Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Cary family letters

Abstract

The Cary family letters (dated 1858-1904; 0.22 cubic feet; 8 folders) comprises letters written to members of the Cary family that document life in New York and New Jersey at the end of the nineteenth and beginning of the twentieth century.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Cary family letters
Date
1858-1904 (inclusive)
Extent
0.22 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Letters.
Families.
Education
Gossip.
Marriage
Travel.
Arrangement
Collection is arranged by subject. The Wade Hall Collection of American Letters has been processed into discrete collections based on provenance.
Finding Aid Author
Sarah Coblentz
Preferred Citation
2009ms132.1044: [identification of item], Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Cary family letters, 1858-1904, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
The Cary family of Warwick, New York included Isaac Cary (b. 1823), his wife Harriett Roe (1827-1905), and their two children, Frank W. (b. 1856) and Fred C. (1865-1926). Isaac was a practicing physician, Frank worked as a telephone operator, and Fred became president of a bank in Warwick.
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 Cary family letters (dated 1858-1904; 0.22 cubic feet; 8 folders) comprises letters written to members of the Cary family that document life in New York and New Jersey at the end of the nineteenth and beginning of the twentieth century. The letters come from family and friends, discussing visiting friends and family, attending school, employment, death, marriages, personal health, city life, local gossip, relationships, children, finances, and advice.
The Cary family 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
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

Cousin Frances to Harriett R. Cary, 1895-1904

  • Box WH-144, folder 1
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Hattie to Harriett R. Cary, 1899

  • Box WH-144, folder 2
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Frank Cary to Harriett R. Cary, 1877, 1890-1899

  • Box WH-144, folder 3
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Elizabeth Roe to Harriett R. Cary, 1898-1899

  • Box WH-144, folder 4
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George Roe to Harriett R. Cary, 1873-1900

  • Box WH-144, folder 5
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Letters to Harriett R. Cary, 1872-1899

  • Box WH-144, folder 6
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Letters to Harriett R. Cary, 1900-1903

  • Box WH-144, folder 7
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Isaac Cary letters, 1858-1881

  • Box WH-144, folder 8
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