Kathleen Mulligan Papers,1863-1927

Descriptive Summary

Kathleen Mulligan Papers,1863-1927
Mulligan, Kathleen, 1889-1971
1 cubic ft.
Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908
Morgan, John Hunt, 1825-1864
Morgan, John Hunt, 1870-1940
Mulligan, James H., 1844-1915
Mulligan, Kathleen, 1889-1971
Mulligan, Willoughby W., 1899-1966
Stevenson, Robert Louis, 1850-1894
Williams, Robert, fl. 1843-1863
Mulligan family -- Photograph collections
Confederate States of America. Army -- Officers
Confederate States of America. Army -- Surgeons
Authors, Scottish -- Photographs
Business enterprises -- Kentucky -- Lexington
Clergy -- Photographs
Diplomatic and consular service, American -- Samoan Islands
udges -- Kentucky -- Lexington
Priests -- Photographs
Women judges -- Kentucky -- Lexington
Women lawyers -- Kentucky -- Lexington
New York (N.Y.)
Samoan Islands -- Photographs.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
Finding Aid Author
Processed by: staff; machine-readable finding aid created by:Bonnie Cox
Transylvania University

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Kathleen Mulligan was a graduate of the University of Kentucky and a municipal judge in Lexington (1928-1929), the first woman in Kentucky to serve in that position. She was the daughter of James H. Mulligan and Genevieve Morgan Williams Mulligan. Her father, a poet, was also a judge and served as Consul-General to Samoa under President Grover Cleveland, where he befriended author Robert Louis Stevenson. Her mother was a cousin of Civil War general John Hunt Morgan and President John Tyler. The Mulligan family estate in Lexington was sold to the University of Kentucky and the home, Maxwell Place, now serves as the university president's residence
Scope and Content
This collection consists of correspondence, financial records, and photographs of Kathleen Mulligan and other family members. Papers include letters from her brother, Willoughby W. Mulligan, in New York City, and her cousin, John Hunt Morgan II, who frequently wrote from his home in Philadelphia. Letters relate to personal and business matters. Kathleen Mulligan apparently represented her cousin in various business and legal affairs in Lexington. The collection of family photographs includes several taken in Samoa, some of which show Robert Louis Stevenson, and a small album of unidentified cartes-de-visite photographs which include several portraits of priests and other clergy. Also present are several Civil War era letters, including an 1863 letter of General John Hunt Morgan to Dr. R. [Robert] Williams, who served as a physician under Morgan's command. Contents list. Condition of material: fair. Variant title: Mulligan papers Variant title: John Wesley Hunt papers. Condition of material: fair (acid damage).