William Rodes Shackelford Collection (Record Group 110), 1786-1964

Descriptive Summary

Title
William Rodes Shackelford Collection (Record Group 110), 1786-1964
Creator
Shackelford, William Rodes, 1869-1936
Extent
15 cubic feet, 20,250 items, 27 boxes, wrapped items
Finding Aid Author
Cindy Jeffries
Repository
Eastern Kentucky University

Collection Overview

Biography / History
William Rodes Shackelford was born on October 26, 1869, in Richmond, the son of Mary Keen and James T. Shackelford. Shackelford was the eldest child from James T.'s second marriage. James's first wife, Mary Bates, bore two children--Daniel Bates Shackelford and James Shackelford, who died at age one. Shackelford had three brothers and four sisters--Clay Keen, John Hockaday, Sally Clay Keen, George Daniel, James Jr., Mary Keen, and an infant girl who died at birth.
Shackelford was educated at Central University in Richmond, Kentucky, and graduated with the degree of Bachelor of Arts in June 1887, at the age of seventeen. In June 1888, he had conferred upon him the degree of Master of Arts. At Central University, he participated in numerous oratorial contests and was active in Alpha Tau Omega, a men's social fraternity. Too young to be admitted to the bar, he taught in a private school for one year while still pursuing his legal studies. He subsequently took a law lecture course at the University of Virginia and was admitted to the Kentucky Bar Association in January 1891 in Richmond.
When Central University was absorbed by consolidation into Centre College of Danville in 1901, Shackelford led in the fight to retain for the benefit of the citizens of Richmond, the Central University campus grounds which were used for the Walters Institute, an educational institution for boys of which Shackelford was one of the founders. This retention of the ownership of the old campus and the ability of its Trustees to offer it as is gift to the state of Kentucky, was a major factor in the establishment of the Eastern State Normal School, now Eastern Kentucky University.
On January 29, 1907, Shackelford married his cousin, Anne Louise Clay, of Bourbon County, Kentucky. She was the daughter of Cassius M. Clay, Jr. and Sue Elizabeth Clay and came from a line of pioneer settlers of Bourbon County. Shackelford and Anne had six children, only two of whom lived to adulthood--Anne Field and Mary Keen.
Early in life Shackelford developed a keen interest in politics. He was a staunch supporter of the Democratic Party. In November 1909, Shackelord was elected County Judge of Madison County on the Democratic ticket, and took office in January 1910. He was re-elected in 1913. In August 1915, he was nominated as the Democratic candidate for Circuit Judge in the 25th judicial district (composed of Madison, Clark, Powell, and Jessamine counties), and was elected in November of that year. Resigning the office of County judge, he went on the Circuit bench in January 1916. He was re-elected Circuit Judge in 1921, 1927, and in 1933, and had, at the time of his death, served only little more than two years of the last six-year term for which he had been elected.
In 1931, Judge Shackelford became a candidate for the Democratic nomination for governor of Kentucky. However, when it became apparent that the nomination would be won by Rudy Laffoon of Madisonville, he seconded the nomination of his opponent.
Over the years, Shackelford participated in various fraternal, social, and religious organizations. He was a Master Mason in Richmond Lodge No. 25, F. & A.M. He was elected High Priest twice in Richmond Chapter No. 16, Royal Arch Masons, and elected Grand High Priest of the Grand Chapter of Kentucky, Royal Arch Masons, in 1914. Also, he was made a Knight Templar and elected Eminent Commander in Richmond Commandery No. 16. Shackelford was the Exalted Ruler in Richmond Lodge No. 581, B.P.O.E. He also served as ruling elder in the First Presbyterian Church in Richmond from 1915 and was for many years clerk of the session.
Shackelford belonged to many clubs and organizations including the Kentucky Historical Society, Madison County Historical Society, Pendennis Club, Filson Club, Lexington Club, and the Oleika Temple, A.A.O.N.M.S. of Lexington.
Shackelford enjoyed historical and genealogical research. He wrote two books during his lifetime, one on the history of the First Presbyterian Church of Richmond and the other a booklet on the descendents of Colonel George Shackelford.
William Rodes Shackelford died on March 7, 1936, of bronchial pneumonia and is interred in the Richmond Cemetery.
Scope and Content
Through correspondence, diaries, photographs, newspaper clippings, and other primary source materials, the public career and personal life of Shackelford and his family is documented. For researchers interested in the history of Central University, glimpses of Richmond social, cultural and political life from the 1880's to the 1930's, and genealogy of the Shackelford family, the Shackelford Collection provides abundant information.
Since the collection had no organization, the Archives staff imposed its own pattern of arrangement. The inventory to the collection describes material at the folder title level. In addition, a correspondent name index lists letters of content Shackelford received from prominent persons.

