Filson Club lectures, 1887-1992.


Filson Club lectures, 1887-1992.

Often referred to as "Talks Before the Filson," the collection contains numerous research papers and memorial speeches given before meetings of the Filson Club from 1887 to 1992. Topics cover many aspects of Kentucky history and culture. The bulk of the collection focuses on the period from the frontier era to the Civil War, but papers about later periods and non-historical topics are also included. Many prominent club members gave papers and had speeches given about them after their deaths. The collection also includes several poems and short stories.

3 cubic feet.


SNAC Resource ID: 7788871

The Filson Historical Society

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Davie, George M., 1848-1900. (person)

Gallagher, William D. (William Davis), 1808-1894 (person)

American journalist and poet. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Cincinnati, to Lewis J. Cist, 1840 July 28. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269567247 Gallagher was an author and critic. He served as editor of, The Cincinnati Mirror in 1831 and editor of, The Western Literary Journal in 1836. He also wrote poems for children. From the description of Our early days: holograph poem, 1841. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122594360 ...

Cawein, Madison Julius, 1865-1914 (person)

American poet. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Louisville, to Miss Greene, 1914 Nov. 29. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270129671 From the description of The Vikings : autograph poem signed, 1886 Aug. 30. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270135829 Poet and author of Louisville, Kentucky. From the description of Madison Julius Cawein : miscellaneous papers, 1889-1916. (Filson Historical Society, The). WorldCat record id: 46764382 ...

Bowmar, Daniel Mayes, 1843-1890. (person)

Tates Creek Baptist Church (Louisville, Ky.) (corporateBody)

Waring, John U., 1790-1846? (person)

Dickey, John Jay, 1842-1934 (person)

John Jay Dickey, Methodist minister and educator, was born in Fleming County, Kentucky. He helped found the Jackson Academy in Jackson, Breathitt County, Ky., and served as its principal until 1891. At that time, the Academy was taken over by Central University of Danville, Ky., some time after which it became Lees Junior College. In 1888, Dickey was elected president of the Breathitt County Teachers Association. In 1895, he helped establish Sue Bennett College in Laurel County, Ky. This is a ma...

Shane, John Dabney, 1812-1864 (person)

John Dabney Shane, Presbyterian minister and collector of material on Presbyterian history and pioneer life in Kentucky and the Mississippi Valley, was born in 1812 in Cincinnati, Ohio and died there on February 7, 1864. He attended Hampden-Sydney College in Hampden-Sydney, Virginia, graduating in 1834. He also studied theology in the Union Theological Seminary in Virginia. Following licensure in 1842, by the Presbytery of Cincinnati, Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A., he went to Kentucky where ...

Bullitt, Thomas James, 1763-1840. (person)

Clay, Cassius Marcellus, 1810-1903 (person)

Cassius Marcellus Clay was born to Sally Lewis and Green Clay, one of the wealthiest planters and slaveholders in Kentucky, who became a prominent politician. He was one of six children who survived to adulthood, of seven born. Clay was a member of a large and influential political family. His older brother Brutus J. Clay became a politician at the state and federal levels. They were cousins of both Kentucky politician Henry Clay and Alabama governor Clement Comer Clay. Cassius' sister Elizab...

Caldwell, Charles, 1772-1853 (person)

Physician. He developed Transylvania University's medical school into one of the nation's strongest and was co-founder of the Louisville Medical Institute. From the description of Letter, 1820 Dec. 9. (Filson Historical Society, The). WorldCat record id: 46763925 Philadelphia physician. From the description of ALS : to James Ewell, 1816 Aug. 13. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122490275 Surgeon and professor of medicine. ...