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James Millinder Hanks Diaries

Identifier: MC 1335

Scope and Content Note

The collection contains forty-five diaries dating from 1865 to 1907 and seven bound volumes of transcripts of the diaries for the period 1865-1896. The remaining diaries were transcribed by Special Collections and the transcriptions added to the collection. Added to the collection in 2002 in Box 7 are Mr. Hanks's copy of the Methodist Hymnal and a glass plate photograph identified as "Mill, Anne Amelia Hanks, and John."

Master unbound copies of the transcripts are located in boxes 8-14.


  • Creation: 1865-1907


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

Use restrictions apply: Bound transcripts of diaries should be used in lieu of the master unbound copies (Boxes 8-12), for preservation reasons.

No Interlibrary Loan.

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

Biographical Note

James Millinder Hanks was born at Helena, Arkansas, in 1833. After graduating from the University of Louisville he returned to Helena to practice law. Hanks was a member of Congress for the First District of Arkansas from 1871 to 1873. In addition to his political career he also had banking and farming interests. He was a devout and active Methodist. Hanks died in May 1909.


6 Linear Feet (12 boxes)

Arrangement of the Papers

Materials are arranged by format and sorted chronologically.

Acquisition Information

Herbert W. Hill Jr., of Pullman, Washington, J. J. Doughtie of Memphis, Tennessee, and Mary Stigall of Paducah, Kentucky, donated the James Millinder Hanks Diaries to Special Collections on March 5, 1995.

Processing Information

Processed by Vera Ekechukwu, Special Collections Division, University of Arkansas Libraries, Fayetteville, Arkansas February 1996.


James Millinder Hanks Diaries
Vera Ekechukwu
February 1996
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
365 N. McIlroy Avenue
Fayetteville AR 72701 United States
(479) 575-8444