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       University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center 
     
     John W. Stevenson papers 
     58m3 
     
       2.25 Cubic Feet 
       5 boxes 
     
     1868-1885 
     The John W. Stevenson papers (dated 1868-1885; 2.25 cubic feet; 5 boxes) consist of diaries, letter books, receipts, and a will, documenting the life and career of Kentucky lawyer and politician John W. Stevenson. 
   
   
     Conditions Governing Access 
 Collection is open to researchers by appointment.    
   
     Immediate Source of Acquisition 
 Gift, 1958    
   
     Arrangement 
 Collection is arranged by format.    
   
     Biographical note 
 Governor of Kentucky and United States Senator, John White Stevenson was born in Richmond, Virginia. He read law in Virginia and, on the advice of James Madison, moved west to open his practice. After living in Vicksburg, Mississippi, Stevenson moved to Covington, Kentucky in 1841. Four years later he was elected to the Kentucky state legislature as a representative from Kenton County. He was a member of the 1849 state constitutional convention and further familiarized himself with the state's laws by coauthoring with James Harlan,  Code of Practice in Civil and Criminal Cases . After serving as a delegate to the Democratic National Conventions of 1848, 1852, 1861, he served in the House of Representatives (1857-1861). A strong Confederate sympathizer, Stevenson returned to politics after the Civil War, with his election to the lieutenant governorship of Kentucky in 1867. Upon the death of Governor John LaRue Helm, Stevenson was elevated to the governorship. He failed to serve the full term, however, for he defeated Senator Thomas McCreery and won a seat in the United States Senate in 1871. At the end of his term in 1877 he returned to his law practice in Covington and to teaching criminal law and contracts in the Cincinnati law school. He served as chairman of the Democratic National Convention in 1880, and in 1884 was elected president of the American Bar Association.    
   
     Preferred Citation 
 58m3: [identification of item], John W. Stevenson papers, 1868-1885, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.    
   
     Scope and Contents 
 The John W. Stevenson papers (dated 1868-1885; 2.25 cubic feet; 5 boxes) consist of diaries, letter books, receipts, and a will, documenting the life and career of Kentucky lawyer and politician John W. Stevenson. Stevenson's diaries (9 volumes) document daily life and contemporary political issues. The letter books (6 volumes) cover 1877-1884 and document Kentucky politics and the affairs of the Episcopal church. Many of the letters relate to the 1876 Presidential election between Rutherford B. Hayes and Samuel Tilden; Stevenson's visit to Louisiana as one of the  visiting statesmen  who went to examine the election returns; discussions of Hayes term as President; and the nomination of the Democratic candidate.    
   
     Conditions Governing Use 
 The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.    
   
     Covington (Ky.) 
     Legislators -- Kentucky. 
     Lieutenant governors -- Kentucky 
     Governors -- Kentucky. 
     Legislators -- United States. 
     Presidents -- United States -- Election -- 1876. 
     Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877) -- Kentucky 
     Kentucky -- Politics and government -- 1865-1890 
     Hayes, Rutherford B., 1822-1893 
     Stevenson, J. W. (John White), 1812-1886 
     Tilden, Samuel J. (Samuel Jones), 1814-1886 
     Episcopal Church. 
   
   Diaries Series I. 1868-1885 Bound notebook 1868 1 1 Scope and Contents Notebook is blank except for a handwritten title page,  Presented to J.W. Stevenson by James J. Berry, Esq. March 1868 in Newport, Ky. . Diary 1877 1 2 Diary 1878 1 3 Diary 1879 1 4 Diary 1880 1 5 Diary 1881 2 1 Diary 1882 January-June 2 2 Diary 1882 May-June  2 3 Diary 1883 2 4-6 Diary 1884 2 5 Diary 1885 2 6 Letter books Series II. 1877-1884 Letter book 1877 April 18-1878 July 28  3 1 Letter book 1878 September 9-1880 January 6  3 2 Letter book 1880 January 10-1880 August 4  4 1 Letter book 1880 August 12-1881 May 14  4 2 Letter book 1881 April 2-1882 November 28 4 3 Letter book 1882 November 29-1884 December 10 5 1 Receipts and will Series III. 1885 5 2