xt77pv6b3274 https://nyx.uky.edu/dips/xt77pv6b3274/data/mets.xml https://nyx.uky.edu/dips/xt77pv6b3274/data/69m44.dao.xml unknown 18441961 1.3 Cubic Feet 4 boxes, 1 folder collections 69m44 English University of Kentucky The physical rights to the materials in the 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. Richard Alexander Spurr papers Recipes. Legislators -- Correspondence. Autograph albums. Richard Alexander Spurr papers text Richard Alexander Spurr papers 1844 2018 true xt77pv6b3274 collection false 69m44 Spurr, Richard Alexander papers Guide to the Richard Alexander Spurr papers, 1844-1961, bulk 1878-1899  69m44 Megan Mummey University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center 2018 March 13 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  2018-03-13 15:31:23 -0400 . Description is in English. Describing Archives: A Content Standard 
   
     
       English 
     
     
       University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center 
     
     Richard Alexander Spurr papers 
     69m44 
     
       1.3 Cubic Feet 
       4 boxes, 1 folder 
     
     1844-1961 
     1878-1899 
     The Richard Alexander Spurr papers (dated 1844-1961, bulk 1878-1899; 1.3 cubic feet; 4 boxes, 1 folder) consist of correspondence, financial records, genealogical sketches, autograph albums, photographs, and a recipe book documenting Spurr's career and family life. 
   
   
     Conditions Governing Access 
 Collections is open to researchers by appointment.    
   
     Arrangement 
 Collection is arranged by format.    
   
     Biographical note 
 Richard Alexander Spurr (1836-1898) was born in Fayette County, Kentucky, and attended Bethany College in Virginia (now West Virginia) and graduated in 1858. During the Civil war, Spurr fought for the Confederacy for three years under General John Hunt Morgan. After the war, Spurr returned to his farm in Fayette County, Kentucky. He was subsequently elected for two terms in the Kentucky House of Representatives (1875-1878) and also served in the State Senate (1881-1885). He married Ruth Wiermann Sheffer (1843-1928) and their children included: Julia Patton Hughes Spurr (1867-1957); Alexander Spurr (1871); Laura Spurr (1877-unknown); and Richard Hughes Spurr, who also went by Hughes Spurr (1881-1936).    
   
     Preferred Citation 
 69m44: [identification of item], Richard Alexander Spurr papers, 1844-1961, bulk 1878-1899,  University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.    
   
     Related Materials 
 2012ms721, Spurr family papers, 1839-1916, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.    
   
     Scope and Contents 
 The Richard Alexander Spurr papers (dated 1844-1961, bulk 1878-1899; 1.3 cubic feet; 4 boxes, 1 folder) consist of correspondence, financial records, genealogical sketches, autograph albums, photographs, and a recipe book documenting Spurr's career and family life. The majority of the papers comprise family correspondence between Richard A. Spurr and his brother Marcus A. of Nashville, Tennessee; Spurr's wife Ruth Sheffer Spurr; and their children: Julia Hughes, Laura Sheffer, and Richard Hughes. Also included is correspondence to Laura's husband, Carl Welsh, of Lexington, Ky. The correspondence does include letters relating to Kentucky politics, including one from William Harrison Polk. The collection contains a circular letter concerning politics issued by the  Louisville Journal ; a report from James K. Patterson to Richard A. Spurr concerning the income of the A & M College (now University of Kentucky); and remarks made to the Kentucky General Assembly concerning African-American deaf mutes. The collection includes two autograph albums relating to Bethany College; a handwritten recipe book that includes home remedies for illnesses; and materials relating to the United Daughters of the Confederacy. The photographs depict various members of the Spurr family, including Richard Alexander Spurr, Ruth Sheffer Spurr, Julia Hughes Spurr, Laura Spurr Welsh, and Richard Hughes Spurr. Many photographs show Laura Spurr Welsh in Native American dress. The collection does not include any materials relating to Richard A. Spurr's activities during the Civil War or John Hunt Morgan.    
   
     Conditions Governing Use 
 The physical rights to the materials in the collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.    
   
     Recipes. 
     Kentucky -- Politics and government -- 1865-1950. 
     Legislators -- Correspondence. 
     Autograph albums. 
     Photographs 
     Agricultural and Mechanical College of Kentucky 
     Bethany College (Bethany, W. Va.) 
     Sperling family 
     Spurr, Julia Patton Hughes, 1867-1957 
     Spurr, Richard Alexander, 1835-1898 
     Spurr, Hughes (Richard Hughes), 1881-1936 
     Spurr, Ruth Sheffer, 1843-1928 
     Patterson, James K. (James Kennedy), 1833-1922 
     Polk, William Harrison, b. 1843. 
     United Daughters of the Confederacy. Lexington Chapter  (Ky.) 
     Welsh, Carl 
     Welsh, Laura Sheffer Spurr, b. 1877 
   
