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Craik-Lord Family Papers, 1818 - [1820s-1840s] - 1950s

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Author

Archives Staff

Title

Craik-Lord Family Papers

Date

1818 - [1820s-1840s] - 1950s

Repository

University Archives and Records CenterLouisville, Kentucky 40292

Conditions Governing Access note

Open to researchers

Preferred Citation Note

[Identification of item], Craik-Lord Family Papers, 1818 - [1820s - 1840s] - 1950s, 209, University Archives and Records Center, University of Louisville, Louisville.

Extent

.5 linear feet

Biography/History

U of L law professor Nathan S. Lord donated this portion of his family's personal papers in October, 1981. Letters, business and legal documents, genealogies and clippings document the lives of some of the descendents of Revolutionary Era physician James Craik (1730-1814) and longtime Dartmouth College president Nathan Lord (1792-1870). Most of the material relates to Craik's grandson and namesake, James Craik (1806-1881) and his mother, Maria D. Craik Ewell of Kanawha County, Virginia and later Paducah, Kentucky. James Craik served as rector of Louisville's Christ Church from 1844 until his death and was succeeded there by his son, Charles Ewell Craik. The former served the national Episcopal church in important positions also, especially during the Civil War.

A smaller number of letters and other documents relate to Nathan S. Lord (1831-1885), the son of the college president; especially during his service with the Sixth Vermont Volunteers during the Civil War. (Of note is a photograph of General Grant at Lookout Mountain.) The younger Lord married Maria Craik and, following her death, Juliet Craik, her sister. Both were daughters of James Craik and each bore three children. The firstborn of the second marriage, Samuel Shrewsbury Lord, was the grandfather of the donor. The family papers rested with Samuel's daughter, Elizabeth, until she gave them to the donor.

A larger collection of family papers was given to Christ Church Cathedral in the 1970s by the donor's wife, Rachel Lord. The dean placed them in the safekeeping of Delinda Buie, Department of Rare Books, Ekstrom Library. This portion contains family correspondence from the 1850s-1870s and documents the business investments of James Craik, especially in railroad companies.

The archives of Christ Church Cathedral contain many of the writings of Rev. James Craik, including a history of the church and The Divine Life. The archives of the Diocese of Kentucky contain a photograph of the James Craik family and additional biographical information about the de facto Bishop of Kentucky in the last years of the tenure of Benjamin Bosworth Smith.

The Craik-Lord Papers at the U of L Archives date from 1818 through the 1950s, with the bulk in the 1820s - 40s. They occupy.25 linear feet.'

Scope and Content

Letters, clippings, a photo, legal records, and miscellany documenting the lives of descendents of James Craik, physician to George Washington. Among them were prominent clergymen James Craik and Charles Ewell Craik of Louisville, both deans of Christ Church Cathedral in and active in the national Episcopal church in the nineteenth century. Also Nathan and Samuel Lord, Louisville businessmen.

Related Material

Lord and Stitzel Family Papers

Accretion to Craik-Lord Family Papers (Acc. 83-21)

Record Group 209

Additional information about the Craik Family can be found in an oral history interview with Susan S. Craik (Mrs. Charles Ewell Craik, Jr.) conducted by Sherrill McConnell on June 2, 1983.

Tapes 1983-55,56

Mrs. Craik transmits family tradtions concerning Rev. James Craik and recalls some aspects of the career and home life of his youngest child, Rev. Charles Ewell Craik, Dean of Christ Church Cathedral following his father, and of his grandson, her late husband, also an Episcopal clergyman who served churches in the Diocese of Kentucky and the Diocese of Lexington before retiring in 1949.

Collection Inventory

General
Genealogies of Craik Family
[box: 1]
Autobiography of James Craik
[box: 1]
James Craik Letter
[box: 1]
Sermon and Oration by James Craik
[box: 1]
Miscellaneous Business Records of J. Craik
[box: 1]
Kanawha County, Va. Marriage Licenses
[box: 1]
Maria D. Ewell letters to James Craik
[box: 1]
Obituary of Major Charles Ewell
[box: 1]
Misc. Letters to James Craik
[box: 1]
Misc. Letters to Juliet Craik
[box: 1]
The Kentucky Colonizationalist, 1847
[box: 1]
Misc. Tributes to Dr. James Craik
[box: 1]
Letter to Editor re 1828 Pres. Election
[box: 1]
Obituaries for James Craik
[box: 1]
Lord Family History
[box: 1]
Letters to Nathan Lord
[box: 1]
Lord Family Clippings and Miscellany
[box: 1]
Photo of Gen. Grant at Lookout Mtn, 1864
[box: 1]
Poem by Mrs. Holley
[box: 1]
Account of a Duel in Louisville
[box: 1]
Misc. Newsclippings
[box: 1]
(Oversized materials)
Kanawha Banner, August 8, 1833 and October 18, 1838
[box: 2]
Survey of Dr. Craik's land on Kanawha River
[box: 2]
Consolidated Morning Report of 6th Vermont Volunteers, Jan 10, 1863
[box: 2]
Craik-Lord-Stitzel Family Papers
Scope and Content Note:

