Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Brig Margaret log book

Abstract

The Brig Margaret log book (dated 1820; 0.05 cubic feet; 1 folder) comprises a log of weather and navigation from a ship, Brig Margaret, sailing between Trinidad and Belfast.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Brig Margaret log book
Date
1820 (inclusive)
Extent
0.05 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Travel.
Ocean travel
Ships.
Arrangement
Collection is arranged by subject. The Wade Hall Collection of American Letters has been processed into discrete collections based on provenance.
Finding Aid Author
Hanna Rumbarger
Preferred Citation
2009ms132.0572: [identification of item], Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Brig Margaret log book, 1820, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
No biographical information available on log book author.
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 Brig Margaret log book (dated 1820; 0.05 cubic feet; 1 folder) comprises a log of weather and navigation from a ship, Brig Margaret, sailing between Trinidad and Belfast. This log features a burlap wrap cover with the ship's name and date, 1820, printed across the front. The inside of the log is separated into a chart with sections for the navigation including; weather, winds, course, and coordinates. The ship sails from Trinidad to Belfast from August 11th, 1820 to October 7th, 1820 and the return trip to Trinidad is recorded up to mid-November of 1820. On each page, however, the phrase "Brig Lucretia from Trinidad toward Belfast" and "Remarks on board Brig Lucretia from Belfast towards Trinidad in the West Indies" is written.
The Brig Margaret log book 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

Brig Margaret log book, 1820

  • Box WH-48, folder 8
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