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         1997MS138 
         
             
                 Mary E. Wharton papers, 1856-1993
                     1997MS138 
                 
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             Mary E. Wharton papers 
             1997MS138 
             
                 University of Kentucky Special Collections 
             
             
                 
             
             
                 20.49 Cubic feet 
                 52 boxes 
             
             1856-1993 
             The Mary E. Wharton papers (dated 1856-1993; 20.49 cubic feet; 52 boxes) consist of diaries, correspondence, notebooks, realia, photographs, and research files documenting the work of botanist Mary E. Wharton. 
             
                 Wharton, Mary E., 1912- 
             
         
         
             Conditions Governing Access note 
             Collection is open to researchers by appointment. 
         
         
             Scope and Contents note 
             The Mary E. Wharton papers (dated 1856-1993; 20.49 cubic feet; 52 boxes) consist of diaries, correspondence, notebooks, realia, photographs, and research files documenting the work of botanist Mary E. Wharton. Included in the Mary E. Wharton papers are family genealogical materials; the diaries of Mary's father Joseph F. Wharton and correspondence from her mother, Mary Davis Wharton, 1897-1947; publications and school papers, notebooks, a dissertation draft, etc. from Dr. Wharton's days at Hamilton College, Morehead State University, the University of Kentucky, and the University of Michigan; Dr. Wharton's personal correspondence (1936-1991); and Georgetown College lecture notes, and examinations, etc. There are also field notes examining and detailing flora and fauna and plant distribution throughout Kentucky. Also included in the collection are notes and manuscript drafts pertaining to her publications on the horse industry, the Civil War in the Bluegrass, and on the history and physical features of the Bluegrass region. Other research notes, reports, correspondence and writings in the collection reflect her activism on behalf of the Red River Gorge (1967-1976), the Kentucky River navigation and water quality, endangered or threatened species(1969-1991), the future of Coldstream farm (1985-1991), and the expansion of the Paris Pike (1975-1991). The collection contains publications and correspondence on The Nature Conservancy and the Land and Nature Trust of the Bluegrass. In addition, the collection includes several hundred family photographs, images of Mary herself, sound recordings, post cards, and realia. Finally, present are Dr. Wharton's religious writings and publications, her Colonial Dames, Daughters of the American Revolution, and United Daughters of the Confederacy files, and tour guides, maps, and notes of her trips to Great Britain (1967-1982). 
         
         
             Biographical note 
             Dr. Mary E. Wharton (1912-1991) was a native of Jessamine County, Kentucky and longtime Lexington resident. Wharton was a Professor of Botany and the chair of the Department of Biological Sciences at Georgetown College during the period 1947-1974. A graduate of the University of Kentucky, Dr. Wharton received her Ph.D from the University of Michigan in 1945. She was the author and coauthor of several books including 
                 A Guide to Wildflowers & Ferns of Kentucky , 
                 Trees & Shrubs of Kentucky , 
                 The Horseworld of the Blue Grass , 
                 Peach Leather and Rebel Gray , and 
                 Bluegrass Land and Life . She was also one of the original founders of the Land and Nature Trust of the Bluegrass--an organization which she served as president and chairman of the board. She was a member of the Board of Trustees of the Kentucky Chapter of The Nature Conservancy. Dr. Wharton was involved in several environmental conflicts including an attempt by the Army Corp. of Engineers to dam the Red River Gorge, and a plan by the Department of Highways to widen Paris Pike. The 278 acre Mary E. Wharton Nature Sanctuary at Flora Cliff on the Kentucky River in southern Fayette County is named in her honor. 
         
         
             Preferred Citation note 
             1997MS138 : [identification of item], Mary E. Wharton papers, 1856-1993, University of Kentucky Special Collections. 
         
         
             Arrangement note 
             Collection is arranged by format. 
         
         
             Conditions Governing Use note 
             Property rights reside with the University of Kentucky. The University of Kentucky holds the copyright for materials created in the course of business by University of Kentucky employees. Copyright for all other materials has not been assigned to the University of Kentucky. For information about permission to reproduce or publish, please contact Special Collections. 
         
