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Edwin Porter Thompson letter

Edwin Porter Thompson Letter

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Finding aid for the Edwin Porter Thompson Letter

MSS.11.131

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



Repository: Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
Creator:Thomson, Edwin Porter, 1834-1903
Title: Edwin Porter Thompson Letter
Dates: March 6, 1880
Quantity: 0.21 Linear feet
Abstract:This collection consists of a letter written in 1880 by Edwin Porter Thompson, editor of the Bentonville Weekly Advance.
Identification: MSS.11.131
Language: English

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This collection is arranged topically.


Scope and Contents

This collection consists of a letter written in 1880 by Edwin Porter Thompson, editor of the Bentonville Weekly Advance.


Biogrpahical Information

Edwin Porter Thompson (Ed) was born in Metcalfe County, Kentucky, on May 5, 1834, to Lewis and Mary Thompson. Having lost his father at age 12, Ed became a teacher to support his family, and in 1858, he married Marcella Thompson. A Confederate living in a Union state, he served from October 1861 through May 1865, in the 6th Kentucky Mounted Infantry, part of the First Kentucky Brigade. Following the war, he wrote a well-known history of what came to be called the Orphan Brigade.

For the first years after the war, Thompson served as editor for newspapers in Kentucky and Arkansas. This letter was written while he was editor of the Weekly Advance in Bentonville, Arkansas. This newspaper was founded in 1873, by Robert S. Hynes and sold in 1877, to C. M. Robinson. Thompson worked for Robinson in the early 1880s. Following service as an historian, author, and leader in education in Kentucky, Thompson died in Frankfort, Kentucky, on March 4, 1903.


Index Terms

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

Bentonville (Ark.)
Bentonville Weekly Advance
Confederate States of America. Army. Kentucky Infantry Regiment, 6th. (1861-1865)
Thomson, Edwin Porter, 1834-1903

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Restrictions on Use

Non-circulating, in-house use only.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Edwin Porter Thompson Letter, MSS 11.131, Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, Arkansas Studies Institute

Acquisition Information

Purchased, 2011


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