Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Humphrey and Ida Tremelling letters

Abstract

The Humphrey and Ida Tremelling letters (dated 1892-1941, bulk 1893; 0.06 cubic feet; 1 folder) comprise nine letters that document familial relationships, marriage, and employment in the late nineteenth century.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Humphrey and Ida Tremelling letters
Date
1893
Creator
Tremelling, Humphrey, 1868-1945
Extent
0.06 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Letters.
Arrangement
The Wade Hall Collection of American Letters has been processed into discrete collections based on provenance.
Finding Aid Author
Sarah Coblentz
Preferred Citation
2009ms132.0098: [identification of item], Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Humphrey and Ida Tremelling letters, 1892-1941, bulk 1893, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Humphrey Tremelling (1868-1945) and Ida (Breitmeyer) Tremelling (1870-1967), both natives of Jackson County, Michigan, married on May 1, 1893. After their marriage, they settled in Grand Rapids, Michigan, later moving to Jackson, Michigan.
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 Humphrey and Ida Tremelling letters (dated 1892-1941, bulk 1893; 0.06 cubic feet; 1 folder) comprise nine letters that document familial relationships, marriage, and employment in the late nineteenth century. Most of the letters are from friends and family which discuss family news and illnesses; community news; opinions over Humphrey and Ida's marriage; and Humphrey's employment status. Ida's parents were of Swiss and German descent and so several of the letters addressed to Ida are written in German.
The Humphrey and Ida Tremelling letters 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

Correspondence, 1892-1941

  • Box 50, folder 8
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