Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: John H. Adlich family letters

Abstract

The John H. Adlich family letters (dated 1927-1928; 0.02 cubic feet; 1 folder) comprise letters sent to John Adlich and his wife that document their move from Brewers, Kentucky to Cincinnati, Ohio between 1927 and 1928.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: John H. Adlich family letters
Creator
Adlich, John H., 1882-1963
Extent
0.02 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Correspondence.
Employment -- Ohio.
Family.
Friendship.
Letters.
Moving, Household
Arrangement
Collection is arranged chronologically. The Wade Hall Collection of American Letters has been processed into discrete collections based on provenance.
Finding Aid Author
Sarah Coblentz
Preferred Citation
2009ms132.0425: [identification of item], Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: John H. Adlich family letters, 1927-1928, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
John Adlich (1882-1963) was born in Brewers, Kentucky to Herman Adlich (1835-1917) and Mary Perry (1850-1934). He married a woman named Mildred (1891-1963), and together the couple had two sons, Thomas (1919-1991) and John Edward (1921-1977). Between 1920 and 1930, the family moves from Kentucky to Cincinnati, Ohio. 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 John H. Adlich family letters (dated 1927-1928; 0.02 cubic feet; 1 folder) comprise letters sent to John Adlich and his wife that document their move from Brewers, Kentucky to Cincinnati, Ohio between 1927 and 1928. The letters come from family and friends and describe their excitement at the family having moved, whether employment is good in Ohio, daily life in Brewers, personal health, and requests of the family to either write or come home for a visit to their relatives.
The John H. Adlich family 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 John H. Adlich family, 1927-1928

  • Box WH-22, folder 25
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