James Garnett scrapbook

Abstract

The James Garnett scrapbook (dated 1895-1937, bulk 1910-1937; 0.2 cubic feet; 1 item) comprises a scrapbook of newspaper clippings kept by James Garnett primarily during his term as Kentucky Attorney General.

Descriptive Summary

Title
James Garnett scrapbook
Date
1895-1937 (inclusive)
1910-1937 (bulk)
Extent
0.2 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Judges.
Politicians.
Railroads -- Kentucky.
Arrangement
Collection is arranged chronologically.
Finding Aid Author
Megan Mummey
Preferred Citation
59m120: [identification of item], James Garnett scrapbook, 1895-1937, bulk 1910-1937, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
James Garnett, a Kentucky politician and judge, was born in Columbia, Kentucky, in 1871. He attended Columbia and Georgetown Colleges in Kentucky and received a degree in law from the University of Louisville in 1893. He served as county attorney in Adair County from 1897 to 1907 and as Kentucky's attorney general from 1911 to 1915. During his tenure as attorney general, he became involved in a controversy over railroad taxes. Justus Goebel, brother of the assassinated Governor William Goebel, accused Garnett of collusion with the railroads for trying to settle a suit for back taxes out of court. After his term of office, Garnett became a judge in the Chancery branch of the Jefferson County Circuit Court.
Scope and Content
The James Garnett scrapbook (dated 1895-1937, bulk 1910-1937; 0.2 cubic feet; 1 item) comprises a scrapbook of newspaper clippings kept by James Garnett primarily during his term as Kentucky Attorney General. The clippings concern state politics, Theodore Roosevelt's third party movement in 1912, and the controversy over railroad taxes during his tenure as Attorney General. The scrapbook includes loose clippings dating from 1895 to 1937, most of which relate to Garnett's judicial career.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open to researchers by appointment.
Use Restrictions
The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.

Contents of the Collection

James Garnett scrapbook, 1895-1937

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