Samuel M. Wilson Image Collection on the Shelby Family

Abstract

The Samuel M. Wilson Image Collection on the Shelby family (43 items, dated 1792-1946) consists of portraits and photographs featuring the Shelby family, including prints of three generations of family members, monuments, and houses related to the Shelby family. Also includes photos of Samuel M. Wilson visiting Traveler's Rest, burial site of Governor Isaac Shelby.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Samuel M. Wilson Image Collection on the Shelby Family
Date
1882-1944, undated
Creator
Wilson, Samuel M. (Samuel Mackay), 1871-1946
Extent
0.25 Cubic feet
Subjects
Portraits.
Arrangement
Collection arranged by subject.
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Derek Clark under the supervision of Photographic Archivist Jason Flahardy.
Preferred Citation
PA54W3: [identification of item], Samuel M. Wilson Collecion on the Shelby Family, 1882-1944, undated, University of Kentucky Special Collections.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Samuel M. Wilson (1871-1946) collected these prints and the corresponding manuscript collection of the Shelby family as resources for writing Susan Hart Shelby's memoir. Wilson was an attorney and President of the Kentucky Society of Sons of the Revolution, and was Susan Hart Shelby's son-in-law, having married her youngest daughter Mary Bullock Shelby.
Members of the Shelby family of Fayette County, Ky. were descendants of Isaac Shelby, first governor of Kentucky. They were involved in the military, in business and farming operations, politics and social life. Major Thomas H. Shelby, son of Governor Shelby, was the first man in central Kentucky to ship beef to England. His sons, Isaac P. Shelby (1822-1896) and Thomas H. Shelby, Jr., and other family members continued the family farming enterprises.
Scope and Content
The Samuel M. Wilson Image Collection on the Shelby family (43 items, dated 1792-1946) consists of portraits and photographs featuring the Shelby family, including prints of three generations of family members, monuments, and houses related to the Shelby family. Also includes photos of Samuel M. Wilson visiting Traveler's Rest, burial site of Governor Isaac Shelby.
Portion of the manuscript collection 54W3.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Access note Collection is open for research use.
Use Restrictions
Property rights reside with the University of Kentucky. The University of Kentucky holds the copyright for materials created in the course of business by University of Kentucky employees. Copyright for all other materials has not been assigned to the University of Kentucky. For information about permission to reproduce or publish, please contact Special Collections.

Contents of the Collection

Shelby family, 1882-1925, undated

Colonel Isaac Shelby (1750-1826), first Governor of Kentucky; reproduction of portrait by Matthew Jouett; Portrait of Gov. Isaac Shelby, by Jouett, owned by John J. Shelby, of Lexington. noted on back image, undated

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Colonel Isaac Shelby (1750-1826), first Governor of Kentucky; Portrait owned by Col. Garrett. Isaac Shelby. noted on back of image, undated

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Colonel Isaac Shelby (1750-1826), first Governor of Kentucky, undated

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Colonel Isaac Shelby (1750-1826), first Governor of Kentucky; illustrated plate from book with biography of Isaac Shelby, undated

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Colonel Isaac Shelby (1750-1826), first Governor of Kentucky; Painted by Jouitt. Eng. by A.B. Durand. printed under picture, undated

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Susanna (Hart) Shelby (1764-1833), wife of Isaac Shelby; "Susanna (Hart) Shelby. daughter of Nathaniel and Sarah (Simpson) Hart; b. Casmell Co., N. Carolina, Feb. 18, 1764; d. Traveler's Rest, Lincoln Co., KY. June 19, 1833. Wife of Col. Isaac Shelby, first governor of KY.; m. at Boonesboro, KY., Apr. 19, 1783. noted on back image., undated

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Col. Thomas Hart Shelby (1789-1869); son of Governor Isaac Shelby; Shelby? noted on back image, undated

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Isaac Shelby Jr. (1795-1886); Son of Governor Isaac Shelby; Isaac Shelby, Jr. (son of Gov. Isaac Shelby.) 'Arcadia', Lincoln Co., Ky. 87 yrs. of age (1882) b.1795 - d.1886. Copy from original photo. made March 23rd 1916 noted on back image, 1882

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Isaac Shelby Jr. (1795-1886); son of Governor Isaac Shelby; illustration; Isaac P. Shelby noted under image, undated

