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Chenault-Bowmar family papers, 1852-1942

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Chenault-Bowmar family papers




University of Kentucky Special CollectionsLexington, Kentucky 40506


Dr. Chenault Account Books: 1860-1872, 1866-1868, 1872-1892; Woodford SUN Records: 1895-1910, 1935-1942; Ledger: 1852-1853; Marietta Bowmar Journal, Wednesday Club Minutes, and Miscellaneous materials: no apparent order.

Conditions Governing Access note

Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation Note

[Identification of item], Chenault-Bowmar family papers, 1852-1942, 1M53M89, Special Collections, University of Kentucky.


8 volumes, 1 cubic ft.


Central Kentucky families. Dr. R.C. Chenault was one-time superintendent of the Eastern Kentucky State Lunatic Asylum in Lexington (now Eastern State Hospital). Mary or Marietta Bowmar was Dr. Chenault's daughter. A.A. Bowmar was publisher of the Woodford SUN newspaper.

Scope and Content

This collection contains papers of the Chenault and Bowmar families of Central Kentucky. There are three account books of R.C. Chenault's medical practice; subscription books from the Woodford SUN; a ledger of a Versailles store; and a minute book of the Wednesday Club, a Versailles Literary society.


  • Bowmar family.
  • Chenault, R. C. (Robert Cameron), 1834-
  • Eastern Kentucky State Lunatic Asylum (Lexington, Ky.)
  • Woodford Sun (Ky.)
  • Physicians--Kentucky.
  • Versailles (Ky.)--History

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