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This collection is archived in Manuscripts & Folklife Archives at Western Kentucky University; 270-745-6434;


Finding aid for Manuscripts Collection 628. Letters of James McMillian Scott, a native of Cumberland County, Kentucky, to Sarah Elizabeth “Ellie” Garnett of Adair County, Kentucky, written before and after their marriage. Frequently separated from his wife because of his work on his family’s Texas farm and his editorial positions on newspapers in Texas, Kentucky and Arkansas, Scott writes of his family, his social and religious activities, his Spanish-American War service, and his newspaper work. He is frequently resentful of local attacks on his reputation arising from unspecified indiscretions committed while living in Kentucky. Full-text scans of several Spanish-American War letters between Scott and Ellen Garrett, of Columbia, Kentucky, (Box 1, Folder 3 & 4) can be accessed by clicking on the "Additional Files" below.


Military History | United States History

MSS 628 B1 F3.pdf (10474 kB)
Letters from Jim Mac Scott to Ellie Garnett

MSS 628 B1 F4.pdf (7112 kB)
Letters from Jim Mac Scott to Ellie Garnett



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