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James K. Patterson presidential papers, 1856-1957

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Title

James K. Patterson presidential papers

Date

1856-1957

Repository

University of Kentucky Libraries, Special Collections

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in eleven series chronologically and by subject: I. Correspondence i. Personal ii. Professional II. Reports and Speeches III. Published Materials IV. Board of Trustees Materials V. Financial Materials VI. Patterson Female Institute VII. Patterson Literary Society VIII. Miscellaneous IX. Materials received by Mabel Pollitt Adams X. Photographic Materials XI. Ephemera

Conditions Governing Access note

Collection is open to researchers by appointment.

Preferred Citation Note

0000ua001: [identification of item], James K. Patterson presidential papers, University of Kentucky Archives.

Extent

9.56 cubic feet (33 boxes)

Abstract

The James K. Patterson presidential papers consist of his personal and professional correspondence, speeches and notes, books, reports, documents and financial material associated with the Agricultural and Mechanical (A&M) College along with published materials and photographs.

Biography/History

James Kennedy Patterson, "The Grand Old Man" of the University, served from 1869 to1910 as president of the institutions that were to become the University of Kentucky. Through his vision, diplomatic skills, administrative acumen, and at times, financial support - the fledgling Agricultural and Mechanical (A&M) College of Kentucky was transformed into an independent state university.

Patterson was born in the parish of Gorbals in Glasgow, Scotland in 1833. His family immigrated to the United States in 1842, when Patterson was nine, and settled near Madison, Indiana. He received his B.A and Master of Arts degrees from Hanover College (Indiana) in 1856 and 1859 respectively, and an honorary Ph.D. from the same institution in 1875. [Later honorary degrees included the LL.D. from the Universities of Vermont (1910) and Kentucky (1916)]. In 1859 he was married to Lucelia Wing, daughter of a wealthy New Bedford, Massachusetts whaler who had moved to Kentucky around 1800. The Pattersons had two children: daughter, Jeanie Rumsey who died in infancy and a son, William Andrew (in whose name Patterson by bequest endowed the University's School of Diplomacy), who passed away in 1895 at the age of 27. Following principalships at the Presbyterial Academy of Greenville (Kentucky) and the preparatory department of Stewart College in Clarksville, Tennessee, where he also taught Latin and Greek, he served as Principal of the Transylvania Academy in Lexington from 1861 to 1865.

With the merger in 1865 of Transylvania College, Kentucky University (in Harrodsburg), and the newly state-chartered Agricultural and Mechanical College of Kentucky, Patterson was appointed professor of Latin and Civil History in this enlarged "Kentucky University." At the same time, he secured the chair of History and Metaphysics which he occupied under changing institutional auspices until 1910. In 1869, Patterson was elected third Presiding Officer of the University's now constituent Agricultural and Mechanical College. After rancorous denominational and theological bickering and debilitating financial hardship experienced by the hybrid institution, the State Legislature in 1878 formally separated the A&M College from K.U., and Patterson assumed the position of "President" of the independent school. One of the A&M president's first administrative efforts, following the erection of the college's first buildings on its new Lexington Fairgrounds site, ultimately at his own expense, was an attempt to repair the fiscal damage incurred by the school during its preceding thirteen years of existence in linkage with Kentucky University. To this end he indefatigably led the fight to convince the Kentucky General Assembly to enact legislation establishing a one-half-cent state property tax to raise desperately needed monies to support the struggling College. The climax of his crusade - an impassioned speech on the floor of the Senate - succeeded in sweeping away the formidable, organized opposition to the tax and the measure was approved in 1882. The revenues from this new tax, however, proved insufficient to provide for the college's stability and continued growth. With the financial situation of the institution in question, Patterson considered other means of fundraising. When all other options had been exhausted he secured a personal loan to procure the needed money.

Patterson proved a capable chief executive, administering the daily operations and affairs of the A&M College wisely and economically, although he was criticized by his detractors as unduly tyrannical and miserly, the latter particularly as it related to the salaries of employees and to physical expansion. Many in the community and state likewise felt that the president was wrongly removing the college from its moorings in agricultural and engineering instruction, as mandated by the Morrill Land-Grant Act, and setting it on a course of becoming an essentially liberal arts institution. Increasing curricular diversification led to moves to upgrade the school's official academic classification and Patterson with his Board of Trustees in 1908 successfully lobbied the General Assembly in support of changing the school's name to: "State University, Lexington, Kentucky." He continued as President for two more years, assisting in the transition of the institution to University status. In 1910 he retired from the presidency. The Board of Trustees unanimously approved his stipulated conditions which included: attendance at Board and faculty meetings; serving as advisor to the incoming President and as representative of the University on the state and national level; and continued residence in the campus house built for the President in 1882, which he occupied until his death in 1922. The life and legacy of Kentucky's "Pater Universitatis" are today honored in University buildings and a roadway that bear his name, and in the seated statue of the founder, erected in 1934, which sits adjacent to the institution's Administration Building and astride the campus he built and nurtured.

