C. H. Ashton scrapbook, 1808-1889, 1851-1889 (bulk dates)

Descriptive Summary

Title
C. H. Ashton scrapbook, 1808-1889, 1851-1889 (bulk dates)
Creator
Ashton, C. H.
Extent
1 reel microfilm.
Subjects
Bell, J. F. (Joshua Fry), 1811-1870.
Dean, Henry Clay.
Elliott, John M, Judge, d. 1879.
Assassination--Kentucky.
Politicians.
United States--Politics and government--19th century.
Kentucky--Politics and government.
Flemingsburg(Ky.)--History.
Arrangement
No apparent arrangement.
Finding Aid Author
Processed by: Archives Staff ; machine-readable finding aid created by:Eric Weig
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Journalist C.H. Ashton was the editor and sole proprietor of the Flemingsburg DEMOCRAT. He was also clerk of the circuit court.
Scope and Content
The reel of microfilm contains a copy of a scrapbook kept by C.H. Aston about politics in the United States and Kentucky in the late nineteenth century. Also there are some correspondence and legal documents The volume has newspaper clippings from the Flemingsburg DEMOCRAT. Louisville COURIER- JOURNAL, the Maysville EAGLE, and other papers concerning the politics of Kentucky, and newspaper biographical sketches (including portraits) of prominent Kentuckians. There are also poems published in newspapers. Among the articles are obituaries of Joshua Fry Bell, one-time gubernatorial candidate and U.S. Congressman who died in 1870, and Judge John M. Elliott, who was murdered in 1879. A portion of the scrapbook has numerous signatures. The clippings appear to be pasted over a record book of the Fleming County Sheriff. A letter from Henry Clay Dean of Mt. Pleasant, Iowa to D. K. Weis about a political barbecue is also located in the scrapbook.

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