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James B. Currie Ledger

Identifier: MC 900

Scope and Content Note

Account ledger kept by James B. Currie, Woodruff County, Arkansas, recording merchandise transactions, sales reciepts and a tally of cotton picked by presumabley enslaved people. These individuals names include Hanett, Sam, Wilson, Elic, Emily Manda, Crawley, Isaac, Nina, Sarah, Dick, Sal and Edward. Most of the inked entries are dated 1851-1852, with pencil additions made in the later 1860s. One laid in contract fragment appears to be a sharecropper agreement dated 1867. Some of the entries made in the Civil War years appear to be sales to Confederate officers.


  • Creation: 1851-1869


Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

Access Information

Please call (479) 575-8444 or email at least two weeks in advance of your arrival to ensure availability of the materials.

Use Information

No Use Restrictions Apply.

No Interlibrary Loan.

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).


0.1 Linear Feet (1 Volume)

Arrangement of the Papers

Collection consists of one ledger.

Acquisition Information

Purchased from Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, on November 4, 1988

Related Materials

Records relating to the James B. Currie Ledger include:

Currie Family Papers 1852-1891 MC 713

Processing Information

Processed by Kim A. Scott; completed in November 1988. Finding aid language was updated by Catherine Wallack in November 2023 as part of a project to update outdated or harmful description related to slavery or to enslaved persons. All names in the Finding Aid are spelled to the best of the processors' ability to transcribe the entries.


James B. Currie Ledger
Kim A. Scott
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Department Repository

University of Arkansas Libraries
365 N. McIlroy Avenue
Fayetteville AR 72701 United States
(479) 575-8444