xt7rbn9x1665 https://nyx.uky.edu/dips/xt7rbn9x1665/data/mets.xml https://nyx.uky.edu/dips/xt7rbn9x1665/data/48m39.dao.xml Buckner, Benjamin Forsythe, 1836-1901 17851918 8.56 Cubic Feet 18 boxes, 1 oversize box collections 48m39 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. Benjamin Forsythe Buckner papers United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865. Lawyers -- Kentucky. Judges -- Kentucky. Court administration -- Kentucky. Benjamin Forsythe Buckner papers text Benjamin Forsythe Buckner papers 1785 2017 true xt7rbn9x1665 collection false 48m39 Buckner, Benjamin Forsythe papers Guide to the Benjamin Forsythe Buckner papers, 1785-1918, undated  48m39 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  2017-08-27 16:15:45 -0400 . English Describing Archives: A Content Standard 2017 June 21 Arrangement and description updated by Morgan A. LeMaster and Sarah Mackenzie Wade. 
   
     
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       University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center 
     
     Benjamin Forsythe Buckner papers 
     
       Buckner, Benjamin Forsythe, 1836-1901 
     
     48m39 
     1146 
     
       8.56 Cubic Feet 
       18 boxes, 1 oversize box 
     
     1785-1918, undated 
     The Benjamin Forsythe Buckner papers (dated 1785-1918, undated; 8.56 cubic feet; 18 boxes, 1 oversize box) primarily comprise business correspondence, legal documents, and financial records that document the legal career of the nineteenth century Kentucky attorney and judge.  
   
   
     Conditions Governing Access 
 Collection is open to researchers by appointment.    
   
     Arrangement 
 Collection is arranged into 4 series by subject and format: Correspondence, Financial, Legal, and Personal.    
   
     Biographical note 
 Lawyer and judge Benjamin Forsythe Buckner was born in Jacksonville, Illinois in 1836 to Kentucky parents. He attended the Kentucky Military Institute and served as a deputy in the Winchester circuit clerk's office before matriculating as a law student at the University of Louisville in 1856. After his admission to the bar in 1857, he began practicing law in Winchester, Kentucky.  In 1861, Buckner joined the United States Army and entered the Civil War as Major of the Twentieth Kentucky Federal Infantry, where he fought with the Union in the Battle of Shiloh and smaller battles in Kentucky, Tennessee, and Alabama. Buckner resigned from the army in 1863 and returned to Winchester, where he married Helen B. Martin, daughter of Clark County farmer Samuel Davis Martin, and resumed practicing law. In 1865, Buckner was elected to the Kentucky House of Representatives on behalf of Clark County. He moved to Lexington in 1870, where he worked in partnership with William Campbell Preston Breckinridge until he was elected Judge of the Common Pleas Court of the Lexington District in 1874. Buckner served on the circuit court bench for the tenth judicial district from 1880-1883 and then resigned to Louisville to resume a private practice. In 1896, Buckner retired to Winchester, where he died in 1901.  Johnston, J. Stoddard, ed.,  Memorial History of Louisville from its First Settlement to the Year 1896: Volume II  (Chicago: American Biographical Publishing, 1896), 365-366. Levin, H., ed.,  The Lawyers and Lawmakers of Kentucky  (Chicago: Lewis Publishing, 1897), 652-654. Peter, Robert,  History of Fayette County, Kentucky, with an Outline Sketch of the Blue Grass Region  (Chicago: O. L. Baskin &, 1882), 571-572.    
   
     Preferred Citation 
 48m39: [identification of item], Benjamin Forsythe Buckner papers, 1785-1918, undated, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.    
   
     Related Materials 
 46m151, Dr. Samuel Davis Martin papers, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center. 1997ms118, Tebbs/Prewitt family papers, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.    
   
     Scope and Contents 
 The Benjamin Forsythe Buckner papers (dated 1785-1918, undated; 8.56 cubic feet; 18 boxes, 1 oversize box) primarily comprise business correspondence, legal documents, and financial records that document the legal career of the nineteenth century Kentucky attorney and judge. The collection also includes Buckner's correspondence to his wife Helen during his deployment as a Union soldier in the Civil War, an office docket that reflects Buckner's legal practice during the latter part of his career, and a diary from a member of his wife's family, the Martins.    
   
     Conditions Governing Use 
 The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.    
   
