The John M. McCalla Mortuary of Lexington Kentucky Scrapbook has been digitized and is now available on ExploreUK.
scrapbook contains funeral notices and newspaper obituaries collected
by General John M. McCalla (1793-1873). McCalla began to collect funeral
notices when he was a child and eventually amassed a collection of over
400 notices. The notices and obituaries in this scrapbook are primarily
for the funerals of citizens of Lexington, Kentucky. The collection
covers a period of over 40 years (1802-1846) and includes notices for
prominent Kentuckians like Henry Clay, Eliza Todd (mother of Mary Todd
Lincoln), and Charles Wilkins (then-owner of Mammoth Cave).