(from http://www.uky.edu/Libraries/libpage.php?lweb_id=320&llib_id=13)

Scope and Content

The James K. Patterson presidential papers consist of his personal and professional correspondence, speeches and notes, books, reports, documents and financial material associated with the Agricultural and Mechanical (A&M) College, published materials, and photographs. Also included are materials relating to Lucelia Patterson and their son William Andrew Patterson, such as correspondence, notes, photographs, and a scrapbook devoted to the memory of William Andrew Patterson.

These materials span most of the years of Patterson's life and beyond, from 1856 to 1957, and document the arduous work Patterson accomplished in order to sustain the A&M College following the Civil War and eventually establishing the school as a State College.

Subjects

  • Patterson James K. (James Kennedy), 1833-1922.
  • Adams, Mabel Pollit.
  • Patterson, Lucelia Wing.
  • Patterson, William Andrew.
  • Patterson, Walter K.
  • Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924.
  • Political letter writing Kentucky Lexington.
  • Universities and colleges Finance.
  • Women's colleges Kentucky North Middletown.
  • University of Kentucky.
  • University of Kentucky Administration.
  • University of Kentucky. Board of Trustees.
  • University of Kentucky Students Statistics History 19th century.
  • University of Kentucky Faculty Statistics History 19th century.
  • Agricultural and Mechanical College of Kentucky.
  • Kentucky Agricultural Experiment Station.
  • Transylvania University History 19th century.
  • Patterson Institute.
  • Photographic portraits.
  • Group portraits.

Related Material

Pollitt, Mabel Hardy. A Biography of James Kennedy Patterson, president of the University of Kentucky from 1869 to 1910, prepared by Mabel Hardy Pollitt. Speeches and written articles selected from the papers of President Patterson. Louisville (Ky.): Press, Westerfield-Bonte Co., ca. 1925.

University of Kentucky. Commemorative exercises of the fortieth anniversary of the presidency of James K. Patterson; June 1st, 1909. Biographical sketch by William B. Smith. Lexington (Ky.): [s.n.], 1910.

Hopkins, William Stephen. James K. Patterson, benevolent despot. Lexington (Ky.): University of Kentucky Library Associates, 1965.

Smith, William Benjamin. James Kennedy Patterson, pater universitatis Kentuckionsis: his career, his achievements, his personality. [S.L.: s.n., 19__?]

Collection Inventory

Series I. Correspondence, 1905-1956
Scope and Contents note:

The Correspondence series consists of letters written and received by James Patterson and has been further subdivided by type of correspondence, subject, and sender.

Subseries i. Professional Correspondence, 1880-1936
Scope and Contents note:

Includes correspondence relating to the operations of A&M College, particularly administrative, as well as correspondence between parents and students. Faculty applications and county student appointments are also found in the form of correspondence. Of particular note is the correspondence between Patterson and the state and national government, including a letter from Woodrow Wilson, as he worked to attain the title of State College.

