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UALR Center for Arkansas History and Culture
Knox Family Papers, 1828-1963
0.5 Linear feet
Scope and Contents Note
These papers include family correspondence of the Knox, Booth, Faber and Rose families as well as genealogical records, business correspondence, and plats.
Correspondence includes letters between William Faber of New York and Anna Booth of Philadelphia, PA, during their engagement in the late 1820s, life in Van Buren and Little Rock during the Civil War, letters between William Faber, Jr., and Georgia Knox while engaged during and immediately after the Civil War, references to Logan Roots, Henry Faber's business studies in Little Rock during the 1880s, and letters of the 1920s between Henry Faber and his sister, Annie, while she lived in Germany.
Business correspondence include references to Secretary of State Daniel Webster's appointment of George Knox to Marshall for the Western District of Arkansas in 1837, discussion of financial records and whiskey confiscation pertaining to the office of Marshall, land disputes and taxes, and probate matters.
These photocopies of original correspondence were donated by Charlotte Faber Bendt of Crown Point, Indiana, in 1982. In addition, the photographic reprints in the collection are copies of the original photographs.
George Washington Knox (1811-1854) was one of Arkansas's earliest farm settlers. He was born in Kentucky and moved to Van Buren in 1830 to oversee his father's "Knox Plantation." Shortly after his move to Van Buren, he was appointed U.S. marshall for the western district of Arkansas. George married Eudora Rose in 1842, and they had four daughters. One of these daughters, Georgia Knox, married William Faber in 1867. The couple had one son, Henry Conrad Faber. As an adult, Henry owned two grocery stores, one in Van Buren and one in Kibler. During the early years of the Great Depression, Henry suffered from financial worries and ill health. He died 1933 April 5 in his home in Van Buren.
This collection is available for viewing at the Arkansas Studies Institute.
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Knox Family Papers, 1828-1963, UALR.MS.0057. UALR Center for Arkansas History and Culture, Arkansas Studies Institute, Little Rock.
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Description of item, file number, box number, Knox Family Papers, 1828-1963, UALR.MS.0057.