Collection Title: Lemah S. James Manuscript
Series Number: MS77-01
Processed and Cataloged by: Originally processed by Keith M. Heim. Reprocessed and cataloged by Dieter C. Ullrich.
Date Listed: Originally processed in May of 1977. Relisted on April 5, 2010.
Date Span: ca. 1954
Size of Collection: 0.25 linear feet.
Number of Boxes: 1 half letter size document case.
Type of Material: Manuscript.
Condition of Material: Good.
Arrangement: Organized by author; Chronological arrangement.
Biographical / Historical Information: Lemah S. James was the niece of United States Senator Ollie M. James of Kentucky.
Scope and Content: Collection consists of a typescript manuscript by Lemah S. James on the life of Ollie M. James. Included with the manuscript are handwritten research notes, published Congressional Records from 1911, a file folder on the Thomas H. Paynter tariff and photographs of Senator James. The manuscript later became a significant part of a publication titled Pennyrile Portrait: The life and times of a Kentucky Squire. Note of interest, numerous pages are out of order and some chapters remain incomplete.
Subject Headings / Descriptors:
James, Lemah S.
James, Ollie Murray, 1871-1918
Kentucky – Politics and government – 1865-1950.
Politicians – United States – Kentucky.
Legislators – United States – Kentucky.
Kentucky – Biography.
Additional Sources: See Pennyrile Portrait: The life and times of a Kentucky Squire by Lemah James and Lamuel Harrison James, Ollie Murray James Papers at the Filson Historical Society and the Ollie Murray James Papers at the University of Kentucky.
- Congress Records 1911
- Manuscript- Intent of Projected Book
- Introduction and Chapters 1-3
- Middle Chapters (Not Numbered)
- Final Chapters (Not Numbered)
- Loose Pages
- Manuscript Notes
- T.H. Paynter Tariff