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Title Papers
Description Letters compose the major portion of this collection, and they are chiefly the correspondence of Susan Phillips (Mrs. Thomas), 1837-1843 (10 items); Thomas Phillips, 1838-1840 (3), and Mary Jane (Phillips) Reeves McReynolds, 1838-1857 (16). In addition, there are letters to Ellen Reeves, 1856?-1858 (5); receipts of G.E. Phillips, 1837-1839 (6); letters to John Oliver McReynolds; and miscellaneous papers, 1829-1860 (10). The correspondence, 1945 (17), between Mary T. Moore, librarian of the Kentucky Library and Justice McReynolds, co-donor of the collection, is included. Also, there are four manuscript booklets: recipes for food and medicines, recipes for making dyes, an autograph album of Mary Jane Reeves, 1836-1846, and one entitled, "scraps of history and the sayings of great men selected by Mary Jane Phillips in the 15th and 16th years of her age." Biographical and genealogical materials (holographic, typescript, and photocopy) are included. Also of interest is a photocopy of questions answered by Kentucky Senator John Edwards before the Democratic Society of Washington, D.C., about the free navigation of the Mississippi River in 1794. The original is in The Library of Congress.
Collection Manuscripts
Object Name Correspondence
Date 1794
Year Range From 1794
Year Range To 1965
Other Number MSS 56
Subjects Cookery
Diseases
Dyeing
Farms
Farming
Judges
Lawyers
Medicine
Navigation
Politics & government
Religion
Slave trade
Social life
Springs
Steamboats
Autographs
Boats
Livestock
Travel
Tuberculosis
People Wesley, John, 1703-1791
Edwards, John, 1748-1837
McReynolds, James Clark, 1862-1946
McReynolds, John Oliver, 1827-1905
McReynolds, Mary Jane (Phillips) Reeves, 1814-1860
Moore, Mary (Taylor) Leiper, 1885-1973
Phillips, Benjamin E.
Phillips, Susan (Edwards) Reeder
Search Terms Arkansas
Autograph album
Christian Church
Church discipline
Clinton, MS
Elkton, KY
Todd County, KY
Texas
Galveston, TX
Genealogy
Edwards family
McReynolds family
Phillips family
Reeves family
Hams
Houston, TX
Immigration and emigration
Internal migration
Prescriptions and remedies
Methodist Episcopal churches
Trigg County, KY
Mt. Zion Methodist Episcopal Church
Mexico
Nacogdoches, TX
Ohio River
Recipes
Folk medicine
Mexican invasions
U.S. Supreme Court
Catalog Number 1945.1.1
Dates of Creation 1794-1965
Extent 1/2 box. 6 folders. 105 items. Originals.
Number of Images 1