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George Washington Ranck Papers
Transylvania University Special CollectionsLexington, Kentucky 40508 USA
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[Identification of item], George Washington Ranck Papers, ca. 1870-1896, MSC 39,Special Collections, Transylvania University, Lexington.
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George Washington Ranck was born in Louisville, Kentucky in 1841 and was raised in Shelbyville. He attended Shelby College and later Kentucky University in Harrodsburg. In 1865 he became principal of the academy at Kentucky University. He was a noted Kentucky historian who wrote HISTORY OF LEXINGTON, KENTUCKY (1872), based on oral reminiscences of settlers; THE TRAVELING CHURCH (1891), about the migration of Baptists to Kentucky; THE STORY OF BRYAN'S STATION (1896); and BOONESBOROUGH (1901), an early history of Boonesboro, Kentucky
This is a collection of addresses, essays, notes, and drawings by George W. Ranck. Included are his address on the occasion of Lexington's centennial (1879); notes on John Bradford, the founder of the KENTUCKY GAZETTE; and drawings of Transylvania University, Morrison College, and Boonesboro.
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