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James Spencer McHargue papers
University of Kentucky Libraries, Special Collections
This collection is arranged by subject in folders.
Collection is open to researchers by appointment.
1989ua014: [identification of item], James Spencer McHargue papers, University of Kentucky Archives.
0.18 cubic feet (1 box)
Papers of James Spencer McHargue pertaining to research and development in tobacco growing methods circa 1920-1950.
James Spencer McHargue was born in London, Kentucky to James and Nancy Norvell McHargue. He attended the Williamsburg Institute (Cumberland College) and graduated in 1901. He earned a B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Kentucky in 1906 and was a student of Dr. A. M. Peter. He received his master's degree in 1913 from UK and his Ph. D. from Cornell University in 1921. James Spencer McHargue was the head of the research chemistry department at the University of Kentucky Experiment Station from 1927-1948 when he retired. He was famous for research in soil elements.
The James Spencer McHargue papers include correspondence, clippings, a patent, programs, and photographs, most of which are related to J. S. McHargue's research and development in tobacco growing methods. Other photographs include scenes of Panama and soldiers.
Mulligan Foley family papers , 1995ua001, University of Kentucky Archives.