Ruth Painter Randall papers, 1961

Descriptive Summary

Title
Ruth Painter Randall papers, 1961
Creator
Randall, Ruth Painter.
Extent
1.2 cubic feet
Subjects
Randall, Ruth Painter.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
Lincoln, Mary Todd, 1818-1882.
Ellsworth, Elmer.
Authors.
Manuscripts (for publication).
Typescripts
Arrangement
Arranged by accession number.
Finding Aid Author
Processed by: Archives Staff ; machine-readable finding aid created by:Eric Weig
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Author. Born in 1891 in Salem, Virginia, Ruth Painter graduated from Roanoke College (Va.) in 1913 and received her M.A. in English from Indiana University in 1914. In 1917 Randall married J. G. Randall, well known historian, became deeply interested in her husband's Lincoln studies and worked closely with him researching Lincoln's life and times. So interested was she in the Lincoln history and memorabilia that she too became a Lincoln scholar and biographer.
Scope and Content
This collection is comprised of original typescript or manuscript copies of some of Ruth Painter Randall's popular historical writings concerning Abraham Lincoln and his family. Included are "MR. LINCOLN'S SONS" (61M165), "THE COURTSHIP OF MR. LINCOLN" (61M164), "COLONEL ELMER ELLSWORTH" (61M163), and the biography of Mary Todd Lincoln written for juveniles, "I, MARY"(61M143). A handwritten letter by Randall and a carbon copy of an autobiographical sketch are also present.

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