“Kentucky Live! program organized by the WKU Libraries presented “The Longest Cave in the World: Kentucky’s Mammoth Cave Systems” with Dr. Chris Groves of the Department of Geography & Geology at WKU on the evening of November 8 at Barnes & Noble. Each attendee received a free pass to the Kentucky Library & Museum to see the Smithsonian Institution Caves Exhibit!*
Daily Archives: November 9, 2007
On Thursday, November 8, Lynn E. Niedermeier signed copies of Eliza Calvert Hall: Kentucky Author and Suffragist and shared anecdotes from the life story of the writer of Aunt Jane of Kentucky and numerous articles and poems.
The Papers of Abraham Lincoln Project recently included two documents from the Manuscripts area of the Kentucky Library & Museum in their work. The Project, headquartered in Springfield, Illinois, has been in operation for several years, collecting documents from around the world. These documents are being categorized into three series: Legal Papers, Illinois Papers, and Presidential Papers. Both of the manuscripts from the Kentucky Library & Museum will fall into the Presidential Papers. One of the items (SC 1223), which is displayed here, is a commission, signed by Lincoln, appointing Herbert M. Enos to the position of First Lieutenant in a regiment of mounted riflemen. The other item (SC 641) is a letter written by Robert Mallory, a U.S. Congressman from Oldham County, Kentucky relative to the appointment of Dr. L. L. Mathers to the position of regimental surgeon. Mathers was apparently recommended by the entire Kentucky Union delegation to Congress. The documents will become part of a national catalog of Lincoln items that are being made available to researchers.