Administrative, May 1880-August 1882
[box: 1, folder: 1]
Administrative, September 1882-January 1884
[box: 1, folder: 2]
Administrative, 1884-1885
[box: 1, folder: 3]
Administrative, July 1885-September 1886
[box: 1, folder: 4]
Administrative, October 1886-February 1888
[box: 1, folder: 5]
Administrative, 1888-1892
[box: 1, folder: 6]
Administrative, 1893-1896
[box: 1, folder: 7]
Administrative, 1897-1900
[box: 2, folder: 1]
Administrative, May 1900-May 1903
[box: 2, folder: 2]
Administrative, August 1903-June 1905
[box: 2, folder: 3]
Administrative, 1905-1909
[box: 2, folder: 4]
Academic , 1879-1936, undated
[box: 2, folder: 5]
Agricultural Experiment Station, 1882-1900
[box: 3, folder: 1]
Agricultural Experiment Station, 1887-1889
[box: 3, folder: 2]
Agricultural Experiment Station, 1900-1909
[box: 3, folder: 3]
Agricultural Experiment Station Reports, 1906, 1910-1911
[box: 3, folder: 4]
County Student Appointments , 1887-1889
[box: 3, folder: 5]
Faculty Applications, 1880-1884
[box: 3, folder: 6]
Faculty Applications, January 1885-July 1887
[box: 3, folder: 7]
Faculty Applications, 1888-1899
[box: 4, folder: 1]
Faculty Applications, 1900-1909
[box: 4, folder: 2]
Financial, 1878-1884
[box: 4, folder: 3]
Financial, 1885-1917
[box: 4, folder: 4]
Parents and Students, 1881-1884
[box: 4, folder: 5]
Parents and Students, October 1882-March 1883
[box: 4, folder: 6]
Parents and Students, April 1883-July 1884
[box: 4, folder: 7]
Parents and Students, August-November 1884
[box: 4, folder: 8]
Parents and Students, December 1884-June 1885
[box: 5, folder: 1]
Parents and Students, July 1885-October 1886
[box: 5, folder: 2]
Parents and Students, October 1886-February 1889
[box: 5, folder: 3]
Parents and Students, March 1899-July 1902
[box: 5, folder: 4]
Parents and Students, 1902-1909
[box: 5, folder: 5]
Parents and Students, undated
[box: 5, folder: 6]
Major J. Embry Allen, January-March 1902
[box: 6, folder: 1]
D. H. Clark (Commandant of Cadets), 1888-1889
[box: 6, folder: 2]
James Logan and G.C. Aiken, concerning lease, 1889-1890
[box: 6, folder: 3]
Albert E. Menke , 1882-1883
[box: 6, folder: 4]
H.P. McDonald and Bros. Architects, 1882-1887
[box: 6, folder: 5]
S.M Smigert [?], 1894, 1900
[box: 6, folder: 6]
W.B. Stark, 1889
[box: 6, folder: 7]
E. L. Taylor, June-December 1889
[box: 6, folder: 8]
Matthew Van Lear, March 1882
[box: 6, folder: 9]
Woodrow Wilson, 17-Jun-13
[box: 6, folder: 10]
Book Orders, 1906
[box: 6, folder: 11]
Civil Engineering Applicants, August 1897
[box: 6, folder: 12]
Congratulations on Success in A&M Controversy , March 1882
[box: 6, folder: 13]
Concerning Patterson's Retirement, 1909-1910
[box: 6, folder: 14]
Department of the Interior: Bureau of Education , 1882-1905
[box: 6, folder: 15]
The Fisk Teachers' Agencies, 1902
[box: 6, folder: 16]
Eastern Kentucky Lunatic Asylum, 1887-1889
[box: 6, folder: 17]
Fraternity Establishment and Member Lists, 1882-1901
[box: 6, folder: 18]
Gym Use, 1903-1904
[box: 6, folder: 19]
Hill-Hamilton Case, 1883
[box: 6, folder: 20]
House of Representatives, 1886-1902
[box: 6, folder: 21]
Immigration Restriction League, Jun-05
[box: 6, folder: 22]
Kentucky State Executive Committee , 1882-1905
[box: 6, folder: 23]
Land Acquisition and Renting, 1881-1905
[box: 6, folder: 24]
Medical School Establishment, Jun-05
[box: 6, folder: 25]
Miscellaneous
[box: 6, folder: 26]
State of Kentucky House of Representatives, 1884-1910
[box: 7, folder: 1]
State of Kentucky Senate, 1885-1902
[box: 7, folder: 2]
Student Rebellion, Apr-02
[box: 7, folder: 3]
Superintendent of Public Schools , August-September 1886
[box: 7, folder: 4]
Temple Bodley, 1886
[box: 7, folder: 5]
United States Department of Agriculture, 1885-1908
[box: 7, folder: 6]
United States Department of Treasury, 1887-1888
[box: 7, folder: 7]
United States Executive Committee, 1900-1901
[box: 7, folder: 8]
United States Senate, 1884-1910
[box: 7, folder: 9]
University of Alabama, June-July 1917
[box: 7, folder: 10]
University Utilities and Supplies, 1880-1905
[box: 7, folder: 11]
University of Tennessee, 1892-1905
[box: 7, folder: 12]
War Department, 1886-1902
[box: 7, folder: 13]
West Virginia University, 1895
[box: 7, folder: 14]
Subseries ii. Personal Correspondence, 1880-1936
Scope and Contents note:

Represented are letters from James Patterson's close friends and associates, particularly land agents in Texas, his mother, wife, son, and relatives, particularly his Scottish cousin, James McLintock, in Edinburgh. Through this correspondence one can document Patterson and his family's travels through the United States and Europe.

