Wallace Henderson papers, 1945-1960

Descriptive Summary

Title
Wallace Henderson papers, 1945-1960
Creator
Henderson, Wallace W.
Extent
.1 cubic ft.
Subjects
Forbes, James Kerr, 1847-1907.
Forbes, Madison Chastain, d. 1934.
Harpending, Asbury, 1839-1923.
Hollowell, Marylou.
Hollowell, Robert.
Latham, John C, 1843-1909.
Mills, Roger Quarles, 1832-1911.
Trail of Tears, 1838
Legislators--Biography.
Businessmen--Biography.
Christian County (Ky.)--History.
Hopkinsville (Ky.)--Commerce.
Kentucky--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
Histories
Arrangement
Arranged by accession number.
Finding Aid Author
Processed by: Archives Staff ; machine-readable finding aid created by:Eric Weig
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Historian. Wallace W. Henderson wrote histories and biographies about Hopkinsville and Christian County, his birthplace and home.
Scope and Content
These are photostatic copies of Henderson's manuscripts on Christian County history. The manuscripts consist of: (63M188) "A young man who went west," (no date) about Roger Quales Mills, a Christian County native and Texas legislator; (63M192) "Civil War days," (no date) a brief history of Christian County during the Civil War; (63M188) "The Harpending Story," (1960) about Asbury Harpending, Jr. a Christian County native who made and lost several fortunes through investments in California and elsewhere; (63M193) "The Hollowell Case," (no date) the story of Robert and Mary Lou Hollowell who sued several Tobacco Night Riders in federal court after they had been attacked and driven from their Christian County home; and (63M191) "John C. Latham," (1945) a short biography of Latham, partner of Latham Alexander & Company of New York and a native of Hopkinsville.
Additional manuscripts include: (63M194) "The Liquidation of the American 'Kulaks'," (1953) the story of the Cherokee Nation's "Trail of Tears" and its relationship to Hopkinsville; (63M189) "The Story of an Industry," (no date) the biography of James Kerr Forbes and his brother Madison Christian Forbes, Hopkinsville businessmen during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

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