xt7cc24qk32v https://nyx.uky.edu/dips/xt7cc24qk32v/data/mets.xml https://nyx.uky.edu/dips/xt7cc24qk32v/data/51w10.dao.xml unknown 17741959 21.6 Cubic Feet 54 boxes 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. Samuel M. Wilson correspondence chronological file and papers Historians -- Kentucky. History -- Societies, etc. -- Kentucky. History -- Research -- Kentucky. Historians. Samuel M. Wilson correspondence chronological file and papers text Samuel M. Wilson correspondence chronological file and papers 1774 2016 true xt7cc24qk32v collection false 51w10 Guide to the Samuel M. Wilson correspondence chronological file and papers, 1774-1959, bulk 1900-1946  51W10 Processed by: Archives Staff ; machine-readable finding aid created by:Eric Weig University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center Special Collections Research Center Margaret I. King Building, North Lexington 40506-0039 SCLREF@LSV.UKY.EDU URL:  This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on  2016-05-23 14:38:21 -0400 . Description is in English. 
   
     
       English 
     
     
       University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center 
     
     Samuel M. Wilson correspondence chronological file and papers 
     51W10 
     
       21.6 Cubic Feet 
       54 boxes 
     
     1774-1959 
     1900-1946 
   
   
     General note 
 None online. Must visit contributing institution.    
   
     Conditions Governing Access note 
 Collection is open for research.    
   
     Conditions Governing Use note 
 Copyright has not been assigned to the University of Kentucky.    
   
     Preferred Citation note 
 51W10: [Identification of item], Samuel M. Wilson correspondence chronological file and papers, 1774-1959, 1900-1946 (bulk dates), University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.    
   
     Biographical/Historical note 
 Attorney, historian. Wilson, a native of Louisville, Ky, studied law at Centre College, Danville, Ky. and in the office of Judge Jere R. Morton and then became a prominent lawyer in Lexington, Ky. He was known for interests in social issues and in history, particularly for his work with the Lexington Public Library and the Kentucky Historical Society. He collected books and manuscripts, and founded the "Cakes and Ale Club" in Lexington, which consisted of a group of men who shared Wilson's interests in books and book collecting. Wilson bequeathed his large collection of books and manuscripts to the University of Kentucky library.    
   
     Scope and Contents note 
 The collection contains correspondence, clippings, legal documents, financial records, broadsides and genealogical and historical research materials, the majority of which was generated by Samuel M. Wilson, a Lexington, Ky. attorney and amateur historian. Most of the correspondence concerns Wilson's genealogical and historical research, although some correspondence from his various legal concerns is present. Correspondents include: Frank C. McVey, Desha Breckinridge, R. C. Ballard Thruston and other Kentuckians involved in historical research; and various Lexington attorneys, including Clinton M. Harbison, his law partner for thirty years. Various broadsides and invitations are present, mostly concerning historical societies and commemorative events. Some of Wilson's personal financial records, including bills and receipts are present as well.    
   
     Arrangement note 
 Arranged chronologically.    
   
     Immediate Source of Acquisition 
 Gift, December 10, 1946    
   
     Historians -- Kentucky. 
     History -- Societies, etc. -- Kentucky. 
     Kentucky -- Genealogy. 
     History -- Research -- Kentucky. 
     Historians. 
     Broadsides. 
     Harbison, Clinton M. 
     McVey, Frank LeRond, 1869-1953 
     Breckinridge, Desha, 1867-1935 
     Wilson, Samuel M. (Samuel Mackay), 1871-1946 
     Thruston, R. C. Ballard