Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: David and Mary Marine letters

Abstract

The David and Mary Marine letters (dated 1922-1923; 0.2 cubic feet; 8 folders) comprise 43 letters between Mary and her husband, David, concerning their engagement and impending wedding in 1922 and Mary's transition from country life in Hobbs, Maryland, to New York City.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: David and Mary Marine letters
Creator
Marine, Mary, 1888-
Extent
0.2 Cubic Feet
Subjects
City and town life -- United States
Letters.
Marriage
Maryland
Physicians -- United States.
Arrangement
Collection is arranged chronologically.
Finding Aid Author
Sarah Coblentz
Preferred Citation
2009ms132.0015: [identification of item], Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: David and Mary Marine letters, 1922-1923, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
David Marine (1881-1978) was a physician who specialized in biochemical science in Bronx, New York. In 1905, David graduated from Johns Hopkins University and later came to be regarded as the father of thyroidology in the medical community after discovering that sodium and iodine could be used for treatment in children with goiters. He organized a public health trial in Cleveland, Ohio's school district, which consisted of 2,000 fifth and eighth grade girls to demonstrate his findings. Because of Marine's research, iodine, no longer considered poisonous, was added to salt to prevent goiters. In 1922 David became engaged to and subsequently married Mary (née Nuttle) Marine (b. 1888).
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 David and Mary Marine letters (dated 1922-1923; 0.20 cubic feet; 8 folders) comprise 43 letters between Mary and her husband, David, concerning their engagement and impending wedding in 1922 and Mary's transition from country life in Hobbs, Maryland to New York City. The letters detail Mary's regret about not graduating college and expresses concern over not being able to satisfy David's intellectual side along with details regarding society life.
The David and Mary Marine papers collection is 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 The 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

David and Mary Marine letters, 1922 March-April

  • Box 119, folder 1
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David and Mary Marine letters, 1922 August-September

  • Box 119, folder 2
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David and Mary Marine letters, 1922 October

  • Box 119, folder 3
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David and Mary Marine letters, 1922 November

  • Box 119, folder 4
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David and Mary Marine letters, 1922 December

  • Box 119, folder 5
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David and Mary Marine letters, 1923 April

  • Box 119, folder 6
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David and Mary Marine letters, 1923 July

  • Box 119, folder 7
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David and Mary Marine letters, 1923 August-October

  • Box 119, folder 8
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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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