Chenault-Bowmar family papers, 1852-1942

Descriptive Summary

Title
Chenault-Bowmar family papers, 1852-1942
Creator
Chenault family.
Extent
8 volumes, 1 cubic ft.
Subjects
Bowmar family.
Chenault, R. C. (Robert Cameron), 1834-
Eastern Kentucky State Lunatic Asylum (Lexington, Ky.)
Woodford Sun (Ky.)
Physicians--Kentucky.
Versailles (Ky.)--History
Arrangement
Dr. Chenault Account Books: 1860-1872, 1866-1868, 1872-1892; Woodford SUN Records: 1895-1910, 1935-1942; Ledger: 1852-1853; Marietta Bowmar Journal, Wednesday Club Minutes, and Miscellaneous materials: no apparent order.
Finding Aid Author
Processed by: Archives Staff ; machine-readable finding aid created by:Eric Weig
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Central Kentucky families. Dr. R.C. Chenault was one-time superintendent of the Eastern Kentucky State Lunatic Asylum in Lexington (now Eastern State Hospital). Mary or Marietta Bowmar was Dr. Chenault's daughter. A.A. Bowmar was publisher of the Woodford SUN newspaper.
Scope and Content
This collection contains papers of the Chenault and Bowmar families of Central Kentucky. There are three account books of R.C. Chenault's medical practice; subscription books from the Woodford SUN; a ledger of a Versailles store; and a minute book of the Wednesday Club, a Versailles Literary society.

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