Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Cyrus Cary letters

Abstract

The Cyrus Cary letters (dated 1826-1827; 0.01 cubic feet; 1 folder) comprises four letters sent to Cyrus Cary that document the efforts of Cary and other lawyers involved in a legal suit to come to a conclusion in Virginia in the early nineteenth century.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Cyrus Cary letters
Creator
Cary, Cyrus, 1794-1832
Extent
0.01 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Letters.
Correspondence.
Lawyers.
Lawyers -- Correspondence.
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
2009ms132.0765: [identification of item], Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Cyrus Cary letters, 1826-1827, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Cyrus Cary (1794-1832) was born in Georgetown, District of Columbia to William Cary (1760-1806) and Maria Barbara Fritchie (1773-1834). Cary studied law while in college and upon graduation opened a practice in Staunton, Virginia with Judge Briscoe G. Baldwin. He eventually moved to Lewisburg, Virginia (now West Virginia) and in 1820, he married Mary Skiles Arbuckle and together the couple had three children, Eliza (died in infancy), Charles William (1826-1852), and Cyrus Robert (1829-1887). Cary was a member of the Legislature of Virginia, representing Greenbrier County from 1829 to 1830, and at the time of his death in 1832, he was candidate for Congress.
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 Cyrus Cary letters (dated 1826-1827; 0.01 cubic feet; 1 folder) comprises four letters sent to Cyrus Cary that document the efforts of Cary and other lawyers involved in a legal suit to come to a conclusion in Virginia in the early nineteenth century. The letters discuss finding more witnesses to gather testimony from, adding persons to the suit as plaintiffs or defendants, ways to make the other involved party take action, and how to protect themselves from losing too much money.
The Cyrus Cary 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

Letters to Cyrus Cary, 1826-1827

  • Box WH-82, folder 25
To top

The Special Collections Research Center has transitioned to online delivery of library services. For updates and more information about remote services and resources, visit the UK Libraries COVID-19 Updates page.

Researchers are required to have an SCRC Researcher Account in order to request or order digital copies of materials. Research Account set-up and use instructions can be found at: http://libguides.uky.edu/SCRCaccount

For all other questions, contact us at: https://libraries.uky.edu/ContactSCRC.

The Special Collections Research Center has transitioned to online delivery of library services. For updates and more information about remote services and resources, visit the UK Libraries COVID-19 Updates page.

Researchers are required to have an SCRC Researcher Account in order to request or order digital copies of materials. Research Account set-up and use instructions can be found at: http://libguides.uky.edu/SCRCaccount

For all other questions, contact us at: https://libraries.uky.edu/ContactSCRC.

Requests

No items have been requested.