Finding aid prepared by Katie L.B. Henningsen, Access Archivist
Cooper-Phillips family papers
University of Kentucky Special Collections
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66M37 : [identification of item], Cooper-Phillips family papers, 1839-1911, bulk 1857-1866, University of Kentucky Special Collections.
0.45 Cubic feet
The Cooper-Phillips family papers document the family of Spencer Cooper, a Lexington, Kentucky clergyman and his daughter Annie's family with Theodore Phillips.
Spencer Cooper, a Methodist minister from Lexington, Kentucky, had two daughters Anna (Annie) and Virginia. In 1869, Annie married Theodore B. Phillips an accountant for W.S. Hume and Co., distillers of sour mash, bourdon, rye and malt whiskies. Virginia married Daniel Carmichael Wickliffe a lawyer and editor of the Lexington Observer and Reporter and Kentucky Secretary of State under Governor James Fisher Robinson.
The Cooper-Phillips family papers consist of letters, receipts, and business papers created by the family of Spencer Cooper, a Lexington, Kentucky clergyman. Included are several letters concerning the Civil War from Cooper's children, all of whom supported the Union. Letters dating from the 1880s and 1890s were created by the family of Annie Cooper and her husband, Theodore Phillips.
The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections.
This folder contains invitations and announcements received by the Cooper family, as well as correspondence in which the recipient or sender could not be clearly identified; some documents are undated.
This folder contains letters written to Anna Cooper from friends and relatives, including nieces and nephews.
This folder contains letters written to Anna Cooper by friends and relatives, including nieces and nephews; some documents are undated.
This folder contains letters and invitations received by Mary Cooper from her children and friends; some documents are undated.
This series contains documents pertaining to the Cooper and Phillps families, including receipts for family and housefold expenses, invitations and accouncements, stock certificates, and pamphlets.