xt7k9882k43d https://nyx.uky.edu/dips/xt7k9882k43d/data/mets.xml https://nyx.uky.edu/dips/xt7k9882k43d/data/87m35.dao.xml Scott, Robert W. (Robert Wilmot), 1808-1884 18291836 0.1 Cubic Feet 1 box collections 87m35 English University of Kentucky The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.  Contact the Special Collections Research Center for information regarding rights and use of this collection. Robert W. Scott journals Prisons -- United States -- History. Farmers. Robert W. Scott journals text Robert W. Scott journals 1829 2017 true xt7k9882k43d collection false 87m35 Scott, Robert W. journals Guide to the Robert W. Scott journals, 1829-1836, bulk 1829-1830  87m35 Processed by: Archives Staff ; machine-readable finding aid created by:Eric Weig University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center Special Collections Research Center University of Kentucky Libraries Margaret I. King Library Lexington, Kentucky 40506-0039 URL:  This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on  2017-09-05 16:29:15 -0400 . Description is in English. Describing Archives: A Content Standard 2017 August 28 EAD and description updated by Megan Mummey 
   
     
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       University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center 
     
     Robert W. Scott journals 
     
       Scott, Robert W. (Robert Wilmot), 1808-1884 
     
     87m35 
     864 
     
       0.1 Cubic Feet 
       1 box 
     
     1829-1836 
     1829-1830 
     The Robert W. Scott journals (dated 1829-1836, bulk 1829-1830; 0.23 cubic feet; 2 items) consists of two journals kept by Franklin County, Ky. lawyer and farmer, Robert Wilmont Scott. 
   
   
     Conditions Governing Access 
 Collection is open to researchers by appointment.    
   
     Conditions Governing Use 
 The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.    
   
     Preferred Citation 
 87m35: [identification of item], Robert W. Scott journals, 1829-1836, bulk 1829-1830, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.    
   
     Biographical note 
 Lawyer, politician, and farmer, Robert Wilmont Scott was a native of Bourbon County, Ky. After attending Transylvania University, Scott studied law in Frankfort and in Mercer County. In 1829 he traveled to the east coast. In 1835 Scott began raising stock in Franklin County. During this time he was instrumental in organizing the Franklin County Agricultural Society. Scott was also involved in area politics.    
   
     Scope and Contents 
 The Robert W. Scott journals (dated 1829-1836, bulk 1829-1830; 0.23 cubic feet; 2 items) consists of two journals kept by Franklin County, Ky. lawyer and farmer, Robert Wilmont Scott. The earlier journal consists of two parts, the first entitled  notes on law books read by me , includes a list of legal texts read by Scott. The second part includes Scott's  Memoranda itineris  on a journey he made to the east coast states from 1829-1830. He describes his trip from Lexington, Ky. through West Virginia and Virginia. He notes meetings with James Madison, James Monroe, John Randolph, and John Marshall. He details a boat trip he made from the Chesapeake Bay to New York. Scott describes many of the sights he visited in New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and New Jersey. He provides a lengthy description of his activities in Washington, D. C., including a visit to Congress. Volume two begins with Scott's trip to Pennsylvania and continues through his return to Kentucky. He concludes with a few remarks about a trip he made to New Orleans in 1836. Though Scott never mentions the purpose of his journey, he does seem to have been particularly interested in visiting prisons. He notes conditions in several such institutions. He also describes several colleges, including Washington College, the University of Virginia, and Princeton among others. Also noted are many towns, businesses, factories, law courts and museums he visited. A typescript of the  memoranda itineris  is included.    
   
     Arrangement 
 Collection is arranged chronologically.    
   
     Prisons -- United States -- History. 
     West Virginia -- Description and travel. 
     New York (N.Y.) -- Description and travel. 
     Connecticut -- Description and travel. 
     Chesapeake Bay (Md. and Va.) 
     Maryland -- Description and travel. 
     Kentucky -- Description and travel. 
     New Jersey -- Description and travel. 
     Massachusetts -- Description and travel. 
     Rhode Island -- Description and travel. 
     Washington (D.C.) -- Description and travel. 
     Virginia -- Description and travel. 
     Farmers. 
     Kentucky -- History -- 19th century. 
     Scott, Robert W. (Robert Wilmot), 1808-1884 
     Madison, James, 1751-1836 
     Monroe, James, 1758-1831 
     Marshall, John, 1755-1835 
   
   Volume 1 1829-1830 1 1 1 Volume 2 1830-1836 1 1 2 Typescript of  Memorandum itinernis 1829-1830 1 2