William Stuart Lester letters dealing with the Goebel affair, 1952

Descriptive Summary

Title
William Stuart Lester letters dealing with the Goebel affair, 1952
Creator
Lester, William Stewart.
Extent
1 reel of microfilm (7 ft.).
Subjects
Beckner, Lucien, 1872-1963.
Blakley, Stephens.
Goebel, William, 1856-1900--Assassination.
Lester, William Stewart.
Morris, Charles H.
Wallace, Tom, 1874-1961.
Christopher Gist Historical Society.
Assassination--Kentucky.
Kentucky--Politics and government--1865-1950
Arrangement
Arranged by correspondent, but not alphabetically.
Finding Aid Author
Processed by: Archives Staff ; machine-readable finding aid created by:Eric Weig
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Historian. Lester, who did graduate work at the University of Kentucky, was apparently researching the Goebel killing for a proposed book in 1952 (presumably never published).
Scope and Content
This is a microfilmed copy of letters about the 1900 assassination of Governor William Goebel. The letters were sent to W. S. Lester of Silver Springs, Maryland as part of his research on the subject. The materials include a paper on assassination written by a member of the Christopher Gist Historical Society and several letters from notables in Kentucky, such as Lucien Beckner, state geologist and historian, and Tom Wallace, then editor emeritus of the COURIER-JOURNAL. Other letter writers include Charles H. Morris and Stephens Blakley.

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