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Fletcher-Terry Family Papers, 1826-1976

Fletcher-Terry Family Papers, 1826-1976

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Fletcher-Terry Family Papers, 1826-1976 UALR.MS.0018

UALR Center for Arkansas History and Culture
401 President Clinton Avenue
Little Rock, AR, 72201

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Creation: This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-03-10T12:04-0500

Repository: UALR Center for Arkansas History and Culture
Title: Fletcher-Terry Family Papers, 1826-1976
Dates: 1826-1976
Quantity: 16.0 Linear feet; 31 document boxes
Identification: UALR.MS.0018


Correspondence arranged alphabetically; personal papers arranged according to type and family member.

Scope and Content

This collection contains correspondence, diaries, legal documents, ledgers, genealogy, photographs, printed materials, scrapbooks, awards, and memorabilia of three generations of the Fletcher, Terry, and related families.

For additional materials relating to Adolphine and John Gould Fletcher, Jr., see the Charlie May Simon Papers (UALR.MS.0006) and John Gould Fletcher Papers (UALR.MS.0007). See also John Gould Fletcher Papers, MS F63, Special Collections, University of Arkansas Libraries, Fayetteville.

Series I - Correspondence

Series II - Personal and business papers belonging to various family members

Subseries I - Includes the diaries, ledgers, legal documents, photographs, invitations and announcements, scrapbooks of various Fletcher-Terry family members.

Subseries II - Adolphine Fletcher Terry materials, includes diaries, manuscripts, research notes, Little Rock School Crisis materials, awards, certificates, and scrapbooks.

Subseries III - David D. Terry, Sr. materials, include ledgers from his law practice, 1906-1913. Also included are news clippings, awards, scrapbooks on his campaign for U.S. Congress in 1933, and the Arkansas River Navigation Project.

Biographical Note

The Fletcher Family:

John Gould Fletcher, Sr. (1831-1906), a Confederate veteran, and his wife Adolphine Krause (1854-1910) settled in Little Rock after the Civil War. In 1868, he founded a wholesale mercantile business and later the German National Bank. From 1877 to 1879, he was mayor of Little Rock.

Also included are the personal and business papers of the children of John Gould Fletcher, Sr., and Adolphine Krause:

Mary Fletcher Drennan (1890-1982), a suffrage activist; John Gould Fletcher, Jr. (1886–1950), a Pulitzer Prize winning poet; and Adolphine Fletcher Terry (1882–1976), a leading community activist in women's rights and education. Adolphine married David Dickson Terry, Sr., in 1910.

The Terry Family:

William L. Terry, Sr. (1850-1917), Confederate veteran and U.S. Congressman for the fifth district, and his first wife Mollie Dickson Terry (1857-1895) are the parents of David D. Terry, Sr.

David Dickson Terry, Sr. (1881–1963), was a lawyer active in community service work with the Boys' Clubs of America and a U.S. Congressman from Arkansas' fifth district, 1933-1942. He was instrumental in developing the Arkansas River Navigation Project.


Peter Hotze, John Gould Fletcher's business partner, was married to Johanna Krause (Adolphine Krause's sister).

Krause family members: Adolphine's mother (Friederika Habermann Krause), her uncle (Henry Habermann), sister (Lou Krause, a teacher, owned and operated the Arkansas Female College from 1886 to 1889), and adopted sister (Addie Parker).

Mary Louise Terry, half-sister to David D. Terry, Sr.

The collection also contains materials relating to the children of David D., and Adolphine Fletcher Terry, Sr.:

David D. Terry, Jr. (1911-1962) and his spouse Peggy, Mary Fletcher Terry (1914-1974), Sally Terry Plummer (1916-1986), William L. "Bill" Terry, and Joseph Terry.

Arkansas--Women--History--20th century
Authors, American--Arkansas
Fletcher, John Gould, 1886-1950
Fletcher-Terry family, source
Lawyers--Arkansas--History--20th century
Terry, Adolphine Fletcher, 1882-1976
Terry, David Dickson, Sr., 1881–1963


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is available for viewing at the Arkansas Studies Institute.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright law of the United States (Title 17-U.S. Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. The person using this material is liable for any infringement.

Copyright for correspondence in the collections belongs to those correspondents or their beneficiaries. Persons wanting to re-use those materials are advised to obtain permission from copyright holders.

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Citation Notes

Bibliographic citation:

Fletcher-Terry Family Papers, 1826-1976, UALR.MS.0018. UALR Center for Arkansas History and Culture, Arkansas Studies Institute, Little Rock.

Footnote or Endnote info:

Description of item, file number, box number, subseries number, and series number, Fletcher-Terry Family Papers, 1826-1976, UALR.MS.0018.

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