Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Daniel Arnold letters

Abstract

The Daniel Arnold letters (dated 1851-1868, undated; 0.014 cubic feet; 1 folder) comprise letters that document the life and military experience of Arnold during the Civil War in Indiana.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Daniel Arnold letters
Creator
Arnold, Daniel
Extent
0.014 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Correspondence.
Family.
Friendship.
Health
Letters.
Arrangement
Collection is arranged by format. The Wade Hall Collection of American Letters has been processed into discrete collections based on provenance.
Finding Aid Author
Sarah Coblentz
Preferred Citation
2009ms132.0351: [identification of item], Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Daniel Arnold letters, 1851-1868, undated, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Daniel Arnold lived in Montpelier, Indiana and served as a private in Company I of the 138th Indiana Infantry Regiment as part of the Union Army during the Civil War. No other biographical information available.
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 Arnold letters (dated 1851-1868, undated; 0.014 cubic feet; 1 folder) comprise letters that document the life and military experience of Arnold during the Civil War in Indiana. The letters are sent to Daniel from family and friends, inquiring about his health, asking when he will be able to come home, telling him about daily life at home, and visits from friends and family. One letter to Daniel is from a fellow soldier serving in the 47th Regiment of the Indiana Volunteers and he writes about camp conditions, watching thunderstorms, and his thoughts on whether the regiment will stay put for the winter or move again. Additionally, there is a letter between Daniel Ohlwine and Ferdinand Knapp that discusses a debt owed to one of the men from a mutual friend and a letter from Robert Caruthers Jr. to his father that discusses him moving accommodations and how his classes are coming along.
The Daniel Arnold 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
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 Arnold letters, 1851-1868, undated

  • Box WH-16, folder 8
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