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Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
Harriette Elizabeth Malone Letters
0.58 Linear feet
This collection contains letters from Harriette Elizabeth Malone's father, Henry Malone, to her mother, Maude Wilbur Malone (1908-1941) and from her high school boyfriend, Paul Edward Alley, to her (1930-1932).
This collection is arranged chronologically within two series of letters.
Scope and Contents
This collection contains letters from Harriette Elizabeth Malone's father, Henry Malone, to her mother, Maude Wilbur Malone (1908-1941) and from her high school boyfriend, Paul Edward Alley, to her (1930-1932). Paul's letters to Harriette consist of tales of the seniors hazing the freshmen, football games, food scarcity, the excitement of receiving cartoons from his Uncle Jim, and, of course, wooing his "Dearest Harriette." Paul also mentions the Sino-Japanese conflict in a letter dated 8 November 1931.
Henry Malone and Maude Wilbur were born in 1884, in Arkansas. They grew up in the city of Benton in Saline County. Henry's letters dated 1908-1910 consist of pleas for Maude's hand in marriage despite her objections, one of which was his drinking. The letters dated from 1931 and 1940-1941 occur later in their marriage when Harriette is a teenager (1931) and an adult with a family of her own (1941). The periods of separation necessitating correspondence occur when Maude takes Harriette to Fort Worth, Texas, to visit relatives and when Henry sees a doctor in Hot Springs. Born around 1916 in Benton, Harriette Elizabeth Malone appears to be the only child of Henry and Maude Malone. Paul Edward Alley was born in Benton around 1914. He and Harriette went to Benton High School together, but were separated in 1930, during the summer of Paul's junior year and Harriette's freshman year. The correspondence begins then and continues as Paul travels to Memphis to visit his prominent uncle, James P. Alley, the creator of the nationally syndicated editorial cartoon "Hambone's Meditations," and as Paul leaves to attend the College of the Ozarks in Clarksville, Arkansas.
This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.
Alley, Paul E.
Love-letters -- Arkansas.
Malone, Harriette Elizabeth
Malone, Henry, 1884-?
Malone, Maude Wilbur, 1884-?
Restrictions on Access
Restrictions on Use
Non-circulating, in-house use only.
Harriette Elizabeth Malone Letters, MSS 03-11, Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, Arkansas Studies Institute