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Samuel M. Wilson Corbin light question papers, 1914

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2011MS071 Samuel M. Wilson Corbin light question papers, 1914 2011MS071 Finding aid prepared by Megan Mummey University of Kentucky Special Collections Special Collections Margaret I. King Building, North Lexington, KY, 40506-0039 (859) 257-8611 SCLREF@LSV.UKY.EDU 2011 October 28 This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2011-12-16T13:53-0500 Describing Archives: A Content Standard Samuel M. Wilson Corbin light question papers 2011MS071 University of Kentucky Special Collections 1 11 0.1 Cubic feet 1 box 1914 Arrangement note Collection is arranged chronologically. Preferred Citation note 2011MS071: [identification of item], Samuel M. Wilson Corbin light question papers, 1914, University of Kentucky Special Collections Scope and Contents note The Samuel M. Wilson Corbin light question papers consist of correspondence, newspaper clippings, and campaign materials and document Wilson's involvement with the Corbin, Kentucky's, proposed purchase of their light plant. Biographical note Lawyer, historian. Samuel M. Wilson was born in Louisville, Ky., a son of Samuel Ramsay Wilson and grandson of Joshua Lacy Wilson, two prominent members of the Presbyterian clergy. Wilson attended Centre College in Danville, Ky. (1888-1891), Williams College in Massachusetts (1892-1893) and the law school at Centre College (1894-1895). After being admitted to the Kentucky bar in 1895, Wilson practiced law in Lexington and taught for a time at Transylvania University. During World War I, Wilson served as an assistant judge advocate and then Division Judge Advocate for the 77th Division, which was stationed in France during most of the war. He was discharged in 1919, with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. Returning to Lexington after the war, Wilson and Clinton M. Harbison opened a law office under the name Wilson and Harbison. During these years, Wilson served various Kentucky circuit courts as a special judge and was once appointed a special master by the U.S. Supreme Court. He was also an attorney for several large corporations, including the Louisville and Nashville Railroad and Kentenia Corporation. In addition to his business duties, and various civic and charitable affairs in which he was involved, Wilson wrote extensively on Kentucky history in numerous pamphlets, articles and books including BATTLE OF BLUE LICKS, and HISTORY OF KENTUCKY. Conditions Governing Use note The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections. Conditions Governing Access note Collection is open to researchers by appointment. Wilson, Samuel M. (Samuel Mackay), 1871-1946 Corbin (Ky.) Electric Lighting.