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William W. Ranney papers, 1858

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59m36 William R. Ranney papers, 1858-1927, undated 59m36 Ranney, William R. papers Finding aid prepared by Greg Seltzer University of Kentucky Special Collections Special Collections Margaret I. King Building, North Lexington, KY, 40506-0039 (859) 257-8611 SCLREF@LSV.UKY.EDU 2011 March 3 This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2015-04-27T14:28-0400 Describing Archives: A Content Standard 2015 April 20 Megan Mummey William W. Ranney papers 59m36 University of Kentucky Special Collections 0.5 Cubic feet 2 boxes 1858-1927, undated The William W. Ranney papers (dated 1858-1927, undated; 0.5 cubic feet; 2 boxes) document family life in the late nineteenth century and early twentieth century in Boston, Kentucky. Descriptions of the problems facing those who moved West in the latter half of the nineteenth century are present in the correspondence as well as personal and business letters. Housed with multiple collections. Ranney, William W., 1830- Scope and Contents note The William W. Ranney papers (dated 1858-1927, undated; 0.5 cubic feet; 2 boxes) document family life in the late nineteenth century and early twentieth century in Boston, Kentucky. Descriptions of the problems facing those who moved West in the latter half of the nineteenth century are present in the correspondence as well as personal and business letters. Early letters are from relatives of George Ranney, a schoolboy in Livermore, Kentucky. Correspondents during this period include Abigail C. Clark, Emma D. Sharp, Isabella Smith and Katie McClintock. After 1860 William W. Ranney wrote the majority of the letters to his mother, Susan Tanner or to his sister, Susan Atherton, both of Livermore. This portion includes Civil War letters from military camps in the Deep South, one referring to the appointment of Stephen Burbridge as Brigadier General. Also included are letters from Viva Martin, Susan Atherton's daughter, who married into a tobacco manufacturing family from Greenville, Ky. Her letters mention some of the problems faced by her husband in the depressed agricultural economy after the Civil War. Preferred Citation note 59m36 : [identification of item], William W. Ranney papers, 1858-1927, undated, University of Kentucky Special Collections Biographical note During the Civil War, William W. Ranney (b. 1830) served in the 26th Regiment of Kentucky Volunteers, Crittenden's Division. After the war, Ranney moved to Wisconsin and then to Lansing, Iowa, where he was a druggist, stationer, and attorney. In the 1880s, he practiced law in Grand Meadow, Minnesota, but finally settled in Austin, Minnesota, where he became a probate judge. Conditions Governing Access note Collection is open to researchers by appointment. Immediate Source of Acquisition note Gift, 1969 Conditions Governing Use note Property rights reside with the University of Kentucky. The University of Kentucky holds the copyright for materials created in the course of business by University of Kentucky employees. Copyright for all other materials has not been assigned to the University of Kentucky. For information about permission to reproduce or publish, please contact Special Collections. Arrangement note Collection is arranged chronologically. Burbridge, Stephen G., (Stephen Gano), 1831-1894 Martin, Viva Ranney, William W., 1830- Tanner, Susan Agriculture--Economic aspects--United States. Confederate States of America.--Army.--Kentucky Volunteers.--Regiment, 26th.--Crittenden's Division Correspondence. Families--History--19th century. Livermore (Ky.) Soldiers--Correspondence. United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865. 1 1 1858-1859 1 2 1860-1867 1 3 1868-1869 1 4 1870-1879 1 5 1880-1889 1 6 1890-1895 1 7 1908-1927 1 8 undated Ephemera 2 undated William W. Ranney papers