L. H. Blanton Papers,bulk 1907-1913

Abstract

This is a large and varied collection of both personal and business correspondence and papers of Blanton including miscellaneous items, such as newspaper clippings, pamphlets, death notices and a photograph postcard from 1910. Blanton was in pastoral service, presided as Chancellor of Central University at Richmond, Kentucky, was active in the promotion of the consolidation of Centre College and Central University in 1901, and held the position of Vice-President of the consolidated institution.

Descriptive Summary

Title
L. H. Blanton Papers,bulk 1907-1913
Creator
Blanton, L. H.
Extent
4 boxes for total of 29 folders
Finding Aid Author
Processed by: Robert E. Glass; machine-readable finding aid created by:Michele Lai-Fook
Repository
Centre College

Collection Overview

Biography / History
"L. H. Blanton was in pastoral service for 23 years; was Chancellor of Central University at Richmond, Kentucky, for 21 years; was active in the promotion of the consolidation of Centre College and Central University in 1901; and held the position of Vice-President of the consolidated institution for six years." (taken from a newspaper article ca. 1907)Further information on L. H. Blanton may be found in CC-3 Dean/Vice-President of the College and CC-131 Central University (Richmond, KY)
Scope and Content
CC-63 L. H. Blanton Papers, is a relatively large collection of both personal and business correspondence and papers of Blanton. The bulk of the collection dates from the period 1907 to 1913. Box 4 contains miscellaneous items, such as newspaper clippings, pamphlets, and death notices. The material is filed in chronological order, and Trustee and personal papers are filed together.The following list includes examples of the type of material found in this collection.Letters pertaining to prohibition, personal illnesses and problems, vacancies in teaching positions, and county judgeships.Blanton's response to receiving the Loving Cup (June 12, 1907)Newspaper clipping summarizing Blanton's achievements (June 18, 1907)Letter mentioning Blanton receiving Carnegie allowance for retiring professors (June 18, 1907)Many letters asking for, and giving, recommendations and suggestions to churches and schoolsLetters pertaining to stock investmentsLetters from printers on printing "Memoirs" of BlantonConvertible gold bond certificate (March 15, 1909)Letter from J.A. Sullivan stating the local paper doing harm against new school movement and cause of education in Boyle County (July 5, 1909)Letter on Who's Who in America (August 24, 1909)Letter from Christian Observer about the discovery of the North Pole (Sept. 21, 1909)The Bible and Prohibition - taking a stand against the reformers (Feb. 1, 1910)Letter about setting up his will (June 7, 1910)Letter from C. G. Crocks - mentions digging a tunnel 1000 ft. under the river in Cornwall Landing, N.Y. (June 30, 1910)Photograph postcard of L. H. Blanton's grandson (Aug. 3, 1910)Loss of son Joe (Sept. 1910)Presbyterian Church of Kentucky (Aug. 23, 1911)Letter from Transylvania Printing Co. agreeing to accept an order for copies of Minutes of the Synod in lieu of an apology for Blanton's sarcastic remarks about the company, and an agreement not to file charges against him if he apologized (Sept. 25, 1911)Letter from E. D. Hendrickson telling of the battles he fought in, including Gettysburg, and of the capture of the entire brigade on April 6, 1865 (Oct. 2, 1911)Letter asking Blanton to write Mr. Carnegie to secure a national building at Sayre College to the memory of Mary Todd Lincoln (Feb. 21, 1912)Letters from Woodrow Wilson, April 12, May 27, July 10, July 17, November 15, and November 27, 1912Letters from James B. McCreary, Governor of Kentucky (April 4 and May 13, 1912)

Contents of the Collection

Correspondence, undated

  • Box 1, folder 1
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Correspondence, undated

  • Box 1, folder 2
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Correspondence, undated

  • Box 1, folder 3
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Correspondence, Jan.-Feb, Apr-June28, 1907

  • Box 1, folder 4
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Correspondence, July 1-30, 1907

  • Box 1, folder 5
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Correspondence, Aug. 4-Oct. 31, 1907

  • Box 1, folder 6
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Correspondence, Nov 1,-Dec. 31, 1907

  • Box 1, folder 7
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Correspondence, Jan. 1-Mar. 31, 1908

  • Box 1, folder 8
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Correspondence, Apr. 2-May 30, 1908

  • Box 1, folder 9
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Correspondence, June 1-30, 1908

  • Box 2, folder 1
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Correspondence, July 1-Dec. 29, 1908

  • Box 2, folder 2
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Correspondence, Feb. 19-Apr. 15, 1909

  • Box 2, folder 3
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Correspondence, Apr. 16-June 14, 1909

  • Box 2, folder 4
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Correspondence, June 16-July 10, 1909

  • Box 2, folder 5
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Correspondence, July 13-Aug. 30, 1909

  • Box 2, folder 6
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Correspondence, Sept. 1-Oct. 27, 1909

  • Box 2, folder 7
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Correspondence, Nov. 1-Dec. 28, 1909

  • Box 2, folder 8
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Correspondence, Jan. 1, Feb. 9, 1910

  • Box 3, folder 1
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Correspondence, Feb. 10-Mar. 31, 1910

  • Box 3, folder 2
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Correspondence, Apr.2-May 30, 1910

  • Box 3, folder 3
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Correspondence, June 1-Aug. 31, 1910

  • Box 3, folder 4
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Correspondence, Sept. 1-Dec. 2, 1910

  • Box 3, folder 5
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Correspondence, Mar. 12-Sept. 30, 1911

  • Box 3, folder 6
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Correspondence, Oct. 2,-Dec. 4, 1911

  • Box 3, folder 7
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Correspondence, Jan. 22-June 18, 1912

  • Box 3, folder 8
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Correspondence, July 1-Dec. 30, 1912

  • Box 3, folder 9
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Correspondence, Jan. 1-Dec. 28, 1913

  • Box 4, folder 1
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Correspondence, Apr. 1918

  • Box 4, folder 2
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Correspondence, Miscellaneous, not yet processed

  • Box 4, folder 3
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