John Wilson Townsend papers

Descriptive Summary

Title
John Wilson Townsend papers
Date
1908-1951
Creator
Townsend, John Wilson, 1885-1968
Extent
0.5 Cubic feet
Subjects
Historians--Correspondence.
Historians.
Arrangement
Collection is arranged by format.
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Laura A. Hess
Preferred Citation
73M3: [identification of item], John Wilson Townsend papers, 1908-1915, University of Kentucky Special Collections.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
John Wilson Townsend was born November 2, 1885. He graduated from the Kentucky University, now Transylvania College, in 1906, before continuing his education at Harvard University. Residing in Lexington, Townsend began writing books and articles about Kentucky history. His most well-known book is an anthology of Kentucky literature titled Kentucky in American Letters. His second wife was Grace Cole.
Stokdyk, Jonathan. John Wilson Townsend Papers, 1840-1980. 2005. Web. Accessed 12 January 2012.
Scope and Content
The John Wilson Townsend papers consist of letters from Townsend to his second wife, Grace Cole, during their courtship. It also contains a typed manuscript draft of a biography of Irvin S. Cobb; drafts and galleys of a reprinting of the Knickerbocker article from the Idleberg Papers by Ambrose Barbour; and a scrapbook of newspaper clippings regarding events in Townsend's life, the functions of the Lexington Filson Club, the life of author James Lane Allen, and memorabilia relating to William King Solomon and the 1833 cholera epidemic in Lexington, Kentucky.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Access note Collection is open to researchers by appointment.
Use Restrictions
The physical rights to the materials in this collection belong to the University of Kentucky Special Collections.

Contents of the Collection

Townsend letters to Grace Cole, 1915 July-September

  • Box 1, Folder 1
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Townsend letters to Calverton, Irvin S. Cobb manuscript, 1928, 1931

  • Box 1, Folder 2
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Cobb manuscript, 1928

  • Box 1, Folder 3
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Ambrose Barbour and the Idleberg Papers, The Knickerbocker article, undated

  • Box 1, Folder 4
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Townsend notes on Ambrose Barbour and the Idleberg Papers, 1950-1951

  • Box 1, Folder 5
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Ambrose Barbour and the Idleberg Papers, galley, 1951

  • Box 1, Folder 6
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Scrapbook, 1908-1910

  • Item 1
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