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Samuel M. Wilson correspondence chronological file and papers, 1774

Part of Samuel M. Wilson correspondence chronological file and papers

51w10Guide to the Samuel M. Wilson correspondence chronological file and papers, 1774-1959, bulk 1900-1946 51W10Processed by: Archives Staff ; machine-readable finding aid created by:Eric WeigUniversity of Kentucky Special Collections Research CenterSpecial Collections Research CenterMargaret I. King Building, NorthLexington 40506-0039SCLREF@LSV.UKY.EDUURL: This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2016-05-23 14:38:21 -0400.Description is in English. English University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center Samuel M. Wilson correspondence chronological file and papers 51W10 21.6 Cubic Feet 54 boxes 1774-1959 1900-1946 General note None online. Must visit contributing institution. Conditions Governing Access note Collection is open for research. Conditions Governing Use note Copyright has not been assigned to the University of Kentucky. Preferred Citation note 51W10: [Identification of item], Samuel M. Wilson correspondence chronological file and papers, 1774-1959, 1900-1946 (bulk dates), University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center. Biographical/Historical note Attorney, historian. Wilson, a native of Louisville, Ky, studied law at Centre College, Danville, Ky. and in the office of Judge Jere R. Morton and then became a prominent lawyer in Lexington, Ky. He was known for interests in social issues and in history, particularly for his work with the Lexington Public Library and the Kentucky Historical Society. He collected books and manuscripts, and founded the "Cakes and Ale Club" in Lexington, which consisted of a group of men who shared Wilson's interests in books and book collecting. Wilson bequeathed his large collection of books and manuscripts to the University of Kentucky library. Scope and Contents note The collection contains correspondence, clippings, legal documents, financial records, broadsides and genealogical and historical research materials, the majority of which was generated by Samuel M. Wilson, a Lexington, Ky. attorney and amateur historian. Most of the correspondence concerns Wilson's genealogical and historical research, although some correspondence from his various legal concerns is present. Correspondents include: Frank C. McVey, Desha Breckinridge, R. C. Ballard Thruston and other Kentuckians involved in historical research; and various Lexington attorneys, including Clinton M. Harbison, his law partner for thirty years. Various broadsides and invitations are present, mostly concerning historical societies and commemorative events. Some of Wilson's personal financial records, including bills and receipts are present as well. Arrangement note Arranged chronologically. Immediate Source of Acquisition Gift, December 10, 1946 Historians -- Kentucky. History -- Societies, etc. -- Kentucky. Kentucky -- Genealogy. History -- Research -- Kentucky. Historians. Broadsides. Harbison, Clinton M. McVey, Frank LeRond, 1869-1953 Breckinridge, Desha, 1867-1935 Wilson, Samuel M. (Samuel Mackay), 1871-1946 Thruston, R. C. Ballard