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Peay-Hammond Family collection

Peay-Hammond Family collection

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Finding aid for the Peay-Hammond Family collection

BC.MSS.11.69

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

December 29, 2016



Repository: Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
Creator:Hammond, Juliette Peay, 1832-1867
creatorHammond, William H., Dr., 1826-1859
Title: Peay-Hammond Family collection
Dates: 1848-1956
Quantity: 2.0 Linear feet
Abstract:The collection contains family correspondence, photographs, newspaper clippings, and documents of the Peay-Hammond family. It also consist of two family Bibles with one containing photographs of unidentified family members.
Identification: BC.MSS.11.69
Language: English

Arrangement

This collection is arranged topically.


Scope and Contents

The collection contains family correspondence, photographs, newspaper clippings, and documents of the Peay-Hammond family. It also consist of two family Bibles with one containing photographs of unidentified family members.


Biographical Information

Dr. William H. Hammond was born June 10, 1826, in Missouri and was the first permanent physician to settle in Hot Springs, Arkansas. He was the son of John B. Hammond (1791-unknown) and Frances Gresham [Grisham] Hammond (1798-1876) who were from North and South Carolina. It is unclear when his parents first arrived in Arkansas, but they were in the vicinity of Lawrence County in the mid-1840s, before settling in Saline County in 1850. However by 1860, his parents had moved to California.

William did not follow his family westward. He met Juliette Peay (1832-1867), daughter of Nicholas and Juliette Elizabeth Neill Peay, a prominent family and early Little Rock settlers. William and Juliette married in Pulaski County in 1850. After their marriage, he set up a medical practice in Hot Springs, having completed courses at the University of Louisville in 1849. His office, drug store, and home were at the corner of Canyon Street and Central Avenue. He also served in the legislature as a state senator from 1856-1859 representing Saline, Hot Spring, and Montgomery counties.

The couple had several children: Mary Southall Hammond (1852-1852), John Nicholas Hammond (1855-1858), Frances “Fanny” Gordon Hammond (1853-1935), Alice Peay Hammond (1857-1943), and twins William Henry (1859-1917) and Gordon Hammond (1859-?1860).

Dr. Hammond sick with typhoid fever for three weeks, but expected to recover, died on July 6, 1859. He was buried at Mount Holly Cemetery in Little Rock with other members of his family. After his death, his wife Juliette married William Booker Easley in 1861 and they had one child, Sue Crease Easley (1863-1939).


Index Terms

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

Arkansas -- Politics and government
Hammond, Juliette Peay, 1832-1867
Hammond, William H., Dr., 1826-1859
Hot Springs (Ark.)
Hot Springs (Ark.) -- History
Little Rock (Ark.)
Medicine -- Arkansas

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Restrictions on Use

Non-circulating, in-house use only.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Peay-Hammond Family collection, MSS. 11.69, Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, Arkansas Studies Institute.


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