Florence McDowell Shelby Cantrill and Mary Brinker Bryan papers

Abstract

Florence McDowell Shelby Cantrill was a prominent Kentucky politician, serving as a delegate to Kentucky's Democratic Convention in 1920, a state legislator, and Lexington City Commissioner. Her aunt, Mary Brinker Bryan, was the first woman member of a Lexington newspaper, working for 25 years at the Herald before switching to the Leader. Their papers consist of correspondence, diaries, scrapbooks, genealogical material, writings, and photographs, which document their careers and family life.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Florence McDowell Shelby Cantrill and Mary Brinker Bryan papers
Date
1876-1981
Creator
Bryan, Mary Brinker
Extent
4.5 Cubic feet
Subjects
Families--Photographs.
Genealogy.
Journalism--Social aspects--Kentucky.
Politicians--Correspondence.
Politicians--Kentucky.
Public policy and politics
Women in journalism--Kentucky--Lexington.
Women's and gender history
Women--Political activity--Kentucky--Societies, etc.
Women--Political activity--Kentucky.
Arrangement
Collection is arranged by format.
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Megan Mummey
Preferred Citation
2012ms407: [identification of item], Florence McDowell Shelby Cantrill and Mary Brinker Bryan papers, 1876-1981, University of Kentucky Special Collections.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Florence McDowell Shelby Cantrill (1888-1981), a prominant female politician, was the daughter of Wallace and Margaret (Bryan) Shelby and a descendant of many prominant Kentucky families, including the Bryans, Boones, Shelbys, and McDowells. On her mother's side, Mary Boone, the sister of Daniel Boone, married William Bryan the founder of Bryan Station. Their son Daniel Bryan built Waveland, an antebellum historic mansion. and Mary Brinker Bryan were descendants of the Boones and the Bryans. Isaac Shelby, Kentucky's first governor, and Dr. Ephraim McDowell, pioneer surgeon, were Florence Cantrill's great-great-grandfathers on her father's side.
Florence Cantrill was elected as a delegate to Kentucky's Democratic Convention in 1920. The convention was a landmark meeting as the first time women participated in the election process. In 1933 Cantrill won a seat in the Kentucky Legislature, becoming the first woman elected to represent Fayette county. As a legislator, she encouraged Kentucky's representatives to ratify the Child Labor Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. In order to reinforce backing for the bill, Cantrill invited Frances Perkins, President Roosevelt's Secretary of Labor, to speak to the Kentucky Legislature. Despite her speech, the bill died in committee. Additionally, starting in 1935, Cantrill served two terms as the first woman Lexington City Commissioner, served as acting mayor, and as Fayette County's chair directing the activities of the women of the Democratic Party. In 1938, Alben Barkley personally requested Florence Cantrill to head the Woman's Division of the Democratic party in Kentucky working on his reelection campaign. Her unstinting efforts were instrumental in Senator Barkley's return to Washington, D.C.
Florence Cantrill was also an active clubwoman, belonging to the Woman's Club of Central Kentucky and The Monday Club. She served as the President of the Woman's Club and chaired the current events and citizenship departments for many years. Her interest in church affairs led her to write an epic poem as part of the golden anniversary celebration, 1896-1946, of the Woman's Auxiliary in the Episcopal Diocese of Lexington. Ten years later, she wrote an article to mark its sixtieth year. In addition, for several years she served on the Vestry of Christ Church.
Margaret Shelby Cantrill Worsham, only daughter of Florence and Cecil Cantrill, was the assistant Director of the University of Kentucky Student Center and associated with the Dean of Students Office for twenty years before her retirement in 1979. In 1982, the theater in the Student Center addition was named the Worsham Theater to honor Margaret Worsham's contributions to the University of Kentucky.
Mary Mamie Brinker Bryan (1863-1933), Florence Cantrill's aunt, lived with the Cantrills for many years until her death in 1933. In 1894, Mary Bryan became the first woman member of a Lexington newspaper when she joined the staff of the Republican newspaper, the Lexington Leader, at the invitation of Samuel Roberts, the editor. In September 1919, after working as the society editor for 25 years, she shifted her allegiance to the Lexington Herald, the Democratic paper published by Desha Breckinridge.
Scope and Content
The Florence McDowell Shelby Cantrill and Mary Brinker Bryan papers consist of correspondence, diaries, scrapbooks, genealogical material, writings, and photographs, which document the careers and family life of Florence Cantrill and her aunt Mary Brinker Bryan. The collection reflects Florence Cantrill's career as a Democratic politician in Kentucky as well as her social and familial commitments. The papers include family and political correspondence as well as articles and other compositions written by Florence Cantrill. Additionally, they contain a large amount of material from her involvement with the United States Democratic Party and the Kentucky Democratic Party. Mary Mamie Brinker Bryan's papers include family correspondence and letters from former newspaper colleagues who wrote to their Miss Mary with affection and admiration. In addition, there is a July 4, 1921 speech which she delivered at a Daughters of the American Revolution picnic at Bryan Station. Additionally, the papers contain a large collection of genealogical materials, including genealogical charts, newspaper clippings, and family photographs.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Access note Collection is open to researchers by appointment. Access to Among My Souvenirs is restricted, requiring donor permission.
Use Restrictions
The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections. Several photographs are stamped with use restrictions and credit line requests.

