tennessee's Chattanooga Riflers, of which Mathews was once a member, are present. Columbia High School. (Ky.) George Washington University. Goebel, William, 1856-1900 Kentucky. General Assembly. Goebel Taylor Election Committee. (1900) Mathews, Joseph Bruce, 1862-1959 National Guard of Tennessee. Chattanooga Riflers. Public Safety Board. (Louisville, Ky.) Republican Party. (U.S.) Roosevelt, Franklin D., (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945 Taylor, William S., (William Sylvester), 1853-1928 United States. Department of Justice. United States. Internal Revenue Service. Prohibition Office. United States. Internal Revenue Service. Adair County (Ky.)--Officials and employees--Titles. Columbia (Ky.) Correspondence. Detectives. Journals. Kentucky--Politics and government. Law enforcement. Letters. Politicians. Prohibition--United States. Correspondence, 1 2 1848 Correspondence, 1 3 1888-1896 Correspondence, 1 4 1897-1902 Correspondence, 1 7 1911-1927 Correspondence, 1 8 1928-1929 Contracts and legal papers, 1 5 1903-1904 Detective memos, 1 10 1932-1939 Diaries and accounts, 1 1 1907-1913 Letters, contracts, newspapers, 1 12 undated Scrapbook pages, newspaper clippings, photograph, 1 11 1899, 1927-1931 Transcripts of testimonies, 1 9 1931 United States Consul application, 1 6 1905