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Bragg Family Papers

Identifier: MC 1257
Scope and Content Note The collection contains correspondence, legal documents, genealogical materials, photographs, and other materials relating to the Samuel and Hosea Bragg family. Family corresopndence includes letters written during the era of the antebellum South as well as the Civil War. Also included is correspondence during the period 1866-1911, as well as letters written during the First World War. Genealogical materials relate to the Bragg and Engles families. Legal documents include receipts for the...
Dates: 1836-1946

Horace J. Ford Diary

Identifier: MC 1249
Scope and Content Note

Photocopy of a diary with regular entries describing plantation life, the cotton trade on the Mississippi River, and slave activities.

Dates: 1848-1849

Lawrence County (Arkansas Territory) Sheriff Notice of Sale

Identifier: MC 1139
Scope and Content Note

Handwritten legal notice, signed by Charles Kelly, calling for a court-ordered sale of slaves owned by James Rupell to take place at Batesville on October 27, 1824. Judgment in favor of the estate of Patrick McMannis, deceased.

Dates: 1824

Pleasant M. Osburn Bill of Sale

Identifier: MC 677
Scope and Content Note

Contract for the sale of land and six slaves by Pleasant M. Osburn to Wiley Neubury, Clark County, Arkansas, February 12, 1847

Dates: 1847

Ruth Polk Patterson Papers Addendum

Identifier: MC 903A
Scope and Content Note Materials in this collection are various draft manuscripts of Ruth Polk Patterson’s books about her grandfather’s life and work as a slave in Arkansas. Spencer Polk, Patterson’s grandfather, was born to an African slave, Sally, and the slave master Taylor Polk. While it was a common event for slave masters to father children on female slaves, Spencer Polk’s life was exceptional. Instead of ignoring the situation, as most slave owners would have done, Taylor Polk took Spencer and Spencer’s...
Dates: 1971-1986

Shreve Family Papers

Identifier: MC 635
Scope and Content Note

The papers consist of three series--correspondence, family papers, and photographs. Papers include genealogical records, Civil War military records, property records (including a tax valuation of Samuel Wilson's slaves), farm produce notebooks, Shreve family photographs and photographs of Washington County subjects.

Dates: 1810-1975

Shugart Plantation Records

Identifier: MC 1075
Scope and Content Note

Slave deeds, cotton accounts, and other records pertaining to the Henry F. Shugart Plantation of Dallas County; 1 reel of microfilm.

Dates: 1833-1911

Rachel Skoney Research Papers

Identifier: MC 1239
Scope and Content Note

The Rachel Skoney Research Papers contain computer printouts of statistical data Skoney generated while she was preparing her master's thesis, Large Planters and Planter Persistence in Antebellum Arkansas, 1850-1860. Some files contain Skoney's descriptions of the programs used to analyze the data.

Dates: 1986-1991

Trulock Family Collection

Identifier: MC 1965
Scope and Content Note

Materials in this collection includes biographical material, correspondence, financial materials, photographs, and deeds.

Dates: 1821-1987

Washington County Court Probate Record Book

Identifier: MC 2018
Scope and Contents Probate record book of the Washington County Court, including wills, appointments of estate executors, and other probate records from 1829-1839. Individuals with records contained in the book include Martha Wilson, Rial Potter, Robert Hamilton, Thomas Garvin, John L. Taylor, Benjamin Hayles, James Lawrence, Ralph Davis, John Wilson, Thomas Wagnor, Alexander Williams, William Wolf, Evan Harrah, Isham Wood, James Simpson, William A. Wilson, David Dunkin, John Jordan, Ransom Lane, Alexander W....
Dates: 1829-1839