Contents of the Collection

Diaries, scrapbooks, and Hamilton College Bulletin, 1876-1961

The Diaries, scrapbooks, and Hamilton College Bulletin series contains diaries, scrapbooks, memory books, and a copy of the Hamilton College Bulletin listing of graduates from 1870 to 1927. The diaries include Florence Cantrill's diaries; her journals from her European trips; and her mother, Margaret Bryan's, diary written while a student at Hocker College. Additionally the series consists of Florence Cantrill's aunt, Willie I. Shelby's, scrapbook; Florence Cantrill's scrapbooks and memory books; and her daughter's scrapbook.

Maltha (Mallie) Bryan diary. Written while she was a student at Hocker (later Hamilton) College, Lexington, Ky., 1876 September 25 - 1877 April 7

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Margaret (Maggie) C. Bryan diary. Written while a student at Hocker College, Lexington, Ky. Margaret was Florence Cantrill's mother., 1876 October 6 - [1877] April 9

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Willie I. Shelby scrapbook. Miss Willie was Florence Cantrill's aunt., Bulk, 1914-1953, 1887-1961

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Clippings from Miss Willie's scrapbook, undated

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Florence McDowell Shelby diary. Diary was begun when she was nine years old., 1897 September 20 - 1898 February 28

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Florence McDowell Shelby scrapbook, 1894-1903

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Florence McDowell Shelby memory book, Hamilton College, Lexington, Ky., 1906

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Florence McDowell Shelby Cantrill My Trip Abroad. Mrs. Cantrill and Willie I. Shelby left Montreal on May 24 as passengers on the ship Ascania arriving in London June 2. They toured various points of interest in England, Scotland, and Wales returning to Quebec July 3 onboard the ship Carinthia., [1956] May 24 - July 3

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Florence McDowell Shelby Cantrill Daily Scribblings from My Trip Abroad. Typescript of manuscript diary of Florence Cantrill from her trip to England, Scotland, and Wales., [1956]

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Florence McDowell Shelby Cantrill diary. Florence Cantrill and her brother Joe and sister-in-law Miriam sailed from New York City onboard the ship Christoforo Colombo on March 3, 1959 and spent several weeks touring Italy and France until Mrs. Cantrill returned by airplane to the United States., 1959 March 3 - 1959 April 29

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Florence McDowell Shelby Cantrill pieces relating to her 1956 and 1959 trips, 1956, 1959

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Margaret Shelby Cantrill Worsham scrapbook, 1932-1942

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Hamilton College Bulletin includes a list of graduates from 1870 to 1927, 1928 May

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Mary Brinker Bryan papers, 1897-1933

Mary Brinker Bryan's papers primarily consist of family correspondence and letters from her former newspaper colleagues. Additionally, the papers include a speech given at a DAR picnic, pledges to Transylvania University and the University of Kentucky, newspaper clippings, obituaries, and a Transylvania Student Body petition to the Board of Curators requesting Dr. A. D. Hammon's resignation.

