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McDowell family papers, 1779-1924, 1855-1919 (bulk dates), 1779

Part of McDowell family papers, 1779-1924, 1855-1919 (bulk dates)

kukm1m51m20Guide to the McDowell family papers, 1779-1924, 1855-1919 (bulk dates)Processed by: Archives Staff ; machine-readable finding aid created by:Eric WeigSpecial CollectionsManuscriptsUniversity of KentuckyMargaret I. King LibraryLexington, Kentucky40506-0039 USAPhone: (859) 257-8611Fax: (859) 257-6311Email: sclref@lsv.uky.eduURL: http://www.uky.edu/Libraries/libpage.php?lweb_id=84&llib_id=13<ab_rank=3 Copyright 2002University of Kentucky Libraries. All Rights Reserved.Machine-readable finding aid derived from MARC Database Date of source: n.d.Description is in English.Guide to the McDowell family papers, 1779-1924, 1855-1919 (bulk dates)Collection number: 1M51M20, AAN0205LMContact InformationSpecial CollectionsManuscriptsUniversity of KentuckyMargaret I. King LibraryLexington, Kentucky40506-0039Phone: (859) 257-8611Fax: (859) 257-6311Email: sclref@lsv.uky.eduURL: http://www.uky.edu/Libraries/libpage.php?lweb_id=84&llib_id=13<ab_rank=3Processed by: Archives StaffEncoded by: Eric Weig Copyright 2002 University of Kentucky. All Rights Reserved.McDowell family papers, 1779-1924, 1855-1919 (bulk dates)1M51M20, AAN0205LMMcDowell family.1.3 cubic ft. (ca. 1000 pieces)None online. Must visit contributing institution.The materials are in English.University of Kentucky Special CollectionsLexington, Kentucky 4050652W131: Wilson, Samuel M. Estate, gift, Dec. 10, 1946.Collection is open for research.Copyright has not been assigned to the University of Kentucky.[Identification of item], McDowell family papers, 1779-1924, 1855-1919 (bulk dates), 1M51M20, AAN0205LM, Special Collections, University of Kentucky.Ephraim McDowell, a Danville, Ky. physician, is known as the founder of abdominal surgery as a result of his successful operation to remove an ovarian tumor from Mrs. Jane Todd Crawford in 1809. His father, Samuel McDowell, was a prominent Kentucky jurist. A later member of the family was William C. McDowell, who served on the Lexington (Ky.) Tobacco Board of Trade.This is a collection of papers of the McDowell family of Kentucky, the product of two distinct accessions. It includes depositions and other legal documents pertaining to a trial in Fayette Circuit Court over land disputed between Samuel McDowell and James McGinty and others dating from 1802- 1805, and a number of speeches and other papers concerning Ephraim McDowell, which were written by Samuel M. Wilson, a Lexington, Ky. lawyer and historian, in the 1920's (52W131). The majority of the collection, however contains papers relating to later members of the McDowell family, particularly William C. McDowell. There are many letters concerning William's farming interests and activities, as well as family correspondence and legal papers such as deeds and indentures (51M20). These papers date from 1855-1919. They are only partially processed.Arranged chronologically.Crawford, Jane Todd, 1763-1842.McDowell, Ephraim, 1771-1830.McDowell, Samuel, 1735-1817, complainant.McDowell, William C.McGinty, James, defendant.Farms--Kentucky.Land tenure--Kentucky.Ovariotomy.Tobacco industry--Kentucky.Farmers.Surgeons.Danville (Ky.)--History.Deeds.Indentures. SpeechesMcDowell family papers, 1779-1924, 1855-1919 (bulk dates)