Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Iredell P. Davie notebook

Abstract

The Iredell P. Davie notebook (dated 1863; 0.055 cubic feet; 1 folder) comprises one notebook that documents the notes, poems, and writings that Iredell Davie put into the journal while attending Centre College in Danville, Kentucky in 1863.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Iredell P. Davie notebook
Creator
Davie, Iredell P.
Extent
0.055 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Notebooks.
Journals (notebooks)
Education, Higher.
Poetry.
Students.
College students.
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
2009ms132.0662: [identification of item], Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Iredell P. Davie notebook, 1863, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Iredell P. Davie (1846-1907) was born in Kentucky to Winston J. Davie and Sarah Phillips. In the 1860s, he attended Centre College in Danville, Kentucky before returning home to Christian County, KY. In 1881, Davie married Cornelia Bagby (1862-1938) and together the couple had four children, Winston (1882-1917), Cornelia (1883-1969), Iredell, Jr. (1885-1901), and Sarah (1897-1984). Iredell owned and operated his own farm.
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 Iredell P. Davie notebook (dated 1863; 0.055 cubic feet; 1 folder) comprises one notebook that documents the notes, poems, and writings that Iredell Davie put into the journal while attending Centre College in Danville, Kentucky in 1863. Many of the writings are poems about love and loss, complimenting the beauty of a woman, and anger and sadness at the loss and death of her. He also writes notes about the readings and lessons he is required to do, stating what parts he liked of the lessons. In the back, Iredell includes a list of items he brought to Danville that year and then travel costs incurred in December.
The Iredell P. Davie notebook 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
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

Iredell P. Davie notebook, 1863

  • Box WH-65, folder 4
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