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James H. Pratt letters

James H. Pratt Letters

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Finding aid for the James H. Pratt Letters

MSS.11.83

Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
100 Rock Street
Little Rock, Arkansas, 72201
(501) 320-5700



Repository: Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
Creator:Pratt, James H., 1825-1910
Title: James H. Pratt Letters
Dates: 1864-1895
Quantity: 0.21 Linear feet
Abstract:This collection consists of two letters written by James H. Pratt, one while he served in the quartermaster's office in Little Rock, Arkansas, and one written in 1895.
Identification: MSS.11.83
Language: English

Arrangement

This collection is arranged topically and chronologically.


Scope and Contents

This collection consists of two letters written by James H. Pratt, one while he served in the quartermaster's office in Little Rock, Arkansas, and one written in 1895.


Biographical Note

James H. Pratt was born in Plainfield, Massachusetts, December 27, 1825, the son of William and Livina Coulson Pratt. The family relocated to Ohio, ca. 1831. James opened a store in Hillsdale, Michigan, ca. 1845. He enlisted on August 2, 1862, as a lieutenant in the 18th Michigan Infantry, serving as quartermaster. In February 1863, he was promoted to captain in the Quartermaster's Department, U.S. Volunteers, where he served until January 1866. Following the war, he returned briefly to Michigan and later played a prominent role in the growth of the cattle industry in northern Great Plains. He died in 1910, at Omaha, Nebraska.


Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Arkansas -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
Clearmont (Wyo.)
Little Rock (Ark.)
Pratt, James H., 1825-1910
Quartermasters -- United States.

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Restrictions on Use

Non-circulating, in-house use only.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

James H. Pratt Letters, MSS 11-83, Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, Arkansas Studies Institute

Acquisition Information

Purchased, September 12, 2008


Related Material

See also MSS 05-32, Ledger book, record of persons and articles employed for transportation by the U.S. Army Quartermaster, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Additional James H. Pratt papers are held by the Denver Public Library, by the Filson Historical Society in Louisville, Kentucky, and by the Nebraska Historical Society.


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