Letters to Mary Brinker Bryan, 1897 November 21 - 1926 July 25

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Letters to Mary Brinker Bryan, 1927

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Letters to Mary Brinker Bryan, 1928 January 5 - [1929] March 11

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Letters to Mary Brinker Bryan, undated

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Letters, miscellaneous, 1926 February 13, undated

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Cards and notes, undated

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Louisville Male High School commencement, 1929

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Assorted material, undated

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Obituaries, 1906, 1933

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Pledges to Transylvania University and the University of Kentucky, 1923

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Postcard depicting street car which ran into C. & O. train at #22, Lexington, Ky., undated

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Postcards, 1920-1929

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Postcards, undated

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DAR Picnic at Bryan Station speech, 1921 July 4

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Transylvania Student Body petition to the Board of Curators requesting Dr. A. D. Hammon's resignation, 1928 April 1

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Newspaper clippings, 1903-1930

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Florence McDowell Shelby Cantrill papers, 1893-1979

The Florence McDowell Shelby papers consist of personal and political correspondence, compositions, articles, and political material from her campaigns and campaigns she helped run. Her personal correspondence includes many of her own letters plus letters from her husband, Cecil, when she and their sons, Shelby and Cecil, were at Bay View, Michigan, in the summer of 1913. Letters from their children, Cecil and Margaret, various family members and friends are also present. Her political papers include materials from her campaign for the Kentucky State Legislature in 1933, papers associated with the inaugural activities of Franklin D. Roosevelt and Harry S. Truman, Democratic party papers, newspaper clippings, and material dealing with the reelection campaign of Alben Barkley.

Personal letters, 1894-1979

Bay View, Michigan, letters, 1913

, 1913 July 5-16

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, 1913 July 17-23

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, 1913 July 25-30

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, 1913 August 3-16

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, 1913 August 19-31

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, 1913 September 2-8

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Letters and material relating to the Cantrills, family, and friend, 1894-1974

Florence McDowell Shelby and Cecil Edwards Cantrill wedding album, 1910 February 16

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Letters, 1895 January 24 - 1935 February 1

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Letters, [1936] September 2 - 1949 June 20

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Letters, 1958 January 17 - 1974 May 30

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Volney Bryan's letters, 1918 October 24 - 1933 November 15

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Letters from Mary Bryan, Kathleen Bryan Hopson, and Elliott Shanklin, 1918 February 19 - 1933 December 15

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Letters, undated

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Legal papers, 1900 November 7 - 1970 April 21

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Greeting cards, undated

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Assorted material, undated

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Postcards: Rockefeller Hall, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY; Tableau on Treasury Steps, Washington, D.C.; and Woman's Suffrage Procession, March 3, 1913 with police protection, undated

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Letters of sympathy and related materials, 1935-1979

Expressions of sympathy upon the death of Cecil Cantrill, 1935 January 30, February 11

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Expressions of sympathy upon the death of Wallace McDowell Shelby, 1937 June 14-18

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Expressions of sympathy upon the death of Wallace McDowell Shelby, 1937 June 19 - July 12

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John Worsham's obituary and memorial record, 1979 July 19-20

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Letters to Margaret Cantrill Worsham, 1979 May 1 - September 23

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Expressions of sympathy regarding Margaret Cantrill Worsham's illness and death, 1979 October 12 - November 11

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Margaret Worsham's obituary and memorial record, 1979 November 4-5

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Expressions of sympathy after the death of Margaret Cantrill Worsham, 1979 November 12 - December 5

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General articles, speeches, and compositions, 1893-1956

An Imaginary Journey at 9 Years, circa 1897

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Notes on Pursuit of Happiness by Herbert Agar, circa 1938

