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Johnson family collection

Johnson Family Collection

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Finding aid for the Johnson Family Collection

MSS.09.39

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



Repository: Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
Creator:Johnson family
Title: Johnson Family Collection
Dates: 1864-1919
Quantity: 0.42 Linear feet
Abstract:This collection contains documents and correspondence from the Johnson Family, long-time residents of Little Rock and descendants of the founding families of Little Rock.
Identification: MSS.09.39
Language: English

Arrangement

This collection is arranged topically and chronologically.


Scope and Contents

This collection contains documents and correspondence from the Johnson Family, long-time residents of Little Rock and descendants of the founding families of Little Rock.


Biographical Note

The granddaughter of William Savin Fulton, Arkansas' last territorial governor and first State Senator, May Fulton Curran married Francis Johnson in approximately 1870, and had three children. A prominent Little Rock lawyer, Johnson's family moved to Arkansas from Kentucky, after President Andrew Jackson appointed Johnsons' father as the state's first district judge. Johnson died in 1902. Alice, the couple's first child, married Celsus Price Perrie in Pulaski County on November 2, 1897. The couple had two children: May Curran Perrie and Nancy Reid Perrie. Perrie's father, Captain Charles T. Perrie, fought on the Confederate side of the Civil War at the Battle of Helena under Lieutenant General Theophilus H. Holmes. The couple's second child, Ada May, remained unmarried throughout her life. Perhaps the most prolific writer in the collection, Robert Ward, the couple's third child, fought in Germany during the World War I, and even learned German while there as evidenced by several letters written in German.


Index Terms

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

Arkansas -- History -- 19th century.
Arkansas -- History -- 20th century.
Johnson family
Little Rock (Ark.)
World War, 1914-1918.

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Restrictions on Use

Non-circulating, in-house use only.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Johnson Family Collection, MSS 09-39, Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, Arkansas Studies Institute

Acquisition Information

Donated by Tim Sanders, 2009


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