Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Pierre Marconnot papers

Abstract

The Pierre Marconnot papers (dated 1828, 1847-1898, 1916, 1936, undated; 0.48 cubic feet; 1 box, 34 items) comprises letters, documents, journals, photographs, and papers that document the life and work of Pierre Marconnot in France and Kentucky in the late nineteenth century.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Pierre Marconnot papers
Date
1828, 1847-1898, 1916, 1936, undated (inclusive)
Creator
Marconnot, Pierre
Extent
0.48 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Families.
Letters.
French language.
Registers of births, etc.
Marriage licenses.
Legal documents.
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
2009ms132.1029: [identification of item], Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Pierre Marconnot papers, 1828, 1847-1898, 1916, 1936, undated, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Pierre Marconnot (1850-1892) was born in France to Alexander Marconnot (1829-1914) and Victorine Marconnot (1822-1904). In 1868, Pierre joined the French military, and then by 1878 he was working for the Evally family as an agent. In the 1870s, he married Elise Holtzer (1851-1886) and together they had four children, Marie Elise (1874-1922), Louis Paul (1876-1950), Pierre (1877-1944), and Mathilde Jeanette (1883-1967). In 1880, the Marconnot family immigrated to the United States, settling in Louisville, Kentucky.
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 Pierre Marconnot papers (dated 1828, 1847-1898, 1916, 1936, undated; 0.48 cubic feet; 1 box, 34 items) comprises letters, documents, journals, photographs, and papers that document the life and work of Pierre Marconnot in France and Kentucky in the late nineteenth century. All documents but one are in French. Many of the documents detail Marconnot's service in the French military, working as a chef for railroad companies, and acting as a proxy for the Evally family. There are also marriage, birth, and naturalization certificates provided by the French and US governments. All letters are written in French. The photographs mainly depict the interior of a house and its furnishings, along with some unidentified people.
The Pierre Marconnot 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
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

Pierre Marconnot letters, 1877-1892, undated

  • Box 1, folder 1
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Pierre Marconnot military papers, 1868-1878

  • Box 1, folder 2
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Pierre Marconnot official documents, 1872-1888

  • Box 1, folder 3
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Pierre Marconnot papers, 1870-1880, undated

  • Box 1, folder 4
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Journal, 1880

  • Box 1, folder 5
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Military regulations book, 1871

  • Box 1, folder 6
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Newspaper clippings, 1891, 1936, undated

  • Box 1, folder 7
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"Paris 36 Views" booklet, undated

  • Box 1, folder 8
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Louis Marconnot papers, 1896-1898, 1916

  • Box 1, folder 9
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Evally family papers, 1828, 1847, 1862-1877, undated

  • Box 1, folder 10
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Photographs, undated

  • Box WH-140, item 1-30
  • Box WH-138, item 31
  • Box WH-114, item 32-34
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