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John White Stevenson papers, 1869-1885, 1877-1885 (bulk dates), 1869

Part of John White Stevenson papers, 1869-1885, 1877-1885 (bulk dates)

kukm1vf56m188Guide to the John White Stevenson papers, 1869-1885, 1877-1885 (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 John White Stevenson papers, 1869-1885, 1877-1885 (bulk dates)Collection number: 1VF56M188, 1VF61M216, 1VF63M95, AAN9255LMContact 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.John White Stevenson papers, 1869-1885, 1877-1885 (bulk dates)1VF56M188, 1VF61M216, 1VF63M95, AAN9255LMStevenson, J. W. (John White), 1812-1886. 2 cubic ft.None online. Must visit contributing institution.The materials are in English.University of Kentucky Special CollectionsLexington, Kentucky 405061M58M3: Winslow, Mrs. John, gift, 1958. 1VF63M95: Richards, Paul C, Brookline, Mass., lot purchase, May 12, 1962.Collection is open for research.Copyright has not been assigned to the University of Kentucky.[Identification of item], John White Stevenson papers, 1869-1885. 1877-1885 (bulk dates), 1VF56M188, 1VF61M216, 1VF63M95, AAN9255LM, Special Collections, University of Kentucky.Governor of Kentucky, United States Senator. Stevenson was born in Richmond, Virginia. He read law in Virginia and, on the advice of James Madison, moved west to open his practice. After living in Vicksburg, Mississippi a few years, Stevenson moved to Covington, Kentucky in 1841. Four years later he was elected to the Kentucky state legislature as a representative from Kenton County. He was a member of the 1849 state constitutional convention and further familiarized himself with the state's laws by coauthoring with James Harlan, CODE OF PRACTICE IN CIVIL AND CRIMINAL CASES.Governor of Kentucky, United States Senator. Stevenson was born in Richmond, Virginia. He read law in Virginia and, on the advice of James Madison, moved west to open his practice. After living in Vicksburg, Mississippi a few years, Stevenson moved to Covington, Kentucky in 1841. Four years later he was elected to the Kentucky state legislature as a representative from Kenton County. He was a member of the 1849 state constitutional convention and further familiarized himself with the state's laws by coauthoring with James Harlan, CODE OF PRACTICE IN CIVIL AND CRIMINAL CASES.After serving as a delegate to the Democratic National Conventions of 1848, 1852, 1861, he served in the House of Representatives (1857-1861). A strong Confederate sympathizer, Stevenson returned to politics after the Civil War, with his election to the lieutenant governorship of Kentucky in 1867. Upon the death of Governor John LaRue Helm, Stevenson was elevated to the governorship. He failed to serve the full term, however, for he defeated Senator Thomas McCreery and won a seat in the United States Senate in 1871. At the end of his term in 1877 he returned to his law practice in Covington and to teaching criminal law and contracts in the Cincinnati law school. He served as chairman of the Democratic National Convention in 1880, and in 1884 was elected president of the American Bar Association.The papers contain diaries, letterbooks, letters, clippings, receipts and a will for John White Stevenson. Stevenson's diaries (9 volumes) contain contemporary political issues. The letterbooks (6 vols.) are of the same period (1877-1884) and contain much information on Kentucky politics and on the affairs of the Episcopal Church with which the deeply religious Stevenson was very involved. Many of the letters are related to the 1876 Presidential election between Rutherford B. Hayes and Samuel Tilden, Stevenson's visit to Louisiana as one of the "visiting statesmen" who went to examine the election returns, discussions of Hayes term as President, and the nomination of the Democratic candidateMiscellany includes a copy of Stevenson's will, a few receipts, newspaper clippings on various legal issues, and a commission for James B. Bell, issued in 1869 while Stevenson was governor (1VF56M188). There is also a Stevenson letter (1VF61M216) which replies to H. Storm's request for an autograph. Stevenson's letter to Leslie Combs (1VF63M216) assures Combs of his popularity in Northern Kentucky and expresses Stevenson's admiration for Combs accomplishments.Arranged by accession number and roughly chronologically there under.Bell, James B.Combs, Leslie, 1793-1881.Hayes, Rutherford Birchard, 1822-1893.Stevenson, J. W. (John White), 1812-1886.Storm, H.Tilden, Samuel, 1814-1886.Episcopal Church.Governors--Kentucky.Legislators--United States.Presidents--United States--Election--1876.Reconstruction--Kentucky.Kentucky--Politics and government--1865-1951.United States--Politics and government--1865-1900.Clippings.Commissions.Diaries.Receipts.WillsJohn White Stevenson papers, 1869-1885, 1877-1885 (bulk dates)