Kentucky State Agricultural Society circular

Descriptive Summary

Title
Kentucky State Agricultural Society circular
Date
1857
Creator
Scott, Robert W., (Robert Wilmot), 1808-1884
Extent
0.1 Cubic feet
Subjects
Agriculture--Kentucky.
Correspondence.
Arrangement
Collection is arranged by format.
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Megan Mummey
Preferred Citation
2012MS066: [identification of item], Kentucky State Agricultural Society circular, 1857, University of Kentucky Special Collections.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Robert Wilmont Scott, native of Bourbon County, Kentucky, was a lawyer, politician, and farmer. After attending Transylvania University, Scott studied law in Frankfort and Mercer County. In 1835 Scott began raising stock in Franklin County. During this time he was instrumental in organizing the Franklin County Agricultural Society and the Kentucky State Agricultural Society, of which he acted as corresponding secretary. Scott was also involved in area politics.
Scope and Content
This collection consists of a June 1857 printed circular from the Kentucky State Agricultural Society, discussing the society's efforts in obtaining legislative support; creating a collection of books, seeds, plants, minerals, rocks, and soils; and compiling the annual report. Written on the verso of the circular is a letter, dated August 12, 1857, from the society's corresponding secretary Robert W. Scott. Scott, writing to an unnamed individual in an unnamed county, asks for a description of the county to add to the annual report.

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