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Major David Butler letter

Major David Butler Letter

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Finding aid for the Major David Butler Letter

MSS.11.110

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



Repository: Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
Creator:Butler, David
Title: Major David Butler Letter
Dates: November 28, 1845
Quantity: 0.21 Linear feet
Abstract:This collection contains a letter written by Major David Butler of the Little Rock Arsenal to General Zachary Taylor at Camp Marcy, Corpus Christi, Texas.
Identification: MSS.11.110
Language: English

Arrangement

This collection is containted in two files.


Scope and Contents

This collection contains a letter written by Major David Butler of the Little Rock Arsenal to General Zachary Taylor at Camp Marcy, Corpus Christi, Texas.


Biographical Information

Shortly before this letter was written, General Zachary Taylor, who later became president, moved into Texas and established a presence at Corpus Christi to secure the newly annexed territory for the United States. Major David Butler, the author of the letter, was the military storekeeper at the Little Rock Arsenal from October 1, 1842, to October 25, 1849, leaving following a court martial for improper conduct. William Wynn, formerly of Virginia, owned a plantation on the Red River in Lafayette County, Arkansas. Moorhead Wright, a native of North Carolina, also had a plantation on the Red River. Each man owned approximately 100 slaves.


Index Terms

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

Butler, David
Little Rock Arsenal (Little Rock, Ark.)
Taylor, Zachary, 1784-1850
Wright, Moorhead, 1810-1857
Wynn, William, 1784-1857

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Restirctions on Use

Non-circulating, in-house use only.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Major David Butler Letter, MSS 11.110, Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, Arkansas Studies Institute

Acquisition Information

Purchased, 2011


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