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Walter Herbert Rankins papers, 1828-1954, 1828-1906 (bulk dates)

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Walter Herbert Rankins papers


1828-1954, 1828-1906 (bulk dates)


University of Kentucky Special CollectionsLexington, Kentucky 40506


Arrangement undiscernible.

Conditions Governing Access note

Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation Note

[Identification of item], Walter Herbert Rankins papers, 1828-1954, 1828-1906 (bulk dates), 1F62M-472, Special Collections, University of Kentucky.


1 reel of microfilm.


Weimer, John. The diary of a Union soldier, Published: Frankfort, Ky.: Roberts Print. Co, 1952.

Scope and Content

These are microfilmed copies of a variety of materials gathered by Walter Rankins in his capacities as a writer, editor and college professor. The papers include: muster rolls and supply lists for the 18th Kentucky Volunteers, United States Army (1861-1865); scrapbooks of musical programs in Cincinnati and Lexington (1889-1906) compiled by Alberta Rankins, a piano teacher; a typescript of a work Rankin edited, THE DIARY OF A UNION SOLDIER, by John Weimer, a member of the U.S. Navy (1864-1866); the minutes of the Jefferson Literary Society (1828-1849); and the minutes of the Union Literary Society of Augusta College, Augusta, Ky. (1846-1849).


  • Rankins, Alberta.
  • Rankins, Walter Herbert, 1882-
  • Weimer, John, b. 1836.
  • Augusta College (Augusta, Ky.)
  • Jefferson Literary Society (Augusta, Ky.)
  • United States.--Army.--Kentucky Volunteer Infantry, 18th.
  • Historians.
  • Cincinnati (Ohio)--Social life and customs.
  • Lexington (Ky.)--Social life and customs.
  • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives.
  • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Naval operations.
  • Diaries.
  • Minutes.
  • Muster rolls.
  • Scrapbooks.
  • Manuscripts (for publication)

User Restrictions

Copyright has not been assigned to the University of Kentucky.