Samuel M. Wilson Presbyterian Church Collection

Descriptive Summary

Title
Samuel M. Wilson Presbyterian Church Collection
Creator
Wilson, Samuel M. (Samuel Mackay), 1871-1946
Extent
3.36 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Historians.
Presbyterian Church -- Kentucky.
Arrangement
Organized by genre.
Finding Aid Author
Processed by: Archives Staff ; machine-readable finding aid created by:Eric Weig
Preferred Citation
50W2: [Identification of item], Samuel M. Wilson Presbyterian Church Collection, 1903-1947, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Lawyer, historian. Samuel M. Wilson was a Lexington, Kentucky attorney, World War I veteran, writer, church and civic leader, as well as a collector of books and manuscripts. He was the son and grandson of prominent Presbyterian ministers and maintained a life-long membership in Lexington's First Presbyterian Church, serving as ruling elder for many years. One of Wilson's special interests was Kentucky history. After his death in 1946, the majority of his collection went to the University of Kentucky. When Mrs. Wilson died in 1959, the remaining books and manuscripts were added to the library collection.
Scope and Content
The materials in this collection include correspondence, programs, speeches, research notes and clippings related to Samuel M. Wilson's research on the Presbyterian Church in Kentucky. Subjects covered in the papers include Presbyterian general assemblies, the reunification of the Presbyterian Church and the sesquicentennial celebrations of the founding of the church in Kentucky. There are historical sketches of the First Presbyterian Church in Lexington, the Springfield Church in Bath County, Ky, and early Clark County churches.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Access note Collection is open for research.
Use Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to the University of Kentucky.

Researchers are required to have an SCRC Researcher Account in order to request or order digital copies of materials. Research Account set-up and use instructions can be found at: http://libguides.uky.edu/SCRCaccount

If you are visiting the Breckinridge Research Room, please request materials at least 48 business hours in advance of your arrival.

For all other questions, contact us at: https://libraries.uky.edu/ContactSCRC.

Researchers are required to have an SCRC Researcher Account in order to request or order digital copies of materials. Research Account set-up and use instructions can be found at: http://libguides.uky.edu/SCRCaccount

If you are visiting the Breckinridge Research Room, please request materials at least 48 business hours in advance of your arrival.

For all other questions, contact us at: https://libraries.uky.edu/ContactSCRC.

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