Augustus Everett Willson Papers,1865-1921

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Augustus Everett Willson Papers,1865-1921
Willson, Augustus Everett, 1846-1931
21 cubic ft.
Bradley, William O. (William O'Connell), 1847-1914.
Brandeis, Louis Dembitz, 1856-1941.
Dark Tobacco District Planters' Protective Association of Kentucky and Tennessee.
Education-- Kentucky-- History-- Sources.
Goebel, William, 1856-1900.
Governors-- Kentucky-- Archives.
Harlan, John Marshall, 1833-1911.
Harrison, Benjamin, 1833-1901.
Harvard University-- Students.
Kentucky.-- General Assembly-- History-- Sources.
Kentucky-- Politics and government-- 1865-1950-- Sources.
Kentucky-- Social life and customs.
League of Nations.
Night Riders (Group)
Recall-- United States-- History-- Sources.
Referendum-- United States-- History-- Sources.
Republican Party (U.S. : 1854-)-- History-- Sources.
Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919.
Progressive Party (1912)
Taft, William H. (William Howard), 1857-1930.
Tobacco industry-- Kentucky-- History-- Sources.
Tobacco industry-- Ohio-- History-- Sources.
Tobacco workers-- Southern States-- Societies, etc.
United States-- Politics and government-- 1865-1933-- Sources.
Washington, Booker T., 1856-1915.
Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924.
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Louisville lawyer, and governor of Ky., 1907 -1911. Papers consist of correspondence, speeches, other writings, scrapbooks, and newspaper clippings. Included is official correspondence, 1907-1911, containing letters on the tobacco war and the Night Riders, and Ky. and national politics; letters of congratulation on Willson's election as governor; speeches, 1892-1919, on the Republican Party in Ky., the dedication of the Lincoln Memorial Building on the Lincoln Farm, the Progressive Republicans, and other subjects; writings, 1912-1920, on William Goebel, the League of Nations, the initiative, referendum and recall, and other subjects; a scrapbook, 1865-1869, kept by Willson at Harvard as a student; and other scrapbooks containing newspaper clippings, additional letters, commissions, invitations, programs, and materials covering Willson's campaigns and tenure as governor. Correspondents include William O. Bradley, John Marshall Harlan (89 letters), Benjamin Harrison, A. Lawrence Lowell, Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, Woodrow Wilson, Booker T. Washington, and Louis D. Brandeis. Card index in repository