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John Henry Neville papers, 1870-1908

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Title

John Henry Neville papers

Date

1870-1908

Repository

University of Kentucky Libraries, Special Collections

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in three series by subject in either chronological or original order.

Conditions Governing Access note

Collection is open to researchers by appointment.

Preferred Citation Note

0000ua147: [identification of item], John Henry Neville papers, University of Kentucky Archives.

Extent

1 cubic foot (4 boxes)

Abstract

The John Henry Neville papers, circa 1870-1908 contain student classification cards, notes to and from Neville's wife, and also photographic images of himself and family.

Biography/History

John Henry Neville was born November 16, 1827 in Christian County, Kentucky. From 1859 to 1865 he was connected with Kentucky University in Harrodsburg, Kentucky which moved to Lexington and became Transylvania University after the Civil War. In 1880 he became professor of Greek and Latin at State College of Kentucky, which ultimately became the University of Kentucky. He became a widely distinguished scholar of Greek and Latin and was well known as "the possessor of probably more universal information than any man in the community, if not in the State."

Professor Neville became Dean of the Department of Latin and Greek and eventually had enough interest in student affairs to become Vice-President of the University. He was widely loved and his death came as a shock to faculty, friends, and the student body who did not know that he had heart disease. Professor Neville passed away on September 28, 1908 at the age of 80.

The Lexington Leader September 29, 1908

Scope and Content

The John Henry Neville papers, circa 1870-1908 contain student classification cards, notes to and from Neville's wife, and also photographic images of himself and family. The Classification Cards series consists of chronologically alphabetized cards for students from Term 1, 1903 through Term 3, 1908. Information on the cards includes student's name, classes assigned to the student for each hour of the morning and afternoon classes, and whether the student had settled their fees or not. The Correspondence series consists of letters, memos, and cards that John Henry Neville sent or received, predominantly with Mary Neville. The Photographs series consists of formal family portraits and also portraits of Neville taken on UK's campus. Descriptions in quotations were taken from handwriting on the photographs; all other descriptive information was provided.

Subjects

  • Neville, John, 1827-1908.
  • Agricultural and Mechanical College of Kentucky.
  • State College of Kentucky.
  • University of Kentucky.
  • Lexington (Ky.)
  • Teachers -- Kentucky -- Lexington.

Collection Inventory

I. Classification Cards, 1903-1908
Term 1, 1903
[box: 1, folder: 1]
Term 1, 1904-1905
[box: 1, folder: 2]
Term 2, 1904-1905
[box: 1, folder: 3]
Term 3, 1904
[box: 1, folder: 4]
Term 1 A-L, 1905-1906
[box: 1, folder: 5]
Term 1 M-Y, 1905-1906
[box: 1, folder: 6]
Term 2 A-K, 1905-1906
[box: 1, folder: 7]
Term 2 L-Y, 1905-1906
[box: 1, folder: 8]
Term 3 A-K, 1905-1906
[box: 1, folder: 9]
Term 3 L-Y, 1905-1906
[box: 1, folder: 10]
Term 1 A-L, 1906-1907
[box: 2, folder: 1]
Term 1 M-Y, 1906-1907
[box: 2, folder: 2]
Term 2 A-G, 1906-1907
[box: 2, folder: 3]
Term 2 H-W, 1906-1907
[box: 2, folder: 4]
Term 3 A-G, 1906-1907
[box: 2, folder: 5]
Term 3 H-Y, 1906-1907
[box: 2, folder: 6]
Term 1 A-L, 1907-1908
[box: 2, folder: 7]
Term 1 M-Y, 1907-1908
[box: 2, folder: 8]
Term 1 A-L, 1907-1908
[box: 2, folder: 9]
Term 2 M-Y, 1907-1908
[box: 2, folder: 10]
Term 3 A-J, 1907-1908
[box: 2, folder: 11]
Term 3 L-W, 1907-1908
[box: 2, folder: 12]
Term unknown A-G, Undated
[box: 3, folder: 1]
Term unknown H-V, Undated
[box: 3, folder: 2]
II. Correspondence, 1905-1910
Letter Concerning Joseph Desha Pickett and possible appointment as an ambassador, Undated
[box: 3, folder: 3]
Letters to and from Mary Neville, 1870-1876
[box: 3, folder: 4]
Letters to and from Mary Neville, 1870-1876
[box: 3, folder: 5]
III. Photographs, 1870-1907
"John Henry Neville in June 1870 he married Mary Theobold Payne of Lex. Ky. - Their children were Mary Neville born June 3, 1871 Linda Neville April 23, 1873, baby girl ? born -" Cartes de visite
[box: 4, item: 1] browse
"prof. C. O. Neville father of ? J. H. Neville Prof. Christopher Owen Neville father of John H. Neville" Cartes de visite
[box: 4, item: 2] browse
"Mary Payne Neville wife of John Henry Neville mother of Mary Neville mother of Linda Neville mother of Baby Girl Neville This photograph was taken during her final illness, almost certainly within three months of her death, which occurred ? April 25, 1886 at the ? Lex-Ky-" Cabinet card, circa February 1886
[box: 4, item: 3] browse
"Mary Payne Neville wife of John Henry Neville mother of Mary Neville and Linda Neville This photograph was taken during her final illness She died on April 25, 1886 Linda Neville Oct. 1 - 1955" Cabinet card
[box: 4, item: 4] browse
"Prof. John H Neville, 1827-1908 A&M College of KY - [UK]" Cabinet card
[box: 4, item: 5] browse
"Prof. John H. Neville A&M College of Ky-[U.K]" Cabinet card
[box: 4, item: 6] browse
"Prof. John H. Neville1827-1908 KY. A&M. College [U.K.]
[box: 4, item: 7] browse
"John Henry Neville-Date of photograph is forgotten. Born Nov - 1827 died - 1908" Cabinet card
[box: 4, item: 8] browse
"Prof. John H. Neville. Ky. State College - [U.K.] in front of Administration Bldg. c. 1907" Gelatin silver print, circa 1907
[box: 4, item: 9] browse
"Professor John H. Neville A&M. College, Kentucky (U.K.) John Henry Neville" Gelatin silver print
[box: 4, item: 10] browse
"Prof. John Henry Neville-A&M College, KY. (U.K.)" Gelatin silver print
[box: 4, item: 11] browse
"Professor John Henry Neville A&M. College, KY. [U.K.]" Gelatin silver print
[box: 4, item: 12] browse
"Prof John H. Neville A&M. College, KY (U.K.)" Gelatin silver print
[box: 4, item: 13] browse
"Prof. John H. Neville A&M. College, Ky. (U.K.)-Ca. 1906-07" Gelatin silver print, circa 1906-1907
[box: 4, item: 14] browse
"Prof. John H .Neville KY. A&M College, (U.K.)" Gelatin silver print
[box: 4, item: 15] browse