Contents of the Collection

Correspondence Series

The Correspondence Series consists of ten boxes of materials covering the years 1838-1964. Correspondence is arranged chronologically, and special day cards, sympathy cards, and letters on Judge Shackelford's death in 1936 are arranged alphabetically at the end of the series. Much of the earlier correspondence consists primarily of letters Shackelford received from his Central University classmates and Alpha Tau Omega fraternity brothers, Richmond acquaintances, and parents. A small portion of the correspondence concerns business matters, especially letters changed between Shackelford and his uncle Cassius M. Clay in 1897-1898 dealing with Clay's myriad legal problems, but the majority is of a personal nature. Interesting glimpses of Richmond educational, social, and cultural life is found in the correspondence along with discussions on local, state, and national political issues, especially the watershed 1896 presidential election between William Jennings Bryan and William McKinley and the Spanish American War. Correspondence of the 1920s and 1930s is largely between family members when daughters Keen and Field attended college and between the daughters and their college and Richmond friends. Of particular interest is correspondence among family members in 1931 when Judge Shackelford sought the Democratic party gubernatorial nomination. The 1940s correspondence is mostly addressed to Mrs. Shackelford and is of business nature concerning the Shackelford estate. Correspondence of the 1950s and 1960s is primarily that of Dr. Harvey C. Blanton, Field's husband and local physician. A few letters from prominent state figures appear in the correspondence. A correspondent name index, immediately following this series, lists letters received by Shackelford from such persons.

November 3, 1838

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January 11, 1839

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1884

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1885

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January - June 1886

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July - December 1886

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January - June 1887

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July - December 1887

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January - June 1888

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July - December 1888

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1889

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January - July 1890

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August - October 1890

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November - December 1890

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January - June 1891

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July - December 1891

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1892

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1893

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1894

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January - June 1895

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July - December 1895

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January - July 1896

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August - December 1896

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C. M. Clay Letters: 1897-1898

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1897

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January - June 1898

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July - December 1898

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1899

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1900

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1901

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1902

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1903

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1904

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1905

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1906

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1907

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1908

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1910

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1912

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1913

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1914

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1915

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1916

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1917

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1918

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1919

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1920

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1921

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1922

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1923

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1924

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1925

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1926

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January - March 1927

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April - December 1927

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Undated, 1927

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January - August 1928

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September - December 1928

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January - June 1929

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July - December 1929

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January 1930

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February 1930

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March 1930

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April 1930

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May 1930

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June 1930

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July 1930

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August 1930

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September 1930

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October 1 - October 18, 1930

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October 19 - October 31, 1930

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November 1930

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December 1930

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January 1931

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February 1931

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March 1931

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April 1931

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May 1931

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June 1931

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July 1931

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August 1931

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September 1931

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October 1931

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November 1931

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December 1931

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January - September 1932

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October - December 1932

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January 1933

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February 1933

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March 1933

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April 1933

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May 1933

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June 1933

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July 1933

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August 1933

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September 1933

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October 1933

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November 1933

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December 1933

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January 1934

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February 1934

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March 1934

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April 1934

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May 1934

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June 1934

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July 1934

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August 1934

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September 1934

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October 1934

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1935

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1936

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1937

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1938

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1939

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1940 - 1947

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1951 - 1957

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1964

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Undated Letters

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Christmas cards

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Easter cards

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Postcards

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Sympathy cards - March 1936

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Sympathy Flower cards for W. R. Shackelford's Funeral - March 1936

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Sympathy Letters - March 1 - March 11, 1936

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Sympathy Letters - March 12 - March 31, 1936

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Sympathy Letters - April - July 1936

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Sympathy Telegrams - March 1936

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Valentine cards.