Annie G. Celay, 1884-1889
[box: 7, folder: 15]
J.S. Daugherty, General Land Agent Texas, 1882-1894
[box: 7, folder: 16]
Edward Freeman, 1881-1882, 1890-1891
[box: 7, folder: 17]
James McLintock, 1882-1889
[box: 7, folder: 18]
Robert MacKellan, 1888-1901
[box: 8, folder: 1]
R.W. Nelson, May-05
[box: 8, folder: 2]
Lucelia Patterson, 1884-1887, undated
[box: 8, folder: 3]
James K. Patterson, 1883-1906
[box: 8, folder: 4]
John Patterson, 1900-1901
[box: 8, folder: 5]
Walter K. Patterson, 1885-1904
[box: 8, folder: 6]
William A. Patterson, 1879, 1882
[box: 8, folder: 7]
A.L. Peterman, April-June 1896
[box: 8, folder: 8]
Mrs. B.P. Ryland, July 1886
[box: 8, folder: 9]
Pecos County, Texas, 1886-1909
[box: 8, folder: 10]
Map of Daugherty and Poyner Addition Colorado, Texas, 1884
[box: 33, folder: 4]
Family, 1866,1882-1899
[box: 8, folder: 11]
Invitations, 1882-1905
[box: 8, folder: 12]
Miscellaneous Friends, 1864-1883
[box: 8, folder: 13]
Miscellaneous Friends , 1883-1905
[box: 8, folder: 14]
Post Cards, 1884-1886
[box: 8, folder: 15]
Series II. Reports and Speeches, 1870-1916
Scope and Contents note:

Consists of the reports presented to Patterson and the Board of Trustees as well as speeches Patterson wrote academically and for commencement exercises. The academic reports list the names and grades of students in particular classes as well as what the professor accomplished in the semester. This series also contains some weekly reports on the conditions of the dormitories and the mess hall. "Speeches of James K. Patterson" and "State University of Kentucky Commemorative Exercises of the Fortieth Anniversary of the Presidency of James K. Patterson June 1, 1909" are both bound collections of Patterson's speeches.

Academic Reports, June 1883-1885
[box: 9, folder: 1]
Academic Reports, 1888
[box: 9, folder: 2]
Academic Department Reports, 1891-1892
[box: 9, folder: 3]
A&M College Reports, 1893-1899
[box: 9, folder: 4]
Annual Reports, Association of Alumni, 1892-1900
[box: 9, folder: 5]
Department Reports, 1887
[box: 9, folder: 6]
Department Reports, 1888-1911
[box: 9, folder: 7]
Experiment Station Reports, 1886-1910
[box: 10, folder: 1]
Kentucky State College Report , 1890
[box: 10, folder: 2]
Military Department Reports, 1893, undated
[box: 10, folder: 3]
"Condition of Student Mess" Reports on Dormitory Meals, 1887-1889
[box: 10, folder: 4]
"Condition of Student Mess" Reports on Dormitory Meals November 8, 1887-February 12, 1889
[box: 10, folder: 5]
"Reports of the Condition of the Rooms, Halls" , September 25, 1887- May 27, 1888
[box: 33, folder: 4]
Reports to the Board of Trustees, 1906-1918
[box: 10, folder: 6]
Reports to the Board of Trustees, 1907-1916
[box: 10, folder: 7]
Reports to the Executive Committee, 1907-1916
[box: 10, folder: 8]
Patterson Speeches, 1870, 1900-1908
[box: 11, folder: 1]
Patterson Speeches, 1910-1919
[box: 11, folder: 2]
Patterson Speeches, undated
[box: 11, folder: 3]
Patterson Speeches, undated
[box: 11, folder: 4]
Speeches of James K. Patterson , 1875-1911
[box: 11, folder: 5, item: 1]
State University of Kentucky Commemorative Exercises of the Fortieth Anniversary of the Presidency of James K. Patterson, June 1, 1909
[box: 11, folder: 5, item: 2]
Agricultural Papers and Pamphlets, 1890-1919
[box: 12, folder: 1]
Series III. Published Materials, 1859-1954
Scope and Contents note:

Consists of the published papers and pamphlets received by Patterson, as well as newspaper articles about and written by Patterson. Materials of particular importance in this series are the commencement programs and original A&M and Kentucky State college advertisements and brochures.

