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         75M17 
         
             
                 Robert Whitfield Miles papers, 1907-1964, bulk 1907-1952
                     75M17 
                 
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                 University of Kentucky Special Collections 
                 
                     Special Collections 
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                     Lexington, KY, 40506-0039 
                     (859) 257-8611 
                     SCLREF@LSV.UKY.EDU 
                 
                 2012 January 31 
             
         
         
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             Robert Whitfield Miles papers 
             75M17 
             
                 University of Kentucky Special Collections 
             
             
                 
             
             
                 8.09 Cubic feet 
                 18 boxes 
             
             Bulk, 1907-1952 
             1907-1964 
             
                 Miles, Robert Whitfield, 1890-1952 
             
         
         
             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. 
         
         
             Biographical note 
             Minister and historian, Robert Miles was born in Richmond, Virginia, and attended Richmond College, Davidson College and Union Theological Seminary. He was a secretary in the Young Men's Christian Association, and in that capacity, accompanied American troops to France in World War I. He began his ministerial career as assistant pastor at the First Presbyterian Church in Greensboro, North Carolina in 1920, and next was pastor of the Presbyterian Church in Auburn, Alabama (in fall of 1921). In 1925, he was named University Secretary for the 
                 Presbyterian Church in the United States  (based in Louisville, Kentucky), a position in which he travelled to supervise church work for students at colleges and universities. In March 1927, he was appointed as pastor of the Westminster Presbyterian Church in Lynchburg, Virginia, where he served until 1933, when he was appointed as pastor of the First Presbyterian Church in Lexington, Kentucky; Miles held the position until his death in 1952. He was on the Board of Trustees of Centre College from 1934 to 1941. 
             In addition to his ministerial reponsibilities, Miles was interested in historical research. His first book,
                 That Frenchman, John Calvin , was published in 1939. His next work, 
                 Christian Reconstruction  (1944), was widely used throughout the Presbyterian Church in the United States. A biography of Robert J. Breckinridge, the Kentucky minister and pioneer educator, remained unfinished at the time of Miles' death. 
         
         
             Scope and Contents note 
             The Robert Whitfield Miles papers consist of the writings of Robert Whitfield Miles, a prominent minister of the Presbyterian Church in the United States. Correspondence composes the bulk of the papers and is primarily personal in nature with some church business following 1921. Additionally, the papers include sermons; photographs; journals; diplomas, degrees, and other awards; a genealogical chart; correspondence concerning Centre College; biographical information; sympathy cards, guest register, and other letters concerning Miles's death; and the draft of and notes for the first nine chapters of the Breckinridge biography. 
         
         
             Preferred Citation note 
             75M17: [identification of item], Robert Whitfield Miles papers, 1907-1964, bulk 1907-1952, University of Kentucky Special Collections. 
         
         
             Arrangement note 
             Collection is arranged by subject. 
         
         
             Related Archival Materials note 
             61M101, Robert W. Miles research on Robert Jefferson Breckinridge, undated, University of Kentucky Special Collections. 
             61M276, Robert Whitfield Miles papers, 1924-1952, University of Kentucky Special Collections. 
             PA75M17, Robert Whitfield Miles photographs, 1920, University of Kentucky Special Collections. 
         
         
             Custodial History note 
             61M101, 61M276: Source unknown. 75M17: Miles, Robert W. Jr. Gift, June 27, 1966. 
         
         
             Breckinridge, Mary Burch, 1826-1907 
             Breckinridge, Robert J.,  (Robert Jefferson), 1800-1871 
             Centre College (Danville, Ky.). 
             Donovan, Herman Lee, 1887-1964 
             First Presbyterian Church. (Lexington, Ky.) 
             Marshall, Catherine, 1914-1983 
             Miles, Dorothy Ankeney Moomaw 
             Correspondence. 
             Drafts. 
             Presbyterian Church--Clergy--Correspondence. 
             Presbyterian Church--United States. 
             Sermons. 
         
         
             
                 
                     Correspondence 
                     I 
                     1907-1964 
                 
                 
                     Scope and Contents note 
                     The Correspondence series comprises the bulk of the papers and consists of personal and business letters. The business portion of the correspondence concerns church business after 1921. 
                 
                 
                     