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Correspondent Name Index

This is an index to the names of those persons with whom Shackelford corresponded and are considered of such importance in content to warrant attention. All of the letters are found in the Correspondence Series (Boxes 1-10). The following information is included after the name of each writer: the identification of the writer, the total number of letters from that writer in parentheses, the date of the letter, and the box in which the letter is found. For security reasons selected letters have been photocopied with originals placed in a vault. (All of the Clay letters have been photocopied.)

Chandler, Albert Benjamin. Governor of KY and U.S. Senator from KY. (1):March 7, 1936

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Chapman, Virgil. U.S. Representative from Kentucky. (1):March 12, 1936

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Clay, Cassius Marcellus. U.S. Ambassador to Russia. (21):Jan 29, 1897Feb 1, 1897Feb 5, 1897 (3 letters)Feb 7, 1897Feb 10, 1897Feb 28, 1897March 8, 1897April 10, 1897April 12, 1897April 26, 1897May 3, 1897Sept 27, 1897Nov 29, 1897Jan 13, 1898Feb 16, 1898Feb 17, 1898Feb 22, 1898undated (2 letters)

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Johnson, Keen. Governor of Kentucky. (2):March 1936March 7, 1936

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Lindsay, William. U.S. Senator from Kentucky. (1):February 16, 1898

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McCreary, James B. Governor of Kentucky and U.S. Senator from Kentucky. (2): May 17, 1894January 18, 1904

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Nice, Harry W. Governor of Maryland. (1):January 17, 1935

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Stanley, Augustus Owsley. Governor of KY and U.S. Senator from KY. (3):February 12, 1888February 27, 1888March 9, 1936

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Diary and Address Book Series

This series is composed of one box containing an address book belonging to William Rodes Shackelford which dates from approximately 1930. Also included are two of Shackelford's diaries. The entries begin in 1888 when Shackelford was 19 and continue for 24 years until 1912.

Address book of William Rodes Shackelford, ca. 1930.

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Diaries, 1888-1912.

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Financial Series

The Financial Series consists of seven boxes of Shackelford's financial records, both business and personal. The series has been divided into two subseries. The Business Financial Documents Subseries is contained in boxes 12-14 and the Personal Financial Documents Subseries is located in boxes 15-18. Within each subseries, the documents have been further divided into two groups--financial books such as ledgers and journals, located at the beginning of each subseries, and financial papers such as bills and receipts. The materials are arranged in chronological order within each subject area and these subject areas are arranged alphabetically within each subseries.

Business Financial Documents Subseries

Collection of Fees Court Book - 1891-1936.

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Court Bank Book - 1895-1906.

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Court Collection Docket Book - 1898-1915.

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Court Date Book - 1891-1905.

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Court Ledger - 1910-1917

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Executor Books - 1902-1927.

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Ledger Book of Dr. S. M. Letcher - 1881-1887.

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Ledger Book of Dr. S. M. Letcher - 1888.

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Ledger Book of Dr. S. M. Letcher - 1888-1891.

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Madison County Check Stubs - 1904-1910

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Richmond Police, Circuit, and Common Pleas Court Books - 1891-1894.

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Madison Quarterly Court Fee Bills - 1910-1915, A-D.

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Madison Quarterly Court Fee Bills - 1910-1915, E-K.

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Madison Quarterly Court Fee Bills - 1910-1915, L-R.

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Madison Quarterly Court Fee Bills - 1910-1915, S-Z.

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Personal Financial Documents Subseries

Personal Bank Books - 1913-1931.

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Check Stubs - 1913-1931.

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Financial Correspondence - 1907-1955,

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Income Tax Returns - 1917-1925.

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Income Tax Returns - 1926-1931.

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Income Tax Returns - 1932-1938.

