Walker family correspondence

Abstract

The Walker family correspondence (dated 1917-1919; 0.2 cubic feet; 1 box) comprise of letters, photographs, and newspaper clippings sent to Dallas Walker documenting his service in the Ambulance Corps during WWI, and the Walker family professional and personal activities, including the family-run tobacco manufacturing company located in Covington, Ky, I.L. Walker Tobacco Company.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Walker family correspondence
Extent
0.2 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Tobacco industry -- Kentucky.
Letters.
Finding Aid Author
Natalie Bishop
Preferred Citation
2009ms086: [identification of item], Walker family correspondence, 1917-1919, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
The Walker family, of Covington, Ky. and Newport, Ky., included Dallas Walker, son of Genevieve and Harry Walker, and brother to Mary Walker, among several other extended family members. Dallas Walker was born on September 22, 1895 and died July 15, 1970. He served in the Ambulance Corps in the 65th section in Allentown, Pennsylvania during 1917 and in the USAAS Band Hospital Detachment, as part of the U.S. Army Ambulance Service and American Expeditionary Force in war zone, Italy in 1918. His father, Harry Walker, was a fruit grower in the citrus grove industry.
Scope and Content
The Walker family correspondence (dated 1917-1919; 0.2 cubic feet; 1 box) comprise of letters, photographs, and newspaper clippings sent to Dallas Walker documenting his service in the Ambulance Corps during WWI, and the Walker family professional and personal activities, including the family-run tobacco manufacturing company located in Covington, Ky, I.L. Walker Tobacco Company. Most of the letters contain family news, and current events. Also included are photographs and newspaper clippings, one from the Cincinnati Inquirer about an ongoing investigation into the deaths of hundreds of Government artillery horses in Covington, Ky, and another from the Los Angeles Evening Herald about the potential threat of poisonous tobacco for the U.S. Army. Dallas' uncle, George Walker, brother of Harry Walker, from Newport, Ky. refers to an orange grove that Dallas has expressed interest in purchasing in a letter dated 1918. Dallas' Uncle Theo mentions the military draft in a letter postmarked on August 22, 1918, in reference to his eligibility as part of the Selective Service Act of 1917.

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

Theo Walker letters to Dallas Walker, 1917 June 8-1917 November 23

  • Box 1, folder 1
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Theo Walker letters to Dallas Walker, 1917 December 9-1919 January 30

  • Box 1, folder 2
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Mary Walker letters to Dallas Walker, 1919 July 17-1919 February 6

  • Box 1, folder 3
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Mary Walker [Muggs] letters to Dallas Walker, 1917 September 15-1918 June 2

  • Box 1, folder 4
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Lee Walker letters to Dallas Walker, 1918 May 15-1918 August 22

  • Box 1, folder 5
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Alice Richards [Doc] letters to Dallas Walker, 1915 July 4-1918 October 14

  • Box 1, folder 6
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Mabel Walker letters to Dallas Walker, 1917 November 20-1918 January 9

  • Box 1, folder 7
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Genevieve Walker to Dallas Walker, 1917 September 17-1917 September 26

  • Box 1, folder 8
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George Walker letters to Dallas Walker, 1917 August 13-1918 February 5

  • Box 1, folder 9
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Newspaper clippings, 1917 August 21-1918 March 23

  • Box 1, folder 10
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Will and Mabel Walker photographs, 1918

  • Box 1, folder 11
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