Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Victor W. Winton letters

Abstract

The Victor W. Winton letters (dated 1911-1912; 0.03 cubic feet; 1 folder) comprises three letters to Victor and his wife from their son, Victor, while he is studying music in Leipzig, Germany in the early twentieth century.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Victor W. Winton letters
Date
1911-1912 (inclusive)
Creator
Winton, Victor W.
Extent
0.03 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Letters.
Correspondence.
Family.
Music -- Instruction and study
Concerts.
Foreign study.
Friendship.
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
2009ms132.0520: [identification of item], Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Victor W. Winton letters, 1911-1912, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Victor W. Winton (1868-1959) was born in Pennsylvania to Charles Winton (1823-1905) and Phoebe Waid (1826-1873). In 1890, Winton married Clara McNamee (1873-1953) and together they had one son: Victor Clare (1891-1972). By 1900, the family had moved from Pennsylvania to Ohio, where Winton worked as an engineer and operator. By 1910, the family moved a second time to Sisterville, West Virginia, where Winton worked as an oil field gauger until his retirement in the mid-1930s. Their son, Victor C., was a musician, studying at Leipzig university in the early twentieth century, and later working as a music teacher and concert manager in West Virginia and California. Victor C. married Ethel Whitaker (1889-1961) in the 1920s. 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 Victor W. Winton letters (dated 1911-1912; 0.03 cubic feet; 1 folder) comprises three letters to Victor and his wife from their son, Victor, while he is studying music in Leipzig, Germany in the early twentieth century. In the letters Victor C. writes about musicians he meets, violin lessons taken, spending time with friends, learning German, putting on performances for the school and public, the cost differences of good in Germany and home, and various concerts he attended. The Victor W. Winton letters 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
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

Victor C. Winton to Victor W. Winton, 1911-1912

  • Box WH-40, folder 15
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