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Epic poem written to celebrate the Golden Anniversary of the Woman's Auxiliary in the Episcopal Diocese of Lexington at the Church of Good Shepherd. Typed and published versions, 1946

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Sixty Years and Ten Women; The Woman's Auxiliary in the Diocese of Lexington: 1896-1956, 1956

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Christ Church historical sketch, undated

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A Few Neglected Places of Northern Italy and France, undated

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Notes about various Lexington personalities, basis for a lecture, undated

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Article for the Monday Club, undated

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La Scala, Milan, Italy, Opera House Monday Club, undated

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Two Early Kentucky Travelers, undated

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Where Does the Money Go? article with comments, 1936 August 30

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Woman's Club of Central Kentucky Installation of officers, undated

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Assorted material, undated

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Among My Souvenirs, 1944

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Among My Souvenirs photocopy, 1944

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Liberty Loan Committee ephemera, 1918

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Albrecht Durer and His City by Jennie Ellis Keysor, 1899

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The American Scholar; Self Reliance; Compensation by Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1893

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Political papers, 1915-1964

General, 1915-1964

Campaign for Kentucky State Legislature, 1933 August 4 - October 25

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Campaign for Kentucky State Legislature, 1933 November 15 - December 8

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Inaugural activities, Franklin D. Roosevelt and John N. Garner, 1933 March

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Inaugural activities, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Henry A. Wallace, 1941

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Inaugural activities, Harry S. Truman and Alben W. Barkley, 1949

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Letters, 1920 October 27 - 1933 August 5

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Letters, 1934 May 7 - 1947 November 12

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Letters, 1949 January 27 - 1955 July 12

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Lexington, Ky. Financial report, 1938 June

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Democratic party, 1933-1962

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Newspaper clippings, 1915-1964

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Alben Barkley's reelection to the U.S. Senate campaign, 1937-1938

, 1937 March 7 - 1938 May 31

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, 1938 June

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, 1938 June 1 - August 31

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, undated

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Family photographs, 1878-1981

The Family photographs series consists of family photographs and albums dating from the 1870s to the 1980s the photographs span large period of family history and include several photographs from Florence Cantrill's political career. Notable photographs include photograph of Elliott or Budgie on a camel in front on the Sphinx in Egypt; photograph of Florence Cantrill greeting Lady Bird Johnson; photograph of Florence Cantrill with Franklin D. Roosevelt; photographs of Florence Cantrill in Venice and Milan; photographs of flooded Lexington streets; and Joseph Shelby and Miriam Rhorer's wedding album.

Margaret Bryan (Shelby) and Mary B. Bryan. Taken in graduation dress at Hocker College (later Hamilton College) Lexington, 1878

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Daughters of Florence McDowell Shelby (Mrs. Thomas Hart Shelby) - Mary Cosby Shelby; Elizabeth Shelby Post; Fanny Shelby Mathews; Florence M. Shelby; Katherine S. Scott; Rosa Clay Shelby (Richardson); Alice Shelby (Riddell); Willie I. Shelby. On porch of what is now 720 Central Ave., 1897 October

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Tour with Franklin Roosevelt and Alben Barkley - Chandler Campaign. Florence Cantrill in rear, 1938 October

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Tour with Franklin Roosevelt, Barkley - Chandler campaign. Florence Cantrill wearing hat (2 copies), 1938 October

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Alben Barkley, circa 1949

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Mrs. Barckley Storey. E. Reed Wilson receiving a Certificate of Recognition from Mrs. Barckley Storey as part of the Red Feather Campaign. Lexington Herald-Leader photograph, 1955 February 10

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Lexington airport. Kennedy Campaign, Florence Cantrill greeting Lady Bird Johnson. President Kennedy's mother, Rose, with white hat behind Lady Bird. Keen Johnson greeting Rose Kennedy, 1960 October

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Keen Johnson with Florence Cantrill and friends, Democrats coffee. Lexington Herald-Leader photograph, 1960 October 2

