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MS73-09 Rufus L. Grogan Papers

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Murray State University
200 Pogue Library
Murray, Kentucky 42071

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Rufus L. Grogan Papers

Collection Title: Rufus L. Grogan Papers

Series Number: MS73-09

Processed and Cataloged by: Processed by Dieter C. Ullrich on May 3, 2010

Date Listed: May 4, 2010

Date Span: 1856-1918

Size of Collection: 0.50 linear feet.

Number of Boxes: 1 letter half sized document case and 1 legal half size document case.

Type of Material: Receipts, ledgers, ephemera and correspondence.

Condition of Material: Fair with tears, foxing and fading of documents and ledgers due to aging and improper storage.

Arrangement: Chronological arrangement.

Biographical / Historical Information: Rufus L. Grogan was born on October 23, 1836 in Pittsylvania County, Virginia. His family relocated to Calloway County, Kentucky when he was a child. He attended local schools and later taught in the region. In 1895, he returned to medical school and graduated from the Medical Department of the University of Nashville. He was a member of the Mississippi Valley Medical Association and practiced medicine at Murray, Kentucky for over fifty years. He died on April 29, 1918.

Scope and Content: Collection consists of ledgers, debit receipts, disbursements and ephemera associated with Rufus L. Grogan of Murray, Kentucky from 1856 to 1918. The ledgers contain financial records and items purchased by King in 1884 and 1885. The papers contain receipts from numerous businesses that operated in Murray during the latter part of the 19th Century and early part of the 20th Century. Included with the papers are payment notes to the Murray Male and Female Institute from 1886 to 1892.

Subject Headings / Descriptors:

Grogan, Rufus L., 1836-1918

Murray Male and Female Institute (Murray, Ky.)

Business enterprises – Kentucky – Murray.

Murray (Ky.) – Business, industries and trades – General stores.

Murray (Ky.) – Business, industries and trades – Merchants.

Box List

Box 1

  1. Correspondence 1883-1918
  2. Receipts and Ephemera 1856-1869
  3. Receipts and Ephemera 1870-1879
  4. Receipts and Ephemera 1880-1889
  5. Receipts and Ephemera 1890-1899
  6. Receipts and Ephemera 1900-1913
  7. Receipts- Murray Male and Female Institute 1886-1892
  8. Ephemera No Dates
  9. Envelopes