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UALR Center for Arkansas History and Culture
Faulkner Family Collection, 1860-1953
0.25 Linear feet.5 document boxes
Scope and Content
This collection contains the correspondence and other materials of the Faulkner Family from the 1860s to 1953. The first part of the collection contains letters (original and typescript) from family members to Sandford, Jr., who went to California in the Fall of 1860. The letters describe living conditions and political affairs in Little Rock and Arkansas from the Civil War through the 1890s. Other files concern requests for genealogical information by Faulkner Jr.'s daughter. Also included are files on Eva Schaer, a granddaughter of Faulkner, Sr.; two of Sandford Jr.'s sketchbooks, and newsclippings on the Faulkner Family.
See UALR Photo Coll. 57 for a daguerreotype of Sallie Faulkner.
This collection was originally numbered H-7 and is part of the J. N. Heiskell Historical Collection, courtesy of the Arkansas Gazette Foundation.
Sandford Faulkner, originator of the
"Arkansas Traveler" dialogue, was born in Kentucky in ca. 1803 and moved to Chicot County, Arkansas, sometime between 1829 and 1831. He was married to Eveline Peak, also of Kentucky, and the couple had nine children. In 1839, the family moved to Little Rock, keeping the cotton plantations in Chicot County. Faulkner was also involved in banking interests and was an ardent Democrat. His hobby was music and he was an accomplished fiddler, and is credited with writing the song
"Arkansas Traveler." During the Civil War, Faulkner worked at the Little Rock Arsenal until 1863, when he moved to Tyler, Texas. He returned to Little Rock after the war and, in 1873, a newly created county was named in his honor. Faulkner died in August 1874.
For additional information see
The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History and Culture entry on
Sanford C. "Sandy" Faulkner (1803?-1874)
Arkansas Gazette Foundation. (donor)
Arkansas--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Arkansas--Politics and government--19th century
Heiskell, John Netherland, 1872-1972, collector
Inheritance and succession--Arkansas--History--19th century
This collection is available for viewing at the Arkansas Studies Institute.
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Faulkner Family Collection, 1860-1953, UALR.MS.0154. UALR Center for Arkansas History and Culture, Arkansas Studies Institute, Little Rock
Footnote or Endnote Information:
Description of item, file number, Faulkner Family Collection, 1860-1953, UALR.MS.0154.