Bruce Ferguson scrapbook

Abstract

The Bruce Ferguson scrapbook (1900-1902; 0.1 cubic feet; 1 reel) was assembled by William Behringer and contains newspaper clippings about the assassination of William Goebel and subsequent political events.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Bruce Ferguson scrapbook
Extent
0.1 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Assassination -- Kentucky.
Dueling -- Kentucky.
Engraving.
Finding Aid Author
Processed by: Archives Staff
Preferred Citation
M-133: [identification of item], Bruce Ferguson scrapbook, 1900-1902, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Politician. The donor, Bruce Ferguson, was from Union Co, Ky. The compiler of the scrapbook, William Behringer, was from Covington. William Goebel, the subject of most of the clippings, was the Kentucky Democratic gubernatorial nominee in 1899. He was shot after the campaign. The election results were disputed between Democrats and Republicans.
Scope and Content
The Bruce Ferguson scrapbook (dated 1900-1902; 0.1 cubic feet; 1 reel) was assembled by William Behringer and contains newspaper clippings about the assassination of William Goebel and subsequent political events. The clippings were mostly pulled from the Cincinnati Enquirer and Cincinnati Post and were pro-Goebel. The scrapbook also contains clippings about a Frankfort duel between Ethelbert Scott and Colonel D. G. Colson which left three dead, including Scott, and four wounded. The volume concludes with a number of engravings taken from a German language newspaper.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
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

Scrapbook, 1900-1902

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