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History of Fleming County, The first one hundred years, 1780-1880: manuscript, 1981-1985

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Title

History of Fleming County, The first one hundred years, 1780-1880: manuscript

Date

1981-1985

Repository

University of Kentucky Special CollectionsLexington, Kentucky 40506

Arrangement

Arranged by material type.

Conditions Governing Access note

Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation Note

[Identification of item], History of Fleming County, The first one hundred years, 1780-1880: manuscript, 1981-1985, 1M87M43, Special Collections, University of Kentucky.

Extent

Manuscript: 341 leaves ; 28 x 22 cm, Personal correspondence: 38 items.

Biography/History

Author. Robert Spencer Cotterill was born in Ewing, Ky. in 1884, received his AB degree from Kentucky Wesleyan, his MA from the University of Virginia and his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin. Included among his works are: "EARLY RAILROADING IN KENTUCKY", "HISTORY OF PIONEER KENTUCKY", "THE SOUTHERN INDIANS", "THE OLD SOUTH", and "A SHORT HISTORY OF THE AMERICAS".

Scope and Content

This is a copy of the manuscript, "The History of Fleming County, the first one hundred years, 1780-1880" and accompanying correspondence. The bulk of this collection is a typescript of the unpublished work by Dr. Robert S. Cotterill, the original of which is in possession of relatives. The copy is marked with corrections and is missing sheets 217, 280, 324 and 325. Included with the typescript is correspondence related to the publishing of the history, conditions governing its printing, discussions of the maps that would be included in the book, changes that were suggested, and lists of those who would be interested in purchasing copies of the work. Also present are the maps compiled by Samuel M. Cassidy, donor of the material, that were to be included in Cotterill's book.

Subjects

  • Cotterill, Robert Spencer, 1884-
  • Cassidy, Samuel M, 1902-
  • Authors.
  • Kentucky--History.
  • Fleming County (Ky.)--History.
  • Manscripts.
  • Typescripts