Samuel M. Wilson: Burt and Brabb Lumber Co. Photographic Collection,

Descriptive Summary

Title
Samuel M. Wilson: Burt and Brabb Lumber Co. Photographic Collection,
Creator
Wilson, Samuel M., 1871-1946
Extent
.25 cu. ft. (1 box): 7 images
Subjects
Lumber trade--Kentucky
Wilson, Samuel Mackay, 1871-1946
Finding Aid Author
Processed by: Staff, April Thompson, Evelyn McGill, James Bilan; machine-readable finding aid created by: Jason Flahardy
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: Burt and Brabb Lumber Co. Photographic Collection, ca. 1900 consists of seven black and white negatives and corresponding silver prints that document the work of the Burt and Brabb Lumber Company.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open to researchers by appointment.

Contents of the Collection

Lumber mill, , [n.d.]

  • Box 1, item 1
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Lumber mill, , [n.d.]

  • Box 1, item 2
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Saw mill equipment (interior of a shed), , [n.d.]

  • Box 1, item 3
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Feeder equipment to table saw at lumber mill, , [n.d.]

  • Box 1, item 4
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Lumber mill yard, , [n.d.]

  • Box 1, item 5
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View of stacks of lumber at mill, , [n.d.]

  • Box 1, item 6
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Interior of lumber mill, showing saw tables, , [n.d.]

  • Box 1, item 7
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