Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Guy Kinsley letters

Abstract

The Guy Kinsley letters (dated 1918; 0.02 cubic feet; 1 folder) comprise letters sent from Guy to his family in Kansas while he was overseas in France with the US Army during World War I.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Guy Kinsley letters
Creator
Kinsley, Guy, 1895-
Extent
0.02 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Correspondence.
Family.
Farm life
Letters.
Military life.
Soldiers.
Soldiers -- Correspondence
World War, 1914-1918.
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
2009ms132.0405: [identification of item], Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Guy Kinsley letters, 1918, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Guy Kinsley (b. 1897) was born in Kansas to P.W. Kinsley and Letitia Kinsley. During World War I, Guy enlisted in the Army and served overseas in France in 1918. 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 Guy Kinsley letters a (dated 1918; 0.02 cubic feet; 1 folder) comprise letters sent from Guy to his family in Kansas while he was overseas in France with the US Army during World War I. The letters describe his seasickness on the trip to France, the weather, running into local friends, his insurance policy, and his work on the front lines. Kinsley asked his family about relatives and news of happenings on the family farm since his departure.
The Guy Kinsley 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

Guy Kinsley letters to family, 1918

  • Box WH-22, folder 3
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