Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Hinkle family papers

Abstract

The Hinkle family papers (dated 1916-1935; 0.4 cubic feet; 2 boxes) comprise letters, legal papers, and photographs that document the Hinkle family at the end and post-World War I.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Hinkle family papers
Extent
0.4 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Family archives -- Kentucky.
Horse racing.
Letters.
Arrangement
Collection is arranged by sender and chronologically. The Wade Hall Collection of American Letters has been processed into discrete collections based on provenance.
Finding Aid Author
Sarah Coblentz
Preferred Citation
2009ms132.0105: [identification of item], Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Hinkle family papers, 1916-1935, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
The Hinkle family, of Louisville, Kentucky has Benjamin Robert Hinkle (1853-1919) as the head of the family, who was married to Lucinda Lou/Louise Shanks (1858-1936). Together they had two children, William Fitch Hinkle (b. 1879) and Mayme Henderson Hinkle (1886-1959). Benjamin worked at various racetracks in Chicago, California, Cuba, and Baltimore. His son, William, worked for the American Turf Association, which was a holding company that owned seven racetracks at its peak, including Churchill Downs. Mayme married Edward Louis Quest (1880-1919) in 1907, and they had one child together, Lucinda Quest (b. circa 1912). Mayme and Edward separated around the time of their daughter's birth and he passed away a few years later in 1919.
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 Hinkle family papers (dated 1916-1935; 0.4 cubic feet; 2 boxes) comprise letters, legal papers, and photographs that document the Hinkle family at the end and post-World War I. The letters are sent between several members of the Hinkle family and their friends, the majority are from husband to wife and discuss their daily lives, fashion, weather, sewing, family gossip, and love. The legal papers include the death certificate for Benjamin Hinkle as he passed away unexpectedly while working abroad in Havana, Cuba, and the last will and testament of Edward Quest. The photographs are unidentified; however, they are all portraits of various persons.
The Hinkle family papers 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 The 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

General correspondence, 1916-1933, undated

  • Box 90, folder 4
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General correspondence to William Hinkle, 1916-1919

  • Box 90, folder 5
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Correspondence to Mayme Hinkle Quest from Maybel E. Ballew, 1916 January 9

  • Box 90, folder 6
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Correspondence to Boo from Bobby, 1919 June 8

  • Box 90, folder 7
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Correspondence to Ms. Louise Hinkle from Bobby, 1919 February-June

  • Box 90, folder 8
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Correspondence to Ms. Louise Hinkle from Bobby, 1935 July-August

  • Box 90, folder 9
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Correspondence to Louise Hinkle from Bobby, 1935 September

  • Box 90, folder 10
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Correspondence to Louise Hinkle from Olive, 1919 March 28

  • Box 91, folder 1
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Correspondence to Louise Hinkle from Bobby, 1935 October-November

  • Box 90, folder 11
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Correspondence to Puds from Bobby, 1919, 1935

  • Box 90, folder 12
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Correspondence to Mrs. Louise Hinkle from George, 1919 January-October, 1935 August

  • Box 90, folder 13
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Correspondence to Louise Hinkle from Anna Hinkle, 1919 March-June, undated

  • Box 90, folder 14
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Correspondence to Lucinda Hinkle from Anna Hinkle, 1919

  • Box 90, folder 15
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Correspondence to Bee from Benjamin Hinkle, 1918 December-1919 February

  • Box 90, folder 16
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Correspondence to Louise Hinkle from Benjamin Hinkle, 1918 September

  • Box 90, folder 17
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Correspondence to Louise Hinkle from Benjamin Hinkle, 1918 December-1919 January

  • Box 90, folder 18
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Correspondence to Louise Hinkle from Benjamin Hinkle, 1919 February

  • Box 90, folder 19
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Correspondence to Lucinda Hinkle from Benjamin Hinkle, 1918 December-1919 January

  • Box 90, folder 20
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Correspondence to Mayme Hinkle Quest from Benjamin Hinkle, 1918

  • Box 90, folder 21
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Letters by Benjamin Hinkle, 1918 December-1919 January, undated

  • Box 90, folder 22
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Correspondence to Louise Hinkle and Maybe Hinkle Quest regarding condolences, 1919 February-June

  • Box 90, folder 23
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Correspondence to Louise Hinkle from Sam S. Hinkle, 1919 February 24

  • Box 90, folder 24
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Correspondence to Louise Hinkle from Rosa J., 1919 February 22

  • Box 90, folder 25
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Correspondences to Maybe Hinkle Quest from Katie, 1920 November 1, 1921 March 17

  • Box 90, folder 26
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Correspondences to Maybe Hinkle Quest from Aletha O'Connor, undated

  • Box 90, folder 27
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Correspondence to Mayme Hinkle Quest from M. O'Connor, 1919 May 31

  • Box 90, folder 28
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Corespondence to Mayme Hinkle Quest from Olive, 1919 July 3

  • Box 91, folder 2
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Correspondence to Mayme Hinkle Quest from Edward Quest, 1912

  • Box 91, folder 3
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Correspondence to William Hinkle from Edward Quest, 1918

  • Box 91, folder 4
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Correspondence to Lucinda Quest from Fred Quest, 1919 July

  • Box 91, folder 5
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Correspondence to Mrs. Louise Hinkle from Dr. David Winter , 1932 December 21

  • Box 91, folder 6
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Last will and testiment of Edward Quest, 1919 May 1

  • Box 91, folder 7
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Receipt of loan payment from William F. Hinkle to the Connecticut Mutual Life Insurance Policy, 1919 August 18

  • Box 91, folder 8
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Photographs, undated

  • Box 91, folder 9
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