Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Mary L. Warth letters

Abstract

The Mary L. Warth letters (dated 1923-1945; 0.08 cubic feet; 3 folders) comprise 20 letters between Charles Llewellyn and Mary that document their sibling relationship and personal lives in the 1920s.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Mary L. Warth letters
Date
1923-1945 (inclusive)
Creator
Warth, Mary Llewellyn, 1870-1965
Extent
0.08 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Correspondence.
Family.
Horse racing.
Women -- Religious life
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
2009ms132.0168: [identification of item], Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Mary L. Warth letters, 1923-1945, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Mary L. Warth née Llewellyn (1870-1965) was born in Kentucky to James Llewellyn (1847-1927) and Alice Llewellyn (1847-1920). In 1920, she married David L. Warth (1870-1936) and the couple lived together in Lexington, Kentucky.
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 Mary L. Warth letters (dated 1923-1945; 0.08 cubic feet; 3 folders) comprise 20 letters between Charles Llewellyn and Mary that document their sibling relationship and personal lives in the 1920s. The letters from Charles discuss their father's health, if either had heard from family members, and Charles' work as a horse trainer at various racetracks in Illinois, Kentucky, and New York. There are also two newsletters from Mary's local church, Chestnut Street Church, included in the collection.
The Mary L. Warth 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
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

Charles Llewellyn letters to Mary Warth, 1923

  • Box 245, folder 8
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Charles Llewellyn letters to Mary Warth, 1924

  • Box 245, folder 9
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Mary L. Warth letters, 1935, 1945

  • Box 245, folder 10
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