Barbourville and Knox County

Finding Aid 21
Union College Archives

UC 32.1 Barbourville and Knox County

Record Group : 32
Collection : 1
Location : Archive Box

Processing Information : Finding Aid created by
Bruce Miracle on May 14, 2007.

Contents :

Folder 1:

  • Full page clipping from The Barbourville Mountain Advocate, October 12, 1978; entitled, “A sampling from Michael Mills' future book, 'Barbourville: A Pictorial Look BackVolume Two.' "
  • Postcard—Drawing of a mule-drawn streetcar, captioned: “BARBOURVILLE STREET RAILWAY SYSTEM, BARBOURVILLE, KY” (no date).

Folder 2:

  • Autobiographic sketch of “Mr Justice” Samuel F. Miller.
    (Contains a photo static negative of the “unpublished, longhand manuscript,” as well as various letters pertaining to the obtaining of the manuscript). 
    [Also has a brief note by Erwin Bradley stating, “I do not believe that the 'autobiography' was dictated by Justice Miller”].

    NOTE: Samuel Freeman Miller (1816-1890) was associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court from 1862 to 1890. He was born in Richmond, KY. After receiving his M.D. from Transylvania in 1838 he came to Barbourville, KY where he practiced medicine and became a justice of the peace and a member of the county court. He later moved to Iowa and was appointed to the Supreme Court by President Lincoln in 1862. 
    (source: Encyclopedia Americana, 1990)