Army Papers and Pamphlets, 1883-1904
[box: 12, folder: 2]
Department of Pedagogy Pamphlets, 1898-1899
[box: 12, folder: 3]
Education Papers and Pamphlets, 1884-1909
[box: 12, folder: 4]
Exposition and Travel Pamphlets, 1903
[box: 12, folder: 5]
Government Papers and Pamphlets, 1884-1916
[box: 12, folder: 6]
Patterson Addresses and Letters printed in Newspaper, 1870-1907
[box: 12, folder: 7]
Programs, Addresses, Arguments and Replies, 1859-1900
[box: 12, folder: 8]
Programs, Addresses, Arguments and Replies, 1903-1915, undated
[box: 12, folder: 9]
Programs, Patterson Memorial Dedication , 1933-1934
[box: 12, folder: 10]
Programs, Commencement Address State University of Kentucky , 1908-1911
[box: 12, folder: 11]
Newspaper Articles on President Patterson, 1887-1919
[box: 13, folder: 1]
Newspaper Clippings (typed copies), 1880-1903
[box: 13, folder: 2]
Newspaper Clippings (typed copies), 1904-1913
[box: 13, folder: 3]
Newspaper Clippings (typed copies), 1914-1922, 1934-1954
[box: 13, folder: 4]
Newspaper Clippings relating to Retirement of President Patterson, 1910
[box: 13, folder: 5]
Newspaper Clippings, Administration Building and A&M College Building Dedication, 1882
[box: 13, folder: 6]
Newspaper Clippings, 1870-1934, undated
[box: 13, folder: 7]
Newspaper Lists, undated
[box: 13, folder: 8]
Religious Pamphlets, 1884-1905
[box: 13, folder: 9]
Society of Antiquaries of Scotland Papers, 1896-1905
[box: 13, folder: 10]
State College of Kentucky Brochures, 1892, undated
Mechanical Hall, 1892
[box: 13, folder: 11, item: 1] browse
"Engine", 1892
[box: 13, folder: 11, item: 2] browse
"Forge Shop", 1892
[box: 13, folder: 11, item: 3] browse
"Engine", 1892
[box: 13, folder: 11, item: 4] browse
"Wood Shop", 1892
[box: 13, folder: 11, item: 5] browse
"Foundry", 1892
[box: 13, folder: 11, item: 6] browse
"Machine Shop", 1892
[box: 13, folder: 11, item: 7] browse
Advertisements, Academic Supplies, Undated
[box: 13, folder: 12]
Advertisements, General Supplies, Undated
[box: 13, folder: 13]
Series IV. Board of Trustees Materials, 1901-1911
Scope and Contents note:

Consists of reports, blueprints and papers received and produced by the Board of Trustees. These papers document the advancements made on campus as well as projected plans for future development and funding.

1901-1904
[box: 14, folder: 1]
Board of Trustees Physics Department, 1904-1906
[box: 14, folder: 2]
1907
[box: 14, folder: 3]
1907
[box: 14, folder: 4]
1908
[box: 14, folder: 5]
1908
[box: 14, folder: 6]
1909
[box: 15, folder: 1]
1909
[box: 15, folder: 2]
1910-1911
[box: 15, folder: 3]
School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Blue Prints, 1907
[box: 33, folder: 3]
Undated
[box: 15, folder: 4]
Undated
[box: 15, folder: 5]
Series V. Financial Materials, 1870-1919
Scope and Contents note:

Consists primarily of bills received by Patterson as well as payment forms and receipts. These materials in this series give a fairly good picture of the daily workings of the A&M College and the forms in which the school's money was allotted. The materials are arranged chronologically.

1870-1880
[box: 16, folder: 1]
June 1880- July 1880
[box: 16, folder: 2]
August 1880-September 1880
[box: 16, folder: 3]
October-December 1880
[box: 16, folder: 4]
January-June 1881
[box: 16, folder: 5]
July-December 1881
[box: 16, folder: 6]
January 1882
[box: 16, folder: 7]
July 1882
[box: 16, folder: 8]
July 1882-October 1882
[box: 16, folder: 9]
October 1882-March 1883
[box: 16, folder: 10]
April 1883-February 1884
[box: 17, folder: 1]
March-July 1884
[box: 17, folder: 2]
February 1885-June 1885
[box: 17, folder: 3]
August 1884-January 1885
[box: 17, folder: 4]
January-March 1886
[box: 17, folder: 5]
July-December 1885
[box: 17, folder: 6]
April-July 1886
[box: 17, folder: 7]
November 1886-January 1887
[box: 18, folder: 1]
August-October 1886
[box: 18, folder: 2]
February-May 1887
[box: 18, folder: 3]
June-July 1887
[box: 18, folder: 4]
August-October 1887
[box: 18, folder: 5]
October-December 1887
[box: 18, folder: 6]
December 1887-February 1888
[box: 18, folder: 7]
March-June 1888
[box: 18, folder: 8]
July-October 1888
[box: 19, folder: 1]
November 1888-February 1889
[box: 19, folder: 2]
March-May 1889
[box: 19, folder: 3]
June September 1889
[box: 19, folder: 4]
October 1889-December 1891
[box: 19, folder: 5]
January 1892-June 1893
[box: 19, folder: 6]
July 1893-July 1895
[box: 19, folder: 7]
August 1895-March 1896
[box: 19, folder: 8]
April 1896-May 1897
[box: 20, folder: 1]
June 1897-December 1898
[box: 20, folder: 2]
January 1899-March 1900
[box: 20, folder: 3]
April 1900-February 1901
[box: 20, folder: 4]
June 1901-July 1902
[box: 20, folder: 5]
August 1902-June 1904
[box: 20, folder: 6]
July 1904-April 1905
[box: 20, folder: 7]
May 1905-December 1909
[box: 20, folder: 8]
1910-1919
[box: 20, folder: 9]
undated
[box: 21, folder: 1]
undated
[box: 21, folder: 2]
Insurance Papers and Contracts, July 1880-March 1883
[box: 21, folder: 3]
Insurance Papers and Contracts, 1880-1883
[box: 21, folder: 4]
Insurance Papers and Contracts, 1883-1884, undated
[box: 21, folder: 5]
Series VI. Patterson Female Institute Diaries, 1866-1878
Scope and Contents note:

