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Small Manuscripts File (SMF)

#001 - ALBERT PIKE ON DEATH

Arkansas Gazette Jan 6, 1935. Letter written by Albert Pike in 1885 to Dr. Thurston of Van Buren, Arkansas.

#002 - ALLIANCE BOLSTERS PRESERVATION GOALS

Arkansas Gazette Omnibus, Oct 27, 1981, Parker Westbrook, Executive Director of Pioneer Washington Foundation, tells of the goals of the Historic Preservation Alliance, and tells of the Williams House to be moved into Washington.

#003 - ANDERSON, THOMAS TISDALE

Essay by Mitzi Williams of Ashdown, Arkansas. Professor Anderson was a prominent educator of the 1870-1925 years in southwest Arkansas.

#004 - ARKANSAS GOVERNORS AND UNITED STATES SENATORS

Brief biographies by Dr. John L. Ferguson, State Historian, Arkansas History Commission, 1970.

#005 - ARKANSAS MINISTER'S NOTEBOOK

Arkansas Gazette (no date), Rev. G. W. Mathews, Methodist minister of the Mineral Springs Circuit, 1870, kept notes for the minister who succeeded him.

#006 - PROPER NAMES AND NICKNAMES

Published in the AGS Quarterly, Vol. XX, No. 3, Austin, TX. Compiled from three leading dictionaries.

#007 - HEMPSTEAD COUNTY TOWNSHIPS: BOUNDARIES CHANGED IN 1849-1851

Copied from old court record.

#008 - MARRIAGES PERFORMED BY THE Rev. A. R. BANKS, SPRING HILL, 1836-1855

Copied from family Bible.

#009 - STEPHEN AUSTIN AND THE PRE-EMPTIONERS IN THE LITTLE ROCK STORY OF 1819

Diagrams of the two sides of the claims.

#010 - BETHEL MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH MEMBERSHIP 1848-1875

Compiled by Russell Baker. Glenwood, Pike County, Arkansas.

#011 - BITTICK PAPERS

(a) Receipt for Special Tax of 1862 (b) Letter from Columbus Bittick, asking for exemption from service in Confederate Army (c) Answer from Col. Danley, 1862 (d) Sale of land from John Bittick to Christopher Columbus Bittick. 6 pages.

#012 - BLAND-GROUNDS-CRAIG PAPERS

Documents and letter. Eleven items (copies). Civil War letter from william Thomas Craig.

#013 - BLAND, Frank: TAX RECORDS, HOWARD COUNTY, COMPLETE 1876-1956

Original documents.

#014 - BLASINGAME, SGT. T. B.: TO "FROTHER JIM"

Civil War letter from Gettysburg, PA, 1863, copy.

#015 - BLOCK, CLARENCE: "POET YEARNS FOR HOMECOMING"

By Carol Lockard; Hope Star, Aug 10, 1979, Clarence Block plans to open a publishing company for Black poetry in Hempstead County.

#016 - BLOOD PURIFIER: ADVERTISEMENT

Dr. Roberson, Wallaceburg; original leaflet.

#017 - BOULDIN OBITUARIES

Copied from The Washington Telegraph: (a) Capt. Thomas Bouldin, 1900

(b) Alice Lay Bouldin, 1915.

#018 - BOWIE LAND CLAIMS DECLARED FRAUDULENT

Copied from The Washington Telegraph; copy of record by Simon T. Sanders, Hempstead County Clerk, 1841.

#019 - FALCON SELECT SCHOOL FOR YOUNG MEN

Advertisement, January, 1879; copy of flyer.

#020 - BRADLEY, FRANCIS DAVIS

Civil War letter written from Dalton, GA, March, 1863.

#021 - BURIED TREASURE IN SEVIER COUNTY

Page from "Treasure Guide" 1971; two lost mines on the Cossatot River.

#022 - BYINTON, REV. CYRUS: MISSIONARY TO THE CHOCTAWS

Memorial ceremony in Eagleton, OK, Sept, 1981.

#023 - CAMPAIGN BUTTONS

Franklin D. Roosevelt (1933); Nixon-Agnew (1872)

#024 - CARRIGAN, MARY ELIZABETH (MRS. ALFRED E.)

Obituary, The Washington Telegraph, 1901.

#025 - CATTS, ERWIN C.

Information from Dorothy Core, 1979.

#026 - CENTER POINT METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH SOUTH

Covenant for land between J.F. Coulter and Jodie Coulter, 1889.

#027 - CENTER POINT HOMECOMING SPEECH, 1980

Dr. Ruth Polk Patterson.

#028 - CHEROKEE ALAPHBET

Page from DAR Magazine.

#029 - CHINA: OLD ENGLISH PORCELAIN IDENTIFICATION MARKS

(a) folder (b) "What Grandmother Really Gave You," Yankee Magazine.

#030 - ANDERW COLEMAN PAPERS

(a) Eleven bills from W.W. Gardner General Merchandise Store 1913

(b) Letter to Ella Deloney from Emma Eaton, 1895

(c) Two bills from P.S. Kinsworthy General Merchandise Store, 1898

(d) Ferry permit at Hood's Landing to Andrew Coleman

(e) Agreement between Andrew Coleman and Dudley Nunelly for transfer of ferry, 1898

(f) Bill from Gordon, Chambers & Williams from White Cliffs, for lumber, 1899

(g) Proof of Improvement in Support of Donation, Coleman, 1898

(h) Sale of land; Lina LaGrone to Andrew Coleman, 1898

(i) Poll Tax Receipt, 1893

(j) Bill from Smith & Coats General Merchandise, Wilton, AR, 189_

#031 - COLLUMS BALLAD IS TOLD

Citizens Journal, Atlanta, TX , 1981; "The Ballad of Cullen Baker," by Magdalene Collums.

#032 - COMPOSERS OF SOUTHWEST ARKANSAS

List by Mary Hudgins, 1980

#033 - CONFEDERATE DEATHS AT RONDO, ARKANSAS

19th Texas Infantry; Confederate deaths at Washington, partial list by Raymond Watkins.

#034 - CONFEDERATE $5 BILL
#035 - CONWAY, EMILY (MRS. ROBERT) OBITUARY

By James Ellis; copied from The Washington Telegraph, May 15, 1889.

#036 - CONWAY, KATE: ACTRESS

Clippings from Texas newspapers, 1978.

#037 - CROUCH, AUGUSTUS M.

Sale of land on Fulton road from Dr. Charles Mitchel to Augustus M. Crouch, 1856, copy.

#038 - CROUCH, AUGUSTUS II

Obituary from The Nashville News, 1904.

#039 - CROUCH, AUGUSTUS M., AND HIS HOUSE

Research paper by Don Montgomery, 1980.

#040 - DAWSON, JAMES AND MARY EAKIN, OBITUARIES

1966 and 1977

#041 - HUNDRED-YEAR OLD DESK RETURNED TO LITTLE RIVER COUNTY

"First Official Records were Kept in this Desk" from Little River News, 1973.

#042 - "DESCENDANTS MAINTAIN CONFEDERATE LIFESTYLES AT LARGE CITY IN BRAZIL"

Arkansas Gazette Aug 20, 1979, Civil War Confederate refugees settled in Brazil in the 1870's.

#043 - DeQUEEN: LETTER TO THE MAYOR FROM JOHN de GOEIJEN, 1948

Typed copy; son of Jan DeJoeijen, whose name was give to the town of DeQueen; notice of Jan DeJoeijen's death in 1944.

#044 - DOCTOR WRITE HISTORY OF ARKANSAS REGIMENT

By Margaret Smith Ross; from Chronicles of Arkanas, Arkansas Gazette, 1964; Dr. Washington Lafayette Gammage, MD, writes of the 4th Arkansas Regiment, Civil War.

#045 - DUGGER, JOHN, JR. and GEORGE CLARK: INDENTURE

Dated Mar 25, 1775 (copy); land to be used by John Wesley for "preaching God's Holy Word." Brunswick county, Virginia.

#046 - ELECTION RETURNS OF 1874, HEMPSTEAD COUNTY

Election for adoption of the Arkansas 1874 Constitution.

#047 - ELEY, W. H.; JUSTICE OF THE PEACE CERTIFICATE, 1884

Copy.

#048 - ELLIS, JAMES: TWO POEMS WRITTEN IN 1886

(a) "The Dear Old town" (Washington)

(b) "Washington, Arkansas"

#049 - CALIFORNIA GOLD RUSH OF 1849

Notes from Medearis research, 1975.

#050 - EXAMPLES OF 17TH CENTURY LETTERS FOUND IN OLD DOCUMENTS

Collected by the Society of American Genealogists.

#051 - "FIRST LOG HOUSE EVER ERECTED IN SOUTHWEST ARKANSAS"

Article written by James Ellis, The Nashville News, Jul 13, 1910.

#053 - FOSTER, STEPHEN: ANTE-BELLUM BARD

Brief biography from Territorial Times, March, 1981.

#054 - FOURTH ARKANSAS REGIMENT MUSTER ROLL

Account of promotions, battles, deaths; map of home counties of Polk, Pike, Montgomery, Hempstead and Calhoun; Civil War.

#055 - "FRED MILLS LOVES HIS WORK AS WATCH REPAIRMAN FOR 70 YEARS"

Little River News, Dec, 1974; Fred Mills came to Ashdown in 1904, Mills Jewelry Store in Ashdown.

#056 - (THE) FUN BOOK FOR CHILDREN, 1981

By Don Montgomery, Historian, Old Washington Historic State park; designed for school students who visit the Park.

#057 - FUNERAL NOTICES: WASHINGTON, ARKANSAS

Original notices for:

(a) Mrs. Elizabeth Eakin, 1885

(b) Johnnie Montgomery Carruth, 1888

(c) Mrs. Mary R. Carruth, 1889

(d) Wright Andrews, 1889

(e) Margaret Thomas Smith, 1890

#058 - CHEMICAL FLUID GAS BURNERS

Formula for making chemical fluid gas, 1874

#059 - GILLIAM, ROSA, AND BUCKEE

Obituaries, 1886, original documents and copies.

#060 - GREEN, GEN. B. W.: LETTER TO JUDGE ALFRED CARRIGAN, JULY, 1914

Reminiscences of Washington days.

#061 - ELLIS, JAMES: CONTRACT FOR SUBSCRIPTION SCHOOL, 1865

Post Oak School in Hempstead County, copy.

#062 - FUNERAL CARD, MRS. A. A. BRAZIL, 1910
#063 - HALLUM, JOHN: LAWYER AND WRITER

By W. H. Hughes, Arkansas Gazette, no date; biographical sketch of the man who compiled Biographical and Pictorial History of Arkansas, 1887.

#064 - HAYNES, JUDGE B. P.

(a) Obituary, 1918 (b) "Married 50 Years" (c) Funeral Notice

#065 - HAYNES, GEORGIA DeLAUGHTER (Newspaper Clippings)

(a) Marriage of Georgia DeLaughter and Charles Haynes

(b) Obituary of Georgia Haynes, 1980

#066 - HEMPSTEAD COUNTY NEWS TAKES "DRY" SIDE IN FIGHT AGAINST WHISKEY IN HOPE

Letter from Editor F. Hawkins; no date; original letter.

#067 - RECIPE FOR "FLORA DORA PIE"

From R. C. Stuart, Columbus, AR, handwritten, no date.

#068 - HENDERSON, W. P. and F. C.

Handwritten deed, 1887.

#069 - HENRY CLAY'S BROTHER IN CAMDEN

Porter Clay, Baptist minister, buried at Camden, 1850.

#070 - "HENRY'S CHAPEL MARKER PLACED OVER 1817 SITE"

By Stanley T. Baugh; The Arkansas Methodist, Oct, 1961; granite marker placed at site of first Methodist Church built south of the Arkansas River.

#071 - HINTON, DR. R. L.

One page biography from Lest We Forget, by Riggin; Dr. Hinton, physician and Methodist minister, 1866.

#072 - "HISTORIC ARSENAL A BUILDING AT HOPE"

By Ernie Deane, The Arkansas Traveler, Arkansas Gazette, no date; B. W. Edwards and his gun and knife collection at Hope; became the gun museum in the Old Washington Historic State Park.

#073 - "HISTORICAL HEIRLOOMS"

By Mollie Cannon Jones; The Arkansas Gazette Magazine, ca. 1950; Anne James Marshall, of England, Arkansas teacher and wife of Rev. L. S. Marshall, Methodist minister of Southwest Arkansas, 1860-1900.

#074 - HARSHMAN, HOLLY, AND THE CLASS OF 1926

(a) Five Local Teacher to Retire, Mena Evening Star, 1973

(b) Mena Hi's Greatest Class (booklet for reunion) 1926-1981

(c) Higher Education in 1922, by Inez Lane

From The Looking Glass, Vol. 3, #4, July, 1977.

#075 - HOLMAN, LITTLE ETHEL STUART FUNERAL NOTICE, JUNE 14, 1881
#076 - HOPE SCHOOL DISTRICT, DEC 21, 1911, STUDENTS AND TEACHERS

(a) Officers in Hope Schools

(b) Teachers in Hope Schools

(c) Students in Hope Schools (white)

#077 - "HOPE SISTERS REPRESENT 264 YEARS OF EPISCOPAL HISTORY IN ARKANSAS"

By the Rev. Canon Crews.

#078 - "DEAR FRIEND ALLEN" LETTER FROM JOHN W. HULL

From Mine Creek, 1850; speaks of cholera on the Red River steamboats; quilting party; the girls he didn't marry.

#079 - HOPSON, JAMES HENRY: REMINISCENCES OF THE CIVIL WAR

Battle of Oak Hills; conditions in Paraclifta during Reconstruction; capture of Captain Hart and Hays and skirmishes in northwest Arkansas in 1863.

#080 - HOPSON, JOSEPH AND LUCINDA FONTAINE MARRIAGE LICENSE, 1877
#081 - HOUSTON, SAM, IN WASHINGTON, ARKANSAS

Essay by Richard Dennis, 1978; did Sam Houston meet with Crockett and Austin in Washington to plot the Texas Revolution?

#082 - HUNTER (Dr. Andrew): MOST CONSPICUOUS NAME IN METHODISM

Brief biography by Rev. James Anderson

From Centennial History of Arkansas Methodism

#083 - "HUNTING FOR DIAMONDS IN ONE 'GEM-DANDY' PLACE"

by Scott McCloud; from Southwestern Electric Power Co. magazine, Jan. 1982;

(Murfreesboro Diamond Mine).

#084 - ESEA, TITLE II IN ARKANSAS 1966-1976 LEAFLET

Anne Stingley Jackson, Adm. Of program.

#085 - JOHNSON, DR. L. W. , EDUCATOR AND BUSINESSMAN

(A) "Education is Important for County Native, The Banner News, El Dorado, Apr 18, 1977.

(B) MY STORY, by Dr. L. W. Johnson

(C) Interview with John Manry in 1977

#086 - (THE) CIVIL WAR CAREER OF DANEIL WEBSTER JONES

by Don Montgomery (Violet Gingles Award, 1980)

Fought at Battle of Wilson's Creed, 1861; Twentieth Arkansas Infantry at Corinth; Vicksburg; Battle of Prairie De Ann, 1864; court of inquiry concerning conduct at this battle. 20 pages.

#087 - JONES, JAMES K.

Biographical sketch from Congressional Directory, 53rd Congress

#088 - JONES, MARY ELIZABETH; SERVICE RECORDS (1930-)

Transferred from PAM #153

#089 - JONES, NAT (son of Senator James K. Jones)

Newspaper clippings; shooting of Nat Jones after an argument; obituary written by James Ellis.

#090 - "JONES RETRACING THE PAST"

by Steve Nobles; Texarkana Gazette. Transferred to FHF #236.

#091 - JOPLIN, SCOTT; BLACK 'RAGTIME' COMPOSER

Three papers by Mary Hudgins

(a) "Old Favorites are New Again" The News, Nov 14, 1974

(b) "Joplin Coming into His Own" Collector's Weekly 1972

(c) "Scott Joplin's Black Opera" Arkansas Gazette Sept 10, 1972

#092 - EARLY SCHOOL DAYS IN LITTLE RIVER COUNTY

by Mary Draper Bowles; names of teachers ca 1910. One sheet.

#093 - "LOCAL DOCTOR CONTRIBUTES TO LOUISIANA HISTORY"

(Unidentified newspaper) Dr. Jo Ann Carrigan, LSU assistant professor of history, will write entire fifth volume on 20th century Louisiana history for "History of Louisiana" published by Claitor's Publishing Company in Baton Rouge.

#094 - LOCKE-WILLARD PAPERS 1864-1908

Notice of closing of Richmond Post Office, Nov 24, 1929; tuition for Mary Bush to T.T.C. Anderson at Richmond School, 1907 ($2.62); bills of Jake Willard at Richmond merchandise stores; tax receipt, 1886 ($2.86); verse to be inscribed on "Uncle Bas's" tombstone; 16 items, copies.

#095 - LOWRY, MRS. MISSOURI ANN OBITUARY

Dated April 27, 1917, copy.

#096 - LUM AND ABNER AND THE JOT'M DOWN STORE IN PINE RIDGE

Montgomery County; Lum and Abner were natives of Polk County; radio comics.

#097 - McKELLAR PAPERS (ARCHIBALD and DUNCAN)

Tax receipts, school contract, story receipts, 1871-1908 inclusive; 14 items, copies.

#098 - WILLIAMS, JAMES: REVOLUTIONARY WAR PENSION PAPERS

Received in 1855 copy.

#099 - McRAE, THOMAS CHIPMAN: 1851-1929 (a TESTIMONIAL)

By Randolph Hamby, 1950; Congressman in 1885 from Third District, Arkansas.

#100 - MADSTONES

(a) "Madstone is an Old Cure for Ills" Nashville News by Leland Duvall (No date)

(b) "A Madstone- Treatment for the Rabid?" Ideal Mixer, July, 1971.

