Held by The Filson Historical Society
Creator: McKee, John Alexander, 1829-1911
Title: Essay Book, ca. 1849-1851
Rights: For information regarding literary and copyright interest for these papers, contact the Collections Department.
Size of Collection: 1 volume
Location Number: Mss. A M154
Scope and Content Note
A book of essays by John Alexander “Aleck” McKee during his time at Farmers’ College. Many essays in the book were written for school, headed with the names of classes or professors. Topics include history, philosophy, politics, and morality. A few examples of creative writing related to Kentucky are also included, with stories titled “Description of a visit to the Bourbon Fair” and “A Day in Kentucky.” (See also this related collection: Means, Will [to John Alexander McKee]. Letter, 19 October 1851. Mss. C M.) This volume has been digitized. To view the PDF scan, click on the link provided in the folder list below.
John Alexander “Aleck” McKee (1829-1911) lived in Harrison County, Kentucky. In the early 1850s, McKee was a student at Farmers’ College, which operated in the mid-1800s in an area near Cincinnati, Ohio known as College Hill.
Volume 1: Essay book, ca. 1849-1951 (click to access PDF)