Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Moses Hayden Leonard diary

Abstract

The Moses Hayden Leonard diary (dated 1914-1915; 0.05 cubic feet; 1 folder) comprises one diary that documents the daily life of Moses Leonard living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1914 and early 1915.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Moses Hayden Leonard diary
Creator
Leonard, Moses Hayden
Extent
0.05 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Philadelphia (Pa.)
Family.
Domestic Life -- United States
Arrangement
Collection is arranged by format. The Wade Hall Collection of American Letters has been processed into discrete collections based on provenance.
Finding Aid Author
Sarah Coblentz
Preferred Citation
2009ms132.0861: [identification of item], Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Moses Hayden Leonard diary, 1914-1915, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Moses Hayden Leonard (1832-1918) was born in Hatfield, Massachusetts to Elijah Leonard (1801-1839) and Harriet Wing (1809-1894). In 1854, he married Harriet Eliza Dibble (1830-1908) and together the couple had four children, Frederick Moses (1857-1929), Henrietta (1859-1892), Charles Lester (1861-1913), and Effie (1871-1887). Moses initially worked as a treasurer for a mill in Massachusetts, until he moved with his family to Pennsylvania where he served as the secretary for a railroad company. He also was a goods manufacturer.
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 Moses Hayden Leonard diary (dated 1914-1915; 0.05 cubic feet; 1 folder) comprises one diary that documents the daily life of Moses Leonard living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1914 and early 1915. In the entries, he details business he completes, household chores, the weather, visiting with family and friends, receiving letters, and how his watch compares to his clock on timing. Towards the back of the diary, Leonard lists addresses of people he knows and expenses incurred over the course of 1914.
The Moses Hayden Leonard diary 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
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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

Moses Hayden Leonard diary, 1914-1915

  • Box WH-101, folder 9
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