Consists of diaries in fair to poor condition written by students who attended the Patterson Institute, a women's college begun in North Middletown, Ky. (Bourbon County) in 1867. The school was named for J.T. Patterson relation to James Kennedy Patterson unknown and appears to have closed circa 1879. The diaries seem to be produced by a group of sisters or relatives with the same last name and account their daily lives. Mention is made within the diaries that they were to serve as writing exercises which would be judged by "Mr. Patterson".

Fannie and Linda Benthell diaries (2), 1864, 1866
[box: 21, folder: 6]
Sudie and Cornelia Benthell diaries (2), 1868, 1867
[box: 21, folder: 7]
Hellene and Sudie Benthell diaries (2), 1868, 1865-1866
[box: 21, folder: 8]
Sudie Benthell and unknown author diaries (2), 1869, 1870
[box: 21, folder: 9]
Fannie Benthell (2), 1871
[box: 21, folder: 10]
Fannie, Sudie and Cornelia (Connie, Loulie) Benthell diaries (3), circa 1872-1873
[box: 22, folder: 1]
Cornnelia (Lulie) and unknown author diaries (3), 1873, 1873-1874
[box: 22, folder: 2]
Fannie Benthell and unknown author diaries (2), 1874-1875
[box: 22, folder: 3]
Cornelia (Cornie) Benthell diaries (2), 1875-1876
[box: 22, folder: 4]
Cornelia Benthell lecture notebook; ledger belonging to Louise Benthell; diary by unknown author (3), circa 1878
[box: 22, folder: 5]
Series VII. Patterson Literary Society, 1938-1957
Scope and Contents note:

This series consists of two books related to the society. The books contain member rosters and meeting minutes. The society met in McVey Hall and discussed papers written on certain topics, some of which won cash awards.

Constitution and Minutes, 1938-1939
[box: 22, folder: 6]
Meeting Minutes , 1952-1957
[box: 22, folder: 7]
Series VIII. Miscellaneous, 1938-1957
Scope and Contents note:

These materials relate to the college or to Patterson himself and include a satire by an unknown author and Lucelia Patterson's papers. Related to the college are matriculation stubs and examination papers written for a variety of classes.

Poetry, 1811-1816
[box: 22, folder: 8]
Mrs. Lucelia Patterson: Letters, family papers, personal affairs, 1860-1890
[box: 23, folder: 1]
A&M College Admission Endorsements, 1871-1872
[box: 23, folder: 2]
Account Books (3), 1876, undated
[box: 23, folder: 3]
Matriculation Stubs (5 sets), 1893-1895
[box: 24, folder: 1]
Examination Papers, 1900-1901, undated
[box: 23, folder: 4]
Unveiling of the James K. Patterson Statue , Jun-34
[box: 23, folder: 5]
Agriculture, undated
[box: 23, folder: 6]
Barren Fork Mining and Coal Company, undated
[box: 23, folder: 7]
William Andrew Patterson Memorial Scrapbook, undated
[box: 23, folder: 8]
State College of Kentucky Certificates of Admission, 1872, 1888 and undated
[box: 23, folder: 9]
Series IX. Materials received by Mabel Pollitt Adams, 1856-1911
Scope and Contents note:

Consists of the papers received by Adams, who was a University of Kentucky graduate and wrote a biography of Patterson in 1925 under the name of Mabel Hardy Pollitt. Many of these papers and correspondence are similar to those found throughout the collection. The papers were kept in the exact order in which they were received. The family correspondence is older, with some rare letters from Patterson's two brothers, William and Andrew.

