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UALR Center for Arkansas History and Culture
Francis E. Williams Letters, 1850-1866
0.25 Linear feet.5 document boxes
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.
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.
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This collection is available for viewing at the Arkansas Studies Institute.
Conditions Governing Use
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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.