     United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865. 
     Lawyers -- Kentucky. 
     Judges -- Kentucky. 
     Court administration -- Kentucky. 
     Martin, R. D. 
     Martin, Samuel Davis, 1791-1882 
     Buckner, Benjamin Forsythe, 1836-1901 
   
   Correspondence 1884-1918, undated Scope and Contents Comprises correspondence between Buckner, his clients, and government officials. Arranged chronologically by year and thereunder alphabetically by correspondent's last name. A-G 1884 1 1 H-O 1884 1 2 P-Y 1884 1 3 B-C 1885 1 4 D-G 1885 1 5 H-M 1885 1 6 N-Y 1885 1 7 A-G 1886 1 8 H-P 1886 2 1 R-Y 1886 2 2 A-J 1887 2 3 K-P 1887 2 4 R-Y 1887 2 5 A-H 1888 2 6 J-Y 1888 2 7 A-H 1889 2 8 J-Y 1889 2 9 A-W 1890 3 1 A-L 1891 3 2 M-Z 1891 3 3 A-H 1892 3 4 J-Y 1892 3 5 A-D 1893 3 6 E-W 1893 4 1 A-G 1894 4 2 K-Z 1894 4 3 A-G 1895 4 4 H-Z 1895 4 5 A-G 1896 4 6 H-W 1896 4 7 A-E 1897 4 8 F-Z 1897 5 1 A-E 1898 5 2 F-Z 1898 5 3 A-W 1899 5 4 1900-1918 5 5 undated 5 6-8 Financial 1838-1912, undated Scope and Contents Comprises account books, checkbooks, ledgers, bills, and receipts that document Buckner's legal practice. Arranged into subseries by format and thereunder chronologically. Account books and ledgers 1857-1897 Ledger of legal accounts 1857-1866 6 1 Receipt book 1867-1869 6 2 Ledger 1874 July 6-1897 December 16 6 3 Masonic Savings Bank account books 1889-1891 6 4 Bills and receipts 1877-1912, undated 1877-1878 14 4 1879 14 5 1880 14 6 1881 14 7 1882 6 5 1883 14 8 1884 January-April 6 6 1884 April-December 6 7 1885 January-June 6 8 1885 July-December 7 1 1886 7 2 1887-1888 7 3 1889-1890 7 4 1891 7 5 1892 7 6 1893 January-June 7 7 1893 July-December 7 8 1894 January-June 7 9 1894 July-December 7 10 1895 7 11 1896 8 1 1897 8 2 1898 8 3 1899 8 4 1900-1912 8 5 undated 8 6-7 Checks and checkbooks 1838-1896, undated 1838-1858 8 8 1860-1864 8 9 1865-1869 9 1 1869-1870 9 2 1880-1884 9 3 1885-1891 9 4 Cancelled notes 1890-1892 9 5 1891 9 6-7 1892 9 8 1893 10 1-2 1894 January-April 10 3 1894 May-July 10 4 1894 August-December 10 5 1895 10 6 1896 11 1 undated 11 2 Legal 1785-1905, undated Scope and Contents Constitutes the bulk of the collection, with land surveys, deeds, certificates, resolutions, briefs, subpoenas, and agreements that reflect Buckner's activity as an attorney and judge in central Kentucky. Also includes some financial documents and correspondence, particularly for the early years of Buckner's practice. Arranged chronologically. 1785-1829 11 3 1830-1839 11 4 1840-1842 11 5 1843-1849 11 6 Certificates of the Register of the Land Office 1843-1860 19 1 1850-1855 11 7 1856-1857 12 1 1858 12 2 1859 January-June 12 3 1859 September-December 12 4 1860 12 5 1861 12 6 1862 12 7 1863 13 1 1864 13 2 1865 13 3 1866 13 4 1867 13 5 1868 13 6 1869 13 7 1870 13 8 1871 13 9 1872 13 10 1873 13 11 1874 14 1 Lawyer's office docket 1874 July -1897 December 16 14 2 1875-1876 14 3 1884-1885 15 1 1886 15 2 1887 15 3 1888 15 4-6 1889 15 7 1890 16 1 1891 16 2 1892 16 3 1893 16 4 1894 16 5 1895 16 6 1896 16 7 1897 17 1 1898 17 2 1899 17 3 1900-1905 17 4 undated 17 5-7 Personal circa 1844-1918, undated Scope and Contents Comprises items related to Buckner's personal life, including letters written by Buckner to his wife Helen during his stint as a Union major in the Civil War. Also includes insurance contracts for Buckner and his wife, a tintype photograph of an unidentified woman, a key to a safety box, a diary by one of his wife's family members, a small notebook and calendar, and assorted clippings and pamphlets. Benjamin Buckner letters to his wife, Helen 1861-1863 18 1 Clippings, coupons, advertisements, and pamphlets undated 18 2-3 Safety vault box key undated 18 4 Notebook and calendar 1889, undated 18 4 Tintype photograph of an unidentified woman undated 18 6 R. D. Martin diary 1918 18 7 Teutonia Insurance agent authorization for Benjamin F. Buckner 1897 May 7 19 2 Mutual Life Insurance Company contract for Helen M. Buckner 1896 January 8 19 3 Blow For the Building and Loan Associations: The Court of Appeals Declares the Law of 1893 To Be Unconstitutional 1893 June 19 19 4 Geological map of South-West Branch, Pacific Rail Road, by G. C. Swallow, State Geologist, drawn by G. C. Broadhead circa 1844 19 5