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MS77-01 Lemah S. James Manuscript

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Murray State University
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Murray, Kentucky 42071

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Lemah S. James Manuscript

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

James family.

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.

Box List:

  1. Congress Records 1911
  2. Manuscript- Intent of Projected Book
  3. Introduction and Chapters 1-3
  4. Middle Chapters (Not Numbered)
  5. Final Chapters (Not Numbered)
  6. Loose Pages
  7. Manuscript Notes
  8. T.H. Paynter Tariff
  9. Photographs