Broadside from Hanover College Alumni, 1911
[box: 25, folder: 1]
Robert MacKellen's correspondence with Patterson, 1880-1899
[box: 25, folder: 2]
Correspondence, 1890-1891
[box: 25, folder: 3]
James, John, David, Finlay, and Agnes McLintock Correspondence , 1890-1891, undated
[box: 25, folder: 4]
Correspondence (not UK), 1856-1903
[box: 25, folder: 5]
Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1856-1903
[box: 25, folder: 6]
Newspaper Clippings, 1874, undated
[box: 25, folder: 7]
Personal and Family Papers, undated
[box: 25, folder: 8]
Patterson Speeches, undated
[box: 25, folder: 9]
Miscellaneous, 1856-1903
[box: 25, folder: 10]
Miscellaneous, concerning UK
[box: 25, folder: 11]
Miscellaneous
[box: 25, folder: 12]
Miscellaneous (received October 13, 1965)
[box: 25, folder: 13]
Series X. Photographic Materials, 1962-1918
Scope and Contents note:

Contains images related to Patterson and A&M College. Most of the photographs are undated and include tintypes and three ambrotypes.

Doctor Donovan, undated
[box: 26, item: 1]
T.W. Comer, undated
[box: 26, item: 2]
John Erwin, undated
[box: 26, item: 3]
John Erwin, undated
[box: 26, item: 4]
Andrew Patterson, 1862
[box: 26, item: 5] browse
[possibly] William Patterson (brother of James Patterson), 1862
[box: 26, item: 6] browse
James K. Patterson, undated
[box: 26, item: 7] browse
Janet Kennedy Patterson, undated
[box: 26, item: 8] browse
Janet Kennedy Patterson, undated
[box: 26, item: 9] browse
Mrs. Lucelia Patterson (tintype), undated
[box: 26, item: 10] browse
William A. Patterson (son of James Patterson), undated
[box: 26, item: 11] browse
William A. Patterson (son), undated
[box: 26, item: 12] browse
William A. Patterson (son), "From W.A. Patterson to his Grandmother", undated
[box: 26, item: 13] browse
William A. Patterson (son), undated
[box: 26, item: 14] browse
William A. Patterson (son), undated
[box: 26, item: 15]
Charles F. Wing, undated
[box: 26, item: 16] browse
Charles F. Wing, undated
[box: 26, item: 17] browse
Dumbarton Castle, "facing the Clyde and showing part of the pier" Scotland, undated
[box: 26, item: 18]
A beggar and his Flute, Quito, Ecuador, 1870
[box: 26, item: 19]
A track meet at University of Kentucky, Syd Smith breaking the record for college pole vault at 9ft., 6in, June 1, 1897
[box: 26, item: 20] browse
Unidentified boy, undated
[box: 26, item: 21]
[possibly] William A. (son) and Lucelia Patterson, undated
[box: 26, item: 22] browse
Three unidentified men in Union Uniforms, undated
[box: 26, item: 23]
Unidentified Man (possibly Patterson's Scott cousin McLintock), undated
[box: 26, item: 24]
Unidentified Man , undated
[box: 26, item: 25]
Unidentified Man, undated
[box: 26, item: 26]
Unidentified Man (Tintype), undated
[box: 26, item: 27]
Unidentifed Man [possibly William A. Patterson], undated
[box: 26, item: 28]
Unidentified Man [possibly William A. Patterson], undated
[box: 26, item: 29] browse
James K. Patterson, undated
[box: 26, item: 30] browse
James K. Patterson, undated
[box: 26, item: 31] browse
Unidentified Man, February 8, 1866
[box: 26, item: 32]
Unidentified Nun, undated
[box: 26, item: 33]
Unidentified Woman (Tintype), undated
[box: 26, item: 34]
Unidentified Woman , undated
[box: 26, item: 35]
"Floyd D. Crim Box 121, Ronceverte West Virginia, undated
[box: 27, item: 1]
William A. Patterson (son), undated
[box: 27, item: 2] browse
William A. Patterson, undated
[box: 27, item: 3] browse
Unidentified classroom at State College of Kentucky, undated
[box: 27, item: 4] browse
Unidentified Man, undated
[box: 27, item: 5]
Unidentified Man and boy, undated
[box: 27, item: 6]
Unidentified Man on horse, "Silverlock" Quito, Ecuador, February, 1870
[box: 27, item: 7]
Unidentified Man, "Son of woman, known as Mary, in Patterson home" "Mrs. Albert M. Knight", undated
