Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Daniel O. Pettyjohn letters

Abstract

The Daniel O. Pettyjohn letters (dated 1903-1905; 0.01 cubic feet; 1 folder) comprise two letters from Daniel Pettyjohn that document daily life in Virginia in the early twentieth century.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Daniel O. Pettyjohn letters
Creator
Pettyjohn, Daniel O.
Extent
0.01 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Letters.
Friendship.
Teachers.
Travel.
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
2009ms132.0773: [identification of item], Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Daniel O. Pettyjohn letters, 1903-1905, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Daniel O. Pettyjohn (1874-1960) was born in Bristol, Virginia to George W. Pettyjohn and Sarah Spahr. He married Mayme Lee (1881-1902) and together the couple had five children, Dewey (b. 1908), Margie (b. 1909), Clara (b. 1910), Herbert (1911-1994), and Audrey (1917-2015). Daniel owned and worked his own farm in Virginia.
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 Daniel O. Pettyjohn letters (dated 1903-1905; 0.01 cubic feet; 1 folder) comprise two letters from Daniel Pettyjohn that document daily life in Virginia in the early twentieth century. Daniel writes to Ella Cunningham, a friend living in Kentucky. In the letters, he discusses spending time with friends, teaching at a school, and plans to visit Louisville and Ella.
The Daniel O. Pettyjohn letters 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

Daniel O. Pettyjohn to Ella Cunningham, 1903-1905

  • Box WH-82, folder 33
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