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Receipts - 1828-1894

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Receipts - 1895-1899.

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Receipts - 1900-1903.

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Receipts - 1907-1909

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Receipts - 1910-1913.

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Receipts - 1914-1917.

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Receipts - 1918-1923.

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Receipts - 1924-1928

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Receipts - 1929-1936

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Sales Receipts of Property - 1914.

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Statements of Bills - 1916-1946.

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Stocks - 1911-1956

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Tax Receipts - 1913-1939.

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Trustees - 1920-1928

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Genealogy Series

The Genealogy Series consists of one box of materials and one wrapped packet. Inclusive dates cannot be determined as most of the material is undated. However, the correspondence Shackelford received concerning his family genealogy indicated that he worked on preparing and organizing the genealogical records from approximately 1891-1934. In 1934 he published a booklet entitled Some Descendants of Colonel George Shackelford which was the culmination of all his work. The research notes that Shackelford collected over the years are divided into two folders--one relating to the Shackelford family and the other to the Clay family. The subject areas are arranged alphabetically and chronologically within each area as much as possible. The wrapped packet contains three family trees that were drawn to illustrate the family's ancestry.

Correspondence - 1891-1921.

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Correspondence - 1924-1934.

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Correspondence - Undated.

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Family Trees Genealogical Publications - 1934-1936.

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Irvine Family Records

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Research Notes - Clay Family

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Research Notes - Shackelford Family

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Rough Drafts of Genealogical Reports.

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Anne Louise Clay Family Tree.

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William Rodes Shackelford Family Tree.

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William Rodes Shackelford Family Tree.

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Legal Document Series

The Legal Document Series consists of one box of various legal documents covering the years 1786-1955. The series is arranged alphabetically by subject and chronologically within each subject. The subseries of court cases is located at the end of the series and is arranged chronologically. The oldest document of the collection is found in this series. It is a deed between P.D. Roberts and Michael Ryon on January 4, 1786, written on the stationary of Patrick Henry, then Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia. It is contained in a wrapped packet.

Abstracts of Title - 1877-1919

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Appeals - Reversed and Affirmed - 1916-1934.

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Cassius M. Clay, Jr. Will - 1903

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Contracts - 1924-1926.

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Deeds - 1827-1878

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Deeds - 1880-1912

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Estate of William Rodes Shackelford - 1936

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Grand Jury List - 1915

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Leases - 1909-1935.

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Minutes of Central University Alumni Association - 1901.

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Mortgages - 1892-1955.

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Papers of Circuit Judge Race - 1915.

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Petitions - Undated, 1926

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Resolutions - December 7, 1915

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Unidentified Documents

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J. T. West Documents

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Wills - 1888.

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Court Cases -

Isaac West vs. R. B. McVey and James Clay - 1876.

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George B. Newton vs. Brutus J. Clay, Jr. - October 1891.

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George M. Willging vs. J. Stone Walker - June 8, 1892.

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Nancy Gentry vs. C. J. Walker - October 20, 1892.

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Brutus J. Clay, Jr. vs. George B. Newton - October 27, 1892

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Mary Hedges Clay vs. C. M. Clay - May 1904

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Central University vs. Sallie A. Miller - October 6, 1908.

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Sue Clay Goodman, Cyril Goodman, Anne Clay Shackelford, W. R. Shackelford vs. Cassius M. Clay, III and John Harris Clay - 1913.

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Bourbon County Court - June 1, 1914

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Commonwealth of KY vs. Broaddus (Betting on Election) - Oct 12, 1915

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Sue Clay Goodman vs. Cassius M. Clay, III - July 1926.

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Richmond Lodge vs. William S. Broaddus - 1935

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Deed between P.D. Roberts and Michael Ryon - January 4, 1786.

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Memorabilia Series

The Memorabilia Series is composed of one box of materials arranged alphabetically by subject and filed chronologically within each subject. The box contains general memorabilia and Field Shackelford's high school scrapbook. Also in this series are two wrapped packets, containing awards and certificates in one and various maps in the other.