This accretion to the Craik - Lord Family Papers was given to the archives in June 1983 by Nathan S. Lord. For many years the letters, photos, drawings, and memorabilia were stored in a trunk in the possession of his Aunt Elizabeth (Elizabeth Shrewsbury Lord (1902-19).

The materials--primarily correspondence--document portions of the professional and personal lives of Elizabeth's parents, Samuel S. Lord (18 -1932) and Elizabeth Stitzel Lord (18 - 19) and grandparents, Frederick and Emma Stitzel as well as those of her siblings, Frederick Craik Lord (18 -19), Juliet (1 -19), and Nathan S. Lord (1904-19), the father of the donor. Cousin Emma Lou Wheeler was also a frequent correspondent of Elizabeth's in the 1910s and early 1920s. The family correspondence is heaviest in the period 1913-1919. Much of it was written during 1918 and 1919, when Frederick served in a training capacity with the U S Army. The domestic front activities of an active family are documented, including Red Cross knitting, canteen work, and weekend dances for the Camp Taylor soldiers for the teenagers Elizabeth and Juliet.

The business letters and records for Samuel Lord concern the phosphate mining industry in Tennessee, supplying of horsepower for World War I, and efforts to market the mechanical inventions of his father-in-law, Frederick Stitzel. Stitzel's activities in distilling (he was a member of the family that produced Stitzel Weller brands) and his several patents on railroad, auto, and airplane devices are represented in his business records. Frederick C. Lord was also active in the distilling industry and worked with his father between prep school and his wartime service inspecting horses for a New York dealer, Meyer and Lage.

These papers are a subgroup of the Craik-Lord-Stitzel Family Papers. They contain hardly any references to Samuel Lord's maternal family, however.

The papers are organized in four series: family correspondence, business correspondence, photographs, and memorabilia. They occupy 3.0 linear feet and date from ca. 1889 through 1940, with the bulk of the material from the period 1905-1932.

A fuller description awaits a conference with the donor, who has promised to supply photograph identifications and biographical data. For now, there are no restrictions on access to the papers. Sensitive materials re Samuel Lord and Frederick Lord may dictate additional measures, following consultation with the donor.

