George Wallace Muir papers

Abstract

The George Wallace Muir papers include items saved by the Muir family such as a scrapbook and central Kentucky dance cards.

Descriptive Summary

Title
George Wallace Muir papers
Date
1890-1936
Extent
0.52 Cubic feet
Subjects
Horse racing--Kentucky.
Kentucky--Social life and customs.
Arrangement
Collection is arranged chronologically.
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Ida Sell
Preferred Citation
59M25 : [identification of item], George Wallace Muir papers, 1890-1936, University of Kentucky Special Collections.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
George Wallace Muir graduated in 1899 with a Law degree from Central University, now known as Eastern Kentucky University. He was an active participant in the horse racing community.
Scope and Content
The George Wallace Muir papers include items saved by the Muir family. There is an autograph album from 1890-1893, dance cards from dances held in central Kentucky between 1896 and 1899. The dance cards list the partners for each song. Also included is the commencement program from Central University Law School class of 1899. There are two folders with items related to Kentucky horse racing, including a prize ribbon, program from a Keeneland luncheon, and Christmas cards with pictures of horses on them. Finally certificates honoring his judgeship for the United States Supreme Court and the Court of Appeals are included.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Access note Collection is open to researchers by appointment.
Use Restrictions
The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections.

Contents of the Collection

Autograph book, 1890-1893

  • Box 1, Folder 1
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Central Kentucky dance cards, 1896-1899

  • Box 1, Folder 2
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Central University College of Law Commencement program, 1899 June 13

  • Box 1, Folder 3
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Lexington Horse Show, Fair, and Carnival Prize Ribbon, 1903 August 10

  • Box 1, Folder 4
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Thoroughbred medal, Keeneland luncheon, Horse picture Christmas cards, 1930-1936

  • Box 1, Folder 5
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Supreme Court and Court of Appeals certificates, 1915-1936

  • Box 2, Folder 1
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