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Robert W. Scott journals, 1829

Part of Robert W. Scott journals

87m35Scott, Robert W. journalsGuide to the Robert W. Scott journals, 1829-1836, bulk 1829-1830 87m35Processed by: Archives Staff ; machine-readable finding aid created by:Eric WeigUniversity of Kentucky Special Collections Research CenterSpecial Collections Research CenterUniversity of Kentucky LibrariesMargaret I. King LibraryLexington, Kentucky 40506-0039URL: This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2017-09-05 16:29:15 -0400.Description is in English.Describing Archives: A Content Standard2017 August 28EAD and description updated by Megan Mummey English University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center Robert W. Scott journals Scott, Robert W. (Robert Wilmot), 1808-1884 87m35 864 0.1 Cubic Feet 1 box 1829-1836 1829-1830 The Robert W. Scott journals (dated 1829-1836, bulk 1829-1830; 0.23 cubic feet; 2 items) consists of two journals kept by Franklin County, Ky. lawyer and farmer, Robert Wilmont Scott. Conditions Governing Access Collection is open to researchers by appointment. Conditions Governing Use The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center. Preferred Citation 87m35: [identification of item], Robert W. Scott journals, 1829-1836, bulk 1829-1830, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center. Biographical note Lawyer, politician, and farmer, Robert Wilmont Scott was a native of Bourbon County, Ky. After attending Transylvania University, Scott studied law in Frankfort and in Mercer County. In 1829 he traveled to the east coast. In 1835 Scott began raising stock in Franklin County. During this time he was instrumental in organizing the Franklin County Agricultural Society. Scott was also involved in area politics. Scope and Contents The Robert W. Scott journals (dated 1829-1836, bulk 1829-1830; 0.23 cubic feet; 2 items) consists of two journals kept by Franklin County, Ky. lawyer and farmer, Robert Wilmont Scott. The earlier journal consists of two parts, the first entitled notes on law books read by me, includes a list of legal texts read by Scott. The second part includes Scott's Memoranda itineris on a journey he made to the east coast states from 1829-1830. He describes his trip from Lexington, Ky. through West Virginia and Virginia. He notes meetings with James Madison, James Monroe, John Randolph, and John Marshall. He details a boat trip he made from the Chesapeake Bay to New York. Scott describes many of the sights he visited in New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and New Jersey. He provides a lengthy description of his activities in Washington, D. C., including a visit to Congress.Volume two begins with Scott's trip to Pennsylvania and continues through his return to Kentucky. He concludes with a few remarks about a trip he made to New Orleans in 1836. Though Scott never mentions the purpose of his journey, he does seem to have been particularly interested in visiting prisons. He notes conditions in several such institutions. He also describes several colleges, including Washington College, the University of Virginia, and Princeton among others. Also noted are many towns, businesses, factories, law courts and museums he visited. A typescript of the memoranda itineris is included. Arrangement Collection is arranged chronologically. Prisons -- United States -- History. West Virginia -- Description and travel. New York (N.Y.) -- Description and travel. Connecticut -- Description and travel. Chesapeake Bay (Md. and Va.) Maryland -- Description and travel. Kentucky -- Description and travel. New Jersey -- Description and travel. Massachusetts -- Description and travel. Rhode Island -- Description and travel. Washington (D.C.) -- Description and travel. Virginia -- Description and travel. Farmers. Kentucky -- History -- 19th century. Scott, Robert W. (Robert Wilmot), 1808-1884 Madison, James, 1751-1836 Monroe, James, 1758-1831 Marshall, John, 1755-1835 Volume 11829-1830111Volume 21830-1836112Typescript of Memorandum itinernis1829-183012 Robert W. Scott journals