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Spencer family papers (archival material)

Author(s)/Publishing Information

Spencer family


University of Kentucky Libraries:
Special Collections - Manuscripts Collection 87M16 ; Photographic Archives PA87M16
Guide to Spencer Family Papers, 1878-1981 available in the Kentucky Digital Library.


Benjamin F. Spencer (b. 1854) was born a slave in Kentucky. He was taught to read along with his master's son.


Related Entries Citing this Entry

NKAA Entry:  Scott County (KY) Enslaved, Free Blacks, and Free Mulattoes, 1850-1870

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“Spencer family papers (archival material),” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, accessed November 29, 2022,

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