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Beckner Family Collection, 1801-1956

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Title

Beckner Family Collection

Date

1801-1956

Repository

Kentucky Historical Society. Special Collections & Archives. Frankfort, Kentucky 40601-1931

Conditions Governing Access note

Access at KHS only. Use microfilm, transcriptions or images when available.

Preferred Citation Note

[Identification of item], Beckner Family Collection, 1801-1956, 98SC155,Library Special Collections and Archives, Kentucky Historical Society, Frankfort.

Extent

34 items, .5 c.f.

Biography/History

Lucien Beckner, geologist and longtime curator of the Louisville Free Public Library Museum, was born in Winchester, Kentucky, in 1872 to William Morgan and Elizabeth Taliaferro Beckner. Beckner was educated at the Louisville Military Academy, Centre College, the University of Kentucky, Transylvania College, and the University of Pennsylvania. His many careers included lawyer, engineer, secretary, naturalist, auditor, historian, poet, artist, teacher, journalist, and mathematician. In 1894, he married Marie Daviess Warren of Danville, KentucKY He once owned and edited the Winchester Sun and Clark County Republican newspapers, aided flu victims in Eastern Kentucky in 1917, assisted in establishing the Lexington and Eastern branch of the Louisville and Nashvill Railroad, helped build a railroad in Ecuador, served as executive secretary of the Burley Tobacco Society and later the Burley Tobacco Growers Association, served as secretary of the Filson Club, was a member and officer of the Kentucky Historical Society, and was a president of the Kentucky Academy of Science, among other accomplishments. He died in Louisville in 1963.

Scope and Content

This collection consists of 34 items associated with the Beckner family of Clark County, KentucKY Many of the items deal with various family genealogies such as the Beckner, Kittrell, Carter, Cabell, Strode, Lander, Fauntleroy, Boswell, Hazelrigg, and Fletcher families of Virginia and KentucKY Also included is a 1941 certificate of baptism for Lucien Kittrell; a notebook of marriages from 1781-1822 and some early wills ca. 1674; a 1906 announcement of the opening of the Beckner and Beckner law firm in Winchester, Kentucky; Beckner family correspondence; essays dated 1841-1842 by Nancy Hickman of Winchester; Clark County Court motion to close a road; three telegrams dated June 23, 1928, congratulating Marie Warren Beckner on her marriage; newspaper clippings from 1883-1942; a mayor's proclamation concerning the Pastime Theatre tragedy in Winchester, KY, March, 1918; two WinchesterTelephone Company share certificates; a photograph of Samuel R. Moseley at Hyde Park and a photograph of John Taliaferro Beckner of Winchester; a 1924 Telephone Almanac; a 1923 booklet entitled "Things Worth Knowing About the Telephone"; a booklet concerning the Husband and Wife Statue of 1894, an address given before the Woman's Club of Louisville by Rozel Weissinger, May 15, 1894; an October, 1906, Kentucky University Transylvanian yearbook; a partial 1910 Winchester phonebook; a 1913 publication by Louis Pilcher called "The Story of Hazard, KY; Pearl of the Mountains; an 1881-82 catalog to Kentucky Wesleyan College in Millersburg; a 1913 booklet by J.A. Edge called "Fayette Home Telephone Company and Others Against The People: A Statement of Facts for the People"; a 1926 University of Kentucky commencement program; a publication about the 1956 session of the Kentucky General Assembly; a 1909 Bluegrass Fair program; an 1899 power of attorney to O.D. Curry for the Elizabeth Quisenberry descendents of Kentucky; menu and guest list for the Queen of Roumania in Bardstown, Nov. 18, 1926; a poem by Marie Beckner; an 1801 survey notice from Ohio County, KY, signed by Samuel McDowell, Jr. for John Holt; an index and notes on the William Hickman charge book dated 1830-1856; notes on the seige of Strode Station in Clark County, Kentucky; a biographical sketch of John Strode Lander; and a humorous diploma created by Lucien Beckner, May, 1930, entitled "Diploma of the Pithecanthropean University."

Arrangement: Original order maintained

Subjects

  • Kentucky - Genealogy
  • Virginia - Genealogy
  • Beckner family - Correspondence
  • Cable family
  • Carter family
  • Stroud family
  • Lander, John Strode
  • Hazard (KY)
  • Strode's Station (KY)
  • Baptismal certificates -- Kentucky -- Fayette County
  • Power of attorney -- Kentucky -- Clark County
  • Black-and-white photographs; Clippings
  • Stock certificates
  • Telephone directories
  • Beckner, Lucien
  • Beckner and Beckner (law firm)
  • Edge, J. A.
  • Fayette Home Telephone Company (Lexington, KY)
  • Kentucky University
  • Kentucky Wesleyan College
  • Kittrell, Lucien Cartwright
  • Pilcher, Louis
  • Winchester Telephone Company (KY)

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