Interview with Robert B. Jewell, June 28, 1972

Project: University of Kentucky Oral History Project

Interview Summary

Robert Jewell is the brother of Frances Jewell McVey. Jewell remembers Dr. Frank McVey's personality, and mentions that McVey took up painting late in his life. He recalls events at Maxwell Place, and states that his job was minding the eggs during various breakfast events. Jewell describes Frances Jewell McVey as very meticulous. He talks about Sarah Blanding, and remembers going to Frankfort on a few occasions with Dr. McVey. He recalls that the people in Frankfort had the deepest respect for Dr. McVey.

Jewell discusses his family's participation in the Civil War, and states that his grandfather was a Union soldier. He remembers homes he lived in as a child, and the home in which Frances Jewell was born. Jewell talks about Dr. McVey's classmates at Delaware, and trip that the McVey's would make. He recalls Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt's visit to campus, and how Mrs. McVey wanted Mrs. Roosevelt to see Man o' War. Jewell also recalls that Dr. McVey was a great friend of Dean Cooper, and the Mrs. McVey was always helping someone.

Interview Accession

1990oh319_af419

Interviewee Name

Robert B. Jewell

Interviewer Name

Charles G. Talbert

Interview Date

1972-06-28

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Jewell, Robert B. Interview by Charles G. Talbert. 28 Jun. 1972. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Jewell, R.B. (1972, June 28). Interview by C. G. Talbert. University of Kentucky Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Jewell, Robert B., interview by Charles G. Talbert. June 28, 1972, University of Kentucky Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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