Lansdowne family papers,

Abstract

The Lansdowne family papers consist of materials which document the Lansdowne family of Carter County, Ky. and Charles W. Osenton, a West Virginia politician who was a descendent of the Lansdownes.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Lansdowne family papers,
Extent
0.4 Cubic feet
Subjects
Land titles.
Presidential candidates--United States.
Arrangement
Collection is arranged chronologically.
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Alison Sperry
Preferred Citation
58M4 : [Identification of item], Lansdowne family papers, 1830-1920, University of Kentucky Special Collections.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
The Landsdowne family was active in Kentucky and West Virginia politics. The family was from Carter County, Ky.
Scope and Content
The Lansdowne family papers consist of materials which document the Lansdowne family of Carter County, Ky. and Charles W. Osenton, a West Virginia politician who was a descendent of the Lansdownes. The collection consists of two distinct groups. One consists of land titles and business receipts which belonged to the Lansdownes, and dates from 1830 to 1880. The other group of papers relates to Charles W. Osenton's political activities and his career as a criminal lawyer and prosecuting attorney. A scrapbook contains letters and clippings about his career. Several of the letters are from Champ Clark, Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives and runner-up for the 1912 Democratic nomination for President, concerning his unsuccessful bid against Woodrow Wilson at the Baltimore convention. There are also a number of political broadsides from Kentucky and West Virginia in the collection.

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

Correspondence and receipts,, 1838-1876

  • Box 1, Folder 5
  • Box 1, Folder 6
  • Box 1, Folder 7
  • Box 1, Folder 8
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Scrapbook,, 1883 July 29 -1906 July 31

  • Box 1, Item 11
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Photograph of C.W. Osenton,, 1889

  • Box 2, Folder 1
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Broadsides,, 1899-1920

  • Box 1, Folder 2
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Badges, pins, ribbons and cards,, circa 1900

  • Box 1, Item 1
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Invitations, programs and newsletters,, 1900-1912

  • Box 1, Folder 10
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C.W. Osenton letters to his mother,, 1900 November 10 -1913 July 12

  • Box 1, Folder 9
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Letters to C.W. Osenton and family,, 1912 March 1 -1913 June 25

  • Box 2, Folder 1
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General correspondence,, undated

  • Box 1, Folder 3
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C.W. Osenton newspaper clippings,, undated

  • Box 1, Folder 4
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