Wall Family Papers, 1853-1910

Held by The Filson Historical Society

Creator: Wall family

Title: Papers, 1853-1910 (bulk 1872-1881)

Rights: For information regarding literary and copyright interest for these papers, see the Curator of Special Collections.

Size of Collection: 0.33 cubic feet

Locator Number: Mss. A W187

Scope and Content Note

Mostly letters to and from members of the Wall family. Bulk of collection consists of letters between William S. Wall of Cynthiana, Ky. and his fiancée, later wife, Lucile Crutcher Wall. Also contains letter from John T. Wall to William and Lucile Wall regarding medical care for their infant son and letters from Buckner H. Payne and from M.E. Machir to Clementina Wall, the mother of William and John. Miscellaneous items include a calling card for “Lou Crutcher,” an invitation to the 1853 funeral of William K. Wall, an invitation to the 1879 wedding of Elizabeth Addams and Harry D. Frisbie, Jr., and a newspaper clipping about War of 1812 pensions.

Biographical Note

The Wall family lived in Cynthiana, Harrison County, Kentucky. The son of Clementina Wall, William S. Wall, served in Morgan’s Cavalry during the Civil War (see collection of his letters, Mss. C W) and returned to Cynthiana after the war and worked as a furniture merchant. In the early-1870s, Wall began to court Lucile “Lulu” Crutcher, a Cynthiana native, who at some point during the 1870s, moved to Dallas, Texas. Wall’s brother, John, was a doctor in Flemingsburg, Kentucky.

Another set of the Wall-Crutcher correspondence is available in the Wall-Machir family papers (Mss. C W).

 