Samuel Shrewsbury Lord family correspondence, 1898 (1915-1919) 1932
Vital records, 1915-1948
[box: 1]
Elizabeth Shrewsbury Lord letters, 1913-1919 and undated
[box: 1]
Elizabeth Shrewsbury Lord, letters to, Undated
[box: 1]
Elizabeth Shrewsbuty Lord, letters to, 1915-1918
[box: 1]
Elizabeth Shrewsbury Lord, letters to, 1919-1923, 1941
[box: 1]
Elizabeth Stitzel Lord letters, 1916-1932
[box: 1]
Elizabeth Stitzel Lord, letters to, 1908-1919
[box: 1]
Elizabeth Stitzel Lord, letters to, re death of SS Lord, 1932
[box: 1]
Frederick Craik Lord letters, 1915-1917 and undated
[box: 1]
Frederick Craik Lord letters, 1918-1919
[box: 1]
Frederick Craik Lord, letters, 1918-1929
[box: 1]
Frederick Craik Lord military records, 1918-1919,1921,1925
[box: 1]
S.S. Lord and Stitzel family correspondence, 1907-1934
Juliet Lord correspondence, 1913-1932
[box: 2]
Juliet and Elizabeth Shrewsbury Lord correspondence, 1918-1934
[box: 2]
Nathan S. Lord letters and records, 1914-1937
[box: 2]
Samuel S. Lord family correspondence, 1898-1918
[box: 2]
S.S. and Elizabeth Stitzel Lord, letters to, 1918-1931
[box: 2]
Emma Stitzel correspondence, 1907-1919
[box: 2]
Mrs. Frederick Stitzel (also Emma?) correspondence, 1909-1934
[box: 2]
Miscellaneous family correspondence
[box: 2]
Business records and correspondence of S.S. Lord and Frederick C. Lord, 1905-1940
Lord family household expenditures, records of
[box: 3]
S. S. Lord cancelled checks, ca. 1913
[box: 3]
S. S. Lord phosphate venture, 1906-1910
[box: 3]
S.S. Lord business correspondence and legal records, undated
[box: 3]
S.S. Lord business correspondence and legal records, 1906-1914
[box: 3]
S.S. Lord business correspondence and legal records, 1915-1921
[box: 3]
S.S. Lord business correspondence and legal records, 1928-1932
[box: 3]
S. S. Lord horse inspection log, ca. 1916
[box: 3]
Frederick C. Lord business letters to, and other records, 1916-1940
[box: 3]
Business records and correspondence, patents, and mechanical drawings of Frederick Stitzel, ca.1889-1924
Frederick Stitzel writings, 1922 and undated
[box: 4]
Frederick Stitzel distillery records, ca.1889-1908
[box: 4]
Frederick Stitzel patents, 1910-1924
[box: 4]
Frederick Stitzel notices of patents, 1914-1923
[box: 4]
Related patents by other inventors, 1909-1916
[box: 4]
Frederick Stitzel, letters to, from patent attorneys, 1913-1917
[box: 4]
Frederick Stitzel, letters to, from patent attorneys, 1918-1924
[box: 4]
Frederick Stitzel-S.S. Lord joint business ventures, records of, 1914-1922
[box: 4]
Frederick Stitzel-S.S. Lord patent assignments
[box: 4]
Frederick Stitzel absorber design records, undated
[box: 4]
Frederick Stitzel spring wheel (and other?) design records, undated
[box: 4]
Frederick Stitzel railroad crossing governor records, undated
[box: 4]
Frederick Stitzel miscellaneous blueprints, undated
[box: 4]
Frederick Stitzel miscellaneous mechanical drawings, undated
[box: 4]
Family portraits, photographs, and drawings, undated
Photographs from Juliet Lord composition book, undated
[box: 5]
unidentified photographs
[box: 5]
Unidentified photographs
[box: 5]
Unidentified photographs
[box: 5]
Unidentified photographs
[box: 5]
Unidentified photographs
[box: 5]
Elizabeth Lord art work, undated
[box: 5]
Lord family children's notebooks, poems, theatre programs, and other memorabilia, 1914-1918? and undated
Elizabeth Shrewsbury Lord school composition book, 1914
[box: 6]
Elizabeth Shrewsbury Lord poems, address book, undated
[box: 6]
Elizabeth Shrewsbury Lord memorabilia
[box: 6]
Juliet Lord composition book, undated
[box: 6]
Juliet Lord, miscellany from composition book
[box: 6]
Nathan S. Lord notebook with drawings, ca. 1918
[box: 6]
Rhymes from N.S.Lord notebook. By Juliet or Elizabeth Shrewsbury Lord
[box: 6]
Drawings, clippings, etc. removed from S.S.Lord horse inspection log, By Juliet or Elizabeth Shrewsbury Lord, ca. 1916
[box: 6]
World War I miscellany, including a poem
[box: 6]
Cinema, theatre, concert programs, undated
[box: 6]
Loose newsclippings, undated
[box: 6]
Oversized materials
Architectural drawings of Stitzel Distillery and residence of Nathan S. Lord (architect: Stratton O. Hammon)
[box: 6, volume: Map Drawer 89]
RG 209 Craik-Lord Papers Photographs
(unnumbered but in found order)
[box: 1, folder: 8]
* * -1 (5'x7') photograph/ original print/ badly creased in six places from folding
[box: 1, folder: 8]
Scope and Content Note:

In pencil, on the back of the photograph, is written: "Gen. Grant on Lookout Mt. 1864." The photograph shows Gen. Grant on the mountainside with several other soldiers and civilians?, looking down the mountain.

RG 188 Kenneth P. Vinsel Papers Photographs, 1934-1975
FOLDER titled - "Photos - K.P.V."
[box: 1, folder: 8]
-39 (8'x10') prints
[box: 1, folder: 8]
-1 (5'x7') print
[box: 1, folder: 8]
-1 (4'x5') print
[box: 1, folder: 8]
-2 (3'x4') print - color
[box: 1, folder: 8]
-1 (3.5'x3.5') print
[box: 1, folder: 8]
Scope and Content Note:

All photographs are of, or include, Kenneth P. Vinsel.

Nathan Lord Railroad Collection Inventory
Scope and Content Note:

Nathan Lord, a member of U of L's School of Law faculty, donated a personal collection of mainly railfan publications in 1981.

