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Cooper-Phillips family papers, Bulk, 1857-1866

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Finding aid prepared by Katie L.B. Henningsen, Access Archivist

Title

Cooper-Phillips family papers

Date

Bulk, 1857-1866

Repository

University of Kentucky Special Collections

Arrangement

Collection is arranged by format.

Conditions Governing Access note

Collection is open to researchers by appointment.

Preferred Citation Note

66M37 : [identification of item], Cooper-Phillips family papers, 1839-1911, bulk 1857-1866, University of Kentucky Special Collections.

Extent

0.45 Cubic feet

1 box

Creator

Cooper family.

Abstract

The Cooper-Phillips family papers document the family of Spencer Cooper, a Lexington, Kentucky clergyman and his daughter Annie's family with Theodore Phillips.

Biography/History

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.

Scope and Content

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.

Subjects

  • Observer and reporter. (Lexington, Ky.)
  • W.S. Hume and Co..
  • Cooper family.
  • Phillips family.
  • Wickliffe family.
  • Kentucky--Genealogy.
  • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Public opinion.
  • Cooper, Spencer, 1787-1839
  • Phillips, Annie, (Anna), Cooper
  • Phillips, Theodore B.
  • Wickliffe, Daniel Carmichael, 1810-1870
  • Wickliffe, Virginia, Cooper
  • Liquor industry--Kentucky--History--19th century.

Collection Inventory

I. Correspondence, 1839-1893
General, 1839-1868
[Box: 1, Folder: 1] browse
Scope and Contents note:

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.

General to Anna Cooper, [11 February 1858]-11 September 1865
[Box: 1, Folder: 2] browse
Scope and Contents note:

This folder contains letters written to Anna Cooper from friends and relatives, including nieces and nephews.

General to Anna Cooper, 21 January 1867-15 June 1881
[Box: 1, Folder: 3] browse
Scope and Contents note:

This folder contains letters written to Anna Cooper by friends and relatives, including nieces and nephews; some documents are undated.

General to Mary H. Cooper, 18 April 1853-4 April 1863
[Box: 1, Folder: 4] browse
Scope and Contents note:

This folder contains letters and invitations received by Mary Cooper from her children and friends; some documents are undated.

Ellen Cooper to Anna Cooper, 24 September [1861]-5 July 1863
[Box: 1, Folder: 5] browse
Georgeanna Cooper to Anna Cooper, 7 February 1857-1 October 1866
[Box: 1, Folder: 6] browse
Helen Cooper to Anna Cooper, 18 September 1857-28 February 1859
[Box: 1, Folder: 7] browse
Henry Cooper to Anna Cooper, 9 September 1857-23 July 1864
[Box: 1, Folder: 8] browse
Jane Cooper to Anna Cooper, 23 December 1857-187[1] September
[Box: 1, Folder: 9] browse
Sallie Cooper (Venable) to Anna Cooper, 17 September 1861-29 November [1869]; undated
[Box: 1, Folder: 10] browse
Wickliffe Cooper to Anna Cooper, 29 September 1863-7 March 1865
[Box: 1, Folder: 11] browse
Theodore B. Phillips, 6 November 1888-1893
[Box: 1, Folder: 12] browse
Wickliffe (Cooper), Virginia to Anna Cooper, [22 March 1865]-1 May 1866
[Box: 1, Folder: 13] browse
II. Records, 1855-1911
Scope and Contents note:

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.

Cooper family receipts, 1855-1859
[Box: 1, Folder: 14] browse
Phillips family documents, 1864-1889, 1910-1911
[Box: 1, Folder: 15] browse
III. Photographs, 1888
Scope and Contents note:

This series contains two photographs retained by the Cooper and Phillips families.

General John Hunt Morgan and Martha Ready, undated
[Box: 1, Folder: 16] browse
"Office at Coal Mines Lily Laurel Co. Ky.", 1888 April
[Box: 1, Folder: 17] browse