Kentuckians in History and Literature John Wilson Townsend

ISBN: 9781230345963

Published: September 12th 2013

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30 pages


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Kentuckians in History and Literature  by  John Wilson Townsend

Kentuckians in History and Literature by John Wilson Townsend
September 12th 2013 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 30 pages | ISBN: 9781230345963 | 7.53 Mb

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ... THE KENTUCKY HISTORICALMoreThis historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.

1907 edition. Excerpt: ... THE KENTUCKY HISTORICAL SOCIETY In examining the files of the old Frankfort Commonwealth, one of the best of the early Kentucky newspapers, in search of data for an historical work that I had in preparation, I discovered the announcement founding the Kentucky State Historical Society. As I had thought that the Society was of recent establishment, I was surprised to ascertain that it was founded over half a century ago.

Shortly after finding out the date of the Kentucky Society organization, I also became interested in the origin of historical societies in this country, and what is found in this essay is the result of that interest. The originator of the historical society idea in the United States was John Pintard, a graduate of Princeton University, and a native of New York.

His visit to Boston, Massachusetts, resulted in the formation of the first historical society that was organized in America--the Massachusetts Historical Society, founded in 1781. Thirteen years later it was incorporated, and for over a century has been enriching American history by its publications, known as Collections and Proceedings. The second historical society to be founded in the United States was the New York Historical Society, also organized through Pintards efforts, in 1804.

Eighteen years later historical societies for the States of Maine and Rhode Island were established. In 1824 the Historical Society of Pennsylvania was founded at Philadelphia. The following year the Connecticut Historical Society was organized at Hartford. The first historical society in the West was the Indiana Society, which was established at Indianapolis in 1830. The first society to be organized in the South was founded the following year--the Virginia Historical...



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