#101 - MARLBROOK SCHOOL SOUVENIER: CLASS OF 1912-1913

List of students; souvenier from school days, copy; renuion 1966, copy of newspaper article; 11 pages to copy.

#102 - MASSEY FAMILY DOCUMENTS

Indenture between Mary Massey (North Carolina) and Catawba Indians, 188_. Various slave sales; copies.

#103 - "OUR RACIAL NEED": FIRST ADDRESS GIVEN AT THE HAYGOOD SEMINARY

Washington, Arkansas, 1888; School for the education of Black teachers, preachers and musicians.

#104 - MISSOURI'S SECESSIONIST GOVERNMENT: 1861-1865

By Arthur Roy Kirkpatrick; Missouri Historical Review, Jan. 1951. "The fugitive government was set up for a time in Arkadelphia and in Washington, Arkansas after Missouri fell into the hands of the Federals in 1861."

#105 - "MONA LISA MINE MAKES STATE'S TURQUOISE KING SMILE"

Arkansas Gazette, Nov. 1981; turquoise mining near Mena; Chuck Mayfield, of Mena, Owner.

#106 - MONROE, MRS. ALICE E., OBITUARY

from The Washington Telegraph, May 12, 1922.

#107 - MOORE, WILLIAM, OBITUARY

from The Washington Telegraph, 1900

#108 - "MOUNTAIN LEGEND OF ALBERT PIKE"

As told by Mrs. Ida Sublette Cobb in 1940 in a book entitled the Silver Shuttle. Albert Pike's two years in the Ouachita Mountains during the Civil War, 1862-1864.

#109 - MURDER OF MOLLY HOLT

Copied from The Washington Telegraph, Dec. 20, 1871; Molly Holt, aged 17, murdered by her rejected suitor, Robert Norwood, near Mineral Springs, Howard County. 5 pages.

#110 - MURRELL, JOHN: EARLY SETTLER IN SOUTHWEST ARKANSAS & LOUISIANA

Article from unidentified magazine; other families who came with Murrell in 1818: Wallace, Clark, Ward Dyer, Hutson, Robbinson, Duty, Dooley, Peterson. 5 pages.

#111 - "MY GRANDFATHER'S WHISKEY STILL"

By Magadalene Collums; Ben Evans and his whiskey still at Crossroads, Hempstead County, in the 1920s.

#112 - MYSTERY MANUSCRIPT

Recollections of an early settler of Sevier County, 1820-1890; Unknown writer came through Washington in 1824, when he was four years old; describes social life, the Red River Flood on 1842; 12 pages.

#113 - HOLT, WILLIAM: FROM WASHINGTON, ARKANSAS, TO LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, IN 1852

William Holt's description of his journey with a wagon train to the gold fields; ten pages.

#114 - HEMPSTEAD COUNTY RELICS DESCRIBED IN 1887

Copied from The Nashville News, June 25, 1887; John Irvin, oak hames; Dr. Purdom, two volumes of sermons of Rev. John Scott, 1856; James Ellis has family Bible of Littleberry Greed, settler of 1824.

#115 - NEAL, RUFUS, AND HIS FLYING MACHINE

(a) Patent of May 2, 1916

(b) Rufus Neal's Flying Machine, by Magadalene Collums

(c) "A Dream of Flight That Never Died" by Robert Kerr, Rufus Neal's great-grandson and his "ultralight." Aproximately 11 pages.

#116 - NEVADA COUNTY LIST OF VOTERS, 1939

Poll tax payments.

#117 - NEW CENTURY CLUB

Camden, founded in 1898; (a) pages from scrapbook of New Century Club; history of the club; (b) 1978-1979 yearbook.

#118 - POSTCARDS: WORLD WAR II

Wimberly to Steve Carrigan, 1944.

#119 - INDEX TO HOPE STAR OBUITARIES, 1981 & 1982

Compiled by Arlene LaGrone.

#120 - "OLD MAIDS MATRIMONIAL CLUB"

Program. Ozan College presentation, July, 1906.

#121 - OLD SETTLERS REUNION LEAFLET

Celebration of Mena's 85th Anniversary, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1985, newspaper publicity.

#122 - OPPORTUNITY SCHOOL ET AL

Program of graduation exercises for adult school for Black women, Washington, Arpil 28, 1925.

#123 - FONTAINE ORGAN, BGILL OF SALE

Three bills from Cornish & Co., St. Louis, MO, 1894; organ is in the Tavern in Old Washington State Park.

#124 - "OUT HOME"

By Nancy Ruth Carrigan Lonnegan; reminiscences of the Dolph Carrigan home on the Washington-Hope road in the 1920s.

#125 - PAGE, SALLIE, AND CHATMAN, T.E., MARRIAGE LICENSE, 1884
#126 - PETITION FOR PUBLIC ROAD FROM SPRING HILL TO HOPE

circa 1880; Original document with signatures.

#127 - PIKE, ALBERT, "U. OF A. PROFESSOR RECOUNTS HISTORY OF ALBERT PIKE'S FATEFUL WAR YEARS"

Arkansas Democrat, no date.

#128 - PYRAMIDS OF POLK COUNTY, ARKANSAS

By Hugh Carruth; (a) Pyramid marking grave of James C. Anderson, (b) How the Town of Ink was Named, (c) Pyramid Home of Today at Big Fork.

#129 - COMMENCEMENT AT RICHMOND

Little River News, May 10, 1916.

#130 - ROBARTS PAPERS (W. H.)

(a) Bill from Hope Lumber Co. for shingles, 1900

(b) Alice Robarts: Postmistress, bill for postage received

(c) Order from Thorburn, NY for shrubbery, 1898

(d) Iron Mountain Railroad bill for shingles

(e) Justice of the Peace certificate

#131 - ROWE BROTHERS: LETTERS OF WORLD WAR I

Copied from the Washington Telegraph, Jan 11, 1918 and Dec 6 1918, from James Russell Rowe and William Paul Rowe.

#132 - SANDERS, SIMON: PUBLIC SERVANT

By Don Montgomery, winner of the Lucille Westbrook Award for Local History Essay contest in 1980. Simon T. Sanders, clerk of Hempstead County Court for thirty years, 1838-1868.

#133 - "SAVING THE LITTLE THINGS IN LIFE"

Arkansas Gazette, 1980; "There is a way of life scattered in shoe boxes across the county," says Dr. Robert Walz, professor of history at SMU, who is saving historic pictures of Arkansas.

#134 - SHAW, WILLIAM: PROBATE COURT RECORDS OF 1842

Shaw is given guardianship of the children of James Black, Washington blacksmith and creator of the Bowie knife.

#135 - SHIELDS, ISAAC: OBITUARY

1911

#136 - LETTERS WRITTEN BY WILLIAM PRATHER HARVEY DURING THE WAR BETWEEN THE STATES

1862-1865 21 pages. Copies of handwritten letters written to his father and family in San Augustine, TX.

#137 - SHIPLEY, ROSA POLK: TWO POEMS ABOUT WASHINGTON, ARKANSAS

(a) Homecoming in Washington

(b) Old State Capitol Building (no dates, circa 1910)

#138 - SHIVER, HARRY: REMINISCENCES OF HOPE, ARKANSAS

November, 1978

(a) Reminiscences presented to class at Hope High School, 1979

(b) Information discussed with Hope High School Journalism Classes, 1978

#139 - SHIVER, HARRY: TWO INTERVIEWS

(a) "Shiver Sees Home Town Growing Up" Texarkana Gazette, July, 1978

(b) "Shiver Recalls Days as Paper Carrier" Hope Star, 1979

#140 - SIBLEY, DR. JOHN: LETTER TO STEPHEN AUSTIN 1820-1827

Transferred to PAM #233.

#141 - SIMMS, ALBERT: "HONORED BY FRIENDS, EMPLOYEES"

Albuquerque, New Mexico Journal, 1964; Albert Simms, born in Washington, Arkansas; former Congressman from New Mexico.

#142 - SIMMS, THOMAS: LETTER TO MRS. MARY MELISSA ROYSTON

Written Mar 4, 1912; recollections of the Civil War and history of the Hempstead Rifles.

#143 - SLAVES, FIRST IN AMERICA

Brought to Virginia in 1619; clipping.

#144 - SLAVE LIST: SERVANTS WHO CAME WITH JOHN MEBANE ALLEN FROM NORTH CAROLINA IN 1852

Five pages.

#145 - SMITH, PHILLIP: CIVIL WAR LETTERS TO HIS WIFE, EMILY

1862-1863, copies.

#146 - SMITH, WILLOUGHBY: CONFEDERATE SERVICE RECORD

1862-1865

#147 - SMITHWICK'S BOWIE KNIFE

Article by Bob Thomas in True West Magazine, 1977

#148 - SOLDIERS OF WORLD WAR I: HONOR ROLL OF LITTLE RIVER COUNTY

Copy.

#149 - SOUTHWEST DISTRICT SINGING PROGRAM

Munn's Chapel Baptist Church, Rules of Decorum; Black Baptist church at Prescott, 1978.

#150 - ST. MARK'S CHURCH ENTERED ON NATIONAL REGISTER

(a) Application papers, 1975

(b) Article in Hope Star, 1978

#151 - STAR OF HOPE: ORIGINAL ISSUE, FEB. 5, 1908 (ragged condition)

(a) Letter from James Ellis concerning the Gratiot Veterans Post

(b) Ad for Jagersfeld's land near the Washington Depot.

#152 - STEVENSON, REV. WILLIAM

(a) Page from Claiborne Parish History

(b) Conveyance deed from Stevenson to James Dyer (copies)

#153 - STEVENSON, REV. WILLIAM

Brief biography from Lest We Forget ELIMINATED -book in library

#154 - STEVENSON, REV. WILLIAM

Poem by Mary Anita Laaeter, 1978.

#155 - STIDHAM, WILLIAM: LAND PATENT TO VETERAN OF WAR OF 1812
#156 - "LEST WE FORGET": NAMES FROM THE MONUMENT OF THE COURTHOUSE LAWN IN NASHVILLE

Those who dies in World War I and World War II from Howard County

#157 - ST. LOUIS, IRON MOUNTAIN AND SOUTHERN RAILROAD CO. : TWO TICKETS FROM GURDON TO HOPE
#158 - STUART, RUTH McENERY: TWO SHORT SKETCHES IN BLACK DIALECT

From Scrapbook of Arkansas Literature, 1939

#159 - TATE, A. A. : LAND PLAT AND INVENTORY SALE LIST, 1876
#160 - "TEACHER, HISTORIAN, BALLADEER"

From the magazine, Best Year, Winter, 1981; story of Jimmy Driftwood, folksinger of the Ozarks.

#161 - "TERRY HOUSE GRANDEUR LOSING TO REPAIR DELAYS"

Arkansas Gazette, Dec 10, 1981; Albert Pikes' home in Little Rock now a restoration project of the Arkansas Arts Center.

#162 - THORNTON LETTER: FROM M. A. COMSTOCK TO JAMES THORNTON

From Helena, Arkansas, 1872; Cotton shipping on the Mississippi River.

#163 - "TRAVIS LETTER FINDING WAY BACK HOME"

Houston Post, Feb 28, 1982; letter written by Travis from the Alamo before it fell in 1836, complains that James Bowie is drunk most of the time. Letter was recently found and will be restored to the Texas Archives.

#164 - TOLAND, MISS NANNIE: OBITUARY (DATE UNKNOWN)
#165 - WALLPAPER EDITION OF "THE DAILY CITIZEN" OF VICKSBURG, MISSISSIPPI

Answering the question, "Was the Washington Telegraph printed on wallpaper during the Civil War?"

#166 - WASHINGTON, ARKANSAS: AN ACT TO REPEAL THE LAW INCORPORATING THE TOWN OF WASHINGTON

From Act of Arkansas, Apr 22, 1869.

#167 - WASHINGTON CHORAL SOCIETY

Program; March and May concerts in 1884.

#168 - WASHINGTON HIGH SCHOOL COMMENCEMENT EXERCISES

June 14, 1889; original programs.

#169 - WASHINGTON TELEGRAPH: THE HISTORY OF

Talk given by Bill Etter before a DAR meeting inHope, 1977

#170 - WEEKLY MESSAGE: BY FORNEY HUTCHINSON

Lowry family and Purdom family information.

#171 - "WESTBROOK, PARKER: A SECOND CAREER

Newspaper stories from various periodicals, 1981. about 20 pages.

#172 - "WHEN I LAY MY BURDEN DOWN"

Poem by W. S. Williamson, principal of Haygood Seminary, school for the education of Black teachers, preachers and musicians, circa 1888.

#173 - "WHO WAS MR. SPILLARD: DID HE REALLY BEAT LEWIS AND CLARK?"

By George D. Glenn, 1981; Unidentified magazine; Mr. Spillard made a walking tour of America in 1789.

#174 - WILEY, DR. ELECTA: "TAPES TRACE CULTURE OF BLACKS IN HEMPSTEAD COUNTY"

Hope Star, 1981; Dr. Wiley interviews 15 citizens, aged 65-99.

#175 - WILLIAMS, JUDGE ABNER BRYSON: OBITUARY AND EULOGIES

Handwritten letter from Mrs. James K. Jones, 1888, congratulating Judge Williams on his marriage.

#176 - WILLIAMS, JAMES (Sheriff of Hempstead County)

Obituary form Washington Telegraph, 1886

#177 - WILLIAMS, SAM (author and newspaperman)

Signature on advertisement in Hope Chronicle of trustee's sale of property of Isaac Evans.

#178 - KING OF RAGTIME: SCOTT JOPLIN

By Brian McGinty: American History Illustrated, May, 1984; Scott Joplin born in Texarkana, brought ragtime to a pinnacle of distinction.

#179 - "WARNING TO OBU"

Editorial by Louis Graves in The Nashville News, Dena White in "mid-knighted" in honor of her work at Nashville High School as editor of The Tattler.

#180 - WHITE, CAPTAIN W. R.

(a) Letter written during the Civil War from Camp Carroll, near Little Rock, March 1862

(b) "Resolution of Respect in the Matter of the Death of Capt. W. R. White" by the Nevada Circuit Court, 1921.

#181 - (THE) PILOT

Richmond newspaper; copy of issue January 6, 1888.

#182 - PRYOR, RICHARD: "OLD BURIAL GROUND MARKS RESTING PLACE OF COUNTY'S EARLY SETTLERS..."

Spring Hill, Arkansas, Hope Star, March 21, 1974, by Fred Mouser.

#183 - PROVIDENCE SCHOOL HOUSE REGISTER

Copy, Phil Gleaves, teacher. July, 1884.

#184 - "KLIPSCHORN: PRODUCT OF HOPE"

By Ruth Malone; Sunday magazine section of Arkansas Gazette, July 6, 1958; Paul Klipsch and the loudspeaker that he manufactures at Klipsch and Associates in Hope.

#185 - LETTERS OF A CONFEDERATE SURGEON

From Dr. Junius Bragg to his wife, 1864-1865; from Southwest Arkansas camps. Relates camp life; shooting of deserters form Dawson's Regiment. 10 pages.

#186 - DIARY OF CONFEDERATE SOLDIER CHARLES HUMPHREY II

Scouting expeditions through Southwest Arkansas after the battles of Prairie de Ann and Mark's Mill, 1864; names of villages and families where he stayed overnight. (also see SMF #230). 16 pages.

#187 - GOULD, W. D. : LETTER TO WIFE SARAH, FROM CAMP JACKSON, ARKANSAS, 1861.
#188 - BEANE, ROBERT: CIVIL WAR LETTERS FROM NEW MADRID, MISSOURI, AND LITTLE ROCK, 1861

Some copies are not legible.

#189 - CENTENARIAN RELATES HISTORY OF NEVADA COUNTY

Mrs. Florida Harris, Black educator, farmer and housewife of Stamps, AR; from The Lafayette County Democrat, January, 1978. 2 pgs.

#190 - ABSTRACT OF TITLE TO BURT DURHAM

Washington, Arkansas.Copy.

#191 - (THE) BATTLE OF MOSCOW, APRIL 13, 1863, AS TOLD BY MY GRANDMOTHER

Written by Martha Holcomb. 3 pages.

#192 - "COUNTY JAIL REVEALED AS HER DESTINY"

J. B. Summers and her Bed-and-Breakfast Inn at Washington; various newspaper publicity stories, 1981-1984.

#193 - "RUTH McENERY STUART: AN ARKANSAS WRITER"

Arkansas Gazette, August 27, 1924; original newspaper.

#194 - RUCKER TANNER: LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT

Dated 1829, copy.

#195 - "HENRIE---REMEMBERED FRIEND"

Letter from California, June 1868, describes journey to the gold fields by way of New York and the Panama Canal.

#196 - "CROCKETT REMEMBERED FOR MORE THAN THE ALAMO"

By Robert Kerr, Texarkana Gazette, March 6, 1982; story of Crockett's visit to Dr. Isaac Newton Jones at Long Prairie in 1835; Dr. Jones returns Crockett's watch to Mrs. Crockett.

#197 - WITSELL, CHARLES: "YOUNG MAN WITH AN OLD LOVE"

By Mel White, Arkansas Times magazine, October, 1981; Charles Witsell of Witsell and Evans, designers of the master Plan for the Old Washington Historic State Park.

#198 - MAY-DAY PILGRIMAGE BROCHURE

May 1, 1940; tour of homes in Hope, AR; Sponsored by the Girl Scouts of Hope.

#199 - "HUNDRED YEAR OLD PLOW FOUND BURIED IN TWIN HEART OF GIANT OAK TREE"

Hope Star, no date, circa, 1937; Crit Stuart looks at plow found embedded in stump of oak tree felled on the land that once belonged to Joshua Morrison, Crit's great-great grandfather.

#200 - WILLS AND ADMINISTRATIONS OF HEMPSTEAD COUNTY, INDEX

1820-1837; Book AA Record Book I 1826-1837.

