Augustus Everett Willson papers


Augustus Everett Willson papers


Papers consist of correspondence, speeches, other writings, scrapbooks, and newspaper clippings. Included is official correspondence, 1907-1911, containing letters on the tobacco war and the Night Riders, and Ky. and national politics; letters of congratulation on Willson's election as governor; speeches, 1892-1919, on the Republican Party in Ky., the dedication of the Lincoln Memorial Building on the Lincoln Farm, the Progressive Republicans, and other subjects; writings, 1912-1920, on William Goebel, the League of Nations, the initiative, referendum and recall, and other subjects; a scrapbook, 1865-1869, kept by Willson at Harvard as a student; and other scrapbooks containing newspaper clippings, additional letters, commissions, invitations, programs, and materials covering Willson's campaigns and tenure as governor. Correspondents include William O. Bradley, John Marshall Harlan (89 letters), Benjamin Harrison, A. Lawrence Lowell, Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, Woodrow Wilson, Booker T. Washington, and Louis D. Brandeis.

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