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Cecil Fletcher Holland papers, 1862-1951

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Finding aid prepared by Laura A. Hess


Cecil Fletcher Holland papers




University of Kentucky Special Collections


Collection is arranged by format, then chronologically.

Conditions Governing Access note

Collection is open to researchers by appointment.

Preferred Citation Note

73M9: [identification of item], Cecil Fletcher Holland papers, 1862-1951, University of Kentucky Special Collections.


1.35 Cubic feet

3 boxes


Cecil Fletcher Holland was an author and biographer in the first half of the 1900s. His one published work is Morgan and His Raiders, a biography of Confederate General John Hunt Morgan. The book was published in 1942.

Scope and Content

The Cecil Fletcher Holland papers consist of the typescript and galley proofs of Holland's book, Morgan and His Raiders, a biography of Confederate General John Hunt Morgan, and the research materials Holland amassed to write his book. These include correspondence between Holland and members of the Morgan and Basil W. Duke families, articles from history journals, photographic negatives of documents relating to Morgan, prints of photographs and portraits of Morgan family members, and transcripts of Morgan's correspondence and military directives. The collection also contains three original John Hunt Morgan broadsides from 1862.


  • Confederate States of America. Army.
  • Duke family.
  • Morgan family
  • Photographs
  • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Campaigns.
  • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Cavalry operations.
  • Duke, Basil Wilson, 1838-1916
  • Morgan, John Hunt, 1825-1864
  • Genealogy.
  • Generals.
  • Letters.

Collection Inventory

Morgan and His Raiders, 1937, undated
Scope and Content Note:

The Morgan and His Raiders series includes the typescript, galley, and illustrations for Holland's book.

Morgan and His Raiders typescript, Ch. I-IX, undated
[Box: 1, Folder: 1]
Morgan and His Raiders typescript, X-XIX, undated
[Box: 1, Folder: 2]
Morgan and His Raiders galley, undated
[Box: 1, Folder: 3]
Morgan and His Raiders illustrations, 1937, undated
[Box: 1, Folder: 4]
Scrapbook, reproduction of letters and photographs, 1937, undated
[Box: 1, Folder: 5]
Correspondence, 1937-1940
Scope and Content Note:

The Correspondence series contains letters to and from Holland about research for his book, Morgan and His Raiders. Majority of the letters are between Holland and John H. Morgan, the grandson of C.C. Morgan.

1937 January 1 - August 31
[Box: 2, Folder: 1]
1937 September 2 - Decemeber 13
[Box: 2, Folder: 2]
[Box: 2, Folder: 3]
[Box: 2, Folder: 4]
[Box: 2, Folder: 5]
Research, 1938, 1951, undated
Scope and Content Note:

The Research series contains typed copies of papers about General Morgan and Holland's notes.

Historical papers, undated
[Box: 2, Folder: 6]
Printed materials, 1938, 1951, undated
[Box: 2, Folder: 7]
Notebook, undated
[Box: 2, Folder: 8]
Broadsides, 1862
[Drawer: 3]
Broadsides (2), 1862
[Drawer: 3]
Copies of broadsides, undated
[Box: 2, Folder: 9]
Williamson notebooks, undated
Scope and Content Note:

The Williamson notebooks series contains transcripts of John Hunt Morgan letters, articles and stories from newspapers, and genealogical research on the Morgan family.

Notebook 1, undated
[Box: 3, Folder: 1]
Notebook 2, undated
[Box: 3, Folder: 2]
Notebook 3, undated
[Box: 3, Folder: 3]
Notebook 4, undated
[Box: 3, Folder: 4]
Notebook 5, undated
[Box: 3, Folder: 5]
Notebook 6, undated
[Box: 3, Folder: 6]
Notebook 7, undated
[Box: 3, Folder: 7]

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