Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: George H. Wilson letters

Abstract

The George H. Wilson letters (dated 1906-1908, undated; 0.03 cubic feet; 1 folder) comprise letters to Wilson from family between 1906 and 1908.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: George H. Wilson letters
Creator
Wilson, George H., 1876-1973
Extent
0.03 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Assassination -- Politics and government -- Kentucky.
Family.
Friendship.
Letters.
Long-distance relationships.
Love-letters
Man-woman relationships -- United States -- 20th century
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
2009ms132.0379: [identification of item], Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: George H. Wilson letters, 1906-1908, undated, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
George H. Wilson (1876-1973) was born in Kentucky. He worked as a lawyer for the Fidelity Mutual Life Insurance Company. About 1909, Williams married Elizabeth Lock (1876-1966) of Barbourville, Kentucky. The couple later moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where they spent the remainder of their lives. 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 George H. Wilson letters (dated 1906-1908, undated; 0.03 cubic feet; 1 folder) comprise letters to Wilson from family between 1906 and 1908. The majority of the letters are from Elizabeth Lock, his future wife. She wrote about arguments they had, seeing family, social outings with friends, and daily life in Barbourville, Kentucky. While living in Boston, Wilson receives one letter from a family member that discusses the trial of Caleb Powers for the assassination of William Goebel and their upset at the possibility of his being pardoned.
The George H. Wilson 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

Letters to George H. Wilson, 1906-1908, undated

  • Box WH-19, folder 1
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