Taylor Vinson Johns papers

Abstract

The Taylor Vinson Johns papers (dated 1914-1958; .18 cubic feet; 1 slim box) contains,primarily, correspondence between Taylor Vinson Johns and first cousin Frederick Moore Vinson.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Taylor Vinson Johns papers
Date
1914-1958
Creator
Johns, Taylor Vinson
Extent
0.18 Cubic feet
Subjects
Politicians--Correspondence.
Politicians--Kentucky.
Arrangement
Collection is arranged by format.
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Seth Newell
Preferred Citation
2012ms679: [identification of item], Taylor Vinson Johns papers,1914-1958, University of Kentucky Special Collections.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Mine inspector and U.S. Navy yeoman, Taylor Vinson Johns (1890-1958) was born in Louisa, Ky. He was the cousin of Frederick Moore Vinson, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court from 1946 to 1953. Johns served in the navy from 1908-1914, including on the Armored Cruiser NORTH CAROLINA. He mustered out of service as a Chief Petty Officer, the youngest in the navy at the time of his appointment. Following his time in the navy, he worked for the Bureau of Mines, U.S. Department of the Interior until 1955. Additionally, Johns was appointed as a Kentucky Colonel by Earle C. Clements in 1939. He married Anna Ruth Peters on February 15, 1915; they had one daughter, Beatrice Winder Johns.
Source:
Betsy Nickerson Mileham, Taylor Vinson Johns, The Annunciator: Battleship North Carolina
Scope and Content
The Taylor Vinson Johns papers (dated 1914-1958; .18 cubic feet; 1 slim box) primarily contains correspondence between Taylor Vinson Johns and first cousin Frederick Moore Vinson. Correspondence includes references to and a souvenir program for Vinson Day in Louisa, Kentucky, on July 11, 1951. Also includes materials documenting Johns' appointment as a Kentucky Colonel in the Governor's Office; photographs, clippings, and other letters addressed to or compiled by Johns and relating to Roberta Vinson (Frederick Vinson's wife) and Lou Vinson (Frederick Vinson's daughter); and Johns' train ticket, Aug. 25, 1914, to Louisa, Ky.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Access note Collection is open to researchers by appointment.
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

Correspondence, 1943-1952

  • Box 1, folder 1

Correspondence with Fred Vinson, 1943 October 7

  • Box 1, Folder 1, Item 1
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Correspondence with Henry Nickerson, Senior, concerning birth of granddaughter, 1945 March 12

  • Box 1, Folder 1, Item 2
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Correspondence with Fred Vinson concerning Decoration Day, 1946 May 24-29

  • Box 1, Folder 1, Item 3
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Correspondence with Fred Vinson concerning Chief Justice appointment, 1946 June 19-26

  • Box 1, Folder 1, Item 4
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Correspondence with Robert and Helen Vinson, 1951 July 6

  • Box 1, Folder 1, Item 5
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Correspondence and program concerning Fred Vinson Day in Louisa, Kentucky, 1951 July 11 and August 1

  • Box 1, Folder 1, Item 6-7
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Telegram from Fred Vinson, 1951 July 2

  • Box 1, Folder 1, Item 8
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Correspondence from Lou Vinson to Anna Ruth Johns, undated

  • Box 1, Folder 2
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Kentucky Colonels, 1939-1958

  • Box 1, Folder 3
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Train ticket to Louisa, Kentucky, 1914 August 25

  • Box 1, Folder 4
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Newspaper clippings, 1946 May 4 and undated

  • Box 1, folder 5

Newspaper clippings of Harry S. Truman's daughter, Margaret, at Kentucky Derby, 1946 May 4

  • Box 1, Folder 5, Item 1-2
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Newspaper clippings concerning the Vinson family, undated

  • Box 1, Folder 5, Item 3-6
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Photographs, undated

  • Box 1, folder 6

M.E. Church in Louisa, Kentucky, undated

  • Box 1, Folder 6, Item 1
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Four women, with note on back, Back L Roberta Vinson (Fred's wife.) Mother R-front., undated

  • Box 1, Folder 6, Item 1
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