Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Henrie Hardy letters

Abstract

The Henrie Hardy letters (dated 1918-1942, undated; 0.46 cubic feet; 1 box, 2 photographs) comprises letters sent to Henrie from friends and family that document life in Kentucky, New York, and Tennessee in the early twentieth century.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Henrie Hardy letters
Creator
Hardy, Henrie
Extent
0.46 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Letters.
Correspondence.
Friendship.
Female friendship -- United States.
Women -- employment
Marriage
Gossip.
Travel.
Arrangement
Collection is arranged by author. The Wade Hall Collection of American Letters has been processed into discrete collections based on provenance.
Finding Aid Author
Sarah Coblentz
Preferred Citation
2009ms132.0887: [identification of item], Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Henrie Hardy letters, 1918-1942, undated, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
W. Henrie Hardy was born in Kentucky in 1898. In 1924, she married Samuel E. Braswell (1899-1952). No other biographical information available.
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 Henrie Hardy letters (dated 1918-1942, undated; 0.46 cubic feet; 1 box, 2 photographs) comprises letters sent to Henrie from friends and family that document life in Kentucky, New York, and Tennessee in the early twentieth century. Henrie receives most of her letters from close friends, which discuss attending business school, employment, visiting with friends and family, trips taken, working with the Red Cross during World War I, getting married, the birth of children, personal health, and gossip. There are a few letters from an uncle, discussing his work as an attorney and advice on making financial investments. Additionally, there are two photographs in the collection that show crop fields in a rural area.
The Henrie Hardy letters 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
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

Daisy Aldrige to Henrie Hardy, 1917-1923

  • Box 1, folder 1
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J.W. Daniels to Henrie Hardy, 1918-1923

  • Box 1, folder 2
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Florence Gruell-Browning to Henrie Hardy, 1918-1920

  • Box 1, folder 3
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Jennie Hatcher to Henrie Hardy, 1921-1922

  • Box 1, folder 4
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Louise McCrone to Henrie Hardy, 1922-1925

  • Box 1, folder 5
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Mary M. Miller to Henrie Hardy, 1918-1919

  • Box 1, folder 6
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Ruth White-Nethaway to Henrie Hardy, 1919-1925

  • Box 1, folder 7
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Friends to Henrie Hardy, 1918-1922

  • Box 1, folder 8
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Friends to Henrie Hardy, 1923-1942

  • Box 1, folder 9
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Business letters, 1920

  • Box 1, folder 10
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Photographs, undated

  • Box WH-100, item 1-2
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