John D. Henry Letters
Scope and Content Note
Five of the six letters in this collection are addressed to P.G. or Martha P. Henry, John's father and mother living in Locust Cottage. Two letters from John describe his living arrangements and financial difficulties in Fayetteville. Another letter, from O.C. Gray of Fayetteville, describes John's final illness. The last two letters are from relatives living or visiting Fayetteville and describe John's death and his burial site at Evergreen Cemetery.
The earliest letter in the collection is from Private John L. Russell, Company C, 6th Arkansas Infantry, dated July 7, 1861, from Pocahontas, Arkansas. Russell, a Confederate volunteer who probably lived in Dallas County, Arkansas, may have been related to the Henry family.
- Henry, John D. (Person)
Language of Materials
Materials are in English.
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John D. Henry was a farmer from Locust Cottage, Jefferson County, Arkansas, who in 1876 attended the Arkansas Industrial University in Fayetteville, Arkansas. While enrolled at the school, Henry developed what he described as a "bad cold," and he died near the end of March 1876.
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Arrangement of the Papers
Collection is arranged chronologically.
The John D. Henry Letters were donated to Special Collections, University of Arkansas Libraries in 1965 by Walter L. Brown of Fayetteville, Arkansas.
Processed by Kim A. Scott; completed in February 1988.
- John D. Henry Letters
- Kim A. Scott
- February 1988
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- Language of description note
- Finding aid is written in English.