Samuel M. Wilson clippings, 1895-1946

Descriptive Summary

Title
Samuel M. Wilson clippings, 1895-1946
Creator
Wilson, Samuel M. (Samuel Mackay), 1871-1946.
Extent
4.4 Cubic feet.
Subjects
Wilson, Samuel M. (Samuel Mackay), 1871-1946.
Clay, Henry, 1777-1852.
Lincoln, Mary Todd, 1818-1882.
Lexington Herald.
Shakertown (Pleasant Hill, Ky.).
Architecture--Kentucky--Lexington.
Kentucky--History.
Church history--Kentucky--Lexington.
Church records and registers--Kentucky--Lexington.
Horse racing--Kentucky
Shakers--Kentucky.
Books--Reviews.
Historians.
Lawyers.
Lexington (Ky.)--History.
Kentucky--History.
Kentucky--Biography.
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
Clippings
Arrangement
Arranged by subject.
Finding Aid Author
Processed by: Archives Staff ; machine-readable finding aid created by:Eric Weig
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Attorney, historian. Wilson, a native of Louisville, Ky, studied law at Centre College, Danville, Ky. and in the office of Judge Jere R. Morton and then became a prominent lawyer in Lexington, Ky. He was known for interests in social issues and in history, particularly for his work with the Lexington Public Library and the Kentucky Historical Society. He collected books and manuscripts, and founded the "Cakes and Ale Club", a group of men who shared Wilson's interests in books and book collecting. Wilson bequeathed his large collection of books and manuscripts to the University of Kentucky library.
Scope and Content
The material, collected by Samuel M. Wilson, includes newspaper clippings, the majority from the Lexington Herald, concerning prominent Kentuckians, Kentucky history and other topics related to Lexington and Kentucky. Included are revisions of books by Kentucky authors, or of books about Kentucky, articles related to the history of Lexington, Lexington architecture, and the life of Henry Clay. Also present are clippings on subjects such as Lexington churches, the library, horse racing, Civil War, Shakertown and Mary Todd Lincoln.

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