Wagner, Sallie Brown McCampbell (1841-1881) Papers, 1854-1890

Held by The Filson Historical Society 

Creator:  Wagner, Sallie Brown McCampbell, 1841-1881 

Title:  Papers, 1854-1890 

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

Size of Collection:  0.33 cubic feet 

Location Number:  Mss. A W135 

Scope and Content Note 

Papers include correspondence, 1863-1890, concerning personal matters of Wagner and her second husband, Dr. Lewis Clark Wagner, whom she married in 1880, and letters from Russell Cecil, a Nicholasville Sunday School teacher, while overseas. Diaries for the years 1857, 1859, 1861-1862, 1866, 1877, 1879, and 1880 kept by Wagner, record school days at Jessamine Female Institute, social life in Nicholasville, personal thoughts on love, religious practices, local Civil War news and her perceptions of the soldiers, her years as a widow having to board with different family members and friends in Thomasville, Ga., and her courtship and marriage to Nicholasville physician Lewis Clark Wagner. A diary, 1856, kept by Amanda Lindsay, contains a young woman’s thoughts and some poetical verse on love and the sorrow of life. Other materials includes receipts; a bank account book; canceled checks; genealogical data on the Brown family; a Civil War pass belonging to her first husband, James A McCampbell, adjutant of the 20th Kentucky Volunteer Infantry; accounts for McCampbell’s horse farm; Wagner’s household and boarding accounts while the widow McCampbell; lecture notes on the subject of physical geography taken by James McCampbell at Princeton; and a friendship album belonging to Wagner before she was married. 

Folder List 

Box 1 

1 Correspondence, 1863-1890.

2 Receipts, bank account book, and canceled checks, 1864-1881

3 Genealogical data on the Brown family and miscellaneous items.

4 Diary, 1856. 

5 Diary, 1857. 

6 Account book, 1866

7 Diary, 1878. 

8 Diary, 1879. 

9 Diary, 1880. 

10 Account book.

11 Account book.

12 Account book.

13 Notes on physical geography kept by James A. McCampbell. 

14 Friendship album