         
             Immediate Source of Acquisition note 
             Gift, 1992 
         
         
             University of Kentucky. 
             Wharton, Mary E., 1912- 
             Agriculture--United States--Photographs. 
             Botany. 
             Correspondence. 
             Genealogy. 
             Horse industry--Kentucky--History--19th century. 
             Kentucky River (Ky.) 
             Literature 
             Memorabilia. 
             Photographs 
             Poems 
             Postcards. 
             Red River Gorge (Ky.) 
             Women's and gender history 
         
         
             
                 
                     Audio-Visual 
                     Series I. 
                     1904-1991 
                 
                 
                     Scope and Contents note 
                     The Audio-Visual series includes photographs of family members and friends, plants and landscapes for dissertation and thesis material, and home interior images. The series also contains 3 cassette tapes of Dr. Elvis J. Stahr, a videotape regarding MEW Book, and postcards. 
                 
                 
                     
                         Photographs 
                         Subseries A. 
                         1904-1991, undated 
                     
                     
                         Scope and Contents note 
                         The Photographs subseries includes images of family members and friends, plants and landscapes for dissertation and thesis material, and home interior images. 
                     
                     
                         
                             Dissertation and Thesis Material 
                             6 
                             undated 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             Home Interior 
                             1 
                             undated 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             Family 
                             3 
                             2 
                             32 
                             1 
                             31 
                             1 
                             48 
                             1 
                             undated 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             Kentucky - Taken by C. Burke 
                             29 
                             1-10 
                             undated 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             Peach Leather and Rebel Gray 
                             29 
                             11-19 
                             undated 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             Cover of 
                                 Illustrated Sporting News 
                             29 
                             20 
                             1904 October 8 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             Party at Govenors Mansion in Celebration of "Guide to Wildflowers & Ferns of Kentucky" 
                             29 
                             21-29 
                             1971 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             Mary Wharton and Friends 
                             29 
                             30 
                             30 
                             1-9 
                             1981-1991, undated 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             Lynn Fork of Leatherwood Creek, Perry County 
                             29 
                             31-39 
                             undated 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             Houses, Farms, and Landscapes 
                             29 
                             40-46 
                             1927 December 25, undated 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             J.J. Donohue 
                             29 
                             47 
                             undated 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             Mary Luther Davis Wharton 
                             48 
                             2 
                             undated 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             Wharton/Davis Family 
                             31 
                             2-11 
                             50 
                             1-2 
                             undated 
                         
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Postcards 
                         Subseries B. 
                         1908-1990 
                     
                     
                         Scope and Contents note 
                         The Postcards subseries features a variety of postcards from various regions in the United States and abroad. 
                     
                     
                         
                             Arizona 
                             33 
                             1 
                             undated 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             California 
                             33 
                             2 
                             undated 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             Canada 
                             33 
                             3 
                             1940 April 6 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             Colorado 
                             33 
                             4 
                             undated 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             England 
                             33 
                             5-6 
                             1965-1990, undated 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             Georgia 
                             33 
                             7 
                             1958 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             France 
                             33 
                             8 
                             undated 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             Germany 
                             33 
                             9 
                             undated 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             Greece 
                             33 
                             10 
                             1978 October 10 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             Illinois 
                             33 
                             11 
                             1945 January 31 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             Kentucky 
                             33 
                             12 
                             1908-1944, undated 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             Massachusetts 
                             33 
                             13 
                             1960 July 9 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             Michigan 
                             33 
                             14 
                             1935-1944, undated 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             New Mexico 
                             33 
                             15 
                             1934-1940, undated 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             New York 
                             33 
                             16 
                             1913, undated 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             North Carolina 
                             33 
                             17 
                             1940 April 11 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             Ohio 
                             33 
                             18 
                             undated 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             Oregon 
                             33 
                             19 
                             undated 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             Pennsylvania 
                             33 
                             20 
                             1913-1921, undated 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             Scotland 
                             33 
                             21 
                             1968-1984, undated 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             Switzerland 
                             33 
                             22 
                             1944-1977, undated 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             Tennessee 
                             33 
                             23 
                             1943, undated 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             Virginia 
                             33 
                             24 
                             1940-1966 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             Washington 
                             33 
                             25 
                             undated 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             Washington, D.C. 
                             33 
                             26 
                             1940, undated 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             Wyoming 
                             33 
                             27 
                             undated 
                         
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Tapes 
                         Subseries C. 
                         undated 
                     
                     
                         Scope and Contents note 
                         The Tapes subseries contains 3 cassette tapes of Dr. Elvis J. Stahr, and a videotape regarding MEW Book. 
                     
                     
                         
                             MEW Book 
                             48 
                             3 
                             undated 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             Dr. Elvis J. Stahr 
                             32 
                             
                                 3 items 
                             
                             undated 
                         
                     
                 
             
             
                 
                     Academics 
                     Series II. 
                     1930-1992 
                 
                 
                     Scope and Contents note 
                     The Academics series contains college commencement programs, a variety of exams, syllabi, college research notes, school papers, and other college memorabilia such as a yearbook and college publications. 
                 