#201 - HEMPSTEAD COUNTY BOUNDARY DESCRIPTION OF 1819

Copied from original court record.

#202 - HEMPSTEAD COUNTY COURTHOUSE: "FIRST SITE LAID OFF IN 1821"

By Daniel Witter, at Marlbrook, seven miles east of the present town of Washington.

#203 - DISCKINSON, SAM: LETTER TO OLD WISHINGTON HISTORIC STATE PARK STATING THAT THE ORIGINAL PAINT ON THE 1836 COURT HOUSE WAS YELLOW.

"and with its copper roof it must have brightened the landscape."

#204 - ANNALS OF COUNTIES IN ARKANSAS, 1826-1828: SYNOPSIS OF EVENTS OF COUNTY AND INDIAN HISTORY FROM EARLY NEWSPAPER FILES

WPA project, 1941; Arkansas History Commission.

#205 - SPRING BANK FERRY: "VISIT THE CADDO COUNTRY"

Brochure prepared by the Lafayette County Historical Society on the occasion of the dedication to the public of this ancient ferry; October 5, 1967, by the State of Arkansas.

#206 - RED RIVER, LA, AR, OK AND TX

Letter from the Secretary of War , 1936; navigation on Red River; removal of Red River raft and river improvement from 1833-1936.

#207 - RED RIVER COUNTY TEXAS: RECORDS IN RED RIVER COUNTY CLERK'S OFFICE

List.

#208 - PERSIMMON BEER RECIPE

Arkansas Gazette ca. 1968; used for medicinal purposes by pioneers.

#209 - ST. MARK'S CHURCH IN HOPE: RECTOR'S LIST

GRACE EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN WASHINGTON: RECTOR'S LIST

By Evelyn Andrews in 1979.

#210 - SOUTHWEST ARKANAS REGIONAL LIBRARY IN NASHVILLE: HOLDINGS IN THE DAR LIBRARY ROOM

List of microfilm, books, family records; Inventory.

#211 - GARCIA, ROSALEE FONTAINE: LETTERS TO CHARLEAN TRIMBLE ETTER, 1979-1981
#212 - McKELLAR, DUNCAN: PASS FROM CATTERSON TO "GO THROUGH THE LINES" AT PARACLIFTA

November 23, 1868; "Catterson's Raiders" during Reconstruction had occupied Paraclifta under martial law.

#213 - McKELLAR, ARCHIBALD: JOURNEY TO PURCHASE SLAVES, 1847

Letter to his brother in Arkansas

#214 - LETTERHEAD: "SHERIFF OF HEMPSTEAD COUNTY" WILLIAM A. JETT, WASHINGTON, AR, 188_
#215 - NEVADA COUNTY: ORGANIZAITON OF THE COUNTY AND DIVISION INTO TOWNSHIPS, MAY 8, 1871

Redland, Union, Jackson, Caney, Missouri, Albany, Alabama, Taylor

#216 - TURNER, WILLIAM: QUIT CLAIM DEED AND LAND PURCHASE FROM LUCETTA WALKER AND JAMES WALKER, JR. 1864
#217 - WRIGHT, RICHARD AND JAMES, PAPERS

Abstract of Title, 1861-1905, Little River County.

#218 - GREEN, ABNER AND MARTHA, AND LUCY HILL, PAPERS

Tax papers, Little River County.

#219 - ARKANSAS DIRECTORY OF ELECTED OFFICIALS, 1981-1982

Federal, State and County

#220 - "WASHINGTON AND THE ARKANSAS CONNECTION"

By Bill Hoff, Arkansas Gazette, February 22, 1982; "Was Washington, Arkansas, named for George Washington?"

#221 - MANRY, JOHN: "HE'S A STORYTELLER BUT THE GREATEST STORY HE HAS TO TELL MAY NEVER BE PUT ON PAPER."

By Ray Waddle; Shreveport newspaper, 1981; John Manry has spent a lifetime collecting the history of Bossier Parish, Louisiana.

#222 - CHARLES SQUIRES: CIVIL WAR MEMOIR

From Civil War Illustrated Magazine, June, 1975; crossing the Mississippi in 1863; camp in Monticello, AR; with Gen. Magruder in Washington; leaving the army at Navarro, TX, after the surrender in 1865.

#223 - "ALIAS 'PETE WHETSTONE'"

By Ann Culver and Ellen Moorhead; Territorial Times, May 1982; Charles Fenton Mercer Noland, of Batesville; wrote under the name of Pete Whetstone; one reprint of a story "Bear Hunt at Devil's Fork of Little Red River," Feb, 1837.

#224 - "WOMEN OF ARKANSAS, 1861-1865"

By Clara Eno; Arkansas Gazette, Oct. 17, 1943; Women of El Dorado; Civil War/ plants gathered for medicinal purposes.

#225 - HOPE LOUGHBOROUGH: OBITUARY AND FAMILY RECORDS

Hope, Arkansas, named for Hope Loughborough in 1873.

#226 - HOOKED RUG RENAISSANCE

By Susan Mahnke and Don Snyder; from Yankee Magazine, Nov., 1981.

#227 - WILLIAM TONG PAPERS: REVOLUTIONARY SOLDIER 1746-1848

a. letter to his children

b. letter from Rev. John Johnson copies.

#228 - JOHN PETE DAVIS: CIVIL WAR EXPERIENCE

Stepson of Ezekiel Kinsworthy tells of his experience at the battle of Prairie de Anne, 1864.

#229 - AMES, G. W. PAPERS

Marriage license; obituary; tax receipts; all copies.

#230 - CHARLES HUMPHREY CIVIL WAR DIARY

Copy of Logan County Historical Society Magazine, Wagon Wheels, Winter, 1981; Charles Humphrey was a scout for Company I, Gordon's Regiment; fought in the battles of Mark's Mill, Prairie De Ann, Poison Springs.

#231 - RUTH McENERY STUART: A CRITICAL BIOGRAPHY

Bibliography only from a thesis by Ina Rebecca Howell, Chapel Hill, NC, 1945.

#232 - FONTAINE LETTERS: EDWARD FONTAINE AND ELMIRA FONTAINE

a. Edward Fontaine to his children, 1888

b. Elmira Fontaine when she gave Matthew Fontaine's came to J. E. Fontaine, copies.

#233 - MUSTER ROLL OF COMPANY 'H', 17TH ARKANSAS INFANTRY, CSA

Compiled in 1916 by David Goodlett and James S. Wilson and John G. B. Simms.

#234 - COOK, T. B., PAPERS

a. Picture of four young women (Bell Cook)

b. Fannie Cook, Funeral notice, 1880

c. Mrs. M. F. Cook, Funeral notice, 1911

d. Miss Mattie Cook, Funeral notice, 1896

e. Letter to T. B. Cook from Ft. Worth, Texas, 1906

f. Warranty Deed, 1909

g. Tax Receipt, 1909

h. War Risk Insurance Certificate, 1918

#235 - HENRY SMITH PAPERS (BLACK PEDDLAR FROM LOCKESBURG)

Two bills from Gilliam & Lyon, Merchants, for clothing, 1899; original bills.

#236 - FOURTH ARKANSAS REGIMENT: COMPANY 'E', CSA, ORIGINAL MUSTER ROLL

Copy sent by James Ellis; taken from History of McNair's Regiment, prepared by Dr. W. L. Gammage in 1864. List of veterans still surviving in 1887.

#237 - LETTERS TO LAWSON SITZES FROM RELATIVES IN MISSOURI, 1840-1850

Includes poem from cousin Elizabeth Dellinger, bills and other documents; copies.

#238 - "HOPE NATIVE HAS FIRST NOVEL PUBLISHED"

Article from Hope Star, 1984; Mary Hortense McCorkle Drayton is also an actress and playwright.

#239 - A DEED OF BLOOD: THE FOUL MURDER OF PARSON SANDERS

Special edition of The Prescott Clipper with account of the murder, July 1877. Original copy; Lewisville.

#240 - FATHER JOHN HENRY: WIDOW'S CLAIM FOR PENSION

War of 1812; Elizabeth Word Henry.

#241 - DR. WILLIAM BEATY: WIDOW'S CLAIM FOR PENSION

War of 1812; Clarindear Beaty. 10 pages.

#242 - "BUFFALO BILL" CODY: LETTER TO JUDGE J. HOLMAN DESCRIBING THE HORSE THIEVES CAPTURED BY CODY IN 1869.
#243 - LUCILLE WESTBROOK: "BRINGING OLD NEWS TO THE EYES OF TODAY'S CITIZENS IS HER HOBBY."

Nashville News, July 15, 1982.

#244 - MOUND PRAIRIE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH: MINUTES OF SEPTEMBER 2, 1870

With action in the case of the Rev. Charles Goldberg for "conduct unbecoming a Christian minister." Original document.

#245 - LLOYD PAPERS

a. Contract for Sarah Lloyd to furnish quarters and rations for 16 freed laborers, 1864.

b. Four bills from Hope merchants: W. B. McNeill, 1882; McNeill & Powell, 1879; Finley & Bro., 1879.

c. Three bills from Washington merchants: Baird, Carruth & Phillips, 1871; W. J. Ferguson, 1875; A. O. Stuart, 1872.

d. Cotton receipts: George Taylor & Co., St. Louis, 1888; W. J. Frierson, New Orleans, 1870; E. K. Williamson's Warehouse at Fulton, 1875.

#246 - BEN LOMOND HIGH SCHOOL ANNUAL, 1912-13

Six pages, copy.

#247 - JOURNAL OF A DOCTOR'S WIFE

Mrs. A. J. Clingan, DeQueen, 1934.

#248 - ROUTE THAT WAS TRAVERSED BY DESOTO'S EXPEDITION IN 1539

Arkansas Gazette, June 9, 1929; research of Col. John Fordyce (map).

#249 - LETTER FROM JOE BORDEN TO HON. JNO. T. BEARDEN CONCERNING THE BUILDING OF A RAILROAD FROM CAMDEN TO WASHINGTON

Outlines strategy of getting it built, Sept., 1873.

#250 - "ZIES HIRED BY PARK"

Assistance Supt. and Curator, Hope Star, Sept. 23, 1982.

#251 - McKENZIE, WILLIAM A., "THOUGH HE HAS LIVED IN THIS STATE 84 YEARS, IS VISITING LITTLE ROCK HIS FIRST TIME"

Arkansas Democrat, Sunday, March 18, 1928; made his money in the Smackover oil boom in 1920.

#252 - COLUMBUS COUPLE VISITING IN KOREA

Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Wilson; three sons are Presbyterian missionaries in Korea.

#253 - OAK HILL LODGE NO. 393, FREE AND ACCEPTED MASONS

Dierks, Arkansas, May 18, 1982; history and list of officers since 1881.

#254 - STUART, RUTH McENERY: "RECOGNITION FOR OLD WASHINGTON AUTHOR"

Dr. Ethel Simpson receives AEH grant to collect Ruth McEnery Stuart stories to be published under the title "Simpkinsville and vicinity: The Arkansas Stories of Ruth McEnery Stuart."

#255 - CLOUD, DANIEL: LETTER TO "BELOVED BROTHER"

Daniel Cloud, aged 22, died at the Alamo; letter dated December 28, 1835, speaks of his devotion to the cause of Texas Independence as he leaves for Texas.

#256 - RAILROAD LAND TITLES PERFECTED FOR THE WASHINGTON TO HOPE RAILROAD

No date. Lands in the deed of Beardsley & Gates.

#257 - HEMPSTEAD COUNTY: LETTERS OF ADMISISTRATION INDEX 1819-1900

Compiled by Mary Nell Turner, 1982.

#258 - ARKANSAS VOICES (Program notes)

An original chamber theatre presentation of Arkansas literature and folklore adapted for the stage. "The Preacher's Shoes" is an excerpt from "An Arkansas Prophet" by Ruth McEnery Stuart.

#259 - DEED FOR LAND IN LAFAYETTE COUNTY FROM W. W. ANDREWS TO ISAAC N. JONES

DatedSeptember 22, 1851.

#260 - CONFEDERATE FLAG

One postcard.

#261 - SCOTT JOPLIN: AMERICAN MASTER COMPOSER

By Jerry Atkins. From Texarkana Centennial Historical Program, 1873-1973.

#262 - "FATHER JOHN HENRY" A TRIBUTE AT THE TIME OF HIS DEATH

By R. F. Roberson, May, 1885.

#263 - "DOES DAVY CROCKETT'S SISTER LIE BURIED NEAR CAMDEN?"

By Ernie Deane, The Arkansas Traveler, Arkansas Gazette; Mathilda Crockett and husband, Larkin Downs, are buried in small cemetery near Camden.

#264 - "LAW SCHOOL COURTSHIP LEADS TO BENCH FOR JUDGES JOHNSON"

Two newspaper clippings concerning Judge Glenn Johnson, formerly of Washington, AR, and his wife, Evelyn, both Appellate Court Judges in Chicago, IL; 1983.

#265 - NEW MADRID EARTHQUAKE: "AND YOU THOUGHT TORNADOES WERE BAD"

By Glen T. Cox; Arkansas Times Magazine, February, 1983; Dr. Johnston of the Tennessee Earthquake Information Center in Memphis State University predicts an earthquake equal to the destructive force to the one that struck Northeast Arkansas in December, 1811.

#266 - HISTORY OF THE P.T.A. OF WASHINGTON, AR, 1915-
#267 - BALLAD OF CYNTHIA ANN

By Donald Culross Peattie, July, 1970; White Girl Captured by Comanches Grows UP to Become Mother of One of Their Most Famous Chiefs, Quanah Parker; kidnapped in 1836.

#268 - ORDNANCE DEPARTMENT AT ARKADELPHIA: ACCOUNT BOOK, 1863

Names of employees at the Ordnance Department of the Confederacy; under the direction of Capt. Beard and Col. Redmond. (Later moved to Texas; copied from a ledger containing a voter list of Jamestown precinct in Texas in the 1870s.)

#269 - BEEBE FAMILY DESCENDANTS SHARE HISTORY WITH ARKANSAS

From Territorial Times January, 1983; Roswell Beebe, related to Judge Edward Cross by marriage; partners in the Cairo & Fulton Railroad and the purchase of Fulton in the 1830s.

#270 - MAJ. GEN. JOE C. LAMBERT, ADJUTANT-GENERAL OF THE U.S. ARMY IS WASHINGTON NATIVE

Hope Star, February, 1962, by Mary Anita Laseter. Other articles: Eleven Army Generals Sprang from Arkansas; article by Ernie Deane in Arkansas Gazette, 1965.

#271 - "UNFINISHED HISTORY OF NORTH HOWARD COUNTY"

Publicity for the book and author, Naida Tyndall; Nashville News 1983.

#272 - BOWIE COUNTY MEDICAL SOCIETY CORPORATION PAPERS

March, 1921, Texarkana, Arkansas.

#273 - SANER, E.F.: CIVIL WAR LETTER FROM FORT PILLOW, TENNESSEE

April 22, 1862; handwritten.

#274 - COWLING, CAPT. W. F. OBITUARY

From Confederate Veteran, August 19, 1906, Washington.

#275 - "TRAVELS LAND POLITICAL SCIENTIST FORM PHILLIPINES IN WASHINGTON"

Dr. Carolina Hernandez, International Visitor Program of the United states Information Agency.

#276 - TAVERN RULES

Copied from a very old document.

#277 - SCHEFFELIN, J.J.: "HISTORIAN WEDDED TO HIS WORK"

Local historian catalogues thousands of old county marriage certificates, Bowie County, Texas; Bowie County courthouse; from Texarkana Gazette, Sept. 1982.

#278 - REED, JOSEPH L.: LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT

Dated March 8, 1929; 11 pages.

#279 - WESTBROOK PARKER: PERSONALITY IN THE NEWS

Arkansas Democrat, April 24, 1983; interview with Maylon T. Rice.

#280 - HEMPHILL VS. WILSON: DEPOSITION IN COURT SUIT AT OUACHITA SALT WORKS

Clark County, debt of $80 owed by John Wilson; original papers, 1835.

#281 - MANY REMEMBER DR. ELLIS: DR. GARLAND AUGUSTUS ELLIS

Black physician at Stamps, died, 1950; Article from Lafayette County Democrat June 7, 1979. 2 pages.

#282 - OBU TO HONOR TWO

Mary Margaret Haynes, of Washington, and Dr. Dolphus Whitten, of Arkadelphia, to be given Distinguished Alumnus Awards, Hope Star, June 5, 1983.

#283 - LETTER TO CROCKETT'S WIDOW

By Christina McCorkle, Arkansas Gazette, April 8, 1962; story of letter from Dr. Isaac Newton Jones, of Lost Prairie, to widow of David Crockett, returning Crockett's gold watch.

#284 - SESQUICENTENNIAL LOGO

Description of winning logo; contest sponsored by the Department of Natural and Cultural Heritage, 1983.

#285 - CONFEDERATE VETERAN MAGAZINE INDEX OF COPIES IN VAULT AT S.A.R.A.

Beginning with Vol. XIII, 1905 through Vol. XXVII, 1920.

#286 - WASHBURN, ALEX: PUBLISHER & EDITOR OF HOPE STAR

Obituary, Hope Star, May 16, 1983; tributes from the Arkansas Gazette and Texarkana Gazette.

#287 - CATER, W.D.: TWO CIVIL WAR LETTERS

a. from near Van Buren, Arkansas, 1862

b. from Atlanta, Georgia, 1864

#288 - "PRINTER'S DEVIL" (ORIGIN OF PHRASE)

copied form Southern Standard, June 14, 1899.

#289 - TEMPERANCE PLEDGE

from a family Bible, ca 1890.

#290 - THE CLAYS OF ARKANSAS

John C. Banner; Washington Gov. Printing Office, 1908; Potter's clay used as a whitewash (boiled in buttermilk); geology of Hempstead County; Hope brick works prior to 1900; Foley's Pottery near Spring Hill, 1860.

#291 - BLOCK, VIRGINIUS, OBITUARY

copied from The Washington Telegraph, 1871.