Awards and Certificates -

1. Certificate of membership to Blue Licks Monumental Association, April 23, 1899

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2. Certificate appointing W. R. Shackelford representative to Grand Commandery of Kentucky, given by the Grand Commandery of Knights Templar of Louisiana, November 21, 1904

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3. Certificate appointing W. R. Shackelford representative to Grand Council of the State of Kentucky for the Grand Council of Royal and Select Masters of California, January 3, 1905

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4. Certificate of membership to Ancient Arabic Order Nobles of Mystic Shrine, January 26, 1907

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5. Certificate appointing W. R. Shackelford representative to Grand Chapter of Kentucky for the Grand Royal Arch Chapter of RI, December 3, 1909

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6. Certificate appointing W. R. Shackelford a delegate of Kentucky to the National Association of Probate Judges, August 14, 1912

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7. Certificate appointing W. R. Shackelford a delegate to the California Miner's Association Convention, December 1912

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8. Certificate appointing W. R. Shackelford a delegate to National Convention of the American Road Builders Association, November 27, 1912

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9. Certificate appointing W. R. Shackelford a delegate to the International Dry-Farming Congress, July 28, 1913

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10. Certificate appointing William R. Shackelford a delegate to the Third American Road Congress, August 11, 1913

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11. Certificate appointing W. R. Shackelford a delegate to the International Dry-Farming Congress, September 15, 1913

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12. Certificate appointing W. R. Shackelford a delegate to the Fourth American Road Congress, September 7, 1914

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13. Certificate appointing W. R. Shackelford a delegate to the World Court Congress, May 6, 1915

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14. Certificate appointing W. R. Shackelford a delegate to the American Prison Association, August 22, 1925

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15. Bible Study Certificate for Mary Keen Shackelford, April 12, 1926

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16. Certificate appointing W. R. Shackelford a delegate to the United States Road Convention, April 26, 1927

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17. Science Hill diploma for Anne Field Shackelford, June 11, 1929

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General Memorabilia -

46 star American flag,

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Pink belt,

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Baltimore Lodge No. 7 pin, Denver, 1906

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Madison High School basketball ticket, 1928.

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Certificate for 100 merits for W. R. Shackelford, December 4, 1878.

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Certificate for 100 merits for W. R. Shackelford, November, 1879

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Certificate for 100 merits for W. R. Shackelford, November, 1880

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Certificate of membership to Richmond Public Library

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Publicity card for W. R. Shackelford for Circuit Judge, 1915

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"Polecat" card for W. R. Shackelford to win election

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Goose Lake International Music Festival bumper sticker, August 7-9,?

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Drawing, "A Village Maid."

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Christmas card made by Rodes Shackelford before his death

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Sigma Alpha Epsilon invitation, March 11,?, University of Kentucky

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Mattie Thompson flower bud from her bouquet, August 2, 1889

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Golf Club invitation, July 12, 1929

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Complimentary ticket to Bourbon County Agricultural Society, 1894

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1894 calendar

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1893 calendar

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Invitation to a lecture, August 29

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Drawing, "Me and My Dog"

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Drawing, "Field," by E.B.R., 1923

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Invitation to Spring Bridge Shuffle, May 19, 1933

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Invitation to be a Kappa Kappa Gamma member

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Report card of Field Shackelford, 1923-1924

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Report card of Field Shackelford, 1922-1923

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Report card of Field Shackelford, 1925-1926

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Invitation to Phi Delta Theta dance

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Invitation to opening of Guerrant Memorial Presbyterian Church, 1917

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Shackelford congratulatory card for speech given at Central University

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Maps -

Pilotage map of Western Europe, 1944.

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Interborough Rapid Transit Company map of New York City

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Map of Fayette County, Kentucky, 1912.

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Aerial photo map of Natchitoches Quadrant, LA, Grid Zone D, Sheet 4 of 36, 1941

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Aerial photo map of Natchitoches Quadrant, LA, Grid Zone D, Sheet 29 of 36, 1941

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Scrapbooks -

Field Shackelford's high school scrapbook

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Newspaper Clipping Series

The Newspaper Clipping Series, dating from 1896-1936, consists of one box of materials. The folders include articles on Shackelford's political career, his family, and obituaries on his death in March of 1936. The articles are arranged chronologically within each subject. Most of the clippings have been photocopied for preservation purposes.