                 
                     
                         University of Kentucky Commencement Exercises 
                         18 
                         9 
                         1935 January 28 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         University of Michigan Calendar 
                         18 
                         10 
                         1936 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         University of Michigan Commencement Program 
                         18 
                         11 
                         1936 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         University of Michigan Honors Convocation 
                         18 
                         12 
                         1938 April 29 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         University of Michigan Musical Society Programs 
                         18 
                         13 
                         1942-1943 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Sheet Music - 
                             A Toast to Michigan 
                         18 
                         14 
                         undated 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                             The University of Michigan Today 
                         18 
                         15 
                         1945 September 20 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                             The Michigan Alumnus 
                         18 
                         16 
                         October 2, 1948 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Plants and Land Exams - Conservation of Natural Resources Exams 
                         18 
                         17 
                         undated 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Geology Quizzes and Exams 
                         19 
                         7 
                         undated 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Exams 
                         20 
                         8 
                         19 
                         8 
                         undated 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Geological Society of Kentucky - Field Trip 
                         20 
                         9 
                         1965 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Research Notes 
                         20 
                         10 
                         undated 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                             The Georgetown College Magazine 
                         14 
                         13 
                         1971 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                             Georgetown College Insights 
                         14 
                         14 
                         1974 July 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                             Georgetown College Insights 
                         14 
                         15 
                         1985-1990 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Morehead State Syllabus for General Botany 
                         15 
                         9 
                         1946 September 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Georgetown College Salary Contracts 
                         15 
                         10 
                         1959-1964 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Georgetown Book Club Membership List, Rules, and Meeting Schedule 
                         15 
                         11 
                         1989-1992 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Georgetown College - Dedications, Commencements, and Certificates 
                         15 
                         12 
                         1950-1988, undated 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Geology Quizzes and Exams 
                         15 
                         13 
                         undated 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Dendrology Exams 
                         15 
                         14 
                         undated 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Geology Exams - Physical and General 
                         15 
                         15 
                         undated 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Historical Geology Exams 
                         15 
                         16 
                         undated 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Historical Geology Final Exams 
                         15 
                         17 
                         undated 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Field Geology Exams 
                         15 
                         18 
                         undated 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Biology, Natural Resources, and Genetics Exams 
                         17 
                         8 
                         undated 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                             The Hamiltonian  - Hamilton College 
                         17 
                         9 
                         undated 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Hamilton College Yearbook - 
                             The Columns 
                         17 
                         10 
                         1930 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Scrapbook on Ancient Greece 
                         17 
                         11 
                         undated 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         School Papers 
                         17 
                         12 
                         undated 
                     
                 
             
             
                 
                     Correspondence 
                     Series III. 
                     1897-1991 
                 
                 
                     Scope and Contents note 
                     The Correspondence series consists of personal letters from friends and family, past students, Christmas cards, and birthday cards. Also included is correspondence between Raymond Athey and other individuals and institutions concerning the preservation of lands important for the study of plant life; correspondence regarding Helmuth Scherer's dismissal from the University of Kentucky Medical School, the financial help Scherer received with the Rural Kentucky Scholarship Fund, and Scherer's financial difficulties; correspondence pertaining to different aspects of business such as property purchases, research inquiries and requests, notices of meetings, and letters of gratitude for various contributions; and finally, correspondence regarding travel abroad such as itinerary information, upcoming events, and hotel arrangements. 
                 
                 
                     
                         Personal 
                         Subseries A. 
                         1897-1991 
                     
                     
                         Scope and Contents note 
                         The Personal subseries consists of personal letters from friends and family, past students, Christmas cards, and birthday cards. 
                     
                     
                         
                             
                             4 
                             1 
                             1897-1923 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             
                             4 
                             2 
                             1936-1959 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             
                             4 
                             3 
                             1960-1966 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             
                             4 
                             4 
                             1967-1970 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             
                             4 
                             5 
                             1971-1974 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             
                             4 
                             6 
                             1975-1979 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             
                             4 
                             7 
                             1980-1985 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             
                             4 
                             8 
                             1986-1987 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             
                             4 
                             9 
                             1988 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             
                             5 
                             3 
                             1989 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             
                             5 
                             4 
                             1990-1991 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             
                             5 
                             5 
                             undated 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             Raymond Athey 
                             5 
                             6 
                             1974 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             Helmuth Scherer