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         73m28 
         
             
                 Gunn family papers, 1816-1926
                     73M28 
                 
                 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 
                 
                 2012 February 7 
             
         
         
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             Gunn family papers 
             73M28 
             
                 University of Kentucky Special Collections 
             
             
                 
             
             
                 0.27 Cubic feet 
                 2 boxes 
             
             1816-1926 
             Housed with multiple collections. 
             
                 Gunn family 
             
         
         
             Custodial History note 
             Fortune, Dr. Carl, Lexington, Ky. Gift, April, 1973. 
         
         
             Conditions Governing Access note 
             Collection is open to researchers by appointment. 
         
         
             Conditions Governing Use note 
             The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections. 
         
         
             Preferred Citation note 
             73M28: [identification of item], Gunn family papers, 1816-1926, University of Kentucky Special Collections. 
         
         
             Biographical note 
             William Gunn was born in North Carolina in 1797. He became a travelling preacher for the Methodist Episcopal Church's Henderson, Kentucky, circuit in 1819 and then, married Frances Adams, the daughter of a Shelbyville, Kentucky, Methodist minister, in 1826. Their children included William A. Gunn, Thomas Morris Gun, John Tevis Gunn, and James Gunn. William A. Gunn was an engineer and inventor. During the Civil War, he served as chief engineer of the U.S. Military Railroad and constructed several forts in Kentucky. After the war, he built the bridge at Clay's Ferry, Kentucky, and invented the "H" form of column for steel construction. His brothers, Thomas Morris Gunn and John Tevis Gunn served in the Union Army with the 21st Kentucky Volunteers. Thomas acted as army chaplain during the Civil War and later became a Presbyterian minister. James Gunn followed in his father's footsteps by working as a Methodist minister. He also taught at Transylvania University. 
         
         
             Scope and Contents note 
             The Gunn family papers comprise the correspondence, legal papers, speeches, and family tree of the William Gunn household. The correspondence series contains letters discussing theological matters and church problems debated at Methodist conferences as well as a number of Civil War epistles between Frances Gunn and her sons. The various legal papers in the collection consist of land deeds, receipts, a will, and marriage licenses from wedding ceremonies presided over by William Gunn, a Methodist Episcopalian minister. The speeches in the collection were made by Reverend Gunn at the 1851 commencement of Shelby College and at the Farmer's Club tenth anniversary. A family tree traces the history of the Gunn family with details from a biographical account and research by William A. Gunn, Reverend Gunn's son. 
             
         
         
             Arrangement note 
             Collection is arranged by format. 
         
         
             Gunn, Frances Adams 
             Gunn, James, 1831-1925 
             Gunn, John Tevis, 1837-1921 
             Gunn, Thomas Morris, 1840-1917 
             Gunn, William, 1829-1915 
             Gunn, William, b. 1797 
             Methodist Church. 
             Presbyterian Church. (U.S.A.) 
             Clergy--Kentucky. 
             Engineers--Kentucky. 
             Family archives--Kentucky. 
             Kentucky--Genealogy. 
             Soldiers--Kentucky. 
             United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865. 
         
         
             
                 
                     Correspondence 
                     1816-1926 
                 
                 
                     Scope and Contents note 
                     The Correspondence series includes letters to Reverend William Gunn about theological matters and church business, as well as letters between the Gunn family members during the Civil War. 
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         2 
                         1 
                         1816-1849 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         2 
                         2 
                         1851-1861 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         2 
                         3 
                         1862-1863 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         General correspondence 
                         2 
                         4 
                         1860, 1863, undated 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Correspondence, genealogy, biographical materials 
                         2 
                         5 
                         1910-1926 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Copies of correspondence 
                         2 
                         6 
                         undated 
                     
                 
             
             
                 
                     Family tree 
                     2 
                     11 
                     undated 
                 
                 
                     Scope and Contents note 
                     The Family tree series contains a copy of the Gunn family tree. 
                 
             
             
                 
                     Legal papers 
                     1821-1859 
                 
                 
                     Scope and Contents note 
                     The Legal papers series includes marriage licenses from ceremonies William Gunn presided over, as well as land tract deeds and receipts. 
                 
                 
                     
                         Marriage licenses 
                         2 
                         7 
                         1824-1834 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Legal papers 
                         2 
                         8 
                         1821-1859 
                     
                 
             
             
                 
                     Speeches 
                     1851, 1888 
                 
                 
                     Scope and Contents note 
                     The Speeches series includes a speech made at the Farmer's Club anniversary and a speech from the 1851 commencement of Shelby College. 
                 
                 
                     
                         Speech 
                         2 
                         9 
                         1888 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Shelby College materials 
                         1 
                         1 
                         2 
                         10 
                         1851