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Didlake family papers, 1831

Part of Didlake family papers

72M25 Didlake family papers, 1831-1965 72M25 Finding aid prepared by Laura A. Hess University of Kentucky Special Collections Special Collections Margaret I. King Building, North Lexington, KY, 40506-0039 (859) 257-8611 SCLREF@LSV.UKY.EDU 2012 January 19 This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2012-07-30T13:47-0400 Description is in English Describing Archives: A Content Standard Didlake family papers 72M25 University of Kentucky Special Collections 3.6 Cubic feet 8 boxes 1831-1965 Didlake, George W., fl. 1835-1895 Didlake, Mary Conditions Governing Access note Collection is open to researchers by appointment. Conditions Governing Use note The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections. Arrangement note Collection is arranged by format and chronologically. Preferred Citation note 72M25: [identification of item], Didlake family papers, 1831-1965, University of Kentucky Special Collections. Scope and Contents note The Didlake family papers mostly consist of Mary Didlake's date books but also contain family correspondence, financial papers, and land transactions and deeds. Didlake used the date books as daily diaries, recording social events, the weather, and her bird watching. Other notable items include scrapbooks that observe the deaths of Nannie Bain Didlake and Katherine Didlake and multiple autograph albums. One album that belonged to George W. Didlake contains the signatures of Confederate prisoners at the military prison on Johnson Island, Ohio. Biographical note Mary Didlake, daughter of George Ware Didlake and Ann (Nannie) Bain of Lexington, Kentucky, began work at the University of Kentucky as a student assistant in 1891 and moved her way up in the department until she retired in 1957. She became UK's first female valedictorian in 1895, served as interim department chair for three months in 1929, and later earned the position of associate in the entomology department in 1935. Mary Didlake died in 1971 at the age of 96. Mary Didlake's father, George Ware Didlake, was a prisoner with other Confederate soldiers at Johnson's Island, Ohio, during the Civil War. North, Ginny. My Southern Ancestors. RootsWeb. Ancestry.com. 22 July 2003. Web. 19 January 2012. Entomology Through the Eyes of Mary Didlake. Department of Entomology, The University of Kentucky: Celebrating One Hundred and Twenty Years. 12-13. Web. 19 January 2012. Shine, Frances Lathrop Dugan, 1903-1977 University of Kentucky. Autographs. Diaries--United States--Kentucky. Johnson Island (Ohio) Letters. Notebooks. Scrapbooks--United States. United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Prisoners and prisons. Mary Didlake papers 1884-1965 Scope and Contents note The Mary Didlake papers series contains Didlake's date books from 1903-1965, in which she recorded daily events and bird watching notes. The series also includes autograph albums for Mamie (Mary) Didlake, correspondence, and a composition notebook, which also holds Didlake's notes as treasurer of the Lexington Alumni Club. Mary Didlake date books 1903-1965 1903-1904 1 1 1903-1904 1905-1907 1 2 1905-1907 1908-1910 1 3 1908-1910 1911-1913 1 4 1911-1913 1914-1916 1 5 1914-1916 1917-1919 1 6 1917-1919 1920-1921 2 1 1920-1921 1922-1923 2 2 1922-1923 1924-1925 2 3 1924-1925 1926-1927 2 4 1926-1927 1928-1929 2 5 1928-1929 1930-1931 3 1 1930-1931 1932-1933 3 2 1932-1933 1934-1935 3 3 1934-1935 1936-1937 3 4 1936-1937 1938-1939 3 5 1938-1939 1940-1941 4 1 1940-1941 1942-1943 4 2 1942-1943 1944-1945 4 3 1944-1945 1946-1947 4 4 1946-1947 1948-1949 5 1 1948-1949 1950-1951 5 2 1950-1951 1952-1953 5 3 1952-1953 1954-1955 5 4 1954-1955 1956-1957 6 1 1956-1957 1958-1959 6 2 1958-1959 1960-1961 6 3 1960-1961 1962-1963 6 4 1962-1963 1964-1965 7 1 1964-1965 Mary Didlake correspondence 8 7 1932-1935 Mamie (Mary) Didlake autograph albums 7 2 1884-1893 Lexington's Alumni Club treasurer's records and copy of Mary Didlake composition book 8 2 1914-1916, undated Didlake papers 1831-1929 Scope and Contents note The Didlake papers series contains correspondence between family members, financial papers, scrapbooks, albums, and documents recording the history of Christ Church in Lexington, Kentucky. Noteworthy items include the will of William Bain Didlake, scrapbooks honoring the deaths of Katherine Didlake and Nannie Bain Didlake, and an autograph album belonging to George W. Didlake containing signatures from Confederate prisoners on Johnson Island, Ohio. Ann W. Mansell poetry album 7 4 1831-1833 Christ Church history 8 8 1884-1929 Didlake family correspondence and financial papers 8 6 1831-1919 Ellen Didlake "Forget Me Not" album 7 5 1859-1861 George W. Didlake album 8 3 1853, 1876-1877 George W. Didlake autograph album 8 5 1863-1864, undated George W. Didlake notebook 8 4 1853-1856, 1869, 1884 Land transactions 8 9 1835, 1852-1890, 1903-1915 Nanie Bain composition book 8 1 1855-1859 Robert Didlake silver award 8 10 1847 Scrapbooks concerning deaths of Katherine Didlake and Nannie Bain Didlake 7 3 1888-1893, undated Scrapbook 7 6 1859-1868, undated Didlake family papers