Mary LeGrand Didlake papers

Descriptive Summary

Title
Mary LeGrand Didlake papers
Date
1887-1890, 1905
Creator
Didlake, Mary
Extent
0.2 Cubic feet
Subjects
Bird watching--Kentucky
Arrangement
Collection is arranged chronologically.
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Megan Mummey
Preferred Citation
2012MS036: [identification of item], Mary LeGrand Didlake papers, 1887-1890, 1905, University of Kentucky Special Collections.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Mary LeGrand Didlake (1878-1971) was the daughter of George Ware Didlake and Ann (Nannie) Bain of Lexington, Kentucky. During the Civil War, George Didlake served as a Confederate soldier and was incarcerated at Johnson's Island, Ohio. Mary Didlake worked in the Department of Entomology at the University of Kentucky from 1891 until her retirement in 1957. She started as a student assistant in 1891, served as interim department chair in 1929, and retired as an associate of the department. Additionally, she was the University of Kentucky's first female valedictorian in 1895.
North, Ginny. "My Southern Ancestors." RootsWeb. Ancestry.com. 22 July 2003. Web. Accessed 19 January 2012.
"Entomology Through the Eyes of Mary Didlake." Department of Entomology, The University of Kentucky: Celebrating ONe Hundrend and Twenty Years. 12-13. Web. Accessed 19 January 2012.
Scope and Content
The Mary LeGrand Didlake papers consist of a scrapbook of late 19th-century newspaper clippings and a bird watching notebook from 1905.

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 are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections.

Contents of the Collection

Scrapbook,, 1887-1890

  • Box 1, Folder 32
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Bird Notes,, 1905

  • Box 1, Folder 33
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