McReynolds family papers, 1823-1939

Descriptive Summary

Title
McReynolds family papers, 1823-1939
Creator
McReynolds family.
Extent
3 volumes, 35 pieces.
Subjects
McReynolds, Benjamin--Diaries.
McReynolds, James Clark, 1862-1946.
McReynolds, John.
McReynolds family.
Practice of law--Kentucky--Louisville.
Lawyers.
Kentucky--Genealogy.
Diaries.
Genealogies
Arrangement
62M152: arranged chronologically.
Finding Aid Author
Processed by: Archives Staff ; machine-readable finding aid created by:Eric Weig
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
John McReynolds, an attorney in Louisville in the mid-nineteenth century, was the great-uncle of James Clark McReynolds, who served as a Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court from 1914 to 1941.
Scope and Content
The original of Benjamin McReynolds' diary was deposited in the Kentucky Library of Western Kentucky University.
This collection brings together papers relating to the McReynolds family, whose members included U.S. Supreme Court Justice James Clark McReynolds. The largest part of the collection (62M152) consists of correspondence relating to John McReynolds and his law practice. There are also two letters from James McReynolds discussing the older materials as they related to his family history. Also included are two typed genealogies of the McReynolds family and a typescript of a diary kept by Benjamin McReynolds in 1823 (all in 55M28).

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