#292 - BOWIE, JAMES: LOUISIANA LAND DOCUMENT

Copy of original handwriting in French, from Hezekiah Dunham.

#293 - "PICTURES WORKED WHEN WRITTEN WORDS FAILED"

Louisiana newspaper, 1983; Story of Jodie Manuel, who couldn't read and drew his grocery list with pictures; illustrated.

#294 - FUN BOOK FOR SCHOOLCHILDREN WHO VISIT OLD WASHINGTON HISTORIC STATE PARK

By Don Montgomery, Park Historian, 1984.

#295 - HALE, ALFRED CLAY: NATIVE SON AND MAN OF DESTINY

By Lacy Porter McColloch; Arkansas Historical Quarterly, 1976; Biography; teacher in Southwest Arkansas Schoold for 40 years; Vocational Agriculture; worked for State Department in Thailand and Ecuador. 9 pages.

#296 - McRAE, THOMAS CHIPMAN

Biographical sketch from Congressional Records Directory.

#297 - "OLD MOUNTAINEER THROWS NEW LIGHT ON CERTAIN PERIOD IN THE LIFE OF GENERAL ALBERT PIKE"

Arkansas Democrat, Sunday, Nov. 15, 1931; by G. C. Konkler

"Uncle Dick" Whisenhunt interview (Civil War days)

#298 - CHEATAM, GREEN: REVOLUTIONARY SOLDIER BURIED IN WASHINGTON

Died ca. 1846; article by James Ellis in The Nashville News, 1911.

#299 - SALEM BAPTIST ASSOCIATION MINUTES OF THE SEVENTH ANNUAL SESSION

Davis County, Texas, 1869; part of Arkansas included: Bright Star, Rondo, Macedonia, Mt. Zion; list of churches including post office, pastor and clerk.

#300 - WILLISAMSON, DR. LLEWELLYN WILBURN

Obsequies in Sacred Memory of. September 28, 1983.

#301 - ELEY PAPERS

a. Story of history of Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church at Belton, by W. H. Eley, Fe. 8, 1912

b. Notice of Administrator's sale of J. A. Eley estate, 1898.

c. Sale of Eley Estate, 1898.

d. Deed of Conveyance, 1893, Armistead Lewis

e. Pledge of money for pastor of Pleasant Grove Church, 1901

f. Pledges to build a school at Pleasant Grove, 1890

g. Request for tax information, W. H. Eley.

h. Warranty Deeds, 1880-1909 All copies.

#302 - SIMMS, ALBERT: A SHORT BIOGRAPHY
#303 - PALMER, ELNO: "DESPITE YANKEE LILT, HER HOMINY'S A HIT"

By Robert Kerr, Texarkana Gazette, 1983; how to make lye-hominy.

Frontier Days at Old Washington Historic State Park.

#304 - WOLFF BROTHERS

a. letter from Dr. Rufus Wolff, Ozan, to brother Dr. John in South Carolina, 1877

b. Dr. John Wolff, 1837; cover of Journal of South Carolina Medical Association

#305 - "RECEET" FOR WASHING CLOTHES

Humorous.

#306 - MARTINDALE PAPERS: ORIGINAL RECORDS, 1850-1866, JESSE HOLT

a. Receipt of J. W. Holt; 4 bales of cotton, Apr 25, 1866

b. Mary McLendon; pay to Jesse Holt $4.50 - T. C. White

c. Purchase order; J.W. Holt; 166 lbs. Coffee of George T. Leake, Camden Jan 30, 1852

d. Deed: Edward Nelson from Francis Young Jan 7, 1858

e. Purchase list (2 pgs.) Charles Nelson from Benjamin Britten, Washington, 1851

f. Purchases by Jesse Holt at Temperanceville, 1857

g. Purchases: Charles Nelson from B.L. Britten; Washington, 1858 (2 pgs.)

h. MY FATHER-JAMES HANSFORD HOLT, interview by Lucille Westbrook

i. Marking the Grave of Civil War Veteran, J. W. Holt

about 18 pages.

#307 - COUNTY AND TERRITORIAL TAX LIST: HEMPSTEAD COUNTY 1831

From original book.

#308 - MINISTER FINDS TREASURE CHEST OF LETTERS, DOCUMENTS

By Jack Fore, in Plain Dealing Post, Feb. 15, 1984, Charles Pearce, minister of Plain Dealing Church of Christ found letter of early 1800 at the McKamie house in Nevada County, Arkansas, near Falcon. 1 page

#309 - LITTLE RIVER COUNTRY CLUB: FIRST CERTIFICATE

A. V. McCown, 1931 copy.

#310 - TAYLOR, "UNCLE JACK:" METHODIST CIRCUIT RIDER FOR FIFTY YEARS

From The Arkansas Methodist

#311 - CATER, D.J." CIVIL WAR LETTERS TO "DEAR COUSIN EM" 1861-1865
#312 - PROCEEDINGS OF A PUBLIC MEETING FOR HEMPSTEAD COUNTY

Dec. 15, 1860, held in the Baptist Church in Washington. Resolved: That the institution of slavery is a constitutional right, and resolved: Fugitive Slave Law must be upheld, and Congress should makes amendments, etc...

#313 - SHOVER SPRINGS REUNION, 1983

Program.

#314 - EBENEEZER CAMP GROUND: COPY OF CAMPGROUND DEED

John Hughes and wife; R. K. Barefoot and others; filed for record the 6th day of October, 1857; other papers filed 1908.

#315 - WASHINGTON HIGH SCHOOL COMENCEMENT EXERCISES: PROGRAM 1915

Enclosed card belonged to Miss Lottie Gilbert; 4 x 6 1/2 watermarked.

#316 - STRAYHAN, PINKIE, RETIRES AFTER 37 YEARS OF TEACHING

Lafayette County Democrat, June 7, 1984; Pinkie Strayhan, Lewisville teacher and District Coordinator of School Library Media Service for the Lewisville District; began teaching at Lewisville Colored School, later named "Foster."

#317 - BAILEY, OLIN C., OBITUARY

Arkansas Gazette, March 26, 1967; donated funds for restoration of the Sanders/Garland house in the Old Washington Historic State Park.

#318 - DIARY OF GEORGE W. LEWIS, June 4, 1865-Dec. 31, 1865

12th Michigan Infantry Regiment: their march from Devall's Bluff through Huntsville to Little Rock, to Benton, Rock Port, Barkman Plantation, Anlusine, Washington, Poison Springs, Camden, Beach Hill, Champagnolle, Hillsboro, El Dorado; description of countryside, life in the army. Letter from George Carr and Byron Oscar Carr, 1864. Typewritten transcript, 29 pages. Includes photocopy of diary pages, additional 25 pages.

#319 - MEMOIRS OF LORENZO A. MIEARS

A. L. A. Miears of Champagnolle, Union County; Chapter 1: Up the Mississippi, Black, Red & Ouachita Rivers, ca 1850; school days at Champagnolle, 1861; experiences with slaves on his uncle's farm; Civil War: Richmond, Potomac, Antietam, Chickamauga, Fredericksburg.

B. Miears-Quinn family line; one page.

Submitted by Thomas Allen Jones.

#320 - LEMLEY COLLECTION OF OLD DOCUMENTS

a) Letter to Gen. G. D. Royston from Tyra Hill, 1854

b) Promissory note from R. B. Tyus to William I Frierson, 1869

c) Promissory note from Martin Hollis to Sam'l Ogden, 1871

d) Bill of sale; John Finn in act with Charles Payton, 1867

e) Board bill from Virginia Hooks to Sam Gibson & John Finn, 1868

f) Two promissory notes by Geo. W. Stuart to B. L. Brittin, Washington, AR, 1866

g) Two post office envelopes:

1. Post office at Washington to P.O. in Washington D.C. (over 100 years old in 1936)

2. Post Office at Hope-first issue of printed envelopes presented by Robert M. Wilson, P. W.

#321 - NEGROES IN HEMPSTEAD COUNTY 1865-1868 "Flies in the Buttermilk"

Paper by Brenda Ball; Institute of Southern History, John Hopkins University, 1969; 23 pages; Bibliography; conditions of the Negro during Reconstruction.

#322 - STUART, HENRY, to ANNIE PEARSALL: a request to escort her to the Opera House

Original document, Columbus, AR 1885

5 1/2 x 8

#323 - INDENTURE OF AGREEMENT BETWEEN IRONS AND HARRIS AND PRICE AND FISHER: BUILDING OF A DWELLING HOUSE AND STORE, 1817

Description of building to be built on the Saline landing in 1817. Copy from original document. (Transferred to PAM #368 with original.)

#324 - NASHVILLE HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATING CLASS ON 1917 PROGRAM

Commencement Exercises, May 16, 1917. Original program.

#325 - DAN JONES: SOLDIER-LAWYER-GOVERNOR

Clipping; Arkansas Gazette February 28, 1937; from column "Men Who Made Arkansas History," by W. J. Lemke.

#326 - OPIE READ, THE ARKANSAS TRAVELER, DIES

Arkansas Gazette, Nov. 3, 1939, Story of his life and work. Editor of "The Arkansas Traveler" newspaper in 1883.

#327 - PROFILE OF TOMMY POLK, ARCHITECT

Arkansas Business Jan-Feb, 1985; by Ted Wagnon.

"Tommy Polk of Hope"

#328 - McNAB CHURCH ABSTRACT OF TITLE

Gravel Hill Church; December, 1903;

Copy from court records.

#329 - STUART, COL. J. L. OBITUARY

Arkansas Democrat Oct. 19, 1932.

#330 - CIVIL WAR LETTER FROM WASHINGTON, ARKANSAS, 1862

Daniel Stanly to T. B. Stanly

Original handwriting. Copy.

#331 - COLONEL TRIGG-PROUD PLANTER OF DeGRAY

by Farrar Newberry

TWO LONG TRAILS MEET Heard-Trigg families of Clark County;

Arkansas Gazette, Oct. 27, 1940: William A. Trigg arrived ca 1836.

#332 - GREER, ALEXANDER P.

Obituary written by Jno. M. Milburn.

#333 - NUNN PAPERS

a. Letter from Samuel Nunn to brother Ira Nunn, Feb. 15, 1852.

b. Appointment by Ira Nunn of Samuel Nunn as administrator of estate of Samuel Nunn of Kentucky, 1857.Copies.

#334 - HAMMOND, DR. J.D., PAPERS

a. Letter from Sallie Holt, Ozan, 1876

b. Prescriptions for treatment of diseases like flux, constipation, malaria, 1876.

18 pages

#335 - ETTER, WILLIAM H., IN MEMORIAM

Resolution memorializing the late W. H. Etter, Washington lawyer, adopted by members of the Hempstead County Bar; by the Hon. R. P. Hamby, July 2, 1933.

#336 - GENTRY, GERTIE, OF WICKES: INTERVIEW

Lynch, Faith; The Mena Star, Feb. 27, 1985

Twelve children, stories of life in Polk county, 1900-1985.

#337 - BRUNSON, DR. ROBERT A., OBITUARY

From Downey, California, newspaper; no date, ca 1900.

#338 - DRAPER, DR. T. J.: BUSINESS CARD STATING HIS FEES

Mineral Springs (Physician and Accoucheur).

#339 - "BLACK MAGIC"FORMULA FOR CURING ANYTHING!

Compliments of May Sue Williams.

#340 - A.O. SMITH: MAN OF THE YEAR AT STAMPS, ARKANSAS

Lafayette County Democrat, June 13, 1985, Owner of Stamps Funeral Home.

#341 - ALBERT PIKE-THE POET

by C. Eugene Smith; Poems "Farewell to New England;" "Home;" "to Mary;' "The Magnolia;" "Ode;" "An Anunciente Fette, Pleasanta and full of Pastyme of a Dollar or Two;" "The Fine Arkansas Gentleman;" "A Lament for Dixie;" "Jubilate;" "Reunion;" and "Every Year."

#342 - HAYNES, BENJAMIN P., LETTER TO HIS DAUGHTER, MAUD ROUTON

Civil War experiences. Copy.

#343 - WOODLAWN PLANTATION LAND GRANTS

To Edward Johnson, Sr., 1837; Signature of J. Q. Adams; copies. 4 pages.

#344 - TRAVELS IN THE OLD SOUTH

Schwab. Ca, 1846. Description of Washington and the coming of the railroad to southwest Arkansas.

#345 - INDENTURES: JOHN ENGLISH, OF BLEVINS AREA, TO:

Simon English and Tilman Patterson, 1821;

To Joseph Reed, 1822; copies from court records. 13 pages.

#346 - INDENTURES: FROM JOHN WILSON, OF BLEVINS AREA, TO:

Thomas Reed, 1830, and John Williams, 1835.

Copied from Hempstead County court records.

#347 - STUART, R.C., LETTER TO MARY MARGARET HAYNES

July 7, 1958

Original letter with brief biography of Simon T. Sanders.

#348 - HOWARD COUNTY'S 112TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

April 20, 1985, William Dillard, Guest of Honor

Newspaper clippings and program.

#349 - HEARON, RICHARD AUGUSTUS: OBITUARIES FROM DALLAS NEWSPAPERS

October, 1928; Prominent educator, born in Hope, head of the History Department at SMU in Dallas, Texas.

#350 - THE TRUE STORY OF THE BOWIE KNIFE AND ITS INVENTOR, JAMES BLACK

Handwritten by Dan W. Jones, Little Rock, 1902; copy.

#351 - WASHINGTON, ARKANSAS MEMORIES, BY ALBERT SIMMS, 1958

childhood days of 1882-1900 in Washington and environs

Letter to Georgia Haynes; original letter.

#352 - SLAVE BILL: TWO SLAVES-JESSE HOLT FROM ISAAC HUNTER

photocopy of original bill, Wilson County, Tennessee, 1847 in which two female slaves, Manerva and Prissy, ten and eight years old, sold for $700. 2 pgs.

#353 - WHS HERALD: COMMENCEMENT ISSUE OF NEWSLETTER

Washington High School, Washington, Arkansas, Volume 1, No. 4, May 1, 1939, 6 pages.

#354 - WHS HERALD: COMMENCEMENT ISSUE OF NEWSLETTER

Washington High School; Volume 2, No. 8, April 25, 1940; 6 pages.

#355 - SIMMS, MRS. SALOME

Funeral Notice, Jan. 19, 1876.

#356 - MIRICK, EPHRAIM

Funeral Notice, May 7, 1874.

#357 - WALKER, DR. W.R.

Funeral Notice, June 22, 1872.

#358 - NORMAN, MRS. JOHN C.

Funeral Card, Sept. 18, 1914.

#359 - REMOVAL OF THE COUNTY SEAT For HEMPSTEAD COUNTY

Court Records, July 4, 1938; July 5, 1938; copies.

#360 - "Eliminated"
#361 - CROFTON, J.H. PAPERS

Cotton yields, 1928-1932; mortgage on house; store purchases at Alexander Store Co. in Tollette. Copies.

#362 - CAPTAIN HARVEY ALEXANDER WALLACE, 1829-1865 CIVIL WAR DIARY

Co. H., 19th Texas Infantry; Rusk County; Journey through Rondo, Washington to Little Rock, 1862; Louisiana: prisoner in Baton Rouge and New Orleans; battle at Pleasant Hill, LA; Red River; diary is condensed and not in Capt. Wallace's own words for the entire four years.

#363 - DIERKS HIGH SCHOOL COMMENCEMENT EXERCISES

May, 1929, two original programs, one with no name of the school.

#364 - DR. W.G. ALLISON: TWO BILLS

original bills, ca 1924 (Doris Cook?)

#365 - "DILLARD AID SUPPORTS FACULTY CHAIR"

UALR SUPPORT publication, September, 1984

"Success Hasn't Changed Dillard's Founder Much"

Texarkana Gazette Oct. 3, 1984.

#366 - WASHINGTON HIGH SCHOOL COMMENCEMENT EXERCISES

June 13, 1889; original program, 5 x 3 1/2

(repeat of SMF #168.)

#367 - JOHNSON, GEORGE, PAPERS

twelve original documents from the George Johnson estate: purchases and receipts from stores in Columbus and Fulton, Arkansas; cotton receipts, quitclaim deed.

#368 - INDENTURE: IRONS-HARRIS AND PRICE-FISHER, 1817

To build a store at Saline Landing.

Original document.

#369 - MUSTER ROLL OF CAPT. ROBERT BURKE'S COMPANY OF ARKANSAS MOUNTED VOLUNTERS AND MUSTER RILL OF COMPANY F, 4TH ARKANSAS INFANTRY, 1863.

Includes G. D. Goodner's Discharge and appointment as First Lieutenant, 1864. Copies, 10 pages.

#370 - ABSTRACT OF TITLE FOR BLOCK 33, WASHINGTON, ARKANSAS

part of Lots 1,2,3,& 4; 90 pages, copy.

#371 - ABSTRACT OF TITLE TO BLOCK 93, WASHINGTON, ARKANSAS

Original document by Byers Abstract Company, 1949; 56 pages.

#372 - WATSON, FINIS, LETTER TO HIS DAUGHTER

From Union County, Arkansas; November 1, 1874. 1 page, Copy.

#373 - GRATIOT, COL. JOHN R.

Funeral Notice, April 12, 1891; 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 .

#374 - McGREGOR, LEWIS, HILL, JONES FAMILY: REAL ESTATE DOCUMENTS

dating from 1898-1921; 11 items, originals; Howard County, Nashville; Warranty deeds, mortgages.

#374 - MUSTER ROOL OF RUBEN C. REED'S COMPANY A, 10TH REG. OF ARKANSAS

One page, copy.

#376 - GRAVES' - FATHER AND SON HONORED AT ARKANSAS PRESS ASSOCIATION BANQUET

Nashville News Feb 24, 1986, clipping

Swampy Graves recognized for serving the industry for more than 50 years. Son, Louis, new president of the Arkansas Press Association.

