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Arkansas Territory

Subject Source: Naf

Found in 12 Collections and/or Records:

Arkansas Territory Plat Maps

Identifier: MC 2651
Content Description

Two framed Arkansas Territory plat maps. One is of Township 7 South, Range 2 West; the other is of Township 7 South, Range 4 West; both are in present-day Arkansas County.

Dates: 1820; 1828

James Sutherland Deas Papers

Identifier: MS D34
Scope and Content Note

Land and allied papers dealing with property in Southwest Arkansas (Red River).

Correspondence, deeds, mortgages, maps and plats, and other material pertaining to land ownership and to the sale and purchase of lands in Arkansas, particularly in Lafayette, Hempstead, and Pulaski Counties. Correspondents include James Chestnut, Jr.

Dates: 1825-1957

David Gillespie Deed

Identifier: MS G41 304
Scope and Contents

Deed from David Gillespie of New York, NY, conveying to Israel Foote[?] of New York, NY, in consideration of $20.00, 160 acres of military bounty land in T8N, R8W, Arkansas Territory; executed at New York Aug. 16, 1823, and filed for record by Pulaski County, Ark. recorder Aug. 8, 1824.

Dates: 1823

V. L. Huddleston Collection of Administrator's Bonds

Identifier: MS H86
Scope and Content Note

William and Mary Fulsom to Governor of Territory of Missouri, May 28, 1819, in estate of Ebenezer Fulsom, and James Jackson to John Pope, Governor of Territory of Arkansas, August 19, 1829, in estate of Elijah H. Barton.

Dates: 1819; 1829

Lawrence County (Arkansas Territory) Sheriff Notice of Sale of Enslaved Persons

Identifier: MC 1139
Scope and Content Note

Handwritten legal notice, signed by Charles Kelly, calling for a court-ordered sale of enslaved persons owned by James Rupell to take place at Batesville on October 27, 1824. Judgment in favor of the estate of Patrick McMannis, deceased. Enslaved persons in the sale were Moses, an approximately 40-year-old man, Lew, an approximately 40-year-old woman, and Mel, an approximately 22-year-old man.

Dates: 1824

Halsey Prudden Correspondence

Identifier: MC 1903
Scope and Content Note

The Halsey Prudden Correspondence contains biographical information about the Prudden family, and correspondence discussing Arkansas frontier life, and religion. Additional the collection contains two sets of transcribed correspondence; one created by Emma Carmen, Prudden's niece and one provided by Jane Bradford, Prudden's great-great niece.

Dates: 1819-1988

Margaret Smith Ross Papers

Identifier: MC 1587
Scope and Content Note Materials include correspondence, court documents, scrapbooks, diaries, physician appointment books, photographs, drawings, etc. An avid collector of Arkansas-related historical materials, Margaret Smith Ross assembled a collection that includes her personal papers, historical and genealogical research materials, and the original records of the Pulaski County Circuit Court dating from the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Her personal papers include correspondence,...
Dates: 1813-2002

Maggie Smith Collection

Identifier: MC 6
Scope and Content Note Five original business papers, 1824-1831, and photocopies of material Maggie Smith used in preparing her article, "The Nicks and Gibson Papers and Lovely County" (Benton County Pioneer, vol. 12, no. 4, October, 1967, pp. 86-95). The collection includes legal documents, descriptions of parcels of land, correspondence, inventories, accounts, and advertisements. The papers pertain to the business of merchants Nicks & Gibson, to the estate...
Dates: 1824-1885

Sue H. Walker Papers

Identifier: MC 11
Scope and Content Note

Correspondence and papers

Dates: 1818-1936

United States 15th Congress, 2nd Session, House Legislative Bill

Identifier: MS Un3h
Scope and Content Note

H. R. 238. December 21, 1818.... A bill establishing a separate territorial government in the southern part of the Territory of Missouri. 1 item, 6 pages.

Dates: 1818

Harmon Wart Bounty Land Warrant

Identifier: MC 1259
Content Description

Military bounty land warrant number 23448, awarded to Harmon Wart for his service during the War of 1812. The warrant was for "160 acres being the north east quarter of section 18, township 6 north, range 9 west" in Arkansas Territory.

Dates: Nov. 27, 1820

Hiram A. and Granville Whittington Materials

Identifier: MC 1804
Scope and Content Note The Hiram A. and Granville Whittington Materials contain correspondence between Hiram and his brother, Granville, back in Massachusetts revealing the conditions and his experience in the new Arkansas territory. Granville, a book binder by trade, preserved the letters in a bound volume. These letters that were neatly bound were found in Granville’s attic when his house in Mount Ida was torn down in 1913. The letters begin in 1824 when Hiram was writing from his home in Nantucket,...
Dates: 1824-1874