Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Felix Midey papers

Abstract

The Felix Midey papers (dated 1720, 1821-1823; 0.025 cubic feet; 1 folder) comprises a French Dragoon's booklet and a receipt of payment made to a guard of the French royal treasury.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Felix Midey papers
Date
1720, 1821-1823 (inclusive)
Creator
Midey, Felix
Extent
0.025 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Military life.
French language.
Soldiers -- Identification.
Soldiers.
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
2009ms132.0785: [identification of item], Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Felix Midey papers, 1720, 1821-1823, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Felix Midey was a French soldier serving in the eighth Dragoon Regiment in the 1820s, known then as "Régiment des Dragons du Rhône". 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 Felix Midey papers (dated 1720, 1821-1823; 0.025 cubic feet; 1 folder) comprises a French Dragoon's booklet and a receipt of payment made to a guard of the French royal treasury. The booklet lists the training progression, goods provided, and military participation by Felix Midey as a member of the 8th Dragoon Regiment in the 1820s. The receipt of payment made to a guard of the royal treasury is signed by Jean de Turmenyes de Nointel, Garde du Trésor royal, who served in that office from 1702 to 1727.
The Felix Midey papers 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

Felix Midey papers, 1720, 1821-1823

  • Box WH-85, folder 16
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