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Scott family papers, Bulk, 1870-1915

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Author

Finding aid prepared by Courtney Murphy

Title

Scott family papers

Date

Bulk, 1870-1915

Repository

University of Kentucky Special Collections

Arrangement

Collection is arranged by subject.

Location note

Collection stored off-site. Contact research desk at SCLREF@LSV.UKY.EDU to arrange retrieval.

Conditions Governing Access note

Collection is open to researchers by appointment.

Preferred Citation Note

64m98 : [identification of item], Scott family papers, 1746-1962, bulk 1870-1915, University of Kentucky Special Collections.

Extent

11.0 Cubic feet

24 boxes

Creator

Scott family

Abstract

The Scott family papers (dated 1746-1962, bulk 1870-1915; 11 cubic feet; 24 boxes) consist of the business and personal papers of Lexington, Kentucky, attorney, Robert Augustine Thornton and his descendants.

Biography/History

Robert Augustine Thornton (ca. 1843-1915) was born in Virginia. After serving in the Confederate Army during the Civil War he attended law school in Cincinnati, Ohio. He practiced law in Lexington, Kentucky in partnership at various times with John C. Breckinridge, J. B. Beck, and Charles Kerr. He married Caroline H. Preston, the daughter of General William Preston, in 1870 and had three children: William Preston Thornton, Margaret Howard Thornton who married George Radford Hunt, and Caroline Preston Thornton who married Dr. John W. Scott.

Scope and Content

The Scott family papers (dated 1746-1962, bulk 1870-1915; 11 cubic feet; 24 boxes) consist of the business and personal papers of Lexington, Kentucky, attorney, Robert Augustine Thornton and his descendants. Thornton's papers include correspondence and legal papers from 1870-1915 and include material concerning James M. Haggin and Kentucky Court of Appeals decisions. The Scott family papers contain genealogical material on the Howard and Wickliffe families; letters to Robert Wickliffe, Innes Randolf, Mary M. Scott, Caroline Preston Thornton, Robert Augustine Thornton, Caroline Thornton Scott and Margaret Thornton Hunt; a letterbook belonging to Mathew T. Scott; a law notebook of General William Preston (1881); an account book; and a scrapbook. The Robert Innes series contains genealogical information for the Innes family and business letters from 1746-1876. The Catherine G. Reid papers consist of business documents from Lexington, Missouri, and Lexington, Kentucky, dated 1890-1910. She is believed to have been a Scott family servant. The Hunt family papers contain personal papers related to the marriage of Margaret Thornton Hunt (1904), and expressions of sympathy on the deaths of George Radford Hunt (1945) and Margaret Thornton Hunt (1962).

Subjects

  • Howard family
  • Hunt family.
  • Scott family
  • Wickliffe family.
  • Haggin, James M.
  • Hunt, Margaret Thornton
  • Innes, Robert
  • Preston, William, 1816-1887
  • Reid, Catherine G.
  • Scott, Caroline, Dr.
  • Scott, Mathew
  • Thornton, Caroline Preston
  • Thornton, Robert Augustine, ca. 1843-1915
  • Wickliffe, Robert, 1775-1859
  • Business records--Kentucky--Lexington.
  • Business records--Missouri--Lexington.
  • Families--History--19th century.
  • Genealogy.
  • Law firms--Kentucky--Lexington.

User Restrictions

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.

Collection Inventory

Series I. Robert Augustine Thorton, 1870-1915, undated
Letterbooks, 1906-1909
[Box: 1]
Undated correspondence and papers, 1870, undated
[Box: 2]
Folders of Preston material, 1870
[Box: 2]
Correspondence and papers, 1870-1881
[Box: 3]
Correspondence and papers, 1881-1889
[Box: 4]
Correspondence and papers, undated
[Box: 5]
Correspondence and papers, 1895-1898
[Box: 6]
Correspondence and papers, 1899-1901
[Box: 7]
Correspondence and papers, 1902-1904
[Box: 8]
Correspondence and papers, 1905-1907
[Box: 9]
Scope and Content Note:

Includes much concerning James M. Haggin.

Correspondence and papers, 1908-1911
[Box: 10]
Scope and Content Note:

Includes much concerning James M. Haggin.

Correspondence and papers, 1911-1913
[Box: 11]
Scope and Content Note:

includes Woodford and Ireland vs. L&N RR.

Correspondence and papers, 1914-1915
[Box: 12]
Scope and Content Note:

Printed material mostly Kentucky Court of Appeals Decisions.

Series II. Scott family, 1816-1881, undated
Genealogical material on Howard and Wickliffe families, undated
[Box: 13]
Letters to family members, 1861
[Box: 13]
Scope and Content Note:

Letters to Robert Wickliffe, Innes Randolf, Mary M. Scott (1861), Caroline Preston Thornton, R.A. Thornton, Caroline Thornton Scott, and Margaret Thronton Hunt.

Letterbook of Mathew T. Scott, 1816-1821
[Box: 13]
Law notebook of General William Preston, 1881
[Box: 13]
Account book, 1870-1881
[Box: 13]
Scrapbook of magazine clippings, non-personal, undated
[Box: 13]
Series III. Robert Innes, 1746-1876, undated
Genealogical material, undated
[Box: 14]
Business letters, 1746-1876
[Box: 14]
Series IV. Catherine G. Reid, 1890-1910
Business papers, 1890-1910
[Box: 15-23]
Series V. Hunt family, 1945-1962
Marriage book of Margaret Thornton Hunt, 1904
[Box: 24]
Expressions of sympathy and other materials on the death of George Radford Hunt, 1945-1946
[Box: 24]
Materials on death of Margaret Thornton Hunt (Ms. George R. Hunt), 1962
[Box: 24]