Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Richard P. Simmons court papers

Abstract

The Richard P. Simmons court papers (dated 1843-1845; 0.03 cubic feet; 1 folder) comprises court papers that document the legal proceedings of Richard Simmons concerning the payment of debts owed in Bullitt County, Kentucky in the mid-nineteenth century.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Richard P. Simmons court papers
Creator
Simmons, Richard P.
Extent
0.03 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Legal documents.
Court records -- Kentucky.
Courts -- Records and correspondence; Records of court.
Debt
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
2009ms132.0730: [identification of item], Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Richard P. Simmons court papers, 1843-1845, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Richard P. Simmons (1775-1845) lived in Shepherdsville, Kentucky. No other 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 Richard P. Simmons court papers (dated 1843-1845; 0.03 cubic feet; 1 folder) comprises court papers that document the legal proceedings of Richard Simmons concerning the payment of debts owed in Bullitt County, Kentucky in the mid-nineteenth century. The papers concern getting injunctions granted against the men that Simmons owes a debt to and the subsequent transfer of the injunctions from Simmons name to that of his heirs and estate executors after his death.
The Richard P. Simmons court 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
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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

Richard P. Simmons court papers, 1843-1845

  • Box WH-79, folder 11
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