Item Details

Papers of the Kean Family [manuscript] 1859-1951.

Kean, Robert Garlick Hill
Format
Manuscript/Archive; Online
Published
University of Virginia Library, Charlottesville, VA
Language
English
Variant Title
Kean family papers
Finding Aid Note
Guide available.
Related Resources
GUIDE TO THE COLLECTION AVAILABLE ONLINE:
Summary
This collection is on deposit. The collection contains 39 diaries, 1891-1950, of Dr. Jefferson Randolph Kean and correspondence between Dr. Kean and other family members, particularly his father, Robert Garlick Hill Kean.
The first seven of Kean's diaries, 1891-1909, discuss his army service in Key West and Cuba. Topics include Walter Reed and the yellow fever experiments and the Spanish-American War. Four pages of the diary mention the earlier Pine Ridge Campaign, South Dakota.
Volumes 8 to 18, 1901-1923, record life at postings in Washington, D.C.; Ft. Leavenworth, Ks.; Paris, France, during World War I; and Boston, Mass.
Volumes 19 - 39, 1924-1950, mentions and records his reaction to national and international news. There are references to the Monticello Association, the Thomas Jefferson Memorial Commission, the University of Virginia, the Walter Reed Memorial Association, and the Association of Military Surgeons.
Letters from Robert Garlick Hill Kean to Jefferson Randolph Kean convey news of family and Lynchburg events, including his bankruptcy and legal cases, and discuss the University of Virginia and local and Virginia politics. University topics include the building of a hospital, the Fayerweather bequest, athletics, the Rotunda fire, the faculty, co-education, and special events. Faculty mentioned include James F. Harrison, William E. Peters, William B. Fowles, W.D. Dabney, Schele de Vere, and John B. Minor.
Other topics include William B. Mahone, prohibition, John W. Daniel, the Knights of Labor, the "race question" in regards to both Negroes and Indians, the Virginia-West Virginia debt controversy, the Panic of 1893, the Civil War, Sioux Indian hostilities, labor problems, the sinking of the Maine and the Spanish American war.
Letters of Dr. Kean, 1898-1913, to his wife, Louise Hurlburt Young Kean, discuss life and work at various army stations including Camp Cuba Libre, Quemados, Cuba, Camp G.H. Thomas, and on a tour of inspection through the South. Letters of his wife to other family members describe his career and travels and their life together in Cuba.
Correspondence between J.R. Kean and his son Robert Hill Kean discuss work with the Services of Supply in 1918 and Woodberry Forest School.
There is also a letterpress copy of a letter from Thomas Jefferson to Martha Jefferson Randolph, 1792 June 22, concerning his return to Monticello, her sister Maria, and advice on neighbors.
Other correspondents include David Rankin Barbee, Charles Fevrier, William C. Gorgas, Phillip S. Hench, Fitzhugh Lee, William F. Magie, Robert M. O'Reilly, Olivia Taylor, and Walter Muir Whitehead.
Description
1745 items.
Cite as
Kean family papers, 1859-1951, Accession #1331-c, Special Collections Dept., University of Virginia Library, Charlottesville, Va.
Biographical Note
Robert Garlick Hill Kean was a Lynchburg, Va., lawyer and a member of the University of Virginia Board of Visitors, 1872-1890.
Dr. Jefferson Randolph Kean was a member of Dr. Walter Reed's medical team.
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    a| This collection is on deposit. The collection contains 39 diaries, 1891-1950, of Dr. Jefferson Randolph Kean and correspondence between Dr. Kean and other family members, particularly his father, Robert Garlick Hill Kean.
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    a| The first seven of Kean's diaries, 1891-1909, discuss his army service in Key West and Cuba. Topics include Walter Reed and the yellow fever experiments and the Spanish-American War. Four pages of the diary mention the earlier Pine Ridge Campaign, South Dakota.
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    a| Volumes 8 to 18, 1901-1923, record life at postings in Washington, D.C.; Ft. Leavenworth, Ks.; Paris, France, during World War I; and Boston, Mass.
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    a| Volumes 19 - 39, 1924-1950, mentions and records his reaction to national and international news. There are references to the Monticello Association, the Thomas Jefferson Memorial Commission, the University of Virginia, the Walter Reed Memorial Association, and the Association of Military Surgeons.
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    a| Letters from Robert Garlick Hill Kean to Jefferson Randolph Kean convey news of family and Lynchburg events, including his bankruptcy and legal cases, and discuss the University of Virginia and local and Virginia politics. University topics include the building of a hospital, the Fayerweather bequest, athletics, the Rotunda fire, the faculty, co-education, and special events. Faculty mentioned include James F. Harrison, William E. Peters, William B. Fowles, W.D. Dabney, Schele de Vere, and John B. Minor.
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    a| Other topics include William B. Mahone, prohibition, John W. Daniel, the Knights of Labor, the "race question" in regards to both Negroes and Indians, the Virginia-West Virginia debt controversy, the Panic of 1893, the Civil War, Sioux Indian hostilities, labor problems, the sinking of the Maine and the Spanish American war.
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    a| Letters of Dr. Kean, 1898-1913, to his wife, Louise Hurlburt Young Kean, discuss life and work at various army stations including Camp Cuba Libre, Quemados, Cuba, Camp G.H. Thomas, and on a tour of inspection through the South. Letters of his wife to other family members describe his career and travels and their life together in Cuba.
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    a| Correspondence between J.R. Kean and his son Robert Hill Kean discuss work with the Services of Supply in 1918 and Woodberry Forest School.
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    a| There is also a letterpress copy of a letter from Thomas Jefferson to Martha Jefferson Randolph, 1792 June 22, concerning his return to Monticello, her sister Maria, and advice on neighbors.
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    a| Other correspondents include David Rankin Barbee, Charles Fevrier, William C. Gorgas, Phillip S. Hench, Fitzhugh Lee, William F. Magie, Robert M. O'Reilly, Olivia Taylor, and Walter Muir Whitehead.
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    a| Kean family papers, 1859-1951, Accession #1331-c, Special Collections Dept., University of Virginia Library, Charlottesville, Va.
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    a| Robert Garlick Hill Kean was a Lynchburg, Va., lawyer and a member of the University of Virginia Board of Visitors, 1872-1890.
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    a| Dr. Jefferson Randolph Kean was a member of Dr. Walter Reed's medical team.
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    a| Reed, Walter, d| 1851-1902.
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    a| Schele de Vere, M. q| (Maximilian), d| 1820-1898.
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    a| Towles, William Beverley, d| 1847-1893.
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    a| Association of Military Surgeons of the United States.
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    a| Monticello Association (Charlottesville, Va.)
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    a| University of Virginia Rotunda (Charlottesville, Va.) x| History.
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    a| United States. b| Army x| Medical care.
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    a| Depressions y| 1893.
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    a| Indians of North America x| Public opinion.
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    a| Spanish-American War, 1898 x| Campaigns z| Cuba.
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    a| Thomas Jefferson Memorial (Washington, D.C.)
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    a| Hench, Philip Showalter, d| 1896-1965. e| correspondent.
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    a| Jefferson, Thomas, d| 1743-1826 e| correspondent.
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    a| Kean, Robert Hill, d| 1900-1985, e| correspondent.
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    a| Kean, Robert Garlick Hill, d| 1828-1898.
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    a| Magie, William Francis, d| 1858-1943, e| correspondent.
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