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Lansdowne family papers, 1830-1920

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Author

Finding aid prepared by Alison Sperry

Title

Lansdowne family papers

Date

1830-1920

Repository

University of Kentucky Special Collections

Arrangement

Collection is arranged chronologically.

Conditions Governing Access note

Collection is open to researchers by appointment.

Preferred Citation Note

58M4 : [Identification of item], Lansdowne family papers, 1830-1920, University of Kentucky Special Collections.

Extent

0.4 Cubic feet

2 boxes

Creator

Lansdown family.

Abstract

The Lansdowne family papers consist of materials which document the Lansdowne family of Carter County, Ky. and Charles W. Osenton, a West Virginia politician who was a descendent of the Lansdownes.

Biography/History

The Landsdowne family was active in Kentucky and West Virginia politics. The family was from Carter County, Ky.

Scope and Content

The Lansdowne family papers consist of materials which document the Lansdowne family of Carter County, Ky. and Charles W. Osenton, a West Virginia politician who was a descendent of the Lansdownes. The collection consists of two distinct groups. One consists of land titles and business receipts which belonged to the Lansdownes, and dates from 1830 to 1880. The other group of papers relates to Charles W. Osenton's political activities and his career as a criminal lawyer and prosecuting attorney. A scrapbook contains letters and clippings about his career. Several of the letters are from Champ Clark, Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives and runner-up for the 1912 Democratic nomination for President, concerning his unsuccessful bid against Woodrow Wilson at the Baltimore convention. There are also a number of political broadsides from Kentucky and West Virginia in the collection.

Subjects

  • Democratic Party. (U.S.)
  • Broadsides.
  • Carter County (Ky.)--History.
  • United States--Politics and government--1909-1913.
  • West Virginia--Politics and government.
  • Bryan, William Jennings, 1860-1925
  • Clark, Champ, 1850-1921
  • Lansdowne, Andrew J.
  • Lansdowne, Mary Hord
  • Osenton, Charles W.
  • Osenton, Daisy Lansdowne
  • Powers, Frank, 1852-
  • Powers, Juliet Lansdowne, 1852-
  • Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924
  • Land titles.
  • Presidential candidates--United States.

Collection Inventory

Correspondence and receipts, 1838-1876
[Box: 1, Folder: 5, Box: 1, Folder: 6, Box: 1, Folder: 7, Box: 1, Folder: 8]
Scrapbook, 1883 July 29 -1906 July 31
[Box: 1, Item: 11]
Photograph of C.W. Osenton, 1889
[Box: 2, Folder: 1]
Broadsides, 1899-1920
[Box: 1, Folder: 2]
Badges, pins, ribbons and cards, circa 1900
[Box: 1, Item: 1]
Invitations, programs and newsletters, 1900-1912
[Box: 1, Folder: 10]
C.W. Osenton letters to his mother, 1900 November 10 -1913 July 12
[Box: 1, Folder: 9]
Letters to C.W. Osenton and family, 1912 March 1 -1913 June 25
[Box: 2, Folder: 1]
General correspondence, undated
[Box: 1, Folder: 3]
C.W. Osenton newspaper clippings, undated
[Box: 1, Folder: 4]