Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Thomas L. Smith letters

Abstract

The Thomas L. Smith letters (dated 1891-1910; 1.05 cubic feet; 3 boxes) comprise letters that document Thomas Smith and wife during his military service stateside and abroad at the turn of the twentieth century.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Thomas L. Smith letters
Creator
Smith, Thomas L. (Thomas Lee), 1871-1922
Extent
1.05 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Letters.
Military history.
Quartermasters -- United States
Spanish-American War, 1898 -- Philippines.
Arrangement
Collection is arranged chronologically. The Wade Hall Collection of American Letters has been processed into discrete collections based on provenance.
Finding Aid Author
Rachel Holbrook
Preferred Citation
2009ms132.0113: [identification of item], Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Thomas L. Smith letters, 1891-1910, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Thomas L. Smith was born in 1871 and died 1922. No additional 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 Thomas L. Smith letters (dated 1891-1910; 1.05 cubic feet; 3 boxes) comprise letters that document Thomas Smith and wife during his military service stateside and abroad at the turn of the twentieth century. The majority of the letters are from Thomas Smith to his wife, while there are a few written by her addressed to Thomas Smith. These letters discuss Smith's involvement in the Spanish-American War, namely his participation in the Santiago campaign in Cuba and the Philippine invasion with the Quartermaster Corps.
The Thomas L. Smith 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

Thomas L. Smith letters, 1891

  • Box 1, folder 1
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Thomas L. Smith letters, 1898

  • Box 1, folder 2-3
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Thomas L. Smith letters, 1899

  • Box 1, folder 4-5
  • Box 2, folder 1-5
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Thomas L. Smith letters, 1900

  • Box 3, folder 1-2
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Thomas L. Smith letters, 1902

  • Box 3, folder 3
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Thomas L. Smith letters, 1903

  • Box 3, folder 4
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Thomas L. Smith letters, 1904

  • Box 3, folder 5
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Thomas L. Smith letters, 1907

  • Box 3, folder 6
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Thomas L. Smith letters, 1910

  • Box 3, folder 7
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Thomas L. Smith letters, undated

  • Box 3, folder 8
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Empty envelopes, undated

  • Box 3, folder 9
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If you are visiting the Breckinridge Research Room, please request materials at least 48 business hours in advance of your arrival.

For all other questions, contact us at: https://libraries.uky.edu/ContactSCRC.

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