Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Edward and Garland Bee Ellegood letters

Abstract

The Edward and Garland Bee Ellegood letters (dated 1935-1988, undated; 0.33 cubic feet; 9 folders) comprises letters written to Edward and Garland Ellegood from relatives and friends in California, Florida, and Kentucky that document life in the twentieth century.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Edward and Garland Bee Ellegood letters
Creator
Ellegood, Edward
Extent
0.33 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Letters.
Correspondence.
Family.
Health
Death
Travel.
Gossip.
Moving, Household
Parent and child.
Military life.
World War, 1939-1945.
Korean War, 1950-1953
Domestic Life -- United States -- 20th century
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
2009ms132.0721: [identification of item], Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Edward and Garland Bee Ellegood letters, 1935-1988, undated, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Edward Ellegood (1913-1984) was born in Kentucky to Herbert Ellegood (1885-1974) and Annie Bauer (1893-1953). He married Garland Bee Burgraff (1913-1988) and worked as a repairman in Louisville, Kentucky. The couple had no children.
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 Edward and Garland Bee Ellegood letters (dated 1935-1988, undated; 0.33 cubic feet; 9 folders) comprises letters written to Edward and Garland Ellegood from relatives and friends in California, Florida, and Kentucky that document life in the twentieth century. The majority of the letters are sent to Edward and Garland from Eleanor Bauer, Edward's aunt. She writes about growing old, her health, living away from family, the weather in California, how much she misses her deceased husband, visits from her children and grandchildren, moving houses, and gossip from other relatives. The couple also receive letters from Garland's cousin, discussing how her children are faring, commiserating with Garland over the loss of a family member, and daily life in Florida. Other letters discuss serving in the military during World War II and the Korean War, the price of antique documents, and personal health.
The Edward and Garland Bee Ellegood 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

Eleanor Bauer to Edward and Garland Bee Ellegood, 1937, 1966-1968

  • Box WH-77, folder 4
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Eleanor Bauer to Edward and Garland Bee Ellegood, 1970-1978

  • Box WH-77, folder 5
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Eleanor Bauer to Edward and Garland Bee Ellegood, 1982-1983

  • Box WH-77, folder 6
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Eleanor Bauer to Edward and Garland Bee Ellegood, 1984-1985

  • Box WH-77, folder 7
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Eleanor Bauer to Edward and Garland Bee Ellegood, 1986-1988

  • Box WH-77, folder 8
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Donna and Neal Weber to Garland Bee Ellegood, 1966-1987

  • Box WH-77, folder 9
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Letters to Edward Ellegood, 1935-1953, undated

  • Box WH-77, folder 10
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Letters to Garland Bee Ellegood, 1966, 1981-1985

  • Box WH-77, folder 11
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General letters, 1959

  • Box WH-77, folder 12
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