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General Joseph O. Shelby (1830-1897); husband to Elizabeth Nancy Shelby, great-granddaughter of Governor Isaac Shelby; Jo. O. Shelby of Lex. KY noted on back, undated

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Edmund Pendleton Shelby (1833-1917), grandson of Governor Isaac Shelby, undated

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Edmund Pendleton Shelby (1833-1917), grandson of Governor Isaac Shelby, undated

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Edmund Pendleton Shelby (1833-1917), grandson of Governor Isaac Shelby, undated

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Edmund Pendleton Shelby (1833-1917), grandson of Governor Isaac Shelby; Dr. Edmund Shelby? noted on back photo, undated

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Edmund Pendleton Shelby (1833-1917), grandson of Governor Isaac Shelby; Dr. Edmund Shelby? noted on back photo, undated

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Edmund Pendleton Shelby (1833-1917), grandson of Governor Isaac Shelby, undated

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Edmund Pendleton Shelby (1833-1917), grandson of Governor Isaac Shelby; E.P. Shelby noted on back image, undated

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Edmund Pendleton Shelby (1833-1917), grandson of Governor Isaac Shelby; E.P. Shelby noted on back image., undated

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Edmund Pendleton Shelby (1833-1917), grandson of Governor Isaac Shelby; Dr. E.P. Shelby. noted under image, undated

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Susan Goodloe (Hart) Shelby (1839-1923), wife of Edmund Pendleton Shelby; Mrs. Edmund P. Shelby noted on back paper-frame, undated

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Headstone of Governor Isaac Shelby at Traveler's Rest, 1925

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Governor Isaac Shelby's sword presented after victory at Old King's Mountain, undated

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Grassland, home of Edmund Pendleton and Susan Goodloe (Hart) Shelby, undated

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Grave of General Evan Shelby (1719-1794); Bristol, Tennessee. Second location of Gen. Evan Shelby casket removed from here to new location noted on back photo, undated

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Grave of General Evan Shelby (1719-1794); Grave of Gen. Evan Shelby. Bristol, Tennessee (third location). taken 1899 noted on back photo, 1899

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Room in dormitory; Shelby noted on back photo, undated

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Illustration of girl; 1st proof noted on back illustration, undated

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Traveler's Rest, 1938-1944, undated

Samuel M. Wilson (1871-1946) by stone wall at Traveler's Rest, 1938

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Samuel M. Wilson (1871-1946) by fence at Traveler's Rest, 1938

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Three people including Mrs. Samuel M. Wilson at Traveler's Rest; ? // Mrs. Samuel M. Wilson // ? noted on back, 1938

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Five people at Traveler's Rest; [illegible], Mrs. S.M. Wilson, Garret McDonald, Clinton H[illegible], Mr. David Shelby noted on back photo, 1938

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Four people by Governor Isaac Shelby's Grave at Traveler's Rest; Taken Sunday, May 15, 1938 noted on back photo, 1938

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Two men by Governor Isaac Shelby's grave at Traveler's Rest, 1938

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Man and woman by Governor Isaac Shelby's grave at Traveler's Rest, 1938

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Governor Isaac Shelby's grave at Traveler's Rest; Taken Sunday, May 15th, 1938 noted on back photo, 1938

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Building at Traveler's Rest, 1938

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Burial site at Traveler's Rest, 1938

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Fence at Traveler's Rest burial site, 1938

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Fence at Traveler's Rest burial site, 1938

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Fence at Traveler's Rest burial site, 1938

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Samuel M. Wilson (1871-1946) by Governor Isaac Shelby's grave; Traveler's Rest burial ground. Oct. 12, 1944. KY. Soc. Sons of Rev. War of 1812 noted on back photo. Photo by Winston Coleman. Lexington, KY. Oct. 12 1944 printed on back photo, 1944

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Samuel M. Wilson (1871-1946) by Governor Isaac Shelby's grave; Traveler's Rest burial ground. Oct. 1944. noted on back print. Photo by Winston Coleman. Lexington, KY. Oct. 12 1944 printed on back print, 1944

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Dunning S. Wilson (1876-1927), son of Samuel Ramsay and Annie M. Steele Wilson; half-brother of Samuel M. Wilson, undated

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