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William "Major" Johnson-David Wilson Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MC 1275

  • Staff Only

Scope and Contents

The papers consist of ledgers, legal documents, letters, and miscellaneous papers which pertain to the Johnson lands and the Wilson's farming operation. Divided into two series, the papers have been arranged in chronological order.

Dates

  • 1824-1968

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

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

Conditions Governing Use

No Use Restrictions Apply.

No Interlibrary Loan.

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

Biographical / Historical

William "Major" Johnson was an early settler of Hempstead County, Arkansas, settling on land that his grandfather, Edward Johnson, claimed in 1818. Major (as he was always called) married Sallie Hawkins in 1852 and in the following year the couple began building a large house on the original Johnson acreage. The large home was called "Woodlawn," and Major's descendants lived there until 1973. The home has been moved to Old Washington Historic State Park. Major Johnson's youngest daughter, Aloyise, married David Wilson in 1899. The Wilson family farmed the Johnson holdings throughout the twentieth century.

Extent

0.05 Linear Feet (1 reel)

Language of Materials

English

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in two series with contents arranged chronologically.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The William "Major" Johnson-David Wilson family papers were loaned to Special Collections for microfilming by John J. Wilson, Jr., of Nashville, Arkansas, on January 31, 1994.

Processing Information

Processed by Kim Allen Scott; completed in February 1994.

Creator

Source

Title
William "Major" Johnson-David Wilson Family Papers
Status
Completed
Author
Scott, Kim Allen
Date
February 1994
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid is in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Department Repository

Contact:
University of Arkansas Libraries
365 N. McIlroy Avenue
Fayetteville AR 72701 United States
479-575-5577