                         
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                         1 
                         1907-1913 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
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                         2 
                         1914-1915 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         1 
                         3 
                         1916 March-June 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         1 
                         4 
                         1916 July-August 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         1 
                         5 
                         1916 September-December 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         1 
                         6 
                         1917 January-May 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         1 
                         7 
                         1917 June 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         1 
                         8 
                         1917 July 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         1 
                         9 
                         1917 August 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         1 
                         10 
                         1917 September 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         2 
                         1 
                         1917 October 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         2 
                         2 
                         1917 November 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         2 
                         3 
                         1917 December 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         2 
                         4 
                         1918 January 1-19 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         2 
                         5 
                         1918 January 20-31 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         2 
                         6 
                         1918 February 1-16 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         2 
                         7 
                         1918 February 17-28 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         2 
                         8 
                         1918 March 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         2 
                         9 
                         1918 April 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         3 
                         1 
                         1918 May 1-16 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         3 
                         2 
                         1918 May 17-31 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         3 
                         3 
                         1918 June 1-16 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         3 
                         4 
                         1918 June 17-30 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         3 
                         5 
                         1918 July-October 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         3 
                         6 
                         1918 November 1-20 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         3 
                         7 
                         1918 November 21-December 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         3 
                         8 
                         1919 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         3 
                         9 
                         1920 January-April  
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         4 
                         1 
                         1920 May 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         4 
                         2 
                         1920 June 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         4 
                         3 
                         1920 July, October 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         4 
                         4 
                         1921 January-July 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         4 
                         5 
                         1921 August-December 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         4 
                         6 
                         1922 January 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         4 
                         7 
                         1922 February 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         4 
                         8 
                         1922 March 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         4 
                         9 
                         1922 April 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         4 
                         10 
                         1922 May 1-15 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         4 
                         11 
                         1922 May 16-31 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         5 
                         1 
                         1922 June 1-9 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         5 
                         2 
                         1922 June 10-29 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         5 
                         3 
                         1922 July 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         5 
                         4 
                         1922 August-September 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         5 
                         5 
                         1922 October 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         5 
                         6 
                         1922 November-December 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         5 
                         7 
                         1922 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         5 
                         8 
                         1923 January 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         5 
                         9 
                         1923 February 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         5 
                         10 
                         1923 March 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         5 
                         11 
                         1923 April 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         6 
                         1 
                         1923 May 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         6 
                         2 
                         1923 June 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         6 
                         3 
                         1923 July 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         6 
                         4 
                         1923 August-September 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         6 
                         5 
                         1923 October 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         6 
                         6 
                         1923 November 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         6 
                         7 
                         1923 December 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         6 
                         8 
                         1923 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         6 
                         9 
                         1924 January 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         6 
                         10 
                         1924 February 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         7 
                         1 
                         1924 March 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         7 
                         2 
                         1924 April 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         7 
                         3 
                         1924 May 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         7 
                         4 
                         1924 June-1924 July 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         7 
                         5 
                         1924 August 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         7 
                         6 
                         1924 September 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         7 
                         7 
                         1924 October 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         7 
                         8 
                         1924 November 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         7 
                         9 
                         1924 December 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         8 
                         1 
                         1925 January 1-15 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         8 
                         2 
                         1925 January 16-31 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         8 
                         3 
                         1925 February 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         8 
                         4 
                         1925 March 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         8 
                         5 
                         1925 April 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         8 
                         6 
                         1925 May 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         8 
                         7 
                         1925 June 1-9 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         8 
                         8 
                         1925 June 10-30 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         8 
                         9 
                         1925 July 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         9 
                         1 
                         1925 August 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         9 
                         2 
                         1925 September 1-19 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         9 
                         3 
                         1925 September 20-30 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         9 
                         4 
                         1925 October 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         9 
                         5 
                         1925 November 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         9 
                         6 
                         1925 December 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         9 
                         7 
                         1926 January 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         9 
                         8 
                         1926 February 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         9 
                         9 
                         1926 March 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         9 
                         10 
                         1926 April-June 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         10 
                         1 
                         1926 July 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         10 
                         2 
                         1926 August 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         10 
                         3 
                         1926 September 1-20 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         10 
                         4 
                         1926 September 21-30 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         10 
                         5 
                         1926 October 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         10 
                         6 
                         1926 November 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         10 
                         7 
                         1926 December 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         10 
                         8 
                         1926 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         10 
                         9 
                         1927 January 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         10 
                         10 
                         1927 February 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         10 
                         11 
                         1927 March 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         11 
                         1 
                         1927 April 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         11 
                         2 
                         1927 May 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         11 
                         3 
                         1927 June 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         11 
                         4 
                         1927 July-August 12 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         11 
                         5 
                         1927 August 15-September 14 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         11 
                         6 
                         1927 September 15-1927 October 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         11 
                         7 
                         1927 November 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         11 
                         8 
                         1927 December 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         11 
                         9 
                         1928 February-July 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         11 
                         10 
                         1928 August-November 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         11 
                         11 
                         1929 January-June 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         11 
                         12 
                         1929 Jul-December 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         12 
                         1 
                         1930 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         12 
                         2 
                         1931 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         12 
                         3 
                         1932 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         12 
                         4 
                         1933 January-May 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         12 
                         5 
                         1933 July-December 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         12 
                         6 
                         1934 January-May 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         12 
                         7 
                         1934 June-December 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         12 
                         8 
                         1935 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         12 
                         9 
                         1936 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         12 
                         10 
                         1937 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         12 
                         11 
                         1938 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         12 
                         12 
                         1939 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         13 
                         1 
                         1940 January-March 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         13 
                         2 
                         1940 April-May 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         13 
                         3 
                         1940 June-December 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         13 
                         4 
                         1941 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         13 
                         5 
                         1942