xt78gt5fbt0f https://nyx.uky.edu/dips/xt78gt5fbt0f/data/mets.xml https://nyx.uky.edu/dips/xt78gt5fbt0f/data/kukm1m53m1.xml Polk, William Harrison, b. 1843. 18181920 7 cubic ft. collections  English University of Kentucky This digital resource may be freely searched and displayed.  Permission must be received for subsequent distribution in print or electronically.  Physical rights are retained by the owning repository.  Copyright is retained in accordance with U. S. copyright laws.  For information about permissions to reproduce or publish, contact the Special Collections Research Center. William Harrison Polk papers, 1780-1920, ca. 1818-1920 (bulk dates) William Harrison Polk papers, 1780-1920, ca. 1818-1920 (bulk dates) text William Harrison Polk papers, 1780-1920, ca. 1818-1920 (bulk dates) 1818 2002 true xt78gt5fbt0f collection false kukm1m53m1 Guide to the William Harrison Polk papers, 1780-1920,  ca. 1818-1920 (bulk dates) Processed by: Archives Staff ; machine-readable finding aid created by:Eric Weig Special Collections Manuscripts University of Kentucky Margaret I. King Library Lexington, Kentucky 40506-0039 USA Phone: (859) 257-8611 Fax: (859) 257-6311 Email: sclref@lsv.uky.edu URL: http://www.uky.edu/Libraries/libpage.php?lweb_id=84&llib_id=13<ab_rank=3  Copyright 2002 University of Kentucky Libraries. All Rights Reserved. Machine-readable finding aid derived from MARC Database Date of source:  n.d. Description is in  English. Guide to the William Harrison Polk papers, 1780-1920,  ca. 1818-1920 (bulk dates) Collection number: 1M53M1 Contact Information Special Collections Manuscripts University of Kentucky Margaret I. King Library Lexington, Kentucky 40506-0039 Phone: (859) 257-8611 Fax: (859) 257-6311 Email:  sclref@lsv.uky.edu URL:  http://www.uky.edu/Libraries/libpage.php?lweb_id=84&llib_id=13<ab_rank=3 Processed by: Archives Staff Encoded by: Eric Weig  Copyright 2002 University of Kentucky. All Rights Reserved. William Harrison Polk papers, 1780-1920,  ca. 1818-1920 (bulk dates) 1M53M1 Polk, William Harrison, b. 1843. 7 cubic ft. None online. Must visit contributing institution. The materials are in  English. University of Kentucky Special Collections Lexington, Kentucky 40506 Source unknown. Collection is open for research. Copyright has not been assigned to the University of Kentucky. [Identification of item], William Harrison Polk papers, 1780-1920, ca. 1818-1920 (bulk dates), 1M53M1, Special Collections, University of Kentucky. Genealogist, author, newspaperman. Polk was born in central Kentucky in 1843, was raised in Indiana, and returned to Kentucky after serving with the Union Army during the Civil War. He was appointed clerk and then postmaster of the post office in Paris, Ky, resigned, and moved to  Texas, where he became city editor of the SHERMAN DAILY REGISTER. He returned to Kentucky to take a position as editor of the (Lexington) DAILY TRANSCRIPT, and later served on the staffs of and/or owned various other Lexington newspapers. He retired in 1908 to devote his time to historic and genealogical research, which culminated in the publication of POLK FAMILY AND KINSMEN, which was published in 1912. This is a collection of papers gathered by William Harrison Polk in the course of his research on his family. There are letters from R.C. Ballard Thruston, of Louisville, Ky, dating from about 1874 to 1914 and concerning the Polk and Ballard families; correspondence on the case of Early v. Blue Lick Springs Company, dating from 1867 to 1908; and numerous newspaper clippings and notes on historical events in Kentucky and on such personalities as John Hunt Morgan and Carry Nation. Arranged by subject or type of material, then sometimes chronologically. Ballard family. Morgan, John Hunt, 1825-1864. Nation, Carry Amelia, 1846-1911. Polk, William Harrison, b. 1843. Polk family. Thruston, R. C. Ballard (Rogers Clark Ballard), 1858-1946. Genealogists. Kentucky--Genealogy. Clippings. Notes