Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Joseph Matthews papers

Abstract

The Joseph Matthews papers (dated 1837-1839, 1859; 0.01 cubic feet; 1 folder) comprises papers that document sale agreements entered into by Joseph Matthews in Virginia in the 1830s.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Joseph Matthews papers
Creator
Matthews, Joseph
Extent
0.01 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Legal documents.
Dry-goods.
Merchants.
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
2009ms132.0749: [identification of item], Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Joseph Matthews papers, 1837-1839, 1859, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Joseph Matthews lived in Albemarle County, Virginia in the mid-nineteenth century. 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 Joseph Matthews papers (dated 1837-1839, 1859; 0.01 cubic feet; 1 folder) comprises papers that document sale agreements entered into by Joseph Matthews in Virginia in the 1830s. Three of the papers are promissory notes, of Matthews agreeing to pay a specified amount of money for goods and employees, and the other piece is a list of goods for sale by a merchant and their prices.
The Joseph Matthews papers 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

Joseph Matthews papers, 1837-1839, 1859

  • Box WH-82, folder 10
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