Classified papers, and Presbyterian Church papers, 1748-1941

Descriptive Summary

Title
Classified papers, and Presbyterian Church papers, 1748-1941
Creator
Wilson, Samuel M. (Samuel Mackay), 1871-1946.
Extent
32 cubic ft.
Subjects
Clay, Henry, 1777-1852.
Daviess, Joseph Hamilton, 1774-1811.
Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845.
Shelby, Isaac, 1750-1826.
Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924.
Wilson family.
American Bar Association.
American Legion.
Burley Tobacco Growers' Cooperative Association.
Filson Club.
Genet Mission.
Henry Clay Memorial Foundation.
Kappa Alpha.
Kentucky State Bar Association.
Kentucky Governor's Advisory Council.
Kentucky Union Company.
Transylvania Company.
YMCA of the USA.
Mammoth Cave (Ky.).
Historians.
Kentucky--History.
Genealogies.
Photoprints
Arrangement
Organized alphabetically by subject.
Finding Aid Author
Processed by: Archives Staff ; machine-readable finding aid created by:Eric Weig
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Lawyer, historian. Judge Samuel M. Wilson was a Lexington, Kentucky attorney, World War I veteran, writer, church and civic leader, as well as a collector of books and manuscripts. One of his special interests was Kentucky History. After his death in 1946, the majority of Wilson's collection went to the University of Kentucky. When Mrs. Wilson died in 1959, the remaining books and manuscripts were added to the library collection.
Scope and Content
This collection is part of Judge Samuel M. Wilson's papers. The classified file includes such items as legal papers, law suits, bank notes, church papers, correspondence, addresses, notes on Wilson's research projects, articles, genealogies of many Kentucky families, and materials concerning associations, organizations and Kentucky history. Some of the topics covered in detail include the American Legion, the American Bar Association, Burley Tobacco Growers' Cooperative Association, the Filson Club, the YMCA, Mammoth Cave, the Henry Clay Memorial Foundation, Genet Mission, Kappa Alpha, the Kentucky constitution, the Kentucky Governor's Advisory Council, Kentucky Bar Association, Kentucky Union Company, Transylvania Company, Wilson family genealogy, Woodrow Wilson, Joseph H. Daviess, Henry Clay, Andrew Jackson, and Isaac Shelby.

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