#377 - CONFEDERATE BONDS PRINTED ON A LEDGER SHEET (copy)

Feb 17, 1864; issued to John McElwee and Thomas Faulkner.

#378 - HANNAH-WINN SLAVE DOCUMENT: COURT SUIT LETTER FROM LAWYER, J.J. HOLT, 1856

Original two-page letter.

#379 - MUSTER ROLL OF CAPTAIN C.K. HOLMAN'S CO. C. ARKANSAS MOUNTED VOLUNTEERS

Also known as Col. Robert C. Newton's 10th Arkansas Cavalry Regiment.

Dated 1864, with note by W. M. Wallis, last living survivor.

#380 - PROCLAMATION BY GOVERNOR FLANAGIN FOR THE SPECIAL GENRAL ASSEMBLY OF CONFEDERATE ARAKANSAS, HELD IN WASHINGTON, ARKANSAS in 1864. (copy)
#381 - SMITH-CROW LETTER DEMANDING AN APOLOGY FOR SLANDEROUS REMARKS

From W. S. Smith to James R. Crow, Greenville, Clark County, December, 1842

One page.

#382 - STUART'S SONG OF THE SOUTH

Roehl, Marjorie; The Times Picayune, Louisiana; Feb 16, 1986; Looking Back column; brief review of the life and literary work of Ruth McEnery Stuart.

#383 - "HOLLYWOOD STAR GLAD SHE'S HOME"

Ketty Lester (Levoyda Frierson) Attends 100th Anniversary Reunion in Hope, July, 1986; The Hope Star July 17, 1986.

#384 - "MISS VICTORY" WORLD WAR II SONG, 1942

Waring, Fred; copy.

#385 - RIKE'S CHAPEL SOUVENIR: GRADUATING CLASS OF 1912-1913

Original; 3 1/2 x 5; Hempstead County; Mary Bonds, teacher.

#386 - PEROT, ROSS, CLIIPPINGS FROM THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS 1986

Articles by Marty Primear; story of the second wealthiest man in the world, grandson of T. C. C. Anderson, schoolteacher of Southwest Arkansas.

#387 - SHOVER SPRINGS HISTORIC SITES DAY, 1980

Hempstead County Historical Society Second annual Historic Sites day; 5 x 7 1/2 .

#388 - STORY OF THE BIG WATERMELONS FROM HOPE, HEMPSTEAD COUNTY, ARKANSAS

Four-page brochure by Talbot Field for the 1930 Watermelon Festival.

#389 - DENNINGTON FAMILY HOUSEHOLD AND PERSONAL EXPENSES FOR 1939 & 1940

Dan Dennington and Theda Dennington and baby. Copy.

#390 - ANDERSON, PROF. T.T.C., PROFILE OF A PIONEER ARKANSAS EDUCATOR

Kerr, Robert; Texarkana Gazette, April 27, 1986; story of Prof. Anderson, who taught for 49 years in Little River County, 1869-1930.

#391 - MONTGOMERY A NATURAL IN SORTING OUT THE PAST

Kerr, Robert; Texarkana Gazette, April 13, 1986; Don Montgomery, Historian at the Old Washington Historic State Park; story of his background and work at the Park.

#392 - DRAYTON, MARY, PAPERS

a) personal letter from Mary Drayton Helmore (McCorkle) with brief autobiogrpahy; 3 pages.

b) two flyers advertising "The Playroom," a play by Mary Drayton; Broadway production flyer and Prague flyer.

#393 - ANDREWS, ROBERT, AND AUSTIN, STEPHEN, LETTER WRITTEN FROM MOUND PRAIRIE IN 1819 AND 1821

Copied from "The Austin Papers" Part 1, by Barker.

Typewritten.

#394 - LOUIS BRINGIER IN ARKANSAS

Dickinson, Sam, copy from Pulaski county Historical Review, Vol. XXXIV, Fall 1986, No. 3.

Don Louis Bringier and the story of the Laffites and the legend of "Captain Hillair's" search for gold at Crystall Hill. Account of the travels in the Arkansas Territory in 1820 by Don Louis Bringiere.

#395 - STOKES, JOSEPH FRANKLIN, STORY OF HIS BEAR AND PANTHER HUNTS IN POLK AND NORTH HOWARD COUNTIES, 1845-1850

copy from original, 33 pages.

#396 - MARY ELLEN BLACKBURN WIGSTRAND: THE FIRST AND ONLY WOMAN REPRESENTATIVE FROM POLK COUNTY

Mena Star October 19, 1986, by Harold Coogan; Wigstrand served in the General Assembly in 1927; died the same year.

#397 - DE SOTO'S TRAVELS: CLUE ABOUT EXPLORER MAY BE IN YOUR ATTIC

The Times Picayune Section C, August 24, 1986; by Ronnie Virgets. Jeffery Brain of Harvard's Peabody Museum of Archaeology is convinced that de Soto died and was buried near Lake St. Joseph in Tensas Parish in 1542.

#398 - MARLBROOK AREA LAND OWNERSHIP DIAGRAM MAP c.1820

Diagram by Skipper Steely, 1986; location of houses of first owners at "Hempstead Courthouse." Shows old roads.

#399 - BLOCK, TENNYSON, ORAL INTERVIEW WITH MARY MEDEARIS, 1976

His grandfather was a slave of David Block of Washington, Arkansas.

#400 - TEACHER'S LICENSE: STATE OF ARKANSAS, 1902

Certified to Mrs. Audrey Horner, Little River County; T. T. C. Anderson, county Examiner.

#401 - WASHINGTON TELEPRAPH, SPECIAL FRONTIER DAYS EDITION

Volume I, number I, October 25, 1986; one page 8 1/2 x 11

#402 - GARLAND, JOSIAH, PAPERS

a. "Garland City was named in honor of Josiah Garland..."

b. Deeds from Morgan heirs to St. Louis Railroad to lay tracks through the Garland plantation at Garland City, 1882.

c. copies of Miller County court documents

13 pages.

#403 - MONTA BLACK PHILPOT AWARDED GRANT FOR TOURING EXHBITION OF "OUACHITA PORTRAIT"

Mena Star, July 15, 1986

#404 - JOHNSON, THOMAS, LETTER ORDERING "CLARK'S COMMENTARY"

Copy; 3. Letter written from Washington, March, 1827, by a Methodist minister, ordering a copy for Tilman Patterson and McDaniels Rawls and himself.

#405 - JETT-BROOKS MARRIAGE LICENSE, MARCH 4, 1890

Ambrose Jett and Lula Brooks

Will of Lula Brooks Jett, 1912; original documents.

#406 - PATENT MEDICINE ADVERTISEMENT

Merrell's FEM tonic and Merrell's Cough Balsam "in popular use since 1845."

Flier 8 x 11.

#407 - ANDERSON, T.T.C.: THE STORY OF HIS LIFE

Various papers, newspaper clippings, etc.:

a. Photocopies of family members including "glimpses of Yesterday" from The Arkansas Gazette rotogravure section.

b. Prof. T.T.C. Anderson, Pioneer Teacher of Arkansas, 9 pages.

c. Brief autobiography by T. T. C. Anderson

d. Letter from T. T. C. Anderson to "my dear Robert," Texarkana, Arkansas, August 16, 1936.

e. Obituary: Rev. John Anderson, no date

f. Obituary: Mrs. Margaret Maria Anderson, 1863

g. Article from scrapbook, by Will Head, student

h. "T.T.C. Anderson has Fine Records as Schoolmaster" by Mrs. Seth Reynolds

i. Bill to Frances Willard for tuition, by Prof. Anderson, 1901.

j. "Last Member John Burks Camp UCV Discusses Civil War"

k. "54 Years of Teaching" by Mrs. Seth Reynolds, Arkansas Gazette

l. "Mrs. T.T.C. Anderson Buried Here Sunday" and "Prof. T.T.C. Anderson Honored on 81st Birthday" page from scrapbook

m. A Tribute to Prof. T.T. C. Anderson by J.S. Utley, 1932

n. Comment from Prof. Anderson in response to Utley's tribute

o. "T.T.C. Anderson, Great Educator, Killed by Train" newspaper clipping.

#408 - OLD TOWNSEND RECORDS ALLOW A LOOK BACK AT CENTRE POINT AND RURAL LIFE IN HOWARD COUNTY 100 YEARS AGO

by Bill Ralls, 1986; copies of records of Andrew J. and Martha Henry Townsend, who lived in Euclid, Howard County, in the late 1800's; tax receipts, bills for merchandise. 51 pages.

#409 - ANDERSON, T.T.C.: INTERVIEWS WITH FIVE FORMER STUDENTS

a. Cora Davis Locke

b. Lucy Wade Andress and Winnie Perry Stevens

c. Mary Sue Rhodes

d. Few Holmes

e. Margaret Hemphill Davis

#410 - OGLESBY, REV. WILLIAM, JR., "JOHN R. EAKIN'S GRANDSON RETIRES"

From U.S. Focus, Union Theological Seminary in Virginia, Fall, 1984.

#411 - RICHMOND TOWN PLAT

One page; copy of map filed for records on April 18, 1893; and recorded in Book W, page 436; May 16, 1893.

#412 - "JONES DAY CELEBRATION IS SET"

Clippings from The Hope Star September, 1972; James H. Jones, educator and principal of Hope High School retires after 42 years of service.

#413 - "HEMPSTEAD COURTHOUSE": MAP OF FIRST SEAT OF JUSTICE FOR HEMPSTED COUNTY, 1819-1824

Map of location of homes of settlers by Grandison Royston III; 9 1/2 x 11 copy.

#414 - HERNDON-CORNELIUS BURIAL ASSOCIATION STATEMENT

July 15, 1947

One page.

#415 - WESTERN UNION TELEGRAM TO GATHRIGHT'S LIVERY STABLE IN FOREMAN, LITTLE RIVER COUNTY, 1907

Original telegram: "Send me buggy to Arkinda rush. MG. Yates"

#416 - HEMPSTEAD COUNTY PERSONAL PROPERTY ASSESSMENT, 1879

By Arlene LaGrone and Betty Duckett, 1987 copy.

#417 - ANCESTOR: POEM

In memory of Col. Shiver by his great-grandson, John Berryman, Pulitzer prize-winning poet; ca. 1970; one page.

#418 - TENNYSON, JAMES COLLECTION: SEVEN OF HIS STORIES IN THE TEXARKANA NEWS, 1986 AND 1987

a. This Old House, the Cervani house in Texarkana.

b. A Chip Off the Old Block, the old "999" building inTexarkana.

c. Hosing Down the House, Central Fire Station.

d. Ministry in Print, Texarkana's Baptist Publishing facility

e. Floyd Ancestors Breathe New Life into Family Home

f. Hospital to Demolish Landmark, the T.L.L. Temple home.

g. Former Resident Wrote Book on College Reading, Rhonda Atkinson.

#419 - AMNESTY OATH: CIVIL WAR

Edward Johnson of Hempstead County, August, 1865; copy.

#420 - ABSTRACT DATING FROM A NEW MADRID LAND GRANT OF 1816

Lafayette County, Gin City, 48 pages. Previous owners include Andrew Robertson, James Hickman, Stephen Ross, James Rolling, John Hamiter, W.C. Bradley, James Logan, Henry Moore, John Sattin and Brownlee Taylor.

#421 - THE RAVEN-A PARODY by Mrs. Ruth McEnery Stuart

Possibly written around 1881 in Washington, Arkansas; for the "D.O.T. Club" (Dear Old Town Club) 6 pages.

#422 - WAR ANECDOTES FROM THE HOPE GAZETTE (Civil War)

by Sam Williams; copied from The Nashville News January 12, 1895

1. Treasure in a Mound (John Hall, James Scoggin and W. G. Scoggin and a million dollars in cash buried during the Civil War.)

2. Slain While Sleeping (Joseph Smith, son of Enoch Smith, of Fulton, slain before the battle of Murfreesboro.) 4 pgs.

3. Life in a Haystack (Hon. J. T. Holt, of Nashville, lay hidden in a haystack on the farm of Mrs. Bell.)

#423 - HOBSON, Dr. Anson W., RESEARCH PAPER BY RUSSESS BAKER

Dr. Hobson, Arkansas newspaper editor, established The Star of Hope in 1873.

#424 - COCKE-ELSBERY BOND FOR TITLE

Five papers, original:

1. Bond for Title (W. L. Cocke, Caroline V. Elsbery)

2. Certificate of Record, Feb. 1892

3. Tax Receipt, 1886

4. Tax Receipt, 1891

5. Tax Receipt, 1895

#425 - HOPSON PAPERS: DAVID AND DAPHNEY NELSON HOPSON, 1890-1919

Various papers including marriage license; family record of birth of Mattie Nelson in 1875; other papers belonging to Mattie Nelson; Poll Tax receipt of 1894 for David Hopson; bills with Rosenburg & Goldsmith of Fulton; purchases at Muldrow's Store in Fulton; all original documents (torn).

#426 - POEMS BY F. A. KEY OF McNEIL

Five poems; obituary of F. A. Key, 1938.

(copies; originals sent 7/26/87)

#427 - LESLIE, SAMUEL J.: JUSTICE OF THE PEACE APPOINTMENT AND OATH OF OFFICE

copies, 1863

"...never been engages infighting a duel or the bearer of any challenge to fight a duel..."

#428 - METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH OF CHIDESTER REGISTER

1881-1950Copy

#429 - METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH, SOUTH, REGISTER, OUACHITA CIRCUIT, CAMDEN, DISTRICT LITTLE ROCK CONFERENCE

Transcribed, August 3, 1883; 6 pages, copy.

#430 - HEMPSTEAD COUNTY AND TERRITORIAL TAX LIST FOR 1828

Indexed by Arlene LaGrone and Betty Duckett, 6 pages.

#431 - MERRELL STORY OF THE ROYSTON COTTON FACTORY IN PIKE COUNTY IN THE 1850s

copied for original journal kept by Henry Merrell in the margin of a geology book; 8 pages.

#432 - POLK COUNTY, ARKANSAS, MARRIAGE BOOK D, 1883-1889

Eight copied pages.

#433 - LAFAYETTE COUNTY MARRIAGES OMITTED FROM LAFAYETTE COUNTY MARRIAGE BOOK OF 1982) 1866-1867

Found in Deed Record Book L, in Circuit Clerk's office in Lafayette County.

Interesting note: 20% married on 9/9/1866, many with came name. 6 legal pages.

#434 - ALLEN, WILLIAM J., FUNERAL NOTICE

Original, dated March 22, 1896, Fulton.

#435 - HEMPSTEAD COUNTY REGISTER OF LEGAL VOTERS, 1868

Columbus Precinct, Spring Hill Precinct; typed, 8 pages.

#436 - PAGE, MOLLIE, LETTER

Written from a friend at a distance, possibly another part of southern Arkansas, 1867; describes life without slaves in the house.

#437 - HEMPSTEAD COUNTY CHANCERY COURT RECORDS BOOK A, INDEX, 1839-1843

Indexed by Arlene LaGrone and Betty Duckett; pages 11-16 from Hempstead County Genelogical Society Quarterly, #2, Fall, 1987.

#438 - FALCON CEMETERY LIST

Compiled by Charlotte Almand.

#439 - SWEET HOME CEMETERY AND OLD FORREST HILL CEMETERY

Union County, Arkansas; compiled by Marie Klippert Perdue and Candace Binder, 1979.

#440 - GREEN GROVE CEMETERY

Union County, Arkansas; compiled by Marie Klippert Perdue and Fay Murphy,1979

#441 - FALCON COLLECTION OF HISTORICAL PAPERS

Ten papers collected by Charlotte Almand, 1987:

1. Roster of "Falcon Guards" Civil War

2. Obituary of James A. Ormond

3. Falcon Post Office Map, 1852

4. Falcon Post Office application, 1906

5. List of Postmasters at Falcon, 1852-1866

6. Poster for Falcon Select School for Young Men

7. Map of Political Townships, 1860

8. First settlers taken from Tract Book I, page 55

9. Reminiscences by W. E. Atkinson, 1863-1910

10. Act to divide the county of Hempstead to establish the county of Union, 1827

#442 - ANTIMONY CITY DIARY BY WILL MORRIS

September, 1877, to January, 1888. With map of town play by Hugh Carruth; Antimony mining; the shooting of C. C. Moore "dove" shooting trips. 27 legal size pages.

#443 - ENOCH MILLER LETTER: FREEDMAN SCHOOLS IN ARKANSAS, 1868

Enoch Miller was Missionary Supt. of Freedmen in Arkansas for the year 1867; he reports to Rev. Jacob Shepherd; copy of letter; 8 pages.

#444 - NEWTON PAPERS: COLLECTED BY BETTY NEWTON WILLIS

All copies:

1. Obituaries of Cornelia Newton, Green Newton, James Brown, R. D. Newton, Mollie A. Newton, Elizabeth Newton

2. Newton family Bible page

3. Sale of slave to green Newton, 1845

4. Letter from Louis Newton to "Dear Pa", 1870

5. Diary of Cornelia Newton, 1862-1865; Civil War days in El Dorado, Arkansas (not complete)

6. Civil War letters from John Meek, Shiloh, Fort Pillow, Richmond

7. Cotton bills from New Orleans, 1871

8. Proposal of marriage from R. D. Newton to Miss Sudie Marrable, 1870

#445 - BLACK, JAMES: MISCELLANEOUS COURT RECORDS, 1834 & 1839

copies of originals in the Simmons Collection

Debt of $208 to Ephraim Mirick, in 1839.

#446 - PATE-JOHNSON PETITION CONCERNING THE ESTATE OF EDWARD JOHNSON, SENIOR

copy; from Probate Court Records of Hemsptead County, Fall term, October, 1847; Jeremiah Pate and wife Sarah Johnson, one page.

#447 - "THE INVINCIBLE GUARDS" Roster, Civil War, 1861

Magnolia soldiers, Columbia County; list made in an old Bible.

