Cooper-Phillips family papers

Abstract

The Cooper-Phillips family papers document the family of Spencer Cooper, a Lexington, Kentucky clergyman and his daughter Annie's family with Theodore Phillips.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Cooper-Phillips family papers
Extent
0.45 Cubic feet
Subjects
Liquor industry--Kentucky--History--19th century.
Arrangement
Collection is arranged by format.
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Katie L.B. Henningsen, Access Archivist
Preferred Citation
66M37 : [identification of item], Cooper-Phillips family papers, 1839-1911, bulk 1857-1866, University of Kentucky Special Collections.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Spencer Cooper, a Methodist minister from Lexington, Kentucky, had two daughters Anna (Annie) and Virginia. In 1869, Annie married Theodore B. Phillips an accountant for W.S. Hume and Co., distillers of sour mash, bourdon, rye and malt whiskies. Virginia married Daniel Carmichael Wickliffe a lawyer and editor of the Lexington Observer and Reporter and Kentucky Secretary of State under Governor James Fisher Robinson.
Scope and Content
The Cooper-Phillips family papers consist of letters, receipts, and business papers created by the family of Spencer Cooper, a Lexington, Kentucky clergyman. Included are several letters concerning the Civil War from Cooper's children, all of whom supported the Union. Letters dating from the 1880s and 1890s were created by the family of Annie Cooper and her husband, Theodore Phillips.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Access note Collection is open to researchers by appointment.
Use Restrictions
The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections.

Contents of the Collection

Correspondence, 1839-1893

General, 1839-1868

  • Box 1, Folder 1
This folder contains invitations and announcements received by the Cooper family, as well as correspondence in which the recipient or sender could not be clearly identified; some documents are undated. To top

General to Anna Cooper, [11 February 1858]-11 September 1865

  • Box 1, Folder 2
This folder contains letters written to Anna Cooper from friends and relatives, including nieces and nephews. To top

General to Anna Cooper, 21 January 1867-15 June 1881

  • Box 1, Folder 3
This folder contains letters written to Anna Cooper by friends and relatives, including nieces and nephews; some documents are undated. To top

General to Mary H. Cooper, 18 April 1853-4 April 1863

  • Box 1, Folder 4
This folder contains letters and invitations received by Mary Cooper from her children and friends; some documents are undated. To top

Ellen Cooper to Anna Cooper, 24 September [1861]-5 July 1863

  • Box 1, Folder 5
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Georgeanna Cooper to Anna Cooper, 7 February 1857-1 October 1866

  • Box 1, Folder 6
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Helen Cooper to Anna Cooper, 18 September 1857-28 February 1859

  • Box 1, Folder 7
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Henry Cooper to Anna Cooper, 9 September 1857-23 July 1864

  • Box 1, Folder 8
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Jane Cooper to Anna Cooper, 23 December 1857-187[1] September

  • Box 1, Folder 9
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Sallie Cooper (Venable) to Anna Cooper, 17 September 1861-29 November [1869]; undated

  • Box 1, Folder 10
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Wickliffe Cooper to Anna Cooper, 29 September 1863-7 March 1865

  • Box 1, Folder 11
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Theodore B. Phillips, 6 November 1888-1893

  • Box 1, Folder 12
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Wickliffe (Cooper), Virginia to Anna Cooper, [22 March 1865]-1 May 1866

  • Box 1, Folder 13
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Records, 1855-1911

This series contains documents pertaining to the Cooper and Phillps families, including receipts for family and housefold expenses, invitations and accouncements, stock certificates, and pamphlets.

Cooper family receipts, 1855-1859

  • Box 1, Folder 14
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Phillips family documents, 1864-1889, 1910-1911

  • Box 1, Folder 15
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Photographs, 1888

This series contains two photographs retained by the Cooper and Phillips families.

General John Hunt Morgan and Martha Ready, undated

  • Box 1, Folder 16
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"Office at Coal Mines Lily Laurel Co. Ky.", 1888 April

  • Box 1, Folder 17
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