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Historical Overview Of Red Boiling Springs, Tennessee, Kentucky Library Research Collections Nov 2019

Historical Overview Of Red Boiling Springs, Tennessee, Kentucky Library Research Collections

Kentucky Library Research Collections

This footnoted paper provides historical and cultural information about Red Boiling Springs, Macon County, Tennessee from its beginnings to 2019.


Bate Family Papers (Mss 673), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Sep 2019

Bate Family Papers (Mss 673), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 673. Correspondence, business, and legal papers of various members of the Bate family of Sumner County, Tennessee. Some of the children are located in San Augustine, Texas. Most of the correspondence centers around the mother, Ann Franklin (Weatherred) Bate and her children, particularly Eugenia Patience (Bate) Bass Bertinatti and Humphrey Howell Bate, and to a lesser degree their siblings. Includes extensive documentation about the financial and legal condition of Bertinatti after the Civil War. The originals are in the Tennessee State Library & Archives, Nashville, Tennessee.


Green Family Papers (Mss 674), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Aug 2019

Green Family Papers (Mss 674), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 674. Business and personal correspondence, as well as business records (chiefly invoices and statements from Louisville suppliers) for the Green family at Falls of Rough, Grayson County, Kentucky. Green operated a number of businesses, including saw mills, a grist mill, woolen mill, and a general store. He also operated a large farm raising tobacco and livestock, as well as a herd of Shetland ponies. Although his businesses are covered extensively in the correspondence and records, politics and local economic development is also discussed.


Griffin, Lowell M. (Mss 669), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jun 2019

Griffin, Lowell M. (Mss 669), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 669. Civil War related material, chiefly recorded audio presentations to the Louisville Civil War Round Table of which Lowell Griffin was a member. Also includes some news clippings about the Civil War and Abraham Lincoln as well as transcripts of several presentations on Civil War topics.


Bush, Elkanah Turner, 1832-1900 (Mss 667), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives May 2019

Bush, Elkanah Turner, 1832-1900 (Mss 667), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid and full-text scans of scrapbooks (Click on "Additional Files" below) for Manuscripts Collection 667. Account book kept by Elkanah Turner Bush for a grocery/general store in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Subsequently the account book was used by John D. Read of Sumner County, Tennessee to record information about his Sumner County, Tennessee farm.


Odum, Daisy Dean, 1877-1969 (Sc 3426), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives May 2019

Odum, Daisy Dean, 1877-1969 (Sc 3426), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3426. Letter to WKU faculty member Frances Richards from Daisy Odum. She recounts a ghost story from DeKalb County, Tennessee, involving her nephew and the reaction of his horse to the sight of a spectral figure.


The Complexity Of A Soldier: Mitchell Anderson’S Life, Death, And Legacy, Ryan Bilger Apr 2019

The Complexity Of A Soldier: Mitchell Anderson’S Life, Death, And Legacy, Ryan Bilger

The Gettysburg Compiler: On the Front Lines of History

It is hard to believe that this is my last semester as a Civil War Institute Fellow, but that time has indeed come. When offered my choice of projects for this term, I figured it would only be appropriate to finish out my work on the Killed at Gettysburg project with one last deep dive into the life and legacy of a soldier who died here in Pennsylvania. I know I have stated this several times in my previous reflections on the project, but I feel that Killed at Gettysburg profiles offer an excellent way to consider the battle from ...


Rice, Bertha Eleanor (Adams), 1875-1948 (Mss 661), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2019

Rice, Bertha Eleanor (Adams), 1875-1948 (Mss 661), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 661. Genealogical research and correspondence files of Bertha (Adams) Rice, Russellville, Kentucky, mainly regarding the ancestry of Logan County, Kentucky families. Includes a large amount of data copied from deed, marriage, will, and court records of Logan and other Kentucky counties, and from published works.


Houchens Industries - Bowling Green, Kentucky - Relating To (Sc 3333), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Feb 2019

Houchens Industries - Bowling Green, Kentucky - Relating To (Sc 3333), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3333. Two historical sketches of Houchens Industries, an operator of grocery and convenience stores founded in Glasgow, Kentucky in 1917. One is compiled by Ruel Houchens and is current to 1988; the other is by an unknown author and is current to 1989.


Hebron, John L., 1842-1914 (Sc 3323), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jan 2019

Hebron, John L., 1842-1914 (Sc 3323), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid and typescript for Manuscripts Small Collection 3323. Letter, 20 February 1862, from John L. Hebron to his mother in Steubenville, Ohio. He reports his regiment’s arrival on the outskirts of Bowling Green, Kentucky, taken from Confederate forces “without firing a gun,” and describes attempting to cross a ruined bridge, his living quarters in a deserted house, and available food supplies. In a 25 February postscript from Nashville, Tennessee, he writes of the troops’ continued lack of success in crossing the river into Bowling Green, and mentions reports that the Confederates plan to “make a stand” south of ...


Puckett, Dillon Huette "D. Hugh," 1929-2010 (Mss 658), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jan 2019

Puckett, Dillon Huette "D. Hugh," 1929-2010 (Mss 658), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 658. Lewis family genealogy collected by Dr. Dillon Huette Puckett covering descendants in Virginia, North Carolina, Kentucky and Missouri. Allied family files (those found in Box 4) are available in digital format only in TopSCHOLAR.