Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Lampert family letters

Abstract

The Lampert family letters (dated 1854-1906; 0.18 cubic feet; 6 folders) comprise letters that document the Lampert family members and their day-to-day lives in the second half of the 19th century while residing in Illinois.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Lampert family letters
Extent
0.18 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Love-letters
Immigrants -- Illinois.
Health
Medicine
Arrangement
Collection is arranged by subject.
Finding Aid Author
Hanna Rumbarger
Preferred Citation
2009MS132.0302 : Lampert family letters, Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Lampert family letters, 1854-1906, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
The Lampert family of Forreston, Illinois consisted of grandparents Philip Conrad Lampert (1803-1881) and Anna E Schmidt (1807-1868), parents Frederick C Lampert (1830-1899) and Charlotte Huber (1829-1905), and son Phillip C Lampert (1859-1899) with wife Clara L Lampert (1870-1961). The grandparents immigrated to the United States from Germany about 1830 with son Frederick. In 1849, Frederick marries Charlotte Huber and they have three children outside of Phillip, who are Wakeman (1853-1940), Elizabeth (1863-1910) and Charles (b. 1864). Phillip worked as a school teacher in Illinois according to the 1880 census.
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 Lampert family letters (dated 1854-1906; 0.18 cubic feet; 6 folders) comprise letters that document the Lampert family members and their day-to-day lives in the second half of the 19th century while residing in Illinois. The collection contains letters from Frederick C. Lampert to his brother Frank Phillip Lampert from 1854 to 1889 in both English and German. These letters discuss daily life, other family members and wishes of good health toward Frank. The collection also contains letters to Frederick from Martha E. Porya, which are all written in German. Phillip C. Lampert writes to his wife Clara L. Lampert during 1886 to 1893, telling her how much he misses and loves her. There are two letters from the Eastern Viavi Co, Hygienic department addressed to Clara, containing directions on how to apply Viavi medicinal ointment and other recommendations for her good health.
The Lampert family letters are part of the Wade Hall Collection of American Letter, 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

Fredrick Lampert letters to Phillip Lampert (English), 1854-1889

  • Box WH-9, folder 1
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Fredrick Lampert letters to Phillip Lampert (German), 1854-1883

  • Box WH-9, folder 2
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Martha E. Porya letters to Fredrick Lampert, 1871-1873

  • Box WH-9, folder 3
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Phillip Lampert letters to Clara Lampert, 1886-1893

  • Box WH-9, folder 4
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Letters to Clara Lampert, 1889-1901

  • Box WH-9, folder 5
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Hygienic Department letters to Clara Lampert, 1905-1906

  • Box WH-9, folder 6
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