Townsend, John Wilson Papers

Title

Townsend, John Wilson Papers

Subject

American literature--Kentucky.
Authors, American--Kentucky.
Horses--Breeding--Kentucky.

Description

The John Wilson Townsend Papers consist of letters received by Townsend which reflect literary, business, and personal concerns. The bulk of the materials consist of letters received by Townsend, as wells as photographs, book reviews, manuscripts and various other items about Kentucky literary figures. These include, but are not limited to, James Lane Allen, Madison Cawein, Irvin S. Cobb, Willard R. Jillson, Harriette Simpson Arnow, Samuel M. Wilson, Paul Sawyier, Otto A. Rothert, and Jesse Stuart. The letters offer insights into authors that might not otherwise be found, as well as discussions of their works and biographical information. Many letters simply talk about sending or receiving autographed copies of books. Some letters were not written to Townsend, but seem to have been collected by him instead. In addition there are also letters concerning horses, as Townsend raised Thoroughbreds for years while living at Graceland Farm.

Only a portion of this collection has been digitized. See the Finding Aid for a description of the entire collection.

Creator

Townsend, John Wilson

Date

1898-1965

Format

text
photograph

Language

eng

Type

collection

Identifier

2005a001

Items in the Townsend, John Wilson Papers Collection (20/20)

2005A001-b12-f10.pdf

1912-1915
2005a001-b09-f08-32-p001.jpg photo_library

1922-1929
2005a001-b09-f07-9-p001.jpg photo_library

1915
2005a001-b09-f07-8-p001.jpg photo_library

1929
2005a001-b09-f07-7-p001.jpg photo_library

1914-1918
2005a001-b09-f07-6-p001.jpg photo_library

1913
2005a001-b08-f10-05.pdf

ca 1912
2005A001-b3-f8-1.pdf

1928-1934
2005a001-b01-f09-22-p001.jpg

1928
2005a001-b01-f05-4-p001.jpg photo_library

1912-1918
2005A001-b14-f1-1.pdf

1931-1950
2005A001-b3-f5-i001.jpg photo_library

White, NY ca 1920
John Jacob Niles with Children photo_library

1933
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