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Leaders in drive for feminine vote. Lexington Herald-Leader photograph, 1960 October 3

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Voters greet wife and mother of candidates Lady Bird Johnson and Rose Kennedy. Lexington Herald-Leader photograph, 1960 October 3

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91st birthday celebration of Willie I. Shelby given by William C. Scott at the Phoenix Hotel, 1967

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4th from left standing - Margaret Worsham, undated

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Willie I. Shelby and Florence Cantrill, McDowell House, Danville, 1969 July

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Left to Right: John and Margaret Worsham; Florence Cantrill; Joe and Miriam Shelby. Willie I. Shelby's birthday. Wehle's Studio, Lexington, 1969

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Group of four photographs in files of Mary Brinker Bryan, undated

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Margaret Cantrill Worsham at the Student Center, undated

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Alben Barkley, Leon Perskie photographer, undated

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Rogers; Nisbet; Wiley; Terrell; Smith; Wendt; Duvall; Kemper; Cartwright, undated

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Mrs. Wallace Shelby and daughter Florence, Mullen photographer, Lexington, circa 1888

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Florence M. Shelby, Mullen photographer, Lexington, circa 1898

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Florence M. Shelby dancing in minuet at civic entertainment, 1898

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Florence Cantrill onboard the S.S. Christoforo Columbo, 1959

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Onboard the S.S. Christoforo Columbo Florence Cantrill right and Miriam Shelby middle, 1959 March

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Miriam and Joseph B. Shelby (right) onboard the S.S. Christoforo Columbo, 1959 March

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Florence Cantrill with Joseph Bryan Shelby, Milan, 1959

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Florence Cantrill, the Cathedral, Milan, 1959

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Florence Cantrill and Miriam Shelby, Venice, 1959

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Florence Cantrill and Joseph Shelby, European trip, 1959

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Joseph Henry Bryan, b. 1836 at Waveland, undated

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Mary Gist Bryan, wife of Joseph H. Bryan, b. 1839 Newcastle, Ky., undated

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Mary Brinker Bryan, photograph on postcard, undated

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Elks band, Thomas A. Knight photographer, Lexington, undated

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Flood picture showing Lexington on a postcard at Rosenberg's corner, undated

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Flood pictures, showing Main Street at Phoenix Hotel, undated

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Florence M. Shelby at Hamilton College, undated

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Wallace McDowell Shelby, Mullen photographer, Lexington, undated

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Willie I. Shelby, undated

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Lily S. Williamson, friend of Florence Cantrill, undated

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Mother, undated

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Riverton, Ky., Sturgis Bates; Mr. Shelby; Gray Falconer; Garrett Wall; Louise Goodloe; M. Goodloe; Alice Bates, 1904 May 5

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Girls on lawn and porch, undated

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Family on porch, undated

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Florence M. Shelby at 2 years, Mullen photographer, Lexington, circa 1890

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Clay House, Forest Ave., Florence M. Shelby 3rd from left, circa 1892

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Some Bryan family in parlor of Clay Villa, Forest Ave., Lexington, Ky, their home for several years after moving from Waveland, 1894

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In front of House (Clay Villa now on Forest Ave.): Grandpa, Maye, Rob Bryan; wife and baby Jack; Mr. and Mrs. Shanklin; Mamie; Kathleen; Joe; Florence. Philip Bettage photographer, Louisville, circa 1900

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Mamie, Florence, Kathleen, Bryan, and Joe with visitor at Old Pepper House, South Limestone. Philip Bettage photographer, Louisville (Patterson Hall built on site in 1900), circa 1900

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Mary B. Bryan (Mamie) with babe and Elliott Shanklin, circa 1905

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Mr. Cecil Cantrill, Sr. and daughter Margaret, circa 1920s

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Margaret Cantrill (Worsham) at Park Ave. house, circa 1930

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Lida, Kempy, Rosie, Margaret Cantrill at UK Graduation, 1942 May 29

