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Lilbourn Hays Meriwether Letters

Identifier: MC 1454

Scope and Content Note

The letters were written by Lilbourn Meriwether in 1912, when he was a student at the University, to his father R. W. Meriwether in Paragould. The first was dated February 27 and the second February 28 and they were sent Special Delivery from Fayetteville. They describe the student uprising known as the X-Ray incident, in which students published a paper by that name. For a full account of this incident, see Robert A. Leflar's history of the University, The First Hundred Years, pp. 349-351.

The second letter also contains an accounting of some money Lilbourn Meriwether has spent for college expenses.


  • 1912


Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

Access Information

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Use Information

No Use Restrictions Apply.

No Interlibrary Loan.

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

Biographical Note

Lilbourn Hays Meriwether was a student at the University of Arkansas from Paragould, Arkansas.


0.01 Linear Feet (1 folder)

Arrangement of the Papers

Letters are arranged chronologically.

Acquisition Information

The Lilbourn Hays Meriwether Letters were donated to Special Collections, University of Arkansas Libraries in 2000 by Robert W. Meriwether.

Processing Information

Processed by Ethel C. Simpson; completed in March 2002.



Lilbourn Hays Meriwether Letters
Ethel C. Simpson
March 2002
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
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Fayetteville AR 72701 United States
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