See also Elmer Sulzer Collection

1: Railroad Magazine, Dec. 1947, Nov. 1948, June 1949
[box: 1]
2: Railroad Magazine, Jan., Mar., May, Aug. 1950
[box: 1]
3: Railroad Magazine, Nov. 1954, June 1955, June 1959, Feb. 1963, July & Aug. 1975
[box: 1]
4: Railfan Magazine, Winter 1976
[box: 1]
Railfan & Railroad, July 1979, Nov. 1979, Jan. 1980
[box: 1]
5: Trains, July, Sep. 1946, Feb., Mar., May, June, Aug., Sep. 1947
[box: 1]
6: Trains, Feb.-Mar., May-July 1948
[box: 1]
7: Trains, Jan., Mar-April, June 1949
[box: 1]
8: Trains, Aug.-Nov. 1949, May, Sep. 1950
[box: 1]
9: Trains, June, Aug. 1951, Jan., Mar. 1952
[box: 1]
10: Trains, May-Aug., Oct. 1953
[box: 1]
11: Trains, (3 Copies of Dec. 1954), May, Sep.-Dec. 1954
[box: 1]
12: Trains, Jan., Mar.-June 1955
[box: 1]
13: Trains, Aug., Oct.-Nov. 1955
[box: 1]
14: Trains, Mar., June-July, Sep.-Oct. 1956
[box: 1]
15: Trains, Jan.-Feb., April-July, Nov. 1957
[box: 1]
16: Trains, Jan.-Feb., May-June 1958
[box: 1]
17: Trains, July-Nov. 1958
[box: 1]
18: Trains, Jan.-June 1959
[box: 1]
19: Trains, Aug.-Nov. 1959
[box: 1]
20: Trains, Feb.-June 1960
[box: 1]
21: Trains, Sep. 1960, Jan., Feb. 1961, Feb., June 1962
[box: 1]
22: Trains, Aug.-Dec. 1962
[box: 1]
23: Trains, Jan. 1963, April-June 1963
[box: 1]
24: Trains, July-Dec. 1963
[box: 1]
25: Trains, Jan., Mar., June 1964
[box: 1]
1: Trains, July-Dec. 1964, April, June 1965
[box: 2]
2: Trains, July-Dec. 1965
[box: 2]
3: Trains, Jan.-June 1966
[box: 2]
4: Trains, July-Dec. 1966
[box: 2]
5: Trains, Jan.-June 1967
[box: 2]
6: Trains, July-Dec. 1967
[box: 2]
7: Trains, Jan., Mar.-June 1968
[box: 2]
8: Trains, July-Sep., Nov.-Dec. 1968
[box: 2]
9: Trains, Jan.-Feb., April-June 1969
[box: 2]
10: Trains, July-Dec. 1969
[box: 2]
11: Trains, Jan.-June 1970
[box: 2]
12: Trains, July-Dec. 1970
[box: 2]
13: Trains, Jan.-Feb., April-June 1971
[box: 2]
14: Trains, July, Sep.-Dec. 1971
[box: 2]
15: Trains, Jan.-June 1972
[box: 2]
16: Trains, July, Oct.-Dec. 1972
[box: 2]
17: Trains, Jan.-June 1973
[box: 2]
18: Trains, July-Dec. 1973
[box: 2]
19: Trains, Jan.-June 1974
[box: 2]
20: Trains, July-Dec. 1974
[box: 2]
21: Trains, Jan., Mar.-June 1975
[box: 2]
22: Trains, July-Sep., Nov.-Dec. 1975
[box: 2]
23: Trains, Jan.-June, Aug.-Sep. 1976
[box: 2]
1: Rail Classics, Bus & Trolley Special, Nov. 1976, 1977
[box: 3]
2: Railway Quarterly, Spring 1979
[box: 3]
3: Narrow Guage To Silverton
[box: 3]
Loco Profile 2, New York Central Hudsons
[box: 3]
Railway Progress, Nov. 1956, June 1957
[box: 3]
4: European Railways, Sep/Oct 1955, Nov/Dec 1955, Mar/April 1956,May/June 1956, Sep/Oct 1956,Nov/Dec 1956, Jan/Feb 1957
[box: 3]
5: The Golden Years Of The Great Northern Railway
[box: 3]
The Railway Magazine, Aug.,Sep., Oct. 1958, Jan. 1959
[box: 3]
Locomotive Engineers of the LNER
[box: 3]
The Railway Observer, April 1953
[box: 3]
6: Railroad Timetables, Canadian National, Amtrak, Louisville & Nashville, Chesapeake and Ohio/ Baltimore and Ohio, Burlington Route
[box: 3]
7: Also in the collection are a railfan's collection of railroad postcards and personal photographs of mainly steam locomotives during the, 1930's
[box: 3]

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