McMeekin, Isabel McLennan, 1895-1973 Papers, 1960-1972

Held by The Filson Historical Society 

Creator:  McMeekin, Isabel McLennan, 1895-1973 

Title:  Papers, 1960-1972 

Rights: For information regarding literary and copyright interest for these papers, contact the Collections Department. 

Size of Collection:  1 cubic foot 

Location Number:  Mss. A M167 

Scope and Content Note 

Collection contains manuscripts, letters, and working papers about the following books, stories, and poems: Nip and Tuck, Not Even a Mouse, Homespun Mary, The Wonder Goose, Company is Coming to Grandmother’s House, The Almost Forgotten Robin Crusoe, Blackie, Victorian Vittles, Louisville Butters `em Hot, Proud to be Black, Once There was a Girl, Speaking Ponies, “Question Mark,” “Joey,” “Country School,” and several others. 

Biographical Note 

Isabel McMeekin was born in Louisville, November 19, 1895. She was the daughter of Alexander and Rosa McLennan. Isabel was educated at Kentucky Home School in Louisville, at Westover School in Middlebury, Conn., and at the University of Chicago. In 1921, she married Samuel H. McMeekin of Louisville. McMeekin was an author of children’s stories and historical novels with a Kentucky background. She died in 1973. 

Folder List 

Box 1 

1 Manuscript: Once there was a Girl.

2 Manuscript: Speaking of Ponies.

3 Manuscripts: miscellaneous papers.

4 Manuscript: Company’s Coming to Grandmother’s House. 

5 Manuscripts: poetry.


Box 2 

6 Manuscript: Nip and Tuck.

7 Manuscript: The Wonder Goose.

8 Newspaper articles.


Box 3 

9 Manuscript: Louisville Butters `em Hot.

10Manuscript: Victorian Vittles.

11 Manuscript: Blackie.

12 Manuscripts, picture book material.

13 Manuscript: Homespun Mary.

14 Manuscript: The Almost Forgotten Robin Crusoe.