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UALR Center for Arkansas History and Culture
Rust Family Collection, 1844-1913
0.25 Linear feet.5 document boxes
Scope and Content
Most of the correspondence is written from Union County to General George Rust from his nephew Albert, his brothers William and Alfred, and his sister Elizabeth. The papers include correspondence relative to farming, family matters, slaves, and business affairs. Other materials include a slave price list, indenture of property sale, and a power of attorney document.
This collection was originally numbered H-15 and is part of the J. N. Heiskell Historical Collection, courtesy Arkansas Gazette Foundation.
Albert Rust traveled from Virginia to South Arkansas in 1837. Within a few years his parents, his grandfather, several uncles, and their families settled near El Dorado. General George Rust, Albert's uncle, remained in Virginia but the two men jointly owned property and slaves in Arkansas. Albert Rust served in both the United States and Confederate States Army. After the Civil War, he settled near Little Rock and died in 1870.
Arkansas Gazette Foundation. (donor)
Heiskell, John Netherland, 1872-1972, collector
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is available for viewing at the Arkansas Studies Institute.
Conditions Governing Use
The copyright law of the United States (Title 17-U.S. Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. The person using this material is liable for any infringement.
Copyright for correspondence in the collections belongs to those correspondents or their beneficiaries. Persons wanting to re-use those materials are advised to obtain permission from copyright holders.
Rust Family Collection, 1844-1913, UALR.MS.0162. UALR Center for Arkansas History and Culture, Arkansas Studies Institute, Little Rock
Footnote or Endnote info:
Description of item, file number, Rust Family Collection, 1844-1913, UALR.MS.0162.