Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: George T. Settle letters

Abstract

The George T. Settle letters (dated 1913-1916; 0.02 cubic feet; 1 folder) comprise letters sent to and from George Settle that document his work as a librarian at the Louisville Free Public Library in the early twentieth century.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: George T. Settle letters
Creator
Settle, George T., 1863-1930
Extent
0.02 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Correspondence.
Employment -- Kentucky
Letters.
Letters of recommendation.
Libraries and business.
Libraries -- United States -- History.
Public libraries -- Kentucky
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
2009ms132.0412: [identification of item], Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: George T. Settle letters, 1913-1916, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
George T. Settle (1863-1930) was born in Kentucky to Henry C. Settle (1836-1903) and Isabelle Kerr (1839-1914). He worked as a librarian in the Louisville Free Public Library system. In 1913, Settle married Anna Hubbuch (1888-1951). 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 George T. Settle letters (dated 1913-1916; 0.02 cubic feet; 1 folder) comprise letters sent to and from George Settle that document his work as a librarian at the Louisville Free Public Library in the early twentieth century. The letters discuss employment requests and pay raises for library employees, donations of materials by the Louisville community, administrative decisions by the LFPL board, and the loaning of materials by other libraries.
The George T. Settle 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

George T. Settle letters, 1913-1916

  • Box WH-22, folder 11
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