Politics 1896-1931.

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Obituaries 1899, Undated

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Family 1890-1934.

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William Rodes Shackelford Obituaries March, 1936

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Photograph Series

The Photograph Series, dating from 1890 to 1934, consists of one box of photographs of various sizes. Dated photographs are arranged chronologically according to subject matter and located in Folders 1-3. Many of the photographs are undated and unlabeled. These are filed only by subject matter and are found in Folders 4-7. Folder 8 contains a photographic plate of C. M. Clay, Sr., Folder 9 contains negatives, and Folder 10 contains a photo album. Also included in this series are two wrapped packages containing photographs of the Judicial Council, ca. 1925 and of a birthday dinner for President Roosevelt on May 9, 1934.

Family, 1890-1939 -

William Shackelford with unidentified man, Feb 10, 1890,

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Anne Clay Shackelford, October, 1900,

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William Rodes Shackelford, November 7, 1904,

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General Green Clay, October 18, 1939,

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Group, 1888-1927 -

The Buchers, August 15, 1898,

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Unidentified man and woman, August 15, 1898,

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Elizabeth, Margaret, and Katherine Ramsey, August 31, 1907,

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Mary Theresa, Robert Jr., and Anne Goldthwaite, Christmas, 1907,

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Unidentified men and boys, June, 1914,

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Sally, 1926,

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L. Dennis, Lucy Ewing, Lee Edam, H. Wallington, Mary Crawford, Tent 15, CDB, 1927,

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Sports, 1925 -

Blue Grass Football champions, 1925,

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Family, undated -

Shackelford daughter,

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Shackelford daughter,

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Shackelford daughter,

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Shackelford daughter,

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Mary Keen Shackelford,

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Shackelford daughter,

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Mary Keen Shackelford and Molly Gloster,

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Shackelford daughter,

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Cassius Clay Shackelford,

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William Rodes Shackelford,

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Anne Field Shackelford,

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Keen and Field Shackelford,

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William Rodes Shackelford,

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Group photographs, undated and unlabeled.

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Single poses, undated and unlabeled.

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Outdoor scenes, undated and unlabeled.

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Photographic plate of C. M. Clay, Sr.

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Negatives.

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Photo album

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Judicial Court, ca. 1925

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Birthday Dinner for President Roosevelt, May 9, 1934.

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Publication Series

The Publication Series consists of 3 boxes of materials covering the years 1833-1945. Materials found in this series include annuals of the First Presbyterian Church in Richmond, several histories on various topics, publications of the Royal Arch Masons, and other miscellaneous publications. The publications are arranged alphabetically by subject and chronologically within the subject area.

1. Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity Constitution. Zeta Chapter, Central University, Richmond, Kentucky, 1886.

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2. Annual of the First Presbyterian Church, Richmond, Kentucky, September, 1927.

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3. Annual of the First Presbyterian Church, rough draft, Richmond, Kentucky, September, 1927

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4. The Battle of the Books, Dan Swift.

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5. Biography ot Robert Rodes Burnam

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Book Catalogues and Order Forms

6. Catalogue of American History. Dayton, Virginia: Joseph K. Ruebush Co.

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7. Catalogue of Virginia History. Dayton, Virginia: Joseph K. Ruebush Co.

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8. Catalogue of Kentuckiana

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9. Announcement of book by Phillip Bruce: Social Life of Virginia in the Seventeenth Century. Dayton, Virginia: Joseph K. Ruebush Co

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10. New Classical Atlas. Ginn & Company, 1890

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Card Tricks Books

11. Card Stunts for Kiddies. Cincinnati: U.S. Playing Card Co., 1921

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12. Card Tricks for the Amateur Magician. Cincinnati: The U.S. Playing Card Co., 1921

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13. Fortune Telling with Playing Cards. Cincinnati: The U.S. Playing Card Co., 1921

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14. How to Entertain with Cards. Cincinnati: The U.S. Playing Card Co., 1921.

