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J. Strother Boyd papers

Identifier: AC-526

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of the following: a letter dated April 4, 1846 from Mary about some shirts made for Strad (Strother), a letter dated April 17, 1854 from the Pension Office concerning the unsubstantiated marriage and military service of Samuel and Agnes Lamme and her claim for widow's pension, and a single account ledger sheet for Mr. Boyd's boarding expenses and other purchases in Cynthiana, dated 1849-1851.


  • 1846, 1849-1851, 1854


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Conditions Governing Use

Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the Appalachian State University assumes no responsibility.

Biographical Note

The place of Boyd's residence seems to be Cynthiana, Kentucky. He was a judge there, and his wife Lucinda Rogers Boyd was an author of the 1894 book, "Chronicles of Cynthiana." They raised several children, one of whom became the first woman to graduate in medicine from the University of Cincinnati.


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Acquisitions Information

The donor of this collection is unknown. It was accessioned as AC.2001.034.

Processing Information

Processed by Anita Elliott, March 2013. This collection was processed as part of a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. The grant funded extensive processing of the backlog within the W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection between 2012 and 2014.

J. Strother Boyd papers
Processed by Anita Elliott, updated by Kim Sims
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Repository Details

Part of the Appalachian State University Special Collections Repository

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