[box: 27, item: 8]
Unidentified Man, undated
[box: 27, item: 9]
Unidentified Man, undated
[box: 27, item: 10]
Albert W. Knight, "Mary's husband. Mary was domestic servant in Patterson home in Indiana, undated
[box: 28, item: 1] browse
James K. Patterson, undated
[box: 28, item: 2] browse
Mrs. Janet Kennedy Patterson, undated
[box: 28, item: 3]
Mrs. Janet Kennedy Patterson, undated
[box: 28, item: 4] browse
Mrs. Lucelia Patterson, undated
[box: 28, item: 5] browse
Mrs. Lucelia Patterson, undated
[box: 28, item: 6]
Man holding baby, with wife and three daughters, "Joel T. Hary. Taken by Mr. Wilson.", undated
[box: 28, item: 7] browse
Unidentified boy and girl (Tintype), undated
[box: 28, item: 8]
Unidentified Bride, undated
[box: 28, item: 9]
Unidentified Groom, undated
[box: 28, item: 10]
Unidentified Man, undated
[box: 28, item: 11]
Unidentified Man, undated
[box: 28, item: 12]
Unidentified Man, undated
[box: 28, item: 13]
Unidentified Man on horse in front of large tree with "Kentucky" sign, undated
[box: 28, item: 14]
Unidentified Man on horse, "Silverlock" Quito, Ecuador, 1870
[box: 28, item: 15]
Unidenfitied Man "equipped for the road. Quito", 1870
[box: 28, item: 16]
Unidentified Woman "Not Known by Mabel Pollitt Adams", 1914
[box: 28, item: 17]
Unidentified Woman , 1914
[box: 28, item: 18]
Isabella, "To Uncle James and Walter From Isabella", December 15, 1918
[box: 28, item: 19]
Unidentified Woman, undated
[box: 28, item: 20]
Unidentified Woman, undated
[box: 28, item: 21]
"Harry Patterson Germanison, 11 years old, Gilbert William Germanison, 14 years old, Cecil Kenneth Germanison, 13 years old, Randolph Clermont Germanison", undated
[box: 29, item: 1]
James K. Patterson, undated
[box: 29, item: 2] browse
James K. Patterson, undated
[box: 29, item: 3] browse
James K. Patterson, undated
[box: 29, item: 4] browse
"President James K. Patterson, State College of Kentucky, undated
[box: 29, item: 5] browse
James K. Patterson, undated
[box: 29, item: 6] browse
James K. Patterson, undated
[box: 29, item: 7] browse
James K. Patterson, undated
[box: 29, item: 8]
James K. Patterson, undated
[box: 29, item: 9] browse
James K. Patterson, undated
[box: 29, item: 10] browse
"Patterson Literary Society, Kentuckian 1913 p276" "Officers: John E. Wilson, EE. Tarter, C.E Blevins, C.K. Johnson, C.B. Wilson, W.F. Wright, W.T. Woodson, A.O. Snoody, J.F. Crun", 1913
[box: 29, item: 11] browse
"A.E. Menke, A.R. Crandall, J.H. Potter, A.F. Parker, F.M. Helveti, W.K. Patterson, Dr. Robert Peter, A.M. Peter, J.L McClelland, Lieut. F.E. Phelps, john Shackelford, W.D. Lambuth, Pres. J.K. Patterson, J.G. White, University of Kentucky Faculty 1885", 1885
[box: 29, item: 12] browse
Group Photograph, James K. Patterson (center), circa 1906
[box: 29, item: 13] browse
unidentified Woman, undated
[box: 29, item: 14]
Unidentified Man [possibly Walter K. Patterson], "1906, 73rd Birthday", 1906
[box: 29, item: 15] browse
James K. Patterson (ambrotype), undated
[box: 30, item: 1] browse
James K. Patterson (ambrotype), undated
[box: 30, item: 2] browse
Unidentified boy (ambrotype), undated
[box: 30, item: 3]
James K. Patterson, undated
[box: 33, folder: 1]
Series XI. Ephemera, circa 1800s-1920
Scope and Contents note:

The Ephemera series consists of the items found after the demolition of Patterson's house including: a house bell, brick, and lag screw. The series also contains an unframed commemorative poem and Patterson's Commencement robes.

Patterson House Bell, undated
[box: 31, item: 1]
Brick from Walk, undated
[box: 31, item: 2]
"To James Kennedy Patterson on his Eighty-Seventh Birthday", March 26, 1920
[box: 31, item: 3]
Lag Screw, Hitching Post from Patterson's House, undated
[box: 31, item: 4]
Patterson's robe, cap, hood, undated
[box: 32, item: 1]