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John R. Williams letters

John R. Williams letters

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Finding aid for the John R. Williams letters

BC.MSS.13.40

Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
100 Rock Street
Little Rock, Arkansas, 72201
(501) 320-5700
arkinfo@cals.org

March 19, 2015



Repository: Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
Creator:Williams, John R., 1814-1879
Title: John R. Williams letters
Dates: 1841-1842
Quantity: 0.21 Linear feet
Abstract:This collection contains one letter written in 1842 by John R. Williams of Old Town Lake, Phillips County, Arkansas, to his father, Samuel Williams.
Identification: BC.MSS.13.40
Language: English
Permanent URL:http://purl.oclc.org/arstudies/bc-mss-1340

Arrangement

This collection is contained in three files.


Scope and Contents

This collection contains two letters written by John R. Williams of Old Town Lake, Phillips County, Arkansas, to his father, Samuel Williams.


Biographical Information

John R. Williams was born in Bourbon County, Kentucky, on January 31, 1814, to Samuel and Sarah Hinton Sutherland Williams. In addition to several other enterprises, Samuel owned and operated a ropewalk and bagging factory in Paris, Kentucky, an enterprise his son refers to in this letter.

John Williams had settled in Phillips County, Arkansas, prior to 1840, operating a plantation on the banks of Old Town Lake. In 1853, he married Rebecca Temperance Mangum; the couple had seven children. Williams died in November 1879.


Index Terms

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

Arkansas Real Estate Bank. (Little Rock, Ark.)
Arkansas State Bank. (Little Rock, Ark.)
Hemp -- United States -- History
Phillips County (Ark.)
Williams, John R., 1814-1879
Williams, Samuel, 1776-1848

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Restrictions on Use

Non-circulating, in-house use only.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

John R. Williams letters, MSS.13.40, Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, Arkansas Studies Institute

Acquisition Information

Purchased, June 26, 2013


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