#448 - McNAB TOWN PLAT: DEED FROM CLARLES McNAB, J.T. WEST, J. H. BLACK, W.Y. FOSTER, EMMA HERVEY AND J. H. McCALLUMS

Dated December 1903 copy.

#449 - PIKE COUNTY PETITION FOR REMOVING COUNTY SEAT TO PIKE CITY

Dated July Term, 1901 copy.

#450 - THE MASEDONE (MACEDONIA) CHURCH BOOK

Copy of the original handwritten book of 1856-1867.

#451 - MILLER COUNTY BOARD OF PENSIONS, 1907-1919

Copy.

#452 - MILLER COUNTY PENSION APPLICATIONS INDEX 1902-1911

Copy.

#453 - YARBROUGH, W. W., LETTER FROM NASHVILLE, ARKANSAS, 1882-1890

To James Arnett and wife Lucinda, in Henry county, Tennessee; two letters;

One man's experience in taking up land in a railroad town. Copies.

#454 - CLARK, JOHN, LETTER TO STEPHEN F. AUSTIN, MAY 24, 1825

"Tell (Robert Andrews) we have a flourishing little village at the place he was

endeavoring to get the seat of justice located at for this county...called Washington."

#455 - ETTER, WILLIAM, CIVIL WAR LETTERS: WILLIAM TO KEZIAH

a. from Little Rock, "Dear Kezia"May 4, 1863

b. from Little Rock, "Dear Wife"May 8, 1863

c. from Palestine, TX, "Dear Children"Nov. 16, 1864

d. 4 miles from Round Top, "To children"Nov. 25, 1864

e. San Antonio, TX, "Dear Daughter"Dec. 12, 1864

f. San Antonio, TX, "Dear Jon"Jan. 8, 1865

h. San Antonio, TX, "Dear sons & daughters" Jan. 8, 1865

i. From Jon to Jo from New OrleansJuly 6, 1866 copies.

#456 - COLUMBIA CONGREGATION OF DISCIPLES CALLED CHRISTIAN

Minutes; 1874-1898; copy.

#457 - WIGGINS LETTERS

1. Letter from Woodard Wiggins to brother in St. Louis, 1895

2. Letter from "Brother Dock: in St. Louis to Woodard Wiggins, 1906. Originals.

#458 - LOOSE MARRIAGE CERTIFICATES OF EARLY 1800s

1. Amonett, William Jr., to Amelia Beaty, 1856

2. Avery, Rev. Alexander, to Miss Lucy Jane May, 1853

3. Ayres, Dr. E. D., to Miss Attelia Holt, 1865

4. Baily, George W., to Lydia Jane Hyden, 1859

5. Baird, John A., to Melvina Williams, 1850

6. Baird, William H., to Mary Arnold, 1854

7. Bankhead, Thomas M. R., to Elizabeth Ann Pryor, 1839

8. Banks, Alexander R., to Elizabeth Pratt, 1838

9. Betts, Chauncey J. H., to Louisa V. Foster, 1847

10. Black, James Harvey, to Nancy Barnett Wheaton, 1823

11. Block, David, to Almedia Trimble, 1848

12. Brunson, Robert A., to Mary Jane Johnson, 1841

13. Brunson, Robert A., to Mrs. Ann E. Cryer, 1866

14. Conway, Dr. Joel D., to Charlotte Gray, 1837

15. Cooly, Isaac Macdonal, to Parthena Canady, 1865

16. Crouch, Augustus, M., to Sophia E. Holt, 1850

17. Crouch, G. W., to Elizabeth Smith, 1866

18. Elam, William J., to Cynthia Wheaton, 1820

19. Ellis, Lawson M., to Rosanna Savage, 1846

20. Etter, Robert B., to Roxie Griffin, 1872

21. Ferguson, Elijah, to Miranda Rochester, 1837

22. Fontaine, Benjamin, to Lauretta Clark, 1850

23. Fowlks, Abner D., to Josephine Derrick, 1855

24. Garland, Augustus H., to Sarah Virginia Sanders, 1853

25. Garland, Rufus K., to Sarah Isabella Walker, 1853

26. Gratiot, John R., to Amanda B. Wheat, 1849

27. Green, William D., to Sarah Jane Reed, 1857

28. Hervey, Calvin M., to Eliza E. Fowlkes, 1846

29. Johnson, John, to Anna J. Pearsell, 1855

30. Magness, James, to Eliza Ann Carroll, 1845

31. Moss, Matthew, to Eveline Herrin, 1850

32. Mulkey, Stephen H., to Harriet Elizabeth Gill, 1853

33. Patterson, Tilman, to Rosina A. Mulkey, 1852

34. Pilkinton, John, to Lucy Ann Middlebrook, 1873

35. Sitzes, Lawson M., to Martha G. Cantley, 1848

36. Smith, Hezekiah, to Nancy Johnson, 1846

37. Smith, Hezekiah W., to Elvira Reed, 1831

#459 - AN ANCIENT LOG CABIN

Arkansas Gazette story by Drab Nazo, December, 1885, of a man by the name of Sanders, who was the first white man to settle in southwest Arkansas in 1811. Copy.

#460 - BLACK HISTORY MUSEUM FORMAL OPENING INVITATION

Card, May 3, 1986.

#461 - FULTON PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH "HISTORICAL NOTES"

Ten handwritten pages by V. J. Green, Clerk, 1881

Roll of Member, 1880-1888

Births and Baptisms, 1870-1886

#462 - LUM 'n' ABNER WERE COUNTY'S MOST FAMOUS SONS

By Kathy Stucker, The Mena Star, June 3, 1988; Chester Lauck and Norris Goff, who became the radio team of Lum 'n' Abner in the 1930s.

#463 - BROADSIDE: ADMINISTRATOR'S SALE OF LANDS

Washington, Arkansas, Sept. 17, 1879; The Estate of W. W. Andrews, deceased. B. W. Green, Adm. 8 x 12 1/2 original document.

#464 - HEMPSTEAD COUNTY CENSUS OF 1829

One page, Daniel Witter, Sheriff.

"enumeration of all county inhabitants of Hempstead"

#465 - MARRIAGE LICENSE: N.T. THOMASSON AND MOLLIE BRYANT

Pike County, 1885; original.

#466 - CLAWSON, EBEN, LETTER FROM ABRAHAM BORER

Dated 1837; three pages, copy.

#467 - PATTERSON, JOSIAH, PAPERS

Poll Tax Receipts of 1895; Tax Receipts 1895-1900; Warranty Deed, 1892; Abstract of Title for Mattie Patterson Carter, 1879; Application for discharge from Military Service for by John S. Patterson,1918. 21 pages.

#468 - RECEIPT FOR LUMBER TO BUILD OAK GROVE CHURCH

Little River County, 1880.

#469 - SHAW, WILLIAM: ESTATE SALE IN CHEROKEE COUNTY, TEXAS

Nineteen pages, 1859; copy.

#470 - GRADUATION SPEECH BY A YOUNG LADY

Sarah Elizabeth Harper, Washington, Arkansas 1851 copy.

#471 - "FATHER FONTAINE" BY ED FONTAINE

Historical reminiscence of Matthew Fontaine and the earliest settlements of Hempstead County...Mound Prairie, Fulton, Mineral Springs. 2 pages.

#472 - ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE NEW WEST (EXCERPTS) 1881

containing biographies of 8 Hempstead county Men: Hon. J. R. Eakin; Hon. Charles Mitchel; Hon. B. F. Riddick; Hon. Edward Cross; Gen. Grandison Royston; Daniel Witter; Dr. W. P. Hart and Col. Dan Jones.

#473 - TEXAS BECKONS THE WAGON TRAIN OF THOMAS S. CARTER

From Arkadelphia to Texas in eighteen days, 1899.

#474 - PIKE HAD SHARP EAR FOR FRONTIER SPEECH

Arkansas Gazette "Chronicles of Arkansas." By Margaret Smith Ross

Albert Pike's description of the Arkansas scene in 1836.

#475 - THE ELLIOTT WAGON TRAIN: THREE TRIPS WITH CAPT. BAKER AS WAGON MASTER, 1812, 1814, 1816

Log copied from diary of Mahala McDaniel' destination was Texas; names of families on first train of 1812 and rules of wagon train.

#476 - INDIGENT SOLDIER LIST: LAFAYETTE COUNTY, 1863

From So-We-AR journal, Volume X, Fall, 1986, page 27.

#477 - JOHNSON ISLAND PRISONERS OF THE CIVIL WAR

One page story of finding of notebook of Captain John Parker; four Arkansas officers listed: E. D. Jett, W. H. Buffington, William L. McLean, John H. Morgan; copy.

#478 - KEITH, PERRY, SLAVE PAPERS, DECEMBER 20, 1859

Seven items, copies:

1. Recv'd of Perry Keith $5000 for six Negroes

2. Mrs. Susan Keith's dower, three pages

3. Title for slaves from Sam Harris

4. Delivery of deed from Sam Harris

5. Indenture: Sam Harried and Perry Keith; land in Columbia County.

7 pages

#479 - CIVIL WAR DIARY OF MARY ELIZABETH MOORE CARRIGAN

Excerpts, copy; for the year of March, 1864, to April, 1865.

#480 - HEMPSTEAD COUNTY, ARKANSAS, LOOSE MARRIAGE CERTIFICATES INDEX

1830s to 1900s; 30 pages.

#481 - WHITE SETTLERS PETITION IN 1821 CONCERNING THE CHOCTAW LINE (KIAMICHI-POTEAU LINE TO RED RIVER)

From Territorial Papers of Arkansas Territory.

#482 - SEVEN DAYS IN WASHINGTON, ARKANSAS

Isaac Cox letter of 1852; outline of journey from Virginia to Texas. Copy.

#483 - SPRING HILL CHURCH SESSION RECORDS

By John Manry; from original Session Book owned by William H. Etter. 17 pgs.

#484 - MARTHA McGLAMERY LETTER TO BROTHER, T.J. HOWARD, FROM HEMPSTEAD COUNTY, 1859 AND 1860

Clark's Mill Community.

#485 - LEMLEY LETTER COLLECTION (Original documents)

1. John Stuart note drawn on the Branch of the Real Estate Bank at Washington, Arkansas, February, 1840

2. Grandison D. Royston to R. W. Montgomery, New Arkansas, Louisiana; litigation with A. Block and Sons, November 20, 1850

3. Grandison D. Royston to J. J. Blair, Blaristown, New Jersey; draft of New Orleans Bank, July 20, 1847

4. Grandison Royston to J. J. Blair, concerning same debt above, February 11, 1851

5. General Hunt to General N. Towson, Paymaster, Mexican War, for clothing, July, 1846

6. First employee for Hope, Arkansas, Post Office, no date

#486 - EARLY LIFE OF SUSANNAH ALMAND STEPHENS, 1870-1940

Born in Georgia; came to Texarkana, Arkansas, in 1890; back to Georgia, back to Arkansas; four pages. Copy.

#487 - FORMBY-KITCHENS PAPERS

1. Formby and Neill Store, Lamartine, 1878, request for two boxes of "pirl" buttons

2. Bought of Fellows & company, Camden, 1876, bill of sale

3. Reeves & Ross, Camden, bill of sale, 1883

4. To Steamer Shannon, DR: New Orleans & Ouachita River Packet, sale of oil, molasses, etc., 1878

5. Recital Program, Waldo High School, 1910

6. Musical Recital, Waldo, 1908

7. Closing Exercises, Waldo High School, May, 1908

8. Confederate Soldiers still living in 1930, clipping

9. Report Cards, Waldo High School, 1906, 1907

10. Letter to Lillian Formby, request to do publicity, 1913

11. Letter to Lillimae Formby, Carnegie Herod Fund Commission, 1913

12. Certificate, Lilla Mae Formby, University of Tennessee, 1913

13. Sixty-Fourth commencement Exercise Program, University of Arkansas to Herschel Kitchens

14. ARKANSAS pamphlet, 1928

15. Poems by Herschel Kitchens, 1928 and 1932; clippings

#488 - CHARLES AUGUSTINE BRDEWELL

Paper submitted to Mr. Trey Berry in partial fulfillment of History 4103, Ouachita Baptist University, by Gary Johnson, April, 1990; illustrated life of C. A. Bridewell, of Hope.

#489 - AUSTIN PAPERS; UNPRINTED, ORIGINALS NOT IN POSSESSION OF THE EUGENE BARKER COLELCTION AT HE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS

Part II1818-1847copies.

A. Letter from Stephen Austin to James Bryan from Herculaneum, MO, Jan., 1818

B. Letter from James Cummins to James Bryan from Fourche Caddo, AR, July, 1819

C. Letter from unknown to James Bryan from Little Rock, August, 1820

D. Letter from James Bryan to Stephen F. Austin; list of debts, no date, possibly 1820

E. Letter from Robert Andrews to Stephen F. Austin from Mt. Prairie, Jan., 1821

#490 - LESLIE FAMILY PAPERS Copies

a. Commission as Justice of the Peace; from Harris Flanagin, Governor, 1863.

b. Confederate States of America Bond Certificates, signature of Edward Cross, 1864.

c. Confederate money: ten cents, 1862, D. W. Fellows; Five Dollars, 1864, Georgia; Ten cents, 1862, Washington, AR.

d. List of Negro children born on Samuel F. Leslie family and their ages.

e. Letter from writer in Pope County, Arkansas, to Charlotte Leslie, Nov. 23, 1865.

#491 - PEARSALL LETTER FROM ARKANSAS

From Maria Pearsall to her sister, Mrs. P. B. Mayers, from Mount Prairie, November 12, 1838; copy.

#492 - LAND DEED: ST. LOUIS & IRON MOUNTIAN RAILROAD COMPANY, CAIRO & FULTON RAILROAD, WITH B. F. MAXWELL OF HEMPSTEAD COUNTY

Original document, December 31, 1877. 3 pages

#493 - THE DEVELOPMENT OF EARLY EMIGRATION TRAILS

Describes early migration routes and Indian trails and traces, including Nachez Trace. 11 pages, copy.

#494 - THE TALE OF THE MAN WHO INVENTED THE BOWIE KNIFE

By John Fleming, from The Congressional Record, April 10, 1972; 4 pages, copy.

#495 - REMEMBRANCES

by Verda Cranford, published in 1990; recollections of a young girl growing up in Howard County, Arkansas; 62 pages, 5 x 7.

#496 - OVER LIGHTLY-ONE MORE TIME by Dan Dennington

Recollections of a Southwestern Arkansas Tenant Farmer's Son, 1915-1938

Published by Rebecca Landes, Republic, MO, 1990; 8 x 11, 153 pages.

#497 - SOME HISTORY OF THE CITY OF HOPE

From The Star of Hope, dated June - August, 1906; subjects: Improvements about town; First freight hauled to Hope; Businessmen in Hope in 1877.

4 pages, copy.

#498 - THE GREAT REVIVAL OF 1911-CULPEPPER FAMILY OF MENA

Newspaper clipping from The Mena Star, dated August 14, 1988, concerning traveling evangelist, John B. Culpepper; original clipping, full page.

#499 - REMEDY FOR CHOLERA-PRESCRIPTION FOR DROPSY

Copy of handwritten remedy, no date. Two copies.

#500 - HARMONY GROVE SENT MEN TO CIVIL WAR

Newspaper clipping by Walter Hirst, no date; lists men of the 10th Arkansas Infantry who enlisted from the Harmony and Union Churches area in what in now Nevada County. 2 copies.

#501 - EARLY HISTORY OF WALNUT SPRINGS, ARKANSAS, Sevier County

Artist's drawing of school, 1885-1950; two pages of historical copy by Will W. Millwee, dated Sept. 20, 1934; 3 pages, copy.

#502 - CONFEDERATE SERVICE RECORDS OF THOMAS J. BURCH

33rd Arkansas Infantry; enlisted in Camden, Arkansas, 1862; six pages, copy.

#503 - CRAMER/CREAMER CONFEDERATE SERVICE RECORDS

Records of John Creamer, 18th AR Inf. 3 pages;

W. T. Cramer, 6th AR Inf. 16 pages; James H. Creamer, 18th AR Inf. 6 pages; and

T. B. Cramer, 6th AR Inf., 2 pages. 27 pages, copies.

#504 - LOCKWOOD, POLLY, PROOF OF INDIGENCY

Copy of Proof of Indigency for Confederate Pension; Veteran, Edwin C. Lockwood, dated June 24, 1905, Mufreesboro, AR. 8 x 14 one page, copy.

#505 - DESCENDANTS OF JOHN MAY

Heirship Affidavit dated Sept. 22, 1910, Nevada County; related names: Munn, Hairston, Mills, Whitten, Hancock, Dunn, Reagan; 2 pages, copy.

#506 - THE EVOLUTION OF A STREET CORNER

Newspaper clipping from the Mena Star, dated Oct. 23, 1988, concerning the corner of Janssen Avenue and 7th street in Mena, AR; original copy.

#507 - ARMY MUSTER ROLL OF E.B. ETTER'S LIGHT ARTILLERY

Article from The Washington Telegraph, dated Aug. 30, 1912, listing residence, rank and status of each soldier; 2 pages, copy.

#508 - LAFAYETTE COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY NEWSPAPER ARTICLES

By Dan Dennington, dated Sept. 14, 1989, Jan. 25, 1990 and Feb. 1, 1990, from the Lafayette County Democrat; 3 original clippings.

#509 - HOPE CHAPTER #328, ORDER OF THE EASTERN STAR

Lists charter members, Jan. 28, 1909, and Officers for 1909 and 1989;

5 x 7, single-fold, original pamphlet.

#510 - DR. JOHN TILLMAN BARR

Collection of articles from The Mountain Signal, Feb., March and April, 1990; includes pictures and recollections of former students and congregation; 11 pages, copy.

#511 - EARLY TO RISE, EARLY TO SHINE, THE EARLY SCHOOLS OF TEXARKANA

Two-page newspaper article from The Texarkana Gazette includes history and pictures of early schools, dated Sept. 15, 1985; original copy.

