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Solon Borland Letters

Identifier: MS B644

Scope and Content Note

Letters from U.S. Senator Borland, Washington, D. C., to Charles A. Galloway and others, pertaining to affairs at Fort Washita, to business of the Senate Printing Committee, and to the Phi Delta Society at Oglethorpe University, Milledgeville, Georgia.


  • 1848
  • 1850


Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

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Use Information

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Biographical Note

Solon Borland was born in Nansemond County, Virginia on September 21, 1808. Borland studied medicine in Philadelphia and Louisville. During the Mexican-American War, he was commissioned as a major in the Arkansas Mounted Infantry Regiment under Archibald Yell. After the war, Borland was elected as a United States Senator from Arkansas, serving in this position from 1848 to 1853.

Borland continued his medical practices in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1854. During the American Civil War, Borland served as a commander in the seizure of Fort Smith, commander of Pitman's Ferry, and colonel of the 3rd Arkansas Cavalry Regiment. Borland resigned from service of the Confederacy in June 1862 and traveled to Texas where he passed away on January 1, 1864.


.001 Linear Feet (2 items)

Arrangement of the Papers

Materials are arranged chronologically.

Acquisition Information

The Solon Borland Letters were purchased by Special Collections, University of Arkansas Libraries in 1973 from Joseph Rubinfine of Pleasantville, New Jersey.

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Solon Borland Letters
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Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

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