John Wilson Townsend papers, 1808-1915, 1908-1936

Descriptive Summary

Title
John Wilson Townsend papers, 1808-1915, 1908-1936
Creator
Townsend, John Wilson, 1885-1968.
Extent
1M53M120: 1 volume (42 leaves), 1M54M51: 1 volume, 1VF63M160: 28 pieces, 1M73M3: 200 leaves, 1F50M-55: 1 reel
Subjects
Allen, James Lane, 1849-1925.
Barbour, Ambrose, 1822-1852.
Cobb, Irvin S. (Irvin Shrewsbury), 1876-1944.
Solomon, William, 1775-1854.
Townsend, John Wilson, 1885-1968.
Historians.
Lexington (Ky.)--History.
Kentucky--History.
Scrapbooks
Arrangement
Organization is by accession number. Arrangement varies within accessions.
Finding Aid Author
Processed by: Archives Staff ; machine-readable finding aid created by:Eric Weig
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Historian. John Wilson Townsend graduated from the University of Kentucky in 1906. Soon after he began writing books and articles about Kentucky history. His second wife was Grace Cole.
Scope and Content
These accessions contain the papers of Kentucky historian, John Wilson Townsend. Letters to his second wife, Grace Cole, were written before their marriage in 1915 (1VF63M160). A scrapbook contains clippings and memorabilia relating to William "King" Solomon, hero of the 1833 cholera epidemic in Lexington, Kentucky, and author James Lane Allen (1M54M51). There is a typescript by Townsend entitled "A forgotten Kentucky essayist: Ambrose Barbour, 1822-1852," (1M53M120), and a draft of an unpublished biography of Irvin S. Cobb (1M73M3). The microfilm (1F50M-55) is a copy of the scrapbook.

Restrictions on Access and Use

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