#512 - STAR CELEBRATES 87TH BIRTHDAY, OCTOBER 14, 1986

History of The Hope Star, and chronology of Hope newspapers from 1880-1986;

2 pages, 2 copies.

#513 - OBITUARY OF MRS. LAURA MITCHELL

Widow of Judge Elmo Mitchell, dated May 16, 1925; copied from The Broken Bow News, laminated, 4 1/2 x 6 1/2 .

Also: "Local Citizens Attend Home Coming in Arkansas" copied from The Broken Bow News, laminated, 4 1/2 x 10.

#514 - HEMPSTEAD COUNTY COURT RECORDS: INDEX TO BOOK B, COURT OF COMMON PLEAS AND CIRCUIT COURT, 1822-1824

Transcribed by Arlene LaGrone, Feb., 1991; 4 pages. donation

#515 - NEWS FROM THE GOLD DISTRICT

Article from The Southern Standard, Arkadelphia, AR, dated April 12, 1884, about gold mining in Hot Spring County; 2 pages, copy.

#516 - DEATHS RECORDED IN LAFAYETTE COUNTY, 1975, 1977, 1978

Newspaper clipping from The Lafayette County Democrat, listing all county deaths for each year;3 pages, donation.

#517 - OUACHITA FOREST IS 80 TODAY

Newspaper clipping with picture, dated 1987, from Mena area, detailing history of Ouachita National Forest.

#518 - SWEET HOME SCHOOL GROUP about 1916

Clipping with picture from The Hope Star Week Ender, March 19, 20, 1988, lists all known students in photo.

#519 - SUCCESS HASN'T CHANGED DILLAIRD'S FOUNDER, WILLIAM T. DILLIARD, SR.

Two articles: The Texarkana Gazette, Oct. 3, 1984, with pictures and text by Susie Jones, and The Arkansas Gazette, Sept. 2, 1984, 8-page special report with pictures and text by Susie Jones. (Same as SMF #365)

#520 - THE PRISCILLA PREMIUM LIST

From The Modern Priscilla, dated Oct., 1894; one page 10 x 14, original

#521 - RECEIPTS FROM WASHINGTON STORES TO GEORGE HILL, 1859

Two original receipts for goods: 1. From B. L. Brittain & Co., 8 x 7; and 2. From Fall & Hannah, 11 x 14.

#522 - "MESSAGES OF HOPE" DR. D. P. ORDWAY'S IMPROVED PLASTER

Advertisement with brief history of Dr. Ordway and endorsements of local physicians; dated 1915; 18 x 15 folded, original.

#523 - APPOINTMENT PAPERS OF JOEL DYER CONWAY TO JUDICIAL COURT

Two original documents signed by Gov. Daniel W. Jones, appointing Joel D. Conway to 8th Judicial Court, dated Oct. 31, 1898 and Dec. 4, 1897.

#524 - BODCAW LUMBER COMPANY, GIANT OF YESTERDAYS

History of the Bodcaw Lumber Company of Stamps, AR, published in The Lafayette County Democrat, August 16, 1979; 6 pages, copy.

#525 - PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH ANNUAL MINUTES

Five minutes for North Ouachita Association, dated 1921, 1923, 1928, 1938 and 1940; one for Red River Association, dated 1922; and one for Rich Mountain Association, dated 1929. Total of 38 pages, original books in possession of Audrey Fore of Willisville, AR. Copy.

#526 - PATE-JOHNSON FAMILY DOCUMENTS

Genealogy, estate records, marriage record, newspaper clippings, etc., for the families of Edward Johnson and Jeremiah Pate, 1821-1959; copy.

#527 - J.O.A. BUSH: CANDIDATE FOR CONGRESS

Biography and political standing of candidate, with one picture, dated about 1916; 5 x 7, 8 pages, original.

#528 - JAMES AND JONNIE WHALA 50TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY

Two newspaper articles dated 1987 and 1989 from the McCurtain Daily Gazette, about James Whala and his life, two pictures. Copy.

#529 - REV. HORACE JEWELL BIOGRAPHY

Copied from The Hope Star, July 30, 1904, with a transcription by Arlene LaGrone; article originated in The Arkansas Gazette. 2 pages, copy.

#530 - WALTER SHIVER BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH

Copied from The Star of Hope, July 27, 1907, with a transcription by Arlene LaGrone; 2 pages, copy.

#531 - FRANCIS MOSS JOHNSON FAMILY SKETCH

Letter from J. A. Johnson of New Mexico to The Hope Star dated Dec. 31, 1906, and printed Jan. 19, 1907, tells of writer's family and early days in Hempstead County; transcribed by Arlene LaGrone; 4 pages, copy.

#532 - RED RIVER RECOLLECTIONS 1992 CALENDAR

Pictures and historical information on Louisiana, Texas and Arkansas, by the Friends of Genealogy of Shreveport, LA; 13 pages, bound; 8 1/2 x 11 original.

#533 - DIAMONDS IN THE DIRT

By Tom Stephenson for American Way Magazine, Nov. 1, 1991; discusses the State Park versus the commercial mining issue of the crater of Diamonds, Murfreesboro, AR; 4 pages, copy.

#534 - STUDENTS OF WASHINGTON PUBLIC SCHOOL, circa 1913

Original lists plus typed transcription, 5 pages.

#535 - RAILROAD SPIKES BECOME KNIVES TO DEQUEEN MAN

Article from The DeQueen Bee, dated Jan. 10, 1991; retirement hobby of Perry Pearce with photo. Original.

#536 - TOP NEWS STORIES OF 1990 REVIEWED

Published in The DeQueen Bee, Jan. 3, 1991; lists news stories chronologically through the year. Original.'

#537 - SEVIER COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM

Nine newspaper articles about the Sevier County Museum and its programs, from The DeQueen Bee, 1991; original.

#538 - COMMUNITY FREEWILL MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH DEDICATED

Article with pictures from The Little River News, dated Oct. 4, 1990, details the dedication of new church, with 600 people attending in Ashdown; original.

#539 - ASHDOWN CEMETERY OVERPOPULATED

Newspaper article from The Little River News, dated Oct. 4, 1990, concerning the city's taking over the abandoned cemetery, originally known as Hudson Cemetery. Original.

#540 - ARKANSAS HISTORIC PRESERVATION PROGRAM HISTORIANS TO SEEK HISTORIC LITTLE RIVER COUNTY RAILROAD DEPOTS

Article from The Little River News, Sept. 20, 1990, seeking information on sites of railroad depots for new statewide survey; original.

#541 - DIAMOND RESERVE TERMED PHENOMENAL

Article by Karen Rafinski of the Arkansas Gazette staff, published in The Little River News, Aug. 9, 1990, giving preliminary results of tests done to determine if the crater should be mined;original.

#542 - MICROFILM LEADS TO REVOLUTIONARY WAR SOLDIER

Reprinted from The Nashville News, article by Louie Graves, published in The Little River News, tells how Lucille Westbrook traced evidence in obituary to Eli Collins, buried in Nashville Cemetery. Original.

#543 - BARON OF BARBECUE: HAYWARD SPEARS

Article by Joe Popper first appeared in The Kansas City Star Magazine, reprinted in The Little River News, Sept. 5, 1991, story of Hayward Spears' life in Emmet, AR and his travel to Kansas City to live and work. Original.

#544 - CAMDEN: A TREASURE CHEST OF CIVIL WAR HISTORY

Article by Sheila Yount for the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism, published in The Little River News, Aug. 29, 1991, details Camden area historic sites. Original.

#545 - PARALOMA COMMUNITY REBUILT IN MINIATURE

Newspaper article in The Little River News, Aug. 29, 1991, tells how Florida man, Bill Peterson rebuilt Paraloma, AR, from maps and photographs; includes pictures. Original.

#546 - PIONEER SPIRIT LIVES ON IN OLD WASHINGTON STATE PARK

Article by Sheila Yount of Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism, printed in The Little River News, Feb. 28, 1991, gives history and tour information as well as future plans for the town. Original.

#547 - NEWS OF YESTERYEAR, from the files of The DeQueen Bee

Articles giving historical events in the county, published from March through June of 1991. Original.

#548 - JOHN FOSTER BIBLE RECORDS

Two original pages from family bible, dates 1785-1939, and four pages of copies of same; given by Pat Compton, June, 1992; 6 pages, 2 original, 4 copies.

#549 - THE WALKER FAMILY OF BLACK LAND COLONY, SEVIER COUNTY, ARKANSAS

Copy of a ten-page letter, dated Oct., 1896, from A. H. Garland, giving details of Walker family; and two pages of general family history; given to Tom jackson, Columbus, by Charlie Walker of Hope; copied by Charlene Etter, June, 1992; 12 pages copy.

#550 - DEATH CERTIFICATE OF BOB PRUEITT, 1865-1926, POLK COUNTY

Issued by the Arkansas state Board of Health, 1926; copy.

#551 - OBITUARY OF MRS. M. A. ARRINGTON nee HATFIELD

Copy of memorial to M. A. Arrington, typewritten, 1/2 page; given by Audria Moses.Copy.

#552 - THE OLD COUNTRY CHURCH

Photo essay on Southern churches; photo of Columbus Presbyterian Church and St. Paul Church, Ozan. Published by The Hope Star, April 23, 1991. Newspaper.

#553 - CIVIL WAR REVISITED BY RE-ENACTMENT IN WASHINGTON

Newspaper articles and pictures published in The Hope Star (one page) and The Nashville News (one page) July, 1991. One 7 x 8 picture from The Hope Star.

Originals.

#554 - THE JONQUIL FESTIVAL, WASHINGTON ARKANSAS

Newspaper articles and photos dated 1989 and 1991 from The Hope Star and The Nashville News.5 pages, originals.

#555 - OBITUARIES OF MARY COULTER GRIFFIN AND NEWTON RAY COULTER

Mary Coulter Griffin, 1876-1976, of Graves Chapel

Newton Ray Coulter, 1912-1989, of Texarkana; 6 pages, copy.

#556 - LAND GRANT OF JAMES BLACK, DATED 1837

Copy of land grand of James Black, dated August 1, 1837; donated by Lu Waters; 9 pages, copy.

#557 - LAND GRANT OF WILLIAM SHAW, DATED 1828

Land grant of William Shaw, dated April 1, 1828; donated by Lu Waters;

3 pages, copy.

#558 - LAND GRANT OF GEORGE MOUSER, DATED 1837

Land grant of George Mouser, dated April 15, 1837; donated by Lu Waters;

5 pages,copy.

#559 - WILL OF WILLIAM FAGAN DODSON, COLUMBIA COUNTY, ARKANSAS

Copy of will written May 10, 1874, listing heirs and executor. Four legal size pages. copy.

#560 - JAMES M. BRISTOW, CONFEDERATE INFORMATION SHEET

Fourteenth Arkansas Infantry confederate Ancestor application sheet gives name, birth/death dates, wife's name and location of burial. Submitted by Marjorie JoAnn Bristow Eddy;1 page, copy.

#561 - SEPARATE KITCHENS AND INTIMATE ARCHEOLOGY: CONSTRUCTING URBAN SLAVERY ON THE ANTEBELLUM COTTON FRONTIER IN WASHINGTON, ARKANSAS

Draft of paper for presentation to the 1992 annual meeting of the Society for American Archeology, Pittsburg, PA; by Leslie C. Stewart-Abernathy; 30 pgs copy.

#562 - DEATH CERTIFICATE OF SARAH KATHERINE ALLEN, FOREMAN, ARKANSAS

Certificate of Death issued by the State of Arkansas, May 10, 1948, lists place of burial. One page copy.

#563 - OBITUARY OF MRS. JOSEPH STUART MARYMAN

Two copies, one published in The Shreveport Times, Aug. 26, 1992; and one published in The Lafayette County Democrat, Sept. 3, 1992; Mrs. Maryman being a descendant of Gov. James Sevier of Arkansas. Copy.

#564 - THE WASHINGTON TELEGRAPH

W. H. Etter, Founder; Gary Johnson, Editor; published in 1992 in Washington, AR; selected articles from the Civil War era. Set by hand and printed on manually operated press. Copy.

#565 - ELECTA WILEY ARTICLES

Articles written by a retired teacher in Hope and later in Texas as a community columnist to The Hope Star, Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Times, and USA Monitor, 1990.

#566 - OAK HILL/ALLICE LEE ELLIOTT MEMORIAL ACADEMY

Located near Valliant, OK; article by Joy McDougal Smith printed in The Valliant Leader, Sept. 30, 1992; full page with pictures. Newspaper.

#567 - TRAIL OF TEARS MEMORIAL WALKS

Newspaper articles relating to memorial walks to commemorate the Trail of Tears.Newspaper articles.

#568 - CIVIL WAR LETTER WRITTEN BY A. S. JACKSON, HEMPSTEAD COUNTY

Typewritten transcription dated Oct. 6, 1866; written to Marshall McGraw, Camden, S.C.2 pages, copy.

#569 - PETITION TO INCORPORATE THE TOWN OF WALDO, ARKANSAS

Copy of handwritten petition dated May 21, 1888; signed by 35 citizens;

5 pages. Copy.

#570 - LIST OF PROPERTY ASSESSED FOR TAXATION IN WALDO, ARKANSAS, 1890

Typed transcription with 102 names includes the original survery, Formby Addition and the Neil Addition. 1 page, copy.

#571 - POLITICAL RECONSTRUCTION IN HEMPSTEAD COUNTY, ARKANSAS 1868-1872

Discussion of Carpetbaggers in politics in Post-Civil War Hempstead County, by Alan L. "Buz" Lowe, 1992; 14 pages, copy.

#572 - THE HOPE GAZATTE

Copies of January 6, 1894, vol. 10, #34, and December 23, 1893, Vol. 10, #32, front and back pages. 4 pages, copy.

#573 - OBITUARY OF MYRA R. HAMBY

From The Texarkana Gazette, Jan. 6, 1993; 2 pages, copy.

#574 - OBITUARY OF JOHN ARDIS MANRY, SR.

From The Free Press of Lafayette County, AR; Feb. 3, 1993; original & 2 copies.

#575 - THE CENTURY LADY: ALLIE HUDSON WALKER

From The Free Press of Lafayette County, AR; Feb., 3, 1993; picture and biography; original and 1 copy.

#576 - JEWELL, HORACE, NOTES COLLECTED BY MARY NELL TURNER FOR USE IN THE JOURNAL OF HEMPSTEAD COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY, No. 1, 1992

Copies of newspaper articles, photos and sermon notes. 16 pages.

#577 - ANDERSON, JOHN, PROBATE FROM HEMPSEAD COUNTY, 1863

Copies of Probate and Letters of Administration, dated 1863-1868. 8 pgs, copy.

#578 - SOUTHWEST PROVING GROUND RESEARCH MATERIALS FOR THE JOURNAL OF HEMPSTEAD COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY, SPRING, 1986

Copies of newspaper articles collected by Mary Nell Turner; 37 pages.

#579 - CIVILIAN CONSERVATION CORPS RESEARCH MATERIALS BY MARY NELL TURNER FOR THE JOURNAL OF HEMPSTEAD COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY, SPRING, 1989

Copies of several Camp Alton newspapers, dated 1930 and 1940; notes by Mary Nell Turner, 46 pages , copy.

#580 - THE COMMONWEALTH COLLEGE EXPERIMENT: SOCIALIST EDUCATION IN THE HEART OF THE OUACHITAS

Research paper by Fred K. Ford, written in 1983, about the Commonwealth College near Mena, Polk County, AR. 35 pages, copy.

#581 - DAYS GONE BY-TC STUDENT DEAN FORGED UNIQUE SOCIETY

Article by John Fooks of The Texarkana Gazette, Feb. 20, 1993, about the American Bladesmith Society and its principle founder, Bill Hughes; photo included. Newsprint.

#582 - LETTER AND CENSUS INFORMATION OF GEORGE HARRISON

Copy of handwritten letter, dated 1845, from Washington, AR, and 1840 and 1850 Census listings of George Harrison; letter donated by Kathleen Tabb of Tryon, N. C. 5 pages, copy.

#583 - DIXIE FAMILY HISTORY

Pioneer families 200 Years, article from The Dixie County Advocate, Cross City, FL, gives history of Conway family by George Pyle, published in 1992. 2 pgs, copy

#584 - CROP CURTAILMENT IN THE FIFTIES

The will of James Sevier Conway

Article by Alita Hamiter Tidrow, published in unknown newspaper, date unknown; includes pictures on Conway's children. 2 pieces, copy, Outsize Box.

#585 - BLACKS IN ARKANSAS-100 YEARS LATER

By Robert Thompson for The Arkansas Times, published Jan., 1992, Vol. 18, No. 5, pages 51-54. 4 pages, copy.

#586 - MORE THAN MET THE EYE

by John R. Schirmer for The Nashville News, published July 15, 1993; article and photos of "Folkways of the Red River Region" summer course given at Old Washington by Ouachita Baptist University newsprint, 2 copies.

#587 - REV. ISAAC N. CROUCH AND ISABELLE DEASON CROUCH

Compiled by Herberta T. Mask in 1991; a biography of Isaac N. Crouch, 1796-1836; 16 pages with maps and index. Copy.

#588 - LIBRARIES OF LITTLE RIVER COUNTY

Ten page report on the founding of various libraries in Little River County, AR. Copy.

#589 - EARLY DAYS IN ARKANSAS FROM THE STAR OF HOPE

Experiences recalled by veteran newspaper man now living in Texas; dated Oct. 6, 1909, by Major Mose Harris; copy with transcription; 3 pages.

#590 - THE BACK PAGE

By Dwight Young for Historical Preservation News, December, 1992; picture and short biography of Parker Westbrook. 1 page, copy.

#591 - HEMPSTEAD COUNTY POLITICAL TOWNSHIP LINE CHANGES 1819-1892

Compiled by Arlene LaGrone, 1994; from county court records; 17 pages, copy.