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15. "The Christmas Spirit," a juvenile cantata, 1914.

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16. Constitution of Inter-Collegiate Oratorical Assoc, ca. 1888

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Democratic Books

17. The Democratic Text-Book. Democratic National Committee, 1914

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18. Rules of the Democratic Party. June, 1928.

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19. Who's Who in the Kentucky General Assembly. Courier Journal and Louisville Times, 1932.

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French Textbooks

20. Feuillet, Octave. Jeune Homme Pauvre. New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1866.

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21. Worman, Dr. J. H. Cours De Francais. New York: A. S. Barnes & Company, 1881

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22. "History of the Location of the Capitol at Frankfort." Lexington Herald

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23. "History of Silver Creek Presbyterian Church." Rough draft.

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24. Kercheval, Samuel. "History of the Valley of Virginia." 1833

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International Conciliation Books

25. Geshkoff, Theodore. The Law on Bulgarian Nationality. Worcester, Massachusetts: International Conciliation, May, 1928.

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26. Scott, James Brown. The Sixth International Conference of American States: A Survey. Worcester, Massachusetts: International Conciliation, June, 1928

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1. The Kentucky Register. Richmond, KY: Register Printing Company, 1885.

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2. List of passengers aboard the "Hoherizollern", April 3, 1907

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3. Minutes of the Synod of Kentucky. Frankfort, Kentucky: October 18, 1927

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4. Onward. Vol. XX, No. 27, Richmond, Virginia: July 3, 1927.

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5. Pendennis Club. Louisville, Kentucky: 1928.

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6. Physics Book - Steward, Balfour. Lessons in Elementary Physics. London: Macmillan and Co., 1886.

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7. Gilbert, W. S. and Sullivan, Arthur. "Pinafore" or "The Lass That Loved a Sailor". An entirely original comic opera. Boston: Oliver Ditson Company, ca. 1880

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Plays

8. Wagner, Richard. Parsifal. London: Schott & Co., ca. 1897

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9. Pope, Alexander. An Essay on Man. New York: John B. Alden, August, 1883.

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Poems

10. Mulligan, James H. "Our Hearts Are All In Kentucky." Feb 1909

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11. Mulligan, James H. "From Elkhorn Down to Keene." Feb 1912

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12. Mulligan, James H. "Over the Hill in Hustonville."

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13. "Mary Louise."

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Programs

14. Versailles Commandery No. 3 Masonic Temple Dance program, May 22, 1902

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15. Presentation of portrait of Dr. Robert L. Breck, Eastern Kentucky State Normal School and Teachers College, April 23, 1926.

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16. Greater Louisville Concert program, Madame Luella Melius, Feb 20, 1928.

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17. Shelbyville High School Commencement program, June 3-7, 1928

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18. Science Hill School Class of 1929 presentation of "Pomander Walk," April 23, 1929.

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19. Little Theater, Smith College presentation of "The Perfect Alibi," January 20, 1931

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20. Smith College Exercises in Commemoration of 199th Anniversary of Birth of Washington, February 23, 1931.

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21. Joyland Casino program of dances, 1932.

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22. Smith College Theatre Workshop presentation of 4 one-act plays, May 11, 1932.

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23. Delta Tau Delta Circus Dance program, April 22, 1933.

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24. The Guignol Theatre presentation of "Death Takes a Holiday," April 3, 1933

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25. Sophomore Carnival "Zero's Hour in Pole-land" program, 1931

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26. Nancy Dykes School of Dancing recital program, May 29, 1947.

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27. The Girls' City Club of Northampton "Spanish Moon" program, April 9-10

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28. Brahms Cycle presentation of "Principal Works of Johannes Brahms" program

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29. Delta Tau Delta One-Ring Circus program, April 22, 1933.

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Publications about Shackelfords

30. "In Memoriam of Daniel Bates Shackelford." Grand Commandery, Knights Templar of Kentucky, March 17, 1933.

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31. "In Memoriam of Judge W. Rodes Shackelford." Grand Chapter of Kentucky Royal Arch Masons, March, 1936.

