May Ringo Thompson papers

Abstract

The May Ringo Thompson papers (dated 1780-1940, bulk 1816-1918; 0.23 cubic feet; 1 box and 1 folder) consist of the genealogical papers of May Ringo Thompson and her family.

Descriptive Summary

Title
May Ringo Thompson papers
Date
1780-1940 (inclusive)
1816-1918 (bulk)
Creator
Thompson, May Ringo, 1868-1940
Extent
0.23 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Photoprints.
Arrangement
Collection is arranged chronologically.Arrangement is chronological.
Finding Aid Author
Processed by: Archives Staff ; machine-readable finding aid created by:Eric Weig
Preferred Citation
47M83: [identification of item], May Ringo Thompson papers, 1780-1940, bulk 816-1918, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Hospital superintendent, club member. May Ringo Thompson was born in Fleming County, Ky. and attended what became the University of Kentucky. After receiving medical training at Bellevue Hospital in New York City, she served as superintendent of Good Samaritan Hospital in Lexington, Ky. Thompson also served as an officer in the Lexington, state, and national organizations of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
Scope and Content
The May Ringo Thompson papers (dated 1780-1940, bulk 1816-1918; 0.23 cubic feet; 1 box and 1 folder) consist of the genealogical papers of May Ringo Thompson and her family. The earliest papers belonged to the Ringo family and include deeds, land grants, stock certificates, fragments of court cases, the will of Jonathan Pollitt (1816), bills, and receipts. Correspondence from family members discussing family life, social activities, slaves, and state politics is included. Prominent among the letters are those from Robert J. Lewis, a state legislator and member of the 1851 state constitutional convention. Thompson's personal papers include programs from DAR meetings, photographs of DAR members, and a papers prepared by Thompson about the first Kentucky legislature.

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

1780-1834

  • Box 1, folder 1
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1841-1849

  • Box 1, folder 2
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1851-1890

  • Box 1, folder 3
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1911-1918

  • Box 1, folder 4
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1922-1940

  • Box 1, folder 5
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Undated

  • Box 1, folder 6
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Notes, undated

  • Box 1, folder 7
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Photographs and reproductions, undated

  • Box 1, folder 8
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Daughters of the American Republic (DAR) ribbons, undated

  • Box 1, folder 9
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Land grant and certificates, 1849, 1911-1915

  • Box OS-20, folder 1
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