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Thomas Harris Barlow papers, 1845-1955, 1856, 1954-55 (bulk)

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Title

Thomas Harris Barlow papers

Date

1845-1955, 1856, 1954-55 (bulk)

Repository

University of Kentucky Special CollectionsLexington, Kentucky 40506

Arrangement

Arrangement unknown.

Conditions Governing Access note

Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation Note

[Identification of item], Thomas Harris Barlow papers, 1845-1955, 1856, 1954-55 (bulk), 1M68M99, Special Collections, University of Kentucky.

Extent

.2 cubic feet (159 pieces)

Biography/History

Inventor, Machinist. A noted inventor, Barlow was born in Nicholas County, Kentucky. He carried out work, together with his son, Milton K. in Lexington, Ky, which resulted in several inventions, and died in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1985.

Scope and Content

The collection is comprised of material gathered by Dwight Lawrence Mikkelson during research for the M. A. degree in history at the University of Kentucky. A large portion of the papers consist of Mikkelson's correspondence with university libraries, planetariums, and Barlow family members to document the inventor's activities. Also present are photocopies of Barlow's patent applications and two photographs.

Subjects

  • Morgan, John Hunt, 1825-1864.
  • Barlow, Milton Kirtley, 1818-1891.
  • Inventions--Kentucky.
  • Planetariums--Kentucky

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