trans72Guide to the William A. Leavy Papers, 1812-1955 (bulk 1873-1877).Processed by: staff; machine-readable finding aid created by:Bonnie CoxSpecial CollectionsJ. Douglas Gay Jr./Frances Carrick Thomas Library Transylvania University Lexington, Kentucky 40508 USAPhone: (859) 233-8225 Email: email@example.comURL: http://www.transy.edu/ Copyright 2000 Transylvania University Libraries. All Rights Reserved.Machine-readable finding aid derived from DBase.Date of source: n.d.Description is in English.Guide to the William A. Leavy Papers, 1812-1955 (bulk 1873-1877).Contact InformationSpecial CollectionsJ. Douglas Gay Jr./Frances Carrick Thomas Library Transylvania University Lexington, Kentucky40508 USAPhone: (859) 233-8225Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgURL: http://www.transy.edu/Processed by: StaffEncoded by: Bonnie Cox Copyright 2000 Transylvania University. All Rights Reserved.William A. Leavy Papers,1812-1955 (bulk 1873-1877).MSC 17Leavy, William A., 1796-1877?.5 cubic ft. No online items. Must visit contributing institution.Transylvania University Special CollectionsLexington, Kentucky 40508 USAOpen to researchers. Copyright has not been assigned to Transylvania University.[Identification of item], William A. Leavy Papers, 1812-1955 (bulk 1873-1877), MSC 17,Special Collections, Transylvania University, Lexington.Holley, Horace, 1781-1827.Leavy, Elsie.Leavy, William A., 1796-1877?Peter, Robert, 1805-1894.Ranck, George Washington, 1841-1900.Transylvania University -- Presidents.History of Lexington, Kentucky.Memoir of Lexington.College presidents -- Kentucky -- Lexington.College students -- Kentucky -- LexingtonHistoric buildings -- Kentucky -- Fayette County-- Photographs.Lexington (Ky.) -- History.Manuscripts for publicationPhotographsWilliam A. Leavy was the son of early Lexington, Kentucky storekeeper, William Leavy (1755-1831). Following education at Transylvania University's grammar school and academy (1803-1811), Leavy entered into his father's dry goods business. He served as a member of the Transylvania Board of Trustees for various terms between 1821 and 1838. In 1873 he wrote a history entitled "A Memoir of Lexington and its Vicinity," comprised of his remiminscences of the city's early development, his education at Transylvania, and his impressions of Transylvania's professors. This memoir was subsequently published serially in THE REGISTER OF THE KENTUCKY HISTORICAL SOCIETY (V. 40-42, 1942-1944).The papers of William A. Leavy include the handwritten manuscript of his "Memoir of Lexington," and notes related to his historical research and to George W. Ranck's HISTORY OF LEXINGTON, KENTUCKY (1872). Also included is a letter from Leavy to Robert Peter concerning the Leavy's impressions of Horace Holley, who was president of Transylvania University from 1818 to 1827 (1837); and a list of Transylvania students for the period 1804 to 1811. Also present is miscellaneous correspondence of Leavy's granddaughter Elsie Leavy relating to her donation of these papers to Transylvania University (1938-1955). Among the latter are photographic negatives of William A. Leavy's Fayette County home, "The Elms," taken in 1940. Condition of material: fair (acid damage). Variant title: William A. Leavy papers.