Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Marguerite (Hambermacher) Henderson papers

Abstract

The Marguerite (Habermacher) Henderson papers (dated 1917-1950, bulk 1917-1923; 0.8 cubic feet; 2 boxes) comprise letters and photographic postcards that document Prohibition, politics, the cost of goods, and everyday life in Tampa and Plant City, Florida.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Marguerite (Hambermacher) Henderson papers
Creator
Henderson, Marguerite (Habermacher), 1891-1980
Extent
0.8 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Agriculture -- United States.
Emigration and immigration.
Letters.
Prohibition -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Smuggling -- Florida -- History.
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
2009ms132.0077: [identification of item], Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Maguerite (Hambermacher) Henderson papers, 1917-1950, bulk 1917-1923, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Marguerite Henderson née Habermacher (1891-1980) was born in Belgium to Anton Habermacher (1857-1946) and Mary Habermacher (1867-1919). In 1893, the Habermacher family emigrated to Shelbyville, Kentucky from Switzerland. In the early 1910s, Marguerite married Linn Henderson (1881-1959), a cattle farmer in Shelby Co., Kentucky. In 1917, Marguerite's parents moved to Plant City, Florida to begin a fruit, vegetable, and chicken farm, and Marguerite's sister, Helene (b. 1894), moved to Tampa, Florida 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 Marguerite (Habermacher) Henderson papers (dated 1917-1950, bulk 1917-1923; 0.8 cubic feet; 2 boxes) comprise letters and photographic postcards that document Prohibition, politics, the cost of goods, and everyday life in Tampa and Plant City, Florida. There are also some letters from family members still living in Brussels, Belgium and Marguerite's husband, Linn. The photographic postcards show Tampa ca. 1920, and the Habermacher family at Mary's gravesite.
The Marguerite (Habermacher) Henderson 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

Marguerite Henderson papers, 1917

  • Box 40, folder 1
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Marguerite Henderson papers, 1918 January-February

  • Box 40, folder 2
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Marguerite Henderson papers, 1918 March-April

  • Box 40, folder 3
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Marguerite Henderson papers, 1918 May-December

  • Box 40, folder 4
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Marguerite Henderson papers, 1919

  • Box 40, folder 5
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Marguerite Henderson papers, 1920 April-June

  • Box 40, folder 6
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Marguerite Henderson papers, 1920 October-December

  • Box 40, folder 7
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Marguerite Henderson papers, 1921 January-May

  • Box 40, folder 8
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Marguerite Henderson papers, 1921 June-August

  • Box 40, folder 9
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Marguerite Henderson papers, 1921 September-October

  • Box 40, folder 10
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Marguerite Henderson papers, 1921 November-December

  • Box 40, folder 11
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Marguerite Henderson papers, 1922 January-April

  • Box 41, folder 1
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Marguerite Henderson papers, 1922 May-July

  • Box 41, folder 2
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Marguerite Henderson papers, 1922 August-September

  • Box 41, folder 3
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Marguerite Henderson papers, 1922 October-December

  • Box 41, folder 4
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Marguerite Henderson papers, 1923 January-March

  • Box 41, folder 5
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Marguerite Henderson papers, 1923 April-June

  • Box 41, folder 6
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Marguerite Henderson papers, 1945-1950

  • Box 41, folder 7
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Marguerite Henderson papers, undated

  • Box 41, folder 8
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If you are visiting the Breckinridge Research Room, please request materials at least 48 business hours in advance of your arrival.

For all other questions, contact us at: https://libraries.uky.edu/ContactSCRC.

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