Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Hugh B. Jones diaries

Abstract

The Hugh B. Jones diaries (dated 1903-1927; 0.68 cubic feet; 2 boxes) comprise seven diaries that document the daily life of Hugh B. Jones while living and working in Kentucky in the early nineteenth century.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Hugh B. Jones diaries
Date
1903-1927 (inclusive)
Creator
Jones, Hugh B.
Extent
0.68 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Farm life
Families.
Friendship.
Animal husbandry
Gossip.
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
2009ms132.1136: [identification of item], Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Hugh B. Jones diaries, 1903-1927, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Hugh B. Jones (1863-1937) was born in Washington County, Kentucky to Green C. Jones (1819-1898) and Rebecca M. Johnston (1829-1894). Hugh owned and operated his own farm in Kentucky. He never married.
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 Hugh B. Jones diaries (dated 1903-1927; 0.68 cubic feet; 2 boxes) comprise seven diaries that document the daily life of Hugh B. Jones while living and working in Kentucky in the early nineteenth century. The diary entries include the daily weather, personal health, chores completed on the farm, spending time with family and friends, attending social events, participating in local organizations, breeding and selling livestock, harvesting crops, money paid out to taxes and organization dues, and local gossip.
The Hugh B. Jones diaries 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
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

Hugh B. Jones diary, 1903 September - 1905 June

  • Box 1, folder 1
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Hugh B. Jones diary, 1905 June - 1907 March

  • Box 1, folder 2
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Hugh B. Jones diary, 1907 March - 1909 March

  • Box 1, folder 3
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Hugh B. Jones diary, 1909 March - 1911 May

  • Box 1, folder 4
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Hugh B. Jones diary, 1919 April - 1921 February

  • Box 1, folder 5
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Hugh B. Jones diary, 1922 October - 1925 April

  • Box 2, folder 1
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Hugh B. Jones diary, 1925 April - October 1927

  • Box 2, folder 2
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