Miscellaneous Manuscripts Collection,ca. 1803?-1957 (bulk 1820-1885)

Descriptive Summary

Miscellaneous Manuscripts Collection,ca. 1803?-1957 (bulk 1820-1885)
Transylvania University
3 cubic ft
Barton, Sarah H., d. 1832 -- Will
Bascom, H. B. (Henry Bidleman), 1796-1850 -- Diaries.
Bascom, H. B. (Henry Bidleman), 1796-1850 -- Sermons.
Bower, William Clayton, 1878-1982.
Bryan, Robert Thomas, b. 1823.
Campbell, Alexander, 1788-1866.
Clay, Henry, 1777-1852.
Davinport, A. H., b. 1836.
Dun, Walter, d. 1838.
Elley, George W.
Fowler, John.
Granfield, D. M.
Graser, Cazisell Jefferson, 1827-1904.
Holland, Robert Chappell, fl. 1827-1835.
Hunt, John Wesley, 1773-1849.
Kemp, Josiah L., fl. 1830-1845.
Lunger, Irvin E.
Morgan, John Hunt, 1825-1864.
Morland, William.
Riggen, R. T., d. 1863 -- Diaries.
Santayana, George, 1863-1952.
Sherley, Douglas.
Spilman, Charles Henry, 1805-1881?
Woodworth, John M.
Ferguson family.
Graves family.
Bethany College (Bethany, W. Va.)
College of Physicians and Surgeons (Lexington, Ky.)
College of the Bible (Lexington, Ky.) -- Faculty.
Confederate States of America. Army. KentuckyCavalry Regiment, 9th (1862-1865)
Confederate States of America. Army -- Officers -- Diaries.
Farmers and Mechanics Bank (Lexington, Ky.)
Lexington Fire, Life and Marine Insurance Co.
Lexington Medical Society (Lexington, Ky.)
Transylvania University. Board of Trustees.
Transylvania University -- Societies, etc.
Transylvania University -- Students.
United States. Army.
United States Bank (Lexington, Ky.)
Realm of truth.
Through the years.
Banks and banking -- Kentucky -- Lexington.
Cholera -- Kentucky -- Lexington.
College students -- Kentucky -- Lexington -- Societies, etc.
Deans (Education) -- Kentucky -- Lexington.
Epidemics -- Kentucky -- Lexington.
Hartsville (Tenn.), Battle of, 1862.
Insurance companies -- Kentucky -- Lexington.
Livestock -- Breeding -- Kentucky -- Lexington.
Mathematics -- Study and teaching.
Medical care -- Kentucky -- Lexington.
Medical care -- Kentucky -- Scott County.
Physicians -- Kentucky -- Harrodsburg.
Physicians -- Kentucky -- Lexington.
Physicians -- Kentucky -- Scott County.
Physicians -- Kentucky -- Lexington -- Societies, etc.
Religion and culture.
Religious education -- Virginia.
Surveying -- Study and teaching.
Wills -- Kentucky -- Lexington.
Women -- Kentucky -- Lexington.
Butler (Ky.)
Elizabethtown (Ky.) -- History -- Civil War,1861-1865.
Glasgow (Ky.) -- History -- Civil War,1861-1865.
Paint Lick (Ky.)
Philadelphia (Penn.)
Tennessee -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
Business records.
Manuscripts for publication.
Medical records.
Muster rolls.
Finding Aid Author
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Transylvania University

Collection Overview

Scope and Content
This collection consists of a variety of materials related to individuals, families, organizations, and institutions in Kentucky, many of which have ties to Transylvania University in Lexington. Included are records of various organizations and businesses, diaries and autobiographies, manuscripts for publication, and other miscellaneous items. Among the organizational records are the treasurer's book and other records of the Lexington Medical Society (1803-1857); and the constitution, membership lists, and minutes of the College of Physicians and Surgeons (1836-1850), which was organized in Lexington by professors and graduates of the Transylvania University Medical Department. Business records include a receipt book of the Lexington Branch of the United States Bank (1818-1843); and minutes of the Farmers and Mechanics Bank of Lexington (1818-1830) and the Lexington Fire, Life and Marine Insurance Company (1847-1851), both of which were presided over by John Wesley Hunt. Also present are the account ledgers of two Lexington physicians, Robert Chappell Holland (1831-1833), and R. T. [Robert Thomas] Bryan (1876-1881). The Holland ledger includes a list of patients treated during the cholera epidemic of 1833. The account book (ca. 1829-1873) of a third physician, Cazisell Jefferson Graser of Scott County, which includes records of the Ferguson and Graves families, is also in the collection. The diaries and autobiographies include manuscript sermons and the diary of Henry B. Bascom (1819?, 1846); autobiographical notes of United States Army physician, John M. Woodworth (1873?); and the autobiography of Charles Henry Spilman (1870-1877), a Harrodsburg, Kentucky physician who graduated from Transylvania. Also present is a carbon typescript copy of the Civil War diary of R. T. Riggen (September 1862-February 1863). Riggen was a Confederate officer who, under the command of General John Hunt Morgan, participated in the Battle of Hartsville, Tennessee and skirmishes near Glasgow and Elizabethtown, Kentucky before being killed in Tennessee in March 1863. The Riggen's materials also include an original muster roll of his unit, Company H of the Ninth Kentucky Cavalry. The manuscripts which are present are for a variety of works both published and unpublished. Included are handwritten drafts of chapters from George Santayana's THE REALM OF TRUTH. Santayana had been assisted with this publication by Irvin E. Lunger, who would later become President of Transylvania University. The manuscripts of William Clayton Bower's works THROUGH THE YEARS and "Religion and the Dynamics of Culture" are also present. Bower was a professor and dean at the College of the Bible in Lexington, and a dean at Transylvania. THROUGH THE YEARS, his personal memior, was published in 1957. The second work is apparently unpublished. Other items include an untitled novel by Douglas Sherley, and a manuscript hymn book of John Fowler of Paint Lick, Kentucky. Other items in the collection include the mathematics and surveying notebook of William Morland of Butler, Kentucky (1819); a notebook of quotations and comments by George W. Elley of Philadelphia (1821); an executor's record book relating to the estate of Sarah H. Barton of Lexington (1833); and the farm record of Lexington livestock breeder, A. H. Davinport (1868-1885), which includes financial information, lists of livestock, and pedigree notes. Also present are lecture notes taken by D. M. Granfield at Bethany College (1855-1856). The lectures, on the topic of "Sacred Literature," were delivered by Alexander Campbell, founder of the Disciples of Christ Church and Bethany College in Virginia (now West Virginia). Additional Transylvania related materials include letters from Henry Clay to Transylvania trustee, Walter Dun; and the scrapbook of student and teacher, Josiah L. Kemp (1840s) which includes notes, letters, and information on student organizations. Condition of material: fair (acid damage and storage damage). Henry Clay letters transcribed in: Clay, Henry. THE PAPERS OF HENRY CLAY. Edited by James F. Hopkins, Mary W. M. Hargreaves, Robert Seager, and Melba Porter Hay. Lexington: University of Kentucky Press, 1959-1992.