Guide to the J. Strother Boyd Papers, 1846-1854

Summary Information

Title: J. Strother Boyd Papers, 1846-1854
Collection: AC.526
Extent: 0.01 linear feet (1 folder)

J. Strother Boyd's Papers are fragile and varied in content. There is one account ledger showing his boarding and other fees/purchases, and two letters, one from 'Mary' and one from the Pension Office concering a war widow's pension.

Creator: Boyd, J. Strother

Biographical/Historical 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 six of seven children, one of which became the first woman to graduate in medicine at the University of Cincinnati. Mrs. Boyd was widely known as a literary woman.

Scope and Contents

In this collection are a letter dated April 4, 1846 from Mary about some shirts made for Strad (Strother); a letter dated 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.


The papers are arranged chronologically.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for use in the Dougherty Reading Room. An appointment for research is recommended. The Dougherty Reading Room is located on the 4th floor of Belk Library in Special Collections.

Acquisitions Information

The donor of this collection is unknown. Accession number 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.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], AC.526: J. Strother Boyd Papers, W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, USA.