xt78930nsq15 https://nyx.uky.edu/dips/xt78930nsq15/data/mets.xml https://nyx.uky.edu/dips/xt78930nsq15/data/72m4.dao.xml Best family 17971925 0.45 Cubic Feet 1 box collections 72m4 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. Barbee-Best family papers Dramatists Correspondence. Women dramatists. Family archives -- Kentucky. Barbee-Best family papers text Barbee-Best family papers 1797 2017 true xt78930nsq15 collection false 72m4 Barbee-Best family papers Guide to the Barbee-Best family papers, 1797-1925  72m4 Laura A. Hess University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center 2011 October 28 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  2017-06-13 16:49:01 -0400 . Description is in English  Describing Archives: A Content Standard 2017 March 16 EAD and description updated by Megan Mummey 
   
     
       English 
     
     
       University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center 
     
     Barbee-Best family papers 
     
       Best family 
     
     
       Barbee family 
     
     72m4 
     
       0.45 Cubic Feet 
       1 box 
     
     1797-1925 
     The Barbee-Best family papers (1797-1925; 0.45 cubic feet; 1 box) record the family's history and activities through letters, financial and legal papers, genealogy records, scrapbooks, and copies of Nancy Barbee's dramatic readings. 
   
   
     Conditions Governing Access 
 Collection is open to researchers by appointment.    
   
     Conditions Governing Use 
 The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.    
   
     Preferred Citation 
 72M4: [Identification of item], Barbee-Best family papers, 1797-1925, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.    
   
     Biographical note 
 The Barbee family, originally from Virginia, settled in Kentucky after the Revolutionary War. The family owned a plantation called Oakland in Danville until the Civil War. The family had a long military history, with family members serving in both the Civil War and the Revolutionary War. The Barbee family joined with the Best family when Sally Barbee married Isaac R. Best in the early 1800s. In the early 1900s, Nancy  Nannie  Barbee travelled the eastern Unites States performing dramatic readings of  dialect stories  about plantation life. Barbee Family.   Ormsby.com.  Accessed 28 Oct. 2011 Some Descendants of Andrew Barbee, Fifth Generation.   Rootsweb.  Accessed 28 Oct. 2011. 
     
   
     Scope and Contents 
 The Barbee-Best family papers (1797-1925; 0.45 cubic feet; 1 box) record the family's history and activities through letters, financial and legal papers, genealogy records, scrapbooks, and copies of Nancy Barbee's dramatic readings. The majority of the papers date between the end of the Civil War and the early 1900s. Nancy Barbee and Thomas Barbee feature prominently in the collection.    
   
     Arrangement 
 Collection is arranged by subject.    
   
     Immediate Source of Acquisition 
 Gift, 1963    
   
     Danville (Ky.) 
     Dramatists 
     Scrapbooks -- United States. 
     Danville (Ky.) -- Social life and customs -- 19th century 
     Correspondence. 
     Women dramatists. 
     Family archives -- Kentucky. 
     Best, I.D. 
     Barbee, Nannie (Nancy) 
     Barbee, Thomas, 1749-1818 
     Best family 
     Barbee family 
   
   Nancy Barbee readings undated 1 1 Correspondence 1905-1925 1 2 Genealogy undated 1 3 Financial and legal 1797, 1859-1891 1 4 Literary and social club 1873-1876 1 5 Scrapbook 1889 1 6 Account book 1865-1876 1 7