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James B. Currie letter

James B. Currie letter

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Finding aid for the James B. Currie letter

BC.MSS.13.82

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

December 1, 2015



Repository: Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
Creator:Central Arkansas Library System. Butler Center for Arkansas Studies. (Little Rock, Ark.)
Title: James B. Currie letter
Dates: 1867
Quantity: 0.21 Linear feet
Abstract:This collection contains a letter written to the military governor of Arkansas by James B. Currie of Woodruff County.
Identification: BC.MSS.13.82
Language: English

Arrangement

This collection is contained in two files.


Scope and Contents

This collection contains a letter written to the military governor of Arkansas by James B. Currie of Woodruff County on behalf of a Freedman in his employ who had been beaten up.


Biographical Information

James B. Currie, a native of Tennessee, moved to Arkansas along with his brothers around 1850. He was a merchant, a cotton planter, and a slave owner, initially in the Pleasant Grove area of St. Francis County, and then in Washington Township, Jackson County (later Woodruff County). After the end of the war, he employed his former slaves as sharecroppers. He was married to Mary P. Currie, and the couple had at least two children. James died in October 1867, and Mary later returned to Tennessee.


Index Terms

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

African Americans -- Arkansas -- Social conditions
Augusta (Ark.)
Currie, James B., 1817-1867
Free African Americans -- Arkansas
Freedmen
Mason, Jim [James]
Ord, Edward O. C., 1818-1883
Raney, Tom [Thomas]
Slaves -- Emancipation -- United States
Woodruff County (Ark.)

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Restrictions on Use

Non-circulating, in-house use only.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

James B. Currie letter, MSS.13.82, Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, Arkansas Studies Institute

Acquisition Information

Purchased, December 17, 2013


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