Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Crittenden H.C. Anderson letters

Abstract

The Crittenden H.C. Anderson letters (dated 1883-1983, bulk 1900-1910; 1.35 cubic feet; 3 boxes) comprise letters between Crittenden Anderson and family members and customers that discuss the sale of livestock, business, family life, and military affairs.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Crittenden H.C. Anderson letters
Creator
Anderson, Crittenden H.C. (Crittenden Henry Crawford), 1878-1970
Extent
1.35 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Agriculture -- Texas
Letters.
Livestock.
Swine.
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
2009ms132.0074: [identification of item], Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Crittenden H.C. Anderson letters, 1883-1983, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Crittenden H. C. Anderson (1878-1970) was born in Carlinville, Illinois, to attorney Walter E. P. Anderson (1850-1929) and Nellie Hamilton Anderson (1854-1944). His elder brother, Walter Anderson (1875-1959) was a captain in the U.S. Navy and commanded the USS Kidd. In June of 1901, Crittenden married Nell Patchin (1876-1966) and together they had two sons: Walter Edwin Patchin Anderson (1904-1979) and C. Henry Crawford Anderson, Jr. (1908-1987). Anderson made his business in the selling of hogs, chickens, and dogs, and moved from Illinois to Texas to start a ranch to build the business. His wife and sons stayed in Illinois until it was complete and he was able to afford to send for them to join him in 1910.
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 Crittenden H.C. Anderson letters (dated 1883-1983, bulk 1900-1910; 1.35 cubic feet; 3 boxes) comprise letters between Crittenden Anderson and family members and customers that discuss the sale of livestock, business, family life, and military affairs. The majority of the letters are from customers inquiring about prices of hogs and other livestock. Letters from his father, mother, and brother discuss advice on business, local news in Illinois, and life in the Navy and on the USS Kidd. There are also a few letters from Anderson's wife, Nell, that discuss their children and the difficulties of having the head of house away in Texas.
The Crittenden H.C. Anderson family 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 The 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

Crittenden H.C. Anderson letters, 1883, 1898

  • Box 31, folder 1
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Crittenden H.C. Anderson letters, 1899

  • Box 31, folder 2
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Crittenden H.C. Anderson letters, 1900 January-June

  • Box 31, folder 3
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Crittenden H.C. Anderson letters, 1900 July-December

  • Box 31, folder 4
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Crittenden H.C. Anderson letters, 1901 January-May

  • Box 31, folder 5
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Crittenden H.C. Anderson letters, 1901 June-December

  • Box 31, folder 6
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Crittenden H.C. Anderson letters, 1902 January-August

  • Box 31, folder 7
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Crittenden H.C. Anderson letters, 1902 September-December

  • Box 31, folder 8
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Crittenden H.C. Anderson letters, 1903 January-March

  • Box 31, folder 9
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Crittenden H.C. Anderson letters, 1903 May-December

  • Box 31, folder 10
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Crittenden H.C. Anderson letters, 1904 February-May

  • Box 32, folder 1
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Crittenden H.C. Anderson letters, 1904 June-August

  • Box 32, folder 2
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Crittenden H.C. Anderson letters, 1904 September-December

  • Box 32, folder 3
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Crittenden H.C. Anderson letters, 1905 January-February

  • Box 32, folder 4
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Crittenden H.C. Anderson letters, 1905 March-May

  • Box 32, folder 5
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Crittenden H.C. Anderson letters, 1905 June-July

  • Box 32, folder 6
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Crittenden H.C. Anderson letters, 1905 August-December

  • Box 32, folder 7
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Crittenden H.C. Anderson letters, 1906 January-March

  • Box 32, folder 8
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Crittenden H.C. Anderson letters, 1906 May-July

  • Box 32, folder 9
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Crittenden H.C. Anderson letters, 1906 August

  • Box 32, folder 10
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Crittenden H.C. Anderson letters, 1906 September-October

  • Box 32, folder 11
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Crittenden H.C. Anderson letters, 1906 November-December

  • Box 32, folder 12
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Crittenden H.C. Anderson letters, 1907 January

  • Box 32, folder 13
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Crittenden H.C. Anderson letters, 1907 February

  • Box 33, folder 1
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Crittenden H.C. Anderson letters, 1907 March

  • Box 33, folder 2
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Crittenden H.C. Anderson letters, 1907 April-June

  • Box 33, folder 3
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Crittenden H.C. Anderson letters, 1907 July-November

  • Box 33, folder 4
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Crittenden H.C. Anderson letters, 1907 December

  • Box 33, folder 5
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Crittenden H.C. Anderson letters, 1908 January

  • Box 33, folder 6
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Crittenden H.C. Anderson letters, 1907 February

  • Box 33, folder 7
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Crittenden H.C. Anderson letters, 1908 March-May

  • Box 33, folder 8
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Crittenden H.C. Anderson letters, 1908 June-August

  • Box 33, folder 9
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Crittenden H.C. Anderson letters, 1908 September-December

  • Box 33, folder 10
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Crittenden H.C. Anderson letters, 1909 January-December

  • Box 33, folder 11
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Crittenden H.C. Anderson letters, 1910-1983

  • Box 33, folder 12
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