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Bennett papers, 1901-1961

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Author

Finding aid prepared by Amanda M. Reeve

Title

Bennett papers

Date

1901-1961

Repository

University of Kentucky Special Collections

Arrangement

Arranged by material type.

Conditions Governing Access note

Collection is open to researchers by appointment.

Preferred Citation Note

62M75 : [identification of item], Bennett papers, 1901-1961, University of Kentucky Special Collections.

Extent

0.45 Cubic feet

1 box

Abstract

The Bennett papers contain diaries written by Helen Bennett, and a letter written to Esther Bennett.

Biography/History

Esther Bennett lived in Richmond, Kentucky, at White Hall, the home built for Cassius Clay, Esther's great-grandfather. Helen Bennett is the great-grandmother of Esther Bennet.

Scope and Content

The Bennett papers contain diaries written by Helen Bennett, and a letter written to Esther Bennett. The diaries span 1901 to 1953. The collection also contains a notebook that has quotes and recipes written in it. The letter included was written by Mrs. Warfield Clay Bennett to Esther Bennett along with a sorority magazine that contains an article about Esther Bennett and her home, White Hall.

Subjects

  • Correspondence.
  • Diaries--United States--Kentucky.
  • Fraternities and sororities--Kentucky--Lexington.
  • Recipes.

Collection Inventory

Helen Bennett's Diaries, 1901-1905
[Box: 1, Folder: 1]
Helen Bennett's Diaries, 1911-1924
[Box: 1, Folder: 2]
Helen Bennett's Diary, 1928
[Box: 1, Folder: 3]
Helen Bennett's Diaries, 1943; 1944; 1947; 1946-1953
[Box: 1, Folder: 4]
Helen Bennett's quote and recipe book, undated
[Box: 1, Folder: 5]
Letter and sorority book, 1947-1961
[Box: 1, Folder: 6]