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32. The Register of the Kentucky State Historical Society, 1945.

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Royal Arch Masons

33. Richardson, Jabez. Monitor of Free-Masonry. New York: Dick & Fitzgerald, 1860

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34. Charter and By-Laws of Richmond Commandery, No. 19, Knights Templar. Richmond, Kentucky: John A. Williams, Printer, 1876.

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35. Middlesborough Lodge, B.P.O.E. program, July 5-7, 1906.

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36. Roster of Richmond Lodge, No. 25 F. & A.M.; Richmond Royal Arch Chapter No. 16; Richmond Commandery No. 19, May 1, 1919.

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37. Roster of Richmond Lodge, No. 25 F. & AM.; Richmond Royal Arch Chapter No. 16; Richmond Commandery No. 19, July 1, 1921.

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38. In memoriam of Laban T. Everett, March, 1922

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39. Roster of Richmond Lodge, No. 25 F. & A.M.; Richmond Royal Arch Chapter No. 16; Richmond Commandery No. 19, January 1, 1924.

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40. Hunt, Charles C. Officers of a Chapter of Royal Arch Masons. Educational Bureau of the General Grand Chapter, R.A.M.

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41. Crowe, William J. The Symbolism of the Holy Royal Arch. LaGrange, Kentucky: The Oldham Era Print, 1925

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42. Royal Arch Masons - Proceedings of the Grand Chapter of Kentucky Royal Arch Masons 103rd Annual Convocation, Louisville, October 19-20, 1920

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1. Royal Arch Masons - Proceedings of the Grand Chapter of Kentucky Royal Arch Masons 105th Annual Convocation, Louisville, October 17-18, 1922.

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2. School Papers - Class notes and lessons, 1920-1931

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Smith College

3. Smith College Customs and Regulations, 1932-1933.

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4. Directory of Smith College, 1933-1934.

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University of Kentucky

5. Woman's Self Government Association of the University of Kentucky, 1932-1933

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6. Sulzer, Elmer G., compiler. Songs of U.K. Lexington: Music Committee, University of Kentucky, 1933.

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7. University of Louisville School of Medicine Commencement program, June 9, 1936.

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Yearbook and Annals

8. Yearbook, First Presbyterian Church, 1913

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9. Annals of the First Presbyterian Church, ca. 1927.

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Speech Series

The Speech Series is composed of one box containing 19 speeches and rough drafts covering the years 1886-1931. The series includes campaign speeches, commencement addresses, eulogies, and sermons, as well as speeches on such varied topics as suicide and ornamental trees. The series is arranged chronologically with the undated material at the end of the series in alphabetical order.

June 1886 - "The Benefits of War"

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June 1886 - "The Benefits of War" /Rough Draft.

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June 8, 1887 - "Rex Regium, Deus Deorum" /Graduating Oration.

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1887 - "Grumblers of the Class of '87"

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June, 1895 - Annual Alumni Address, Central University - Richmond, Ky.

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July 4, 1896 - Speech to the Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution/Rough Draft

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December 25, 1903 - "Elks Christmas Trees" /Rough Draft.

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ca. 1904 - Eulogy for Major C. F. Burnam/Rough Draft

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ca. 1911 - Tribute to Kentucky/Rough Draft.

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June 3, 1913 - "Confederate Memorial Services" /Rough Draft.

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May 24, 1915 - Campaign Speech of J. M. Benton - Winchester, Ky.

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June 5, 1915 - Campaign Speech of Judge W. R. Shackelford - Winchester, Ky.

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June 25-27, 1931 - "The Good Old Days" /Address Delivered by Urey Woodson at 62nd Annual Meeting of the Kentucky Press Association - Paducah, Ky.

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1931 - Campaign Speech given at the Pendennis Club - Louisville, Ky.

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n.d. - "History of Philosophy" /Rough Draft.

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n.d. - "Ornamemtal Trees" /Rough Draft.

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n.d. - "Restored Souls" /Sermon

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n.d. - Sermon/Rough Draft.

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n.d. - Suicide/Rough Draft

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