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Scott family papers, 1870

Part of Scott family papers

64m98Scott family papersGuide to the Scott family papers, 1746-1962, bulk 1870-1915 64m98Courtney MurphyUniversity of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center2013 SeptemberSpecial Collections Research CenterUniversity of Kentucky LibrariesMargaret I. King LibraryLexington, Kentucky 40506-0039URL: This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2017-03-22 17:14:03 -0400.Describing Archives: A Content Standard English University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center Scott family papers Scott family 64m98 11 Cubic Feet 24 boxes 1746-1962 1870-1915 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. Collection stored off-site and must be requested at least 48 business hours in advance. Biographical note 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 Contents 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). Arrangement Collection is arranged by subject. Conditions Governing Use 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. Preferred Citation 64m98 : [identification of item], Scott family papers, 1746-1962, bulk 1870-1915, University of Kentucky Special Collections. Conditions Governing Access Collection is open to researchers by appointment. Immediate Source of Acquisition Gift, 1964 Business records -- Kentucky -- Lexington. Genealogy. Families -- History -- 19th century. Law firms -- Kentucky -- Lexington. Business records -- Missouri -- Lexington. Preston, William Hunt family. Scott, Caroline, Dr. Howard family Haggin, James M. Innes, Robert Hunt, Margaret Thornton Scott family Reid, Catherine G. Thornton, Robert Augustine Wickliffe family. Scott, Mathew Thornton, Caroline Preston Wickliffe, Robert Robert Augustine ThortonSeries I.1870-1915, undatedLetterbooks1906-19091Correspondence and papers1870, undated2Preston material18702Correspondence and papers1870-18813Correspondence and papers1881-18894Correspondence and papersundated5Correspondence and papers1895-18986Correspondence and papers1899-19017Correspondence and papers1902-19048Correspondence and papers1905-19079Scope and ContentsIncludes much concerning James M. Haggin.Correspondence and papers1908-191110Scope and ContentsIncludes much concerning James M. Haggin.Correspondence and papers1911-191311Scope and ContentsIncludes Woodford and Ireland vs. L&N RR.Correspondence and papers1914-191512Scope and ContentsPrinted material mostly Kentucky Court of Appeals Decisions.Scott familySeries II. 1816-1881, undatedGenealogical material on Howard and Wickliffe familiesundated13Letters to family members186113Scope and ContentsLetters 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. Scott1816-182113Law notebook of General William Preston188113Account book1870-188113Scrapbook of magazine clippings, non-personalundated13Robert InnesSeries III. 1746-1876, undatedGenealogical materialundated14Business letters1746-187614Catherine G. ReidSeries IV.1890-1910Business papers1890-191015-23Hunt familySeries V.1945-1962Marriage book of Margaret Thornton Hunt190424Expressions of sympathy and other materials on the death of George Radford Hunt1945-194624Materials on death of Margaret Thornton Hunt (Ms. George R. Hunt)196224