Samuel M. Wilson Presbyterian Church Photographic Collection

Abstract

The Samuel M. Wilson Presbyterian Church Photographic Collection (.25 cubic feet, 19 images in 1 box; dated ca. 1903-1933) consists of nineteen black and white silver prints of various Presbyterian churches and the Synodial Presbyterian Orphanage in Anchorage, Kentucky.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Samuel M. Wilson Presbyterian Church Photographic Collection
Date
ca. 1903-1933
Extent
0.25 Cubic feet
Subjects
Presbyterian Church--Kentucky.
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by April Thompson, Evelyn McGill, James Bilan; machine-readable finding aid created by: Jason Flahardy
Preferred Citation
PA50W2 : [identification of item], Samuel M. Wilson Presbyterian Church Photographic Collection, ca. 1903-1933, University of Kentucky Special Collections.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Judge Samuel Mackay Wilson (1871-1946) was a Lexington attorney and author, noted for his meticulous scholarship and precise writing style. He was also a collector of books, manuscripts, maps, and photographs. Wilson's main area of interest was early Kentucky history.
Wilson's most famous case was his defense of Kentucky Secretary of State Caleb Powers. Powers was charged in connection with the assassination of Kentucky Governor William Goebel in 1899. After serving as a judge-advocate during World War I, Wilson returned to Kentucky, where he established a successful law practice.
Judge Wilson served on numerous civic commissions, where he was active in historical preservation. Wilson played an important role in the preservation of the Henry Clay Estate, Blue Licks Battlefield, and Fort Boonesboro.
Wilson organized the Cakes and Ale Club, an annual gathering of Lexingtonians interested in book collecting. He was also a member of the Book Thieves, an organization of local historians and educators who were influential in the creation and development of Special Collections and Archives at the University of Kentucky.
After Wilson's death in 1946, his extensive collection of books, photographs, and personal papers were donated to the University of Kentucky. The Wilson Collection is the foundation on which Special Collections and Archives has been built. Following Mrs. Wilson's death in 1959, the items which she had retained were added to the collection.
Scope and Content
The Samuel M. Wilson Presbyterian Church Photographic Collection (.25 cubic feet, 19 images in 1 box; dated ca. 1903-1933) consists of nineteen black and white silver prints of various Presbyterian churches and the Synodial Presbyterian Orphanage (Bellewood Presbyterian Home for Children) in Anchorage, Kentucky.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Access note The collection is open to researchers by appointment.
Use Restrictions
Property rights reside with the University of Kentucky. The University of Kentucky holds the copyright for materials created in the course of business by University of Kentucky employees. Copyright for all other materials has not been assigned to the University of Kentucky. For information about permission to reproduce or publish, please contact Special Collections.

Contents of the Collection

Architecture

"Side view of Union 'meeting house'"; graves on 3 sides of the church., 11/23/1933

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"Union 'meeting house'; about 1.5 miles west of Brumfield, KY (station on the L & N Railroad in Boyle County) and about .25 miles south of Danville-Lebanon Pike. Dr. Thos. Cleland and Rev. Joshua Wilson ordrained where Oct.1804-See Page 87. Life of Dr. Thos. Cleland. 11/22/33", 11/22/1933

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"What remains of the house of Dr. Thos. Cleland and wife, Margaret Armstrong Cleland; known as 'School of the Prophets' on New Providence Cemetery Road. McAfee, Ky. House finished September, 1813. 11/23/1933", 11/23/1933

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"Hopewell Presbyterian Church" 1787, [n.d.]

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"Synodial Presbyterian Orphanage; Anchorage, KY. Doll house, Little girls; given by a Mr. Vanderbilt", [n.d.]

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At the Orphanage: "Laundry built of old brick from Bellewood School", [n.d.]

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At the Orphanage: "Supt. Robert G. Haney, House, part of old Bellewood School;" Man in front of house, [n.d.]

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At the Orphanage: "House of Supt. Bevy of Girls, Corner of the Girls' Dormitory;" Young women in front of house, corner of dormitory in view., [n.d.]

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At the Orphanage: "Boys' Dormitory, Old Brick, Mrs. Watt; Matron", [n.d.]

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At the Orphanage: "Little Girls Dormitory, Main Building; Old Post Office; Kitchen; Dining Room, Cellar, Refrigerator." Children's slide on left., [n.d.]

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At the Orphanage: "Barn; dairy stalls, farm implements; potato bins", [n.d.]

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At the Orphanage: "Farmer's House; smoke house with 20 hams being cured", [n.d.]

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At the Orphanage: "Boys' Dormitory, constructed of old brick from the Bellwood School Bldg.", [n.d.]

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At the Orphanage: "Girls' Dormitory, Bevy Girls, Boone Building; Provided by W.G. Duncan. Memorial to his sister, Ms. Boone." Group of girls in front of house., [n.d.]

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"Presbyterian Church nearby; where the children and all worship.", [n.d.]

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Public School; Anchorage, KY where all the children attend school.", [n.d.]

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Portrait

Dr. Thomas Cleland, [n.d.]

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"Picture of the old 'Mulberry Church', in Shelby County, Ky. at which Rev. Dr. Sam'l R. Wilson was pastor from 1863 to 1865. Copied by 'Muller, Photographer' from original photograph, belonging to Mr. Joseph A. Logan, of Christians. Copies obtained January 12, 1903. The building shown is no longer standing, having been torn down and a new building erected on a slightly different site in 1894-1895. Sam'l M. Wilson". People in front of church., [n.d.]

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Oversize

A group picture on two separate photos with very wide angle lens, [n.d.]

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