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         72M1 
         
             
                 Lucien Beckner papers, 1813-1953
                     72M1 
                 
                 Finding aid prepared by Laura A. Hess 
             
             
                 
                     
                 
                 University of Kentucky Special Collections 
                 
                     Special Collections 
                     Margaret I. King Building, North 
                     Lexington, KY, 40506-0039 
                     (859) 257-8611 
                     SCLREF@LSV.UKY.EDU 
                 
                 2011 December 8 
             
         
         
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             Lucien Beckner papers 
             72M1 
             
                 University of Kentucky Special Collections 
             
             
                 
             
             
                 1.2 Cubic feet 
                 2 boxes, 1 item 
             
             1813-1953 
             Housed with multiple collections. 
         
         
             Preferred Citation note 
             72M1: [identification of item], Lucien Beckner papers, 1813-1953, University of Kentucky Special Collections. 
         
         
             Conditions Governing Use note 
             The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections. 
         
         
             Conditions Governing Access note 
             Collection is open to researchers by appointment. 
         
         
             Scope and Contents note 
             The Lucien Beckner papers comprise business letters for the Beckner & Beckner law firm established by Lucien and his father, Judge W. M. Beckner, as well as personal family correspondence. Also included are member listings for the Burley Tobacco Society and the American Society of Equity Tobacco, a scrapbook for the Tobacco Grower's Association, and a report on the Burley Tobacco Society's status of relation to the American Society of Equity. Finally, the collection contains historical photographs of Kentucky, specifically of Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt's visit in 1937. 
         
         
             Biographical note 
             Lucien Beckner, geologist and longtime curator of the Louisville Free Public Library Museum, was born in Winchester, Kentucky, in 1872 to William Morgan and Elizabeth Taliaferro Beckner. He earned his education from multiple institutions, such as the Louisville Military Academy, Centre College, the University of Kentucky, Transylvania University, and the University of Pennsylvania. In 1894, Beckner married Marie Daviess Warren of Danville, Kentucky. Throughout his lifetime, he dabbled in a wide range of career paths, including lawyer, engineer, secretary, naturalist, auditor, historian, poet, artist, teacher, journalist, and mathematician. At one point, Beckner owned and edited the 
                 Winchester Sun  and 
                 Clark County Republican  newspapers, assisted in establishing the Lexington and Eastern branch of the Louisville and Nashville Railroad, and helped build a railroad in Ecuador. He actively participated in various organizations, serving as executive secretary of the Burley Tobacco Society and the Burley Tobacco Growers Association, as secretary of the Filson Club, as an officer of the Kentucky Historical Society, and as president of the Kentucky Academy of Science. Beckner died in Louisville, Kentucky, in 1963. 
         
         
             Arrangement note 
             Collection is arranged by subject. 
         
         
             Beckner, Lucien, 1872-1970 
             Beckner, William Morgan, b. 1841 
             Kittrell, James B., Mrs. 
             Lawyers--Correspondence. 
             Lawyers--Kentucky. 
             Letters. 
             Tobacco farmers. 
             Tobacco--Kentucky. 
         
         
             
                 
                     General 
                     1936, 1947 
                 
                 
                     Scope and Contents note 
                     The General series contains photographs of various historic places and events in Kentucky, as well as information about Abraham Lincoln. Noteworthy items include photographs of Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt's visit to Mt. Sterling and Liberty, Kentucky. 
                 
                 
                     
                         Lincoln 
                         2 
                         8 
                         undated 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Maps and poster 
                         6 
                         2 
                         undated 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Photographs and negative 
                         2 
                         9 
                         1936 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Poet Lore 
                         1 
                         7 
                         1947 
                     
                 
             
             
                 
                     Letters 
                     1813-1953 
                 
                 
                     Scope and Contents note 
                     The Letters series contains business and personal letters for the Beckner family. Many of the documents refer to court cases and land disputes involving the Beckner family, such as the Goff and William case. Copies of wills and land transferences are also noteworthy. 
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         1 
                         1 
                         1813-1899 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Photocopies of letters 
                         1 
                         2 
                         undated 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         1 
                         3 
                         1900 January 24 - 1906 November 12 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         1 
                         4 
                         1907 January 1 - December 27 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         1 
                         5 
                         1908 Janurary 1 - 1910 July 26 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         1 
                         6 
                         1911-1953 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Letters, will book, journal 
                         2 
                         2 
                         undated 
                     
                 
             
             
                 
                     Tobacco Societies 
                     1908-1952 
                 
                 
                     Scope and Contents note 
                     The Tobacco Societies series consists of information about the Burley Tobacco Society and the American Society of Equity, including a lists of members, publications produced by the societies, and a scrapbook. 
                 
                 
                     
                         Ledger 
                         2 
                         1 
                         1909 September - 1910 June 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Tobacco association clippings 
                         2 
                         3 
                         1908-1952 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Tobacco Society publications 
                         2 
                         4 
                         1909 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Burley Tobacco Society members 
                         2 
                         5-7 
                         1910 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Tobacco Grower's Association scrapbook 
                         1 
                         1909-1925