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Francis E. Williams Letters, 1850-1866

Francis E. Williams Letters, 1850-1866

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Francis E. Williams Collection, 1850-1866 UALR.MS.0155

UALR Center for Arkansas History and Culture
401 President Clinton Avenue
Little Rock, AR, 72201
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Creation: This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2012-08-02T17:07-0500

Repository: UALR Center for Arkansas History and Culture
Title: Francis E. Williams Letters, 1850-1866
Dates: 1850-1866
Quantity: 0.25 Linear feet.5 document boxes
Identification: UALR.MS.0155
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Arrangement

Chronologically.

Scope and Content

This collection contains the letters of Francis Williams to his parents and other individuals. The letters include descriptions of Fort Smith, Williams' work with the Choctaw Agency, the Indian trade, epidemics, trips to New Orleans, and the Civil War. Most of the correspondence is written from Fort Smith and the Choctaw Agency but there are also letters by Williams written from New York City (1863), New Orleans, Nashville, and Boston.

This collection was originally numbered H-8 and is part of the J. N. Heiskell Historical Collections, Courtesy Arkansas Gazette Foundation.


Biographical Note

Francis E. Williams was a merchant from Massachusetts and was employed as a clerk at the Indian Agency near Fort Smith, Arkansas, from 1850 to 1855. He later married and became a successful merchant and conducted business across the country and a cigar factory in Cuba. Williams financially supported his Massachusetts family although he visited them infrequently.


Arkansas Gazette Foundation. (donor)
Fort Smith (Ark.)--History--19th century
Heiskell, John Netherland, 1872-1972, collector
Indians of North America--Arkansas
United States. Office of Indian Affairs. Choctaw Agency.

Restrictions

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.


Administrative Information

Citation Notes

Bibliographic citation:

Francis E. Williams Collection, 1850-1866, UALR.MS.0155. UALR Center for Arkansas History and Culture, Arkansas Studies Institute, Little Rock

Footnote or Endnote citation:

Description of item, file number, Francis E. Williams Collection, 1850-1866, UALR.MS.0155.


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