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B. F. Little Papers

Identifier: MC 1077

Scope and Content Note

Items pertaining to B.F. Little of Washington County. The papers contain items pertaining to Little's attempt to receive a pension for his Civil War service, other financial records (including tax receipts), and items relating to his duties as sheriff. Also included are materials about his son-in-law, C.E. Swift.


  • 1862-1918


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

Benjamin F. Little was the first Republican sheriff of Washington County, serving from 1868 until 1872. He was born in Bedford County, Tennessee on September 13, 1839, and came to Arkansas when his parents settled in Washington County around 1851. During the Civil War he served in Company D, 1st Arkansas Cavalry, United States Volunteers. He died sometime after 1895. A biographical sketch of Little may be found in History of Washington County (1989).


0.5 Linear Feet (1 box)

Arrangement of the Papers

Materials are arranged by format.

Acquisition Information

The B. F. Little Papers were donated to Special Collections by Janelle Swift Brashears on June 11, 1990.

Processing Information

Processed by Leon C. Miller, Special Collections Division, University of Arkansas Libraries, Fayetteville, Arkansas, in October 1990.

B. F. Little Papers
Leon C. Miller
October 1990
Language of description
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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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