xt70p26pzm0p https://nyx.uky.edu/dips/xt70p26pzm0p/data/mets.xml https://nyx.uky.edu/dips/xt70p26pzm0p/data/51m40.dao.xml unknown 17711924 2 Cubic Feet 4 boxes, 1 oversize box, and 1 folder collections 51m40 English University of Kentucky The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.  Contact the Special Collections Research Center for information regarding rights and use of this collection. Gordon family papers Presbyterian Church -- Clergy -- Training of. African Americans -- Colonization -- Liberia Farmers. Gordon family papers text Gordon family papers 1771 2018 true xt70p26pzm0p collection true 51m40 51m40 Gordon family papers Guide to the Gordon family papers, 1771-1924, bulk 1840-1859  51m40 Processed by: Archives Staff ; machine-readable finding aid created by:Eric Weig University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center Special Collections Research Center University of Kentucky Libraries Margaret I. King Library Lexington, Kentucky 40506-0039 URL:  This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on  2018-03-07 14:09:57 -0500 . Description is in English. 2018 March 2 Collection inventory and description updated by Megan Mummey. 
   
     
       English 
     
     
       University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center 
     
     Gordon family papers 
     51m40 
     
       2 Cubic Feet 
       4 boxes, 1 oversize box, and 1 folder 
     
     1771-1924 
     1840-1859 
     The Gordon family papers (dated 1771-1924, bulk 1840-1859; 2 cubic feet; 4 boxes, 1 oversize box, and 1 folder) consists of the correspondence, papers, and a diary of the Gordon family of Georgia and Kentucky. The bulk of the collection consists of letters relating to Neal McDougal Gordon of Nicholasville, Ky., and his work in the education of Presbyterian ministers and the colonization of Liberia. 
   
   
     Conditions Governing Access 
 Collection is open for researchers by appointment.    
   
     Arrangement 
 Collection is arranged chronologically.    
   
     Biographical note 
 Georgia farmer, John Gordon and his wife, Sarah, had ten children, among them Mary (who married John Goss), Eleanor (who married William A. Lewis), Thomas Boston, and Neal McDougal.  Thomas began his legal practice in Owensville, Ky. in 1848. He fought for the Confederacy during the Civil War and later ran schools in Pinchard Station, Woodford County, Ky.. He married Frances  Fannie  Greer, and they had three children: Angus Neal, John Gilbert, and Flora Jane.  Neal McDougal Gordon served as pastor of the Ebenezer Presbyterian Church in Nicholasville, Ky. for thirty years. He married, first, Martha Jane Harris, who died in 1845, then Catherine Smith, daughter of James and Elizabeth Black Smith, in 1848. Their children were  Sis ,  Mattie , Eliza, John, and Logan. Neal founded Gordon's School for Boys, which trained young men for the Presbyterian ministry. Gordon was involved in the colonization movement aimed at the colonization of Liberia with free-blacks and former slaves from America. His involvement included educating men for the  African Mission.    
   
     Preferred Citation 
 51m40: [identification of item], Gordon family papers, 1771-1924, bulk 1840-1859, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.    
   
     Scope and Contents 
 The Gordon family papers (dated 1771-1924, bulk 1840-1859; 2 cubic feet; 4 boxes, 1 oversize box, and 1 folder) consists of the correspondence, papers, and a diary of the Gordon family of Georgia and Kentucky. The bulk of the collection consists of letters relating to Neal McDougal Gordon of Nicholasville, Ky., and his work in the education of Presbyterian ministers and the colonization of Liberia. The collection contains material relating to John Gordon, Sarah Gordon, Thomas Boston Gordon, and other Gordon family members. Additionally, the collection contains many letters written during the Civil War, the diary of Neal Gordon McDougal's trip to London in 1846, and a prospectus for the abolitionist newspaper  True American .    
   
     Conditions Governing Use 
 The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.    
   
     United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865. 
     Presbyterian Church -- Clergy -- Training of. 
     African Americans -- Colonization -- Liberia 
     Farmers. 
     Gordon family. 
     Gordon, John 
     Ebenezer Presbyterian Church (Nicholasville, Ky.) 
     Gordon, Neal McDougal, d. 1871 
     Gordon, Sarah, d. 1863 
     Gordon, Thomas Boston, 1816- 
     Gordon's School for Boys (Lexington, Ky.) 
   
   1771-1835 1 1 1836-1839 1 2 1840-1842 1 3 1843-1845 March 1 4 1845 April-December 1 5 Prospectus for the  True American , abolitionist newspaper 1845 1 1846-1847 1 6 Neal McDougal Gordon diary 1846 4 8 Scope and Contents Diary detailing Neal McDougal Gordon's visit to a world-wide Presbyterian conference in London, England, in 1846. 1848-1849 March 2 1 1849 April-December 2 2 1850 2 3 1851-1852 2 4 1853-1854 2 5 1855-1859 2 6 Colonization and slavery 1845-1855 3 1 5 1 1860-1864 3 2 1865-1869 3 3 Civil War letters 1862-1866 3 4 1870-1875 3 5 1876 3 6 1880-1883 3 7 1884-1924 3 8 Undated 4 1-7