Murray State University
200 Pogue Library
Murray, Kentucky 42071
Collection Title: J. E. Anderson Letter
Series Number: MS10-08
Processed and Cataloged by: No original processor named. Reprocessed by Dieter C. Ullrich.
Date Listed: Originally listed in July of 1976. Relisted on March 29, 2010.
Date Span: 1860
Size of Collection: 0.1 linear feet.
Number of Boxes: 1 file folder.
Type of Material: Correspondence.
Condition of Material: Good.
Arrangement: Chronological arrangement.
Biographical / Historical Information: A. R. Boone was a county judge in Graves County, Kentucky in 1860. He was elected to the Kentucky State Legislature in 1861 but resigned after receiving threats of arrest for his pro-southern views. Following the Civil War, Boone was elected circuit judge, served one term as United States Representative and was appointed railroad commissioner of the State. J. E. Anderson may possibly be Ervin Anderson who was the former county clerk for Graves County prior to the Civil War and later United States Representative from 1869 to 1871.
Scope and Content: Collection consists of a photocopied transcript of a letter written to Andrew R. Boone from J. E. Anderson of Mayfield, Kentucky on July 22, 1860. The letter describes political activities in Mayfield during a local meeting of the Democratic Party. He also mentions a meeting among the community’s unionist supporters.
Subject Headings / Descriptors:
Anderson, J. E.
Boone, Andrew R., 1831-
Mayfield (Ky.) –History.
Kentucky – Politics and government – 1815-1861.