   Family correspondence Series II. 1856-1961, undated 1856-1872 1 1 1876-1879 1 2 1881-1884 1 3 1885-1889 1 4 1891-1894 1 5 1895 1 6 1896-1899 1 7 1900-1910 1 8 1915-1919 1 9 1929-1961 1 10 Undated 1 11 Financial documents Series II. 1844-1953 Receipts and business documents 1844-1920 2 1 James Patterson report of income for A&M college (University of Kentucky) circa 1879 2 2 Daybook 1916-1920 2 3 Ruth Spurr cashed checks 1919 2 4 Julia Spurr tax receipts 1940-1953 2 5 Assorted Series III. 1857-1942, undated Richard A. Spurr Bethany College diplomas 1857-1858 OS-15 1 Richard A. Spurr Bethany College autograph album 1858 2 6 Levi P. Spurr Bethany College autograph album 1859 2 7 An Act to amend Acto to Charter the American Short Horn Record Association 1880 January 5 2 8 Newspaper clipping regarding construction of the Fayette County courthouse 1883 February 2 2 9 Spurr and McEwan genealogical information 1894-1931 2 10 Roll of Lexington Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy 1895 2 11 Children of the Confederacy certificates and applications 1914-1942 2 12 Calling cards undated 2 13 Dudley's remarks to the Kentucky Senate regarding African-American Deaf Mutes undated 2 14 Richard A. Spurr broadside  Sheep to be sold undated 2 15 Recipe book undated 2 16 Photographs Series IV. 1864-1927, undated William Chandler Prewitt, grandfather of Richard Alexander Spurr, photographic reproduction of a painted portrait undated 4 1 Margaret Montgomery Edmonson Prewitt, grandmother of Richard Alexander Spurr, photographic reproduction of a painted portrait undated 4 2 Vaul Allen Prewitt, great-uncle of Richard Alexander Spurr, photographic reproduction of a painted portrait undated 4 3 Henry Hamblin Prewitt, great-uncle of Richard Alexander Spurr, photographic reproduction of a painted portrait. undated 4 4 Mary Prewitt Cavins, great-aunt of Richard Alexander Spurr, photographic reproduction of a painted portrait undated 4 5 Mary Anne Spurr undated 3 6 Picture to Julia from Papa  from Richard Alexander Spurr 1877 3 7 Richard Spurr at 29 years of age standing next to brother Marcus Antonius circa 1864 3 8 Richard Spurr at 29 years of age sitting with brother Marcus Antonius circa 1864 3 9 Richard Spurr and second wife Julia M. Hughes, notation  Papa and Jelly undated 4 10 Richard Spurr's gravesite, notation  darling husband's grave after 1898 3 11 Richard Hughes Spurr, Laura, and Julia standing with Julia M. Hughes Spurr seated, copy undated 3 12-13 Laura, Richard Hughes, and Julia Spurr at  Leafland undated 3 14 Laura Sheffer Spurr at 5 years old circa 1877 4 15 Laura Sheffer Spurr as a young woman undated 4 16 Laura Sheffer Spurr looking into a hand-held mirror undated 4 17 Laura Sheffer Spurr undated 3 18 Laura Sheffer Spurr wearing a large hat, standing next to ornate chair undated 3 19 Laura Sheffer Spurr sitting with a man, possibly Richard Hughes, notation  Laura S as the Indian squaw undated 4 20 Laura Sheffer Spurr sitting, notation  Laura S as the Indian squaw undated 4 21 Laura Sheffer Spurr in Native American clothing undated 3 22 Laura Sheffer Spurr sitting in barn entry, dead bear hanging from doorway undated 3 23 Laura Sheffer Spurr posing in all white with backdrop undated 3 24 Laura Sheffer Spurr holding two dead swans undated 4 25 Laura Sheffer Spurr posing in fringed Indian attire in front of backdrop undated 4 26 Doctors and lawyers of Lexington, sesquicentennial, May 3 - June 6, 1927 , all in Native American dress, Laura Sheffer Spurr on far right 1927 June 6 4 27-28 Scope and Contents Photograph torn in half. Laura Spurr Welch, standing in front of house undated 3 29 Jessie Thompson, one of my best girl friends undated 4 30 Group photograph with notation  Caught in the Act , Julia Hughes seated in center, Julia Spurr on far right with man holding her hand, Laura Spurr sitting on bottom left undated 3 31 Group photograph - Julia Hughes seated fourth from left, Julia Spurr center front, Laura Spurr possibly in back talking to man. African-American musicians pictured undated 3 32 Photographic postcard, names written on each man 1906 September 11 3 33 Scope and Contents Halloway Captain, The Major, the Dean (captain), Daugherty captain, Mayor Foley, The Little Lieut. . Includes notation  The Hospital Staff with the Dean and the Foley JBM Photograph of Joel T. Hart's  Woman Triumphant  sculpture, which was destroyed in the Fayette County courthouse fire of 1897 before 1897 3 34 Main Street Lexington undated 4 35 Thirteen men in suits and hats sitting on and standing in front of a rock formation undated 4 36 Photograph of officers and members of the Senate of Kentucky, session of 1883-1884, man number 35 is Richard Alexander Spurr circa 1883-1884 4 37