George Washington Ranck Papers,ca. 1870-1896

Descriptive Summary

George Washington Ranck Papers,ca. 1870-1896
Ranck, George Washington, 1841-1900
.5 cubic ft.
Bradford, John, 1747-1830
Ranck, George Washington, 1841-1900.
Old Morrison (Transylvania University) --Drawings
Transylvania University -- Drawings.
Kentucky gazette.
Historians -- Kentucky.
Historic buildings -- Kentucky -- Lexington --Drawings.
Newspaper publishing -- Kentucky.
Publishers and publishing -- Kentucky.
Universities and colleges -- Kentucky --Lexington -- Drawings.
Boonesboro (Ky.) -- Drawings.
Kentucky -- History.
Kentucky -- Newspapers.
Lexington (Ky.) -- Centennial celebrations, etc.
Lexington (Ky.) -- History.
Lexington (Ky.) -- Newspapers.
Finding Aid Author
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Transylvania University

Collection Overview

Biography / History
George Washington Ranck was born in Louisville, Kentucky in 1841 and was raised in Shelbyville. He attended Shelby College and later Kentucky University in Harrodsburg. In 1865 he became principal of the academy at Kentucky University. He was a noted Kentucky historian who wrote HISTORY OF LEXINGTON, KENTUCKY (1872), based on oral reminiscences of settlers; THE TRAVELING CHURCH (1891), about the migration of Baptists to Kentucky; THE STORY OF BRYAN'S STATION (1896); and BOONESBOROUGH (1901), an early history of Boonesboro, Kentucky
Scope and Content
This is a collection of addresses, essays, notes, and drawings by George W. Ranck. Included are his address on the occasion of Lexington's centennial (1879); notes on John Bradford, the founder of the KENTUCKY GAZETTE; and drawings of Transylvania University, Morrison College, and Boonesboro.