Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Dan Molloy letters

Abstract

The Dan Molloy letters (dated 1889-1910, undated; 0.01 cubic feet; 1 folder) comprise letters sent to Dan and his family after they immigrated to America in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Dan Molloy letters
Creator
Molloy, Dan
Extent
0.01 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Emigration and immigration.
Family.
Immigrants
Irish Americans.
Letters.
Arrangement
Collection is arranged chronologically. The Wade Hall Collection of American Letters has been processed into discrete collections based on provenance.
Finding Aid Author
Hanna Rumbarger
Preferred Citation
2009ms132.0338: [identification of item], Dan Molloy letters, Wade Hall Collection of American Letters, 1889-1910, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Dan Molloy immigrated to American from his home in Ballinara, County Westmeath, Ireland around the end of the nineteenth century. No other biographical information available.
American Letters collector Wade Hall (1934-2015) was a native of Union Springs, Alabama. Starting in 1962, he lived in Louisville, where he taught English and chaired the English and Humanities/Arts programs at Kentucky Southern College and Bellarmine University. He also taught at the University of Illinois and the University of Florida. He held degrees from Troy State University (B.S.), the University of Alabama (M.A.), and the University of Illinois (Ph.D.). He served for two years in the U.S. Army in the mid-fifties. Dr. Hall was the author of books, monographs, articles, plays, and reviews relating to Kentucky, Alabama, and Southern history and literature. His most recent books include A Visit with Harlan Hubbard; High Upon a Hill: A History of Bellarmine College; A Song in Native Pastures: Randy Atcher's Life in Country Music; and Waters of Life from Conecuh Ridge.
Scope and Content
The Dan Molloy letters (dated 1889-1910, undated; 0.01 cubic feet; 1 folder) comprise letters sent to Dan and his family after they immigrated to America in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The letters seem to come from different members of his family, but they are only signed by his sister Bridget Elizabeth Molloy. These letters pass on to Dan and his wife Maggie, and their children, well wishes and that they are missed by Dan's family that still in Ballinara, Westmeath, Ireland.
The Dan Molloy letters are part of the Wade Hall Collection of American letters, which includes correspondence and diaries from all over North America covering the time period of the Civil to Korean Wars. The materials were collected by Wade Hall and document everyday men and women.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Access Collection is open to researchers by appointment.
Use Restrictions
The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.

Contents of the Collection

Letters to Dan Molloy , 1889-1910, undated

  • Box WH-14, folder 1
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