xt7xd21rg912 https://nyx.uky.edu/dips/xt7xd21rg912/data/mets.xml https://nyx.uky.edu/dips/xt7xd21rg912/data/kukm1f64m_578.xml Gill, Miss Mary and Mrs. James M. 18541875 1 reel of microfilm (partial) collections  English University of Kentucky This digital resource may be freely searched and displayed.  Permission must be received for subsequent distribution in print or electronically.  Physical rights are retained by the owning repository.  Copyright is retained in accordance with U. S. copyright laws.  For information about permissions to reproduce or publish, contact the Special Collections Research Center. Mrs. James M. and Miss Mary Gill collection of Bristow papers, 1854-1875 Mrs. James M. and Miss Mary Gill collection of Bristow papers, 1854-1875 text Mrs. James M. and Miss Mary Gill collection of Bristow papers, 1854-1875 1854 2002 true xt7xd21rg912 collection false kukm1f64m_578 Guide to the Mrs. James M. and Miss Mary Gill collection of Bristow papers,  1854-1875 Processed by: Archives Staff ; machine-readable finding aid created by:Eric Weig Special Collections Manuscripts University of Kentucky Margaret I. King Library Lexington, Kentucky 40506-0039 USA Phone: (859) 257-8611 Fax: (859) 257-6311 Email: sclref@lsv.uky.edu URL: http://www.uky.edu/Libraries/libpage.php?lweb_id=84&llib_id=13<ab_rank=3  Copyright 2002 University of Kentucky Libraries. All Rights Reserved. Machine-readable finding aid derived from MARC Database Date of source:  n.d. Description is in  English. Guide to the Mrs. James M. and Miss Mary Gill collection of Bristow papers,  1854-1875 Collection number: 1F64M-578 Contact Information Special Collections Manuscripts University of Kentucky Margaret I. King Library Lexington, Kentucky 40506-0039 Phone: (859) 257-8611 Fax: (859) 257-6311 Email:  sclref@lsv.uky.edu URL:  http://www.uky.edu/Libraries/libpage.php?lweb_id=84&llib_id=13<ab_rank=3 Processed by: Archives Staff Encoded by: Eric Weig  Copyright 2002 University of Kentucky. All Rights Reserved. Mrs. James M. and Miss Mary Gill collection of Bristow papers,  1854-1875 1F64M-578 Gill, Miss Mary and Mrs. James M. 1 reel of microfilm (partial) None online. Must visit contributing institution. The materials are in  English. University of Kentucky Special Collections Lexington, Kentucky 40506 Webb, Ross, Mrs. James M. Gill, Mary Gill, and Mrs. Paul M. Hamlen. Loan to be microfilmed, May, 1964. Collection is open for research. Copyright has not been assigned to the University of Kentucky. [Identification of item], Mrs. James M. and Miss Mary Gill collection of Bristow papers, 1854-1875, 1F64M-578, Special Collections, University of Kentucky. Statesman, soldier. Benjamin Helm Bristow was born in Elkton, Ky., and graduated from Jefferson College in Pennsylvania, in 1851. He studied law in his father's office and was admitted to the Kentucky bar in 1853. In 1858 he moved to Hopkinsville, Ky., and set up his own practice. During the Civil War, he aided in recruiting the 25th Kentucky Infantry and was mustered into service as its lieutenant colonel. He was seriously injured at the battle of Shiloh, and soon after, in 1863, his military service was cut short when, without his knowledge, he was elected to the Kentucky state Senate. He supported the Union at all times. He resigned his seat in 1865, moved to Louisville, and was named Assistant U.S. Attorney; the next year he became U.S. Attorney for the Kentucky district. He took strong action against the Ku Klux Klan and other violent groups, and was considered to have made life considerably safer for blacks in the aftermath of the Civil War. Bristow was named the first Solicitor General of the United States by President Grant, and in 1874 was named Secretary of the Treasury by Grant. He carried out drastic reforms, including the breaking up of the notorious Whiskey Ring. Under pressure from his adversaries, he resigned in 1876. He was a candidate for the Republican nomination for the Presidency in 1876, but came in second to James G. Blaine. In 1879 he was named the second president of the American Bar Association. The Mrs. James M. and Miss Mary Gill collection of Bristow papers consists of microfilm copies of personal papers of the Bristow family, and includes several letters written by General Benjamin Helm Bristow. The collection includes letters written by Bristow to his mother during his Civil War service, his term in the Kentucky state Senate, and during part of his years in Washington, D.C. Also included are letters to the Bristows, including expressions of sympathy on the death of Benjamin's father, Francis M. Bristow, in 1864. There are also other family letters, a genealogical chart of the Bristows, and a copy of Archibald Bristow's will. Filson Club. Louisville, Ky. Jan., 1871 letter from Benjamin Helm Bristow to his mother. Organized: Correspondence relating to the collection, Bristow papers. Arrangement within each is chronological. Bristow, Archibald. Bristow, Benjamin Helm, 1832-1896. Bristow, Francis M, 1804-1864. Bristow, Emily Edwards Helm, 1808-1882. Bristol family. Kentucky.--General Assembly.--Senate. Lawyers._2Yale list. Generals._2Yale list. United States--Politics and government. United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865. Republican Party (U.S.:  1854- ) Kentucky--Genealogy