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Florence Worsham (Tabeling) with grandmother Florence Cantrill, living room at Park Ave., Lexington, 1951 February

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From left: Florence Cantrill and her brother Joseph B. Shelby with his wife, Miriam, and Aunt Willie I. Shelby. Chester, England, 1956 June

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Florence Cantrill, hotel bacony, Palace Hotel, Milan, 1959

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Florence Cantrill, Staff photograph, Lexington Herald-Leader photograph, 1981 November 4

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Family reunion, enclosed in February 12, 1984 letter of Mary Sydney Pierson, undated

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Joseph B. Shelby as child in angel wings, undated

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Cecil Cantrill, Sr. at river property later bought by Garvice Kincaid, undated

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Florence Cantrill as a young woman, undated

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Florence Cantrill, Adam Pepiot Studio, undated

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Cantrill children, Margaret and Wallace, undated

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Chi Omega 50 years and over, Florence Cantrill 2nd from left, undated

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Florence and Joseph Shelby as children, undated

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Isaac Shelby portrait owned by Albert Shelby, Short Hills, N.J., undated

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Thomas H. Shelby, Carpenter and Mullen, Magnolia Galler, Lexington, Ky., undated

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Wallace M. Shelby and Margaret Shelby, undated

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Wallace Shelby possibly at Bryan Station Reenactment, undated

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Lily S. Williamson friend of Florence Cantrill, Humphrey's Studio, Lexington, undated

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Hamilton College, undated

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Sweeping, Hamilton College, undated

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John and his Esquimo princesses and their chaperone, undated

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Sister and Uncle, undated

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Man on porch, undated

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Man in rocker on porch, undated

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Wedding album of Joseph Shelby to Miriam Rhorer, circa 1920s

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Cantrill photograph album, circa 1920s

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Cantrill photograph album, undated

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Budgie or Elliott Shanklin on camel with Sphinx, undated

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Franklin D. Roosevelt, Sam Rayburn, and Alben W. Barkley at Roosevelt's second inauguration, autographed, 1937

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Willie I. Shelby portrait, undated

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Group of three picture: people on porch; people with horse; horse and buggy, undated

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Genealogical material, 1891-1985

The Genealogical material series contains genealogical information, memoirs, articles, newspaper clippings, and genealogical charts relating to Florence Cantrill's family history. Families represented in the series include the Boones, Bryans, Shelbys, McDowells, Cantrills, and Worshams.

Bettye Lee Mastin newspaper articles, 1985, undated

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Boone family, 1926, 1963-1979

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Boone family, 1926

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Brianiana by Edward A. Bryan, undated

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The Bryan Families newspaper article series, 1927

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Bryan family, 1966-1968

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Bryan family genealogical charts, undated

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Bryan family general, 1919-1926, 1962

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Bullock family, undated

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Cantrill family, 1923-1932

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Cecil family, undated

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DAR invitation and ribbon, 1891, 1901

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James E. Cantrill's likeness and outline of life, undated

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Jane Todd Crawford program, 1948 December 13

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McDowell family, 1929-1930, undated

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McDowell family, 1917-1929

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Patricia Anne Headley's genealogical chart, including Bryans and Boones, undated

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Shelby family Record of Ancestry, undated

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Shelby family My Great-Aunt Susan (Fishback) by Willie Irvine Shelby, undated

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Shelby family Florence McDowell Shelby by Willie Irvine Shelby, undated

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Thomas H. Shelby oath of office, 1893 September 30

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Shelby family, 1942

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Shelby family, 1927-1930

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A Tale of Truth from the Journal of Mrs. S..., undated

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Shelby memoirs, 1923, 1957, 1962

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Waveland newspaper article, 1960

  • Box 14, Folder 9
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Willie I. Shelby material, 1961-1968

  • Box 8, Folder 19
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Worsham family genealogical chart, undated

  • Box 14, Folder 8
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Assorted genealogical material, undated

  • Box 8, Folder 21
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General genealogical newspaper clippings, 1897-1933

  • Box 14, Folder 10
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