Folder List

 Folder 1: Wall-Crutcher Correspondence, 1872-1874

Folder 2: Wall-Crutcher Correspondence, 1876-1877

Folder 3: Wall Crutcher Correspondence, 1878-1881

Folder 4: Wall-Crutcher Correspondence, undated

Folder 5: Clementina Wall Correspondence

Folder 6: John T. Wall Correspondence

Folder 7: Miscellaneous letters

Folder 8: Envelopes, 1861-1881

Folder 9: Envelopes, undated

Folder 10: Miscellaneous

Subject Headings

Courtship – Southern States

Harrison County (Ky.) – History – 19th century

Harrison County (Ky.) – Politics and government – 19th century

Medicine – Kentucky

Presidents – United States – Election – 1876

Wall family

Index for Wall-Crutcher Letters

Wall-Crutcher Dated Correspondence

1872, 22 August — Probably to “Lulu” Crutcher from William S. Wall

1873, 7 May — Probably to “Lulu” Crutcher from William S. Wall

1874, 17 March — To “Lulu” Crutcher from William S. Wall

1874, 18 August — To “Lulu” Crutcher from William S. Wall

1874, 1 September — To William S. Wall from “Lulu” Crutcher

1876, 11 January — To “Lulu” Crutcher from William S. Wall

1876, 23 October — To “Lulu” Crutcher from William S. Wall

1876, 20 November — To “Lulu” Crutcher from William S. Wall

1877, 27 February — To “Lulu” Crutcher from William S. Wall

1877, 12 March — To “Lulu” Crutcher from William S. Wall

1877, 19 March — To “Lulu” Crutcher from William S. Wall

1877, 9 July — To “Lulu” Crutcher from William S. Wall

1877, before October — Probably to “Lulu” Crutcher from William S. Wall

1877, 29 October — To “Lulu” Crutcher from William S. Wall

1877, 25 November — To “Lulu” Crutcher from William S. Wall

1877, 26 December — To “Lulu” Crutcher from William S. Wall

1878, 8 January — To “Lulu” Crutcher from William S. Wall

1878, 28 January — To William S. Wall from Lou Crutcher

1878, 4 March — To “Lulu” Crutcher from William S. Wall

[1878] 25 March — To William S. Wall from “Lulu” Crutcher

1878, 8 April — To “Lulu” Crutcher from William S. Wall

1878, 13 May — To “Lulu” Crutcher from William S. Wall

1878, 15 April — To “Lulu” Crutcher from William S. Wall

1878, 22 April — To “Lulu” Crutcher from William S. Wall

1878, — April — To “Lulu” Crutcher from William S. Wall

1878, 20 May — To “Lulu” Crutcher from William S. Wall

1878, 8 July — To “Lulu” Crutcher from William S. Wall

1878, 22 July — To “Lulu” Crutcher from William S. Wall

1878, 29 July — To “Lulu” Crutcher from William S. Wall

1878, 19 August — To “Lulu” Crutcher from William S. Wall

1878, 26 August — To “Lulu” Crutcher from William S. Wall

1878, 9 [prob. Sept.] — To “Lulu” Crutcher from William S. Wall

1878, 11 September — To “Lulu” Crutcher from William S. Wall

1878, 23 September — To “Lulu” Crutcher from William S. Wall

1881, 13 April — To “Lulu” Crutcher from William S. Wall

1881, 9 December — To “Lulu” Crutcher from William S. Wall

Wall-Crutcher: Undated Correspondence

May — To William S. Wall from “Lulu” Crutcher

Tuesday night — To “Lulu” Crutcher from William S. Wall

Thursday — To William S. Wall from “Lulu” Crutcher

Thursday, AM — To “Lulu” Crutcher from William S. Wall

Thursday night — To “Lulu” Crutcher from William S. Wall

Friday morn — To William S. Wall from “Lulu” Crutcher

Friday night, 12 o’clock — To “Lulu” Crutcher from William S. Wall

Friday night, 8 th — To “Lulu” Crutcher from William S. Wall

Saturday night — To “Lulu” Crutcher from William S. Wall

To “Lulu” Crutcher from William S. Wall

To “Lulu” Crutcher from William S. Wall

No salutation, probably to “Lulu” Crutcher from William S. Wall

No salutation, probably to “Lulu” Crutcher from William S. Wall

Two piece letter, no salutation, probably to “Lulu” Crutcher from William S. Wall

Letter from William S. Wall

To Clementina Wall

1870, 25 November — To Clementina Wall from Buckner H. Payne

1872, 25 July — To Clementina Wall from Buckner H. Payne

1872, 14 November — To Clementina Wall from Garrett S. Wall

1875, 18 April — To Clementina Wall from Buckner H. Payne

1875, 25 April — To Clementina Wall from Buckner H. Payne

1875, 5 December — To Clementina Wall from Buckner H. Payne

1876, 12 March — To Clementina Wall from “Nephew” John

1876, 18 October — Probably to Clementina Wall from M.E. Machir

1878, 31 October — To Clementina Wall from M.E. Machir

5 April — To Clementina Wall from M.E. Machir

From John T. Wall

1881, 27 October — Probably to W.S. Wall from John T. Wall

1881, 3 November — Probably to W.S. Wall from John T. Wall

1881, 6 November — To Sister from John T. Wall

1881, 10 November — To Sister from John T. Wall

1881, 13 November — To Sister from John T. Wall

1881, 14 December — To Sister from John T. Wall

1881, 22 December — Probably to W.S. Wall from John T. Wall

1881, 25 December — To Sister from John T. Wall

1882, 13 January — To Sister from John T. Wall

Miscellaneous Correspondence

1878, 8 April — To Lou Crutcher from J.L. Ward

1889, 26 July — To Sister (probably Lou Crutcher) from J.H.C.

1910, 20 March — To Lou Crutcher (“Mother”) from Lucille Wall

Miscellaneous

Invitation to funeral of William K. Wall, March 22, 1853

Invitation to wedding of Elizabeth Addams and Harry D. Frisbie, Jr., June 7, 1879

Calling card of Miss Lou Crutcher

Newspaper clipping advertising pensions for the War of 1812, 1878

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