#592 - CIVIL WAR PENSION OF JOHN HOLCOMB

Copy of pension file of John Holcomb and wife, Nancy M.; submitted by Bobby and Joyce Wood, Murfreesboro, AR....... 8 pages, copy.

#593 - REMIMISCENCES OF THE CIVIL WAR BY MATTHEW CHANEY

Typewritten copy of Civil War memories of Matthew Chaney of Pike County

4 pagescopy.

#594 - BIBLE RECORDS OF SAMUEL JANES AND GEORGE R. CALDWELL Copies of original pages with transcripts; 17 pages, copy.
#595 - BIBLE RECORDS OF ROBERT BRADFORD AND GOLDIE BRADFORD GARRETT

Copies of original pages with transcripts; 4 pages, copy.

#596 - BIBLE RECORDS OF MARY BRIGGS CARTER

Copies of original pages with transcripts, 6 pages, copy.

#597 - BIBLE RECORDS OF MOLLIE D. AND ROBERT T. PAGE

Transcription of original records by Jessie P. Easterling; 5 pages, copy.

#598 - BIBLE RECORDS AND FAMILY INFORMATION OF JESSIE PAGE BRUCE EASTERLING

Ancestor chart and transcription of Bible records by Jessie Easterling, 1990.

7 pages, copy.

#599 - CHRISTMAS AND CANDLELIGHT IN OLD WASHINGTON

Clipping from The Nashville News Dec. 16. 1993; a photo essay; newsprint.

#600 - VETERANS OF THE CIVIL WAR AND SPANISH AMERICAN WAR BURIED IN LITTLE RIVER COUNTY, ARKANSAS

Published in 1979, extracted from cemetery listings. Copy.

#601 - ARCHIVES NEARLY READY TO MOVE

Clipping from The Nashville News, Oct. 19, 1993, with photo of new building.

Newsprint.

#602 - PETITION TO NAME LIBRARY IN HOPE, ARKANSAS

Petition by citizens of Hempstead County to name library after Dr. George Emmet Cannon. 5 pages and copy.

#603 - BIBLE RECORDS OF JESTER AND SPARKS FAMILIES

A. J. Jester (1845) and R. H. Sparks (1878) and descendants; copy of original records from family Bible. 4 pages, copy.

#604 - DISCARDS

Article appearing in Annals of Scholarship discussing the merits of scrapping the card catalogue, 199424 pages, copy.

#605 - MRS. A. E. WHITE AND MRS. CLAIBORNE CONWAY SOCIETY PICTURE

Published April 9, 1933, newspaper unknown, original clipping and one copy; given by Frank Cochran, Bradley, AR. Newsprint.

#606 - R. C. CASEY OF STAMPS, AR: RIPLEY "BELIEVE IT OR NOT"

Original clipping published about 1941, given by Frank Cochran, Bradley, AR clipping newsprint.

#607 - ANN CONWAY, FIRST LADY OF ARKANSAS: RIPLEY "BELIEVE IT OR NOT"

Original clipping published in 1936, lists politicians in the Conway family ; given by Frank Cochran, Bradley, AR. Newsprint.

#608 - THE RISE AND DECLINE OF WALNUT HILL

Original clipping published August 16, 1936, in The Arkansas Gazette magazine section, gives history of this small community; given by Frank Cochran, Bradley, AR. Newsprint.

#609 - BIBLE RECORDS OF J. P. AND MARY J. JACKSON

Copy of original records from family Bible; given by Clarence Geist, Hope, AR.

4 pages, copy.

#610 - SOLDIER' PENSION LIST

Copy of list published in The Nashville News, Sept. 16, 1899; lists men in Howard, Sevier, Pike, Little River, Polk, and Hempstead Counties who will receive pensions. 2 pages, copy.

#611 - ARKANSAS SOLDIERS: A LIST OF 405 CONFEDERATE SOLDIERS BURIED IN OAKWOODS CEMETERY, CHICAGO, ILLINOIS

Published in The Nashville News, Nov. 18, 1893; copy.

#612 - DEAD HEROES

List of local Confederate soldiers who died in Chicago prisons; published in The Nashville News, Jan. 6, 1894;copy.

#613 - NATHAN INDIAN MOUNDS PROVIDE A WEALTH OF KNOWLEDGE

By Mac Murphy for The Murfreesboro Diamond; May 18, 1994; Webb Henderson tells of his volunteer work with Arkansas Archeological Survey.

Newsprint.

#614 - SENIOR SPINS MYSTERIOUS TALE OF GRANDFATHER'S GOLD

Mrs. Eva Giles about her grandfather, Thomas Jones Templeton and his stolen gold; written by John Fooks for The Texarkana Gazette, May. 5, 1994; picture of Mrs. Giles.Copy.

#615 - A CORNER OF THE TAPESTRY

A History of the Jewish Experience in Arkansas, 1820-1900; by Carolyn Gray LeMaster, published by The University of Arkansas Press, 1994 Ch. 1, copy.

#616 - TREATY BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND THE QUAPAW AND CHOCTAW NATIONS OF INDIANS, Feb. 26, 1825

Transcription of treaties signed by President James Monroe; copy.

#617 - WILLIAM STEVENSON, PIONEERING SOUTHWEST ARKANSAS FOR METHODISM

partial autobiography first published in The New Orleans Christian Advocate in 1858 and republished in The Clark County Historical Journal, Fall, 1984;

15 pages copy.

#618 - WILL OF I. D. SHIELDS

Original will and an original sheet listing names and birth dates of children;

2 pages, original.

#619 - SHIELDS CERTIFICATE OF PURCHASE

Warranty deed for Mary A. Van Riper, guardian of James McDougald, a minor, 1902, and Certificate of Purchase for Sallie Shields, 1914; Deed original certificate, copy. 1 original, 1 copy. 5 pages to copy all.

#620 - ARKANSAS AND THE TOOTHPICK STATE IMAGE

An article from The Arkansas Historical Quarterly, Vol. LIII, No. 2, Summer, 1994, about the Bowie knife reputedly made by James Black. Extensive footnotes. Copy.

#621 - PIANO RECITAL PROGRAM

Original program dated May 20, 1919; lists teacher, students and pieces to be played; Columbia County; 5 1/2 x 11 original.

#622 - WORLD WAR II RATION BOOKS

Two original books owned by Mary F. Hight and Peggy Sue Williams of El Dorado, Arkansas; 4 x 5 1/2 originals.

#623 - EARLY DAYS IN HEMPSTEAD COUNTY

Excerpts from The Nashville News, Sept. 14, 1886; concerning John Rogers and Sarah Boone. 2 pages.

#624 - THE LEGEND OF CULLEN BAKER

A poem about the infamous outlaw, Cullen Baker, copied from Bill Westbrook's book, The Terse Verse, 1976 1 page, copy.

#625 - RETIREMENT EVENT FOR MARY MEDEARIS

Mary Medearis retires after 15 years as Director of the Southwest Arkansas Regional Archives, 1991; 1 page, copy.

#626 - WASHINGTON, ARKANSAS: THE APTLY NAMED TOWN OF WASHINGTON WAS, FOR A TIME, THE CAPITOL OF CONFEDERATE ARKANSAS

A thirteen page article from The Arkansas Times magazine by Leslie Burns, a comprehensive history of Washington from the Civil War era to the present; June, 1983.

#627 - JAMES BOWIE, THE MIDDLE YEARS, 1818-1831

By Dr. James Batson, May 1994, 28 pages; excerpts from court records, deeds and letters. Copy.

#628 - MALCOLM JOHN MUNN: SOME RECOLLECTIONS OF HIS LIFE AND FAMILY

By his sister, Maria D. Munn Swan; ten typewritten pages, dated April, 1954; of recollection, plus a four-page memorial with photo; 14 pages, copy.

#629 - BIBLE RECORDS OF BORDEN AND CARRUTH

Copied from the Borden/Carruth Bible, includes marriages, births and deaths; also includes funeral notices for Mrs. F. J. Williams and Johnnie Montgomery;

8 pages, copy.

#630 - MAY MARRIAGES IN SOUTHWEST ARKANSAS, 1853-1920

Extracted from Hempstead and Nevada Counties by Jim Kaufman, December, 1994; 7 pages, copy.

#631 - SOME REEDER MARRIAGES IN SOUTHWEST ARKANSAS

Compiled by Jim Kaufman, covers Hempstead Howard and Sevier Counties.

7 pages, copy.

#632 - HUTSON-STEWART BIBLE RECORDS

Copies of pages form the Bible of John Hutson and Clara Stewart Hutson, married, 1919; 5 pages, copy.

#633 - MAP OF HOPE, ARKANSAS

From the Chamber of Commerce, 1946;copy.

#634 - THE HEAVENER, OKLAHOMA, RUNESTONE

Article describing the location and description of an inscription dating back to early B. C., possibly made by a Norseman. 1987; original and copy.

#635 - THE CIVIL WAR 1861-1865: A COLLECTION OF COMMEMORATIVE STAMPS

A series of stamps commemorating individuals and events in Civil War History.

#636 - THE ARKANSAS TELEGRAPH, WASHINGTON, ARKANSAS

A March 25, 1840, copy of the paper which was published by W. H. and Charles Etter, founded in 1839; later discontinued and replaced the The Washington Telegraph, with the same editors; received from E. Pearsall in New Zealand, whose relative practiced dentistry in Washington, AR, for a short period of time and ran an ad in the paper; 8 (12" x 16 1/2") sheets copy.

#637 - EASTERN OKLAHOMA INDIANS AND PIONEERS, 3 VOLUMES

Choctaw Nation, Indian Territory, a compilation of interviews with older Indians and pioneers, a WPA project to obtain biographical and historical data of the 1800s; 3 (8 1/2 " x 11") bound copies.

#638 - CHURCH TO MARK 100 YEARS

Clipping from The Banner News, Magnolia, AR, dated June 1995; on Shiloh Baptist Church at Lamartine, near Waldo, AR. Newsprint.

#639 - GROWING CHURCH BUILDING NEW FACILITY

Clipping from The Banner News, Magnolia, AR, dated April, 1995; about First Baptist Church, Magnolia, AR, building a new modern sanctuary.

#640 - BLEWSTER RECALLS TOWN'S EARLY YEARS

Recollections of W. C. Blewster, Magnolia, AR, on early cotton and oil industry in the area. Newsprint.

#641 - WIFE'S MANY CONTRIBUTIONS ADDS TO WALZ ENDOWMENT

Copy of newspaper clipping from The Daily Banner News, Magnolia, AR, with photo of Dr. Robert Walz and wife, Curtistine; 3 pages.

#642 - LETTERS WRITTEN FROM WASHINGTON IN 1840

Three letters written by Tom Pearsall, a dentist practicing in Washington to relatives in Ireland, includes a reply from a relative. 14 pages.

#643 - BIBLE RECORDS OF DANIEL J. SMITH

Copy of original Bible records of Daniel J. Smith; dated 1814-1898; donated by Clarence Geist, Hope, Arkansas; copy.

#644 - CIVIL WAR STATE CAPITOL GETTING A RENOVATION AT WASHINGTON

The Nashville News article with some details about the restoration of the 1836 courthouse to its original state. Original.

#645 - PROFILES OF THE PAST

Introduction to the history of Southwest Arkansas by Harold Mabry; verbal accounts form old-timers mentioned. 95 pages, original.

#646 - MCNEIL CHURCH TO DEDICATE NEW BUILDING

First Baptist Church of McNeil, AR, celebrates 136 years and newly completed facility, March, 1996; from The Banner News, Magnolia, AR. Newsprint.

#647 - "THE SPIRIT OF 1776" IN THE TEXAS REVOLUTION

The similarities between the American Revolution and the Texas conflict in the 1830s; from SAR magazine, Spring, 1996. Copy.

#648 - SYMPHONY CLUB, ATOKA, INDIAN TERRITORY, 1907-1908

a music club with members, some of whom came to Hempstead, Howard and Sevier Counties later; including Humpherys, McBrides and Ralls; 17pgs. Copy.

#649 - LOCAL RESIDENT RECALLS EARLY YEARS WITH ICE COMPANY

Hope Star article reports interview with Thomas Rexroat, 89, an employee of the Southern Ice Company for 63 years, who still works 3 days a week for the company; original newsprint.

#650 - POINSETT'S FLOWER

Article by Hazel M. Kerr from Forward Magazine, c. 1960, gives the history of the introduction of the Christmas Flower, Poinsettia , to the U. S. by Joel Poinsett, Minister to Mexico. 1 page, original

#651 - JOHN ROBERT SCHIRMER, AREA MAN NAMED TOP JOURNALISM TEACHER, NASHVILLE HIGH SCHOOL

The American Press Association presented Schirmer with a plaque at the annual meeting in Little Rock, naming him as Journalism Teacher of the Year; original.

#652 - CIVIL WAR LETTERS TO DAVID E. CUMMINS, FROM SARAH

Three letters, dated January, 1865, to December, 1866, from Sarah, his wife; includes summary page; 7 pages, copy.

#653 - FARMER'S PARADISE: WHERE DRAMA UNFOLDS

All about Hope, Hempstead County, President Bill Clinton, Governor Mike Huckabee, their native soil and its people; essays, pictures, poems and music.

Original.

#654 - RECOLLECTIONS OF MAURICE EDMUND SANDERSON

Born in 1872, in Little River County, Arkansas, an autobiography with family generation information; 12 pages, original.

#655 - THE TRAIN STATION OF HOPE AND THE TOWN OF WASHINGTON

The First Passenger Train to Hope, a two page Arkansas Gazette article, August, 1873; listing merchants in Hope and Washington; churches in Washington.

3 pages, copy.

#656 - FATHER FONTAINE-FACTS ABOUT AN ARKANSAS PIONEER

An Arkansas Gazette article written in January, 1886, by Ed Fontaine, about his father.1 pages, copy.

#657 - A NOBLE TRIBUTE: A. H. GARLAND'S BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH of A. V. WALKER

A testimonial written by A. H. Garland after the death of his good friend, A. V. Walker, in which he expresses his great esteem and regard for the man.

3 pgs. Copy

#658 - A MAN NAMED WHITESIDES: AN ENCOUNTER WITH THE COMANCHES IN TEXAS/ARKANSAS IN 1829

Written and documented by William R. Whiteside, 1994; includes family information and Whiteside/Dyer connections; 11 pages, copy.

#659 - WADDLE COLLECITON OF LETTERS AND OBITUARIES

Collection of letters and obituaries connected with the J. S. Waddle family of Hope, AR; includes wedding and funeral announcements and two pictures;

18 pages, copy.

#660 - RUTH MCHENRY STUART: LEGACY PROFILE (1849-1917)

A profile of Ruth McEnery Struart, her works and contributions to literature by Southern women.;10 pages, copy.

#661 - GLEGHORN MURDERS, 1905

Account of the murders of John and Count Gleghorn, published in The Hope Star in 1905; copies of the articles and the subsequent trials of the murderers; photo of the graves of the victims; 3 pages, copy.

#662 - McKENZIE CIVIL WAR LETTER

Copy of letter written by Asa McKenzie from White Oak Shoals in 1864; notation by Dr. John L. Ferguson on site of White Oak Shoals in Sevier county;

2 pgs, copy.

#663 - SUPREME COURT OF ARKANSAS, STEWART VS. PELT

Appeal from Lafayette Chancery Court, #5504, dispute over land between Pelt and Massey Heirs75 pages, copy.

#664 - HENRY CRINER'S STORY AS TOLD TO LUCILLE WARD

Henry Criner, a Black man, who lived in Hope many years and lived to be over 100 years old, relates good times and bad which he experienced growing up Black.6 pages, copy.

#665 - A Compilation of Minutes from the SALEM PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH in SOUTH CAROLINA: 1828-1860

A list of Black slaves who were baptized into the church and, later, removed to Arkansas by McFaddin and Muldrow families. 6 pages.

#666 - HISTORY OF THE FORTY-EIGHTH OHIO VETERAN VOLUNTEER INFANTRY

A complete account of the Regiment from October, 1861, to May, 1866; compiled by John A Bering and Thomas Montgomery in 1880; 29 pgs. copy from www.48ovvi.org.

#667 - BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH OF THE LIFE OF AN OLD CONFEDERATE SOLDIER ALSO THREE YEARS AS A COWBOY ON THE FRONTIER OF TEXAS

By W. O. Wynn; published by Greenville Printing Co., Inc, Greenville, Texas, 1916; details struggles of soldiers in Civil War; 68 pages, copy.

#668 - SIFTING THROUGH HISTORY

Article from The Murfreesboro Diamond, July 31, 2002, about archealogical investigation in Ka-D0-Ha Indian village. Pictures included. News clipping.

#669 - AGED WOMAN DEAD, MRS. MATILDA E. BELL

Obituary from Lockesburg Enterprise 1907; copy.

#670 - THE NICHOLS FAMILY REUNION

At the old home place near Shady, Arkansas.

Copy of booklet about the Lewis Nickols family; no date or author; 11 pages.

Acc. #6250

#671 - METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH SOUTH CHURCH RECORDS

Quarterly conference Records Books for 1890, 1922 and 1926; records attendance, funding and membership. 163 pages. Acc. #6481

#672 - OLIVER S. JONES LETTERS

Letter from his brother, J. H. Jones, dated April, 1867; poem written Sept. 20, 1915, 52 years after Chickamauga; letter to wife in 1889. originals donated by Jackson Ferguson. 5 pages to copy Acc. #6531.

#673 - HOPE, ARKANSAS VISITORS GUIDE

Hempstead County official relocation and visitor’s guide, 2003; 32 pages. Acc. #6614.

#674 - THE PULASKI COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY REVIEW

Volume X, No. 1, March, 1962

W. M. Holt’s letter, dated 1852, tells of trip from Washington, AR to California. Pages 9-18. 10 pages. Acc. #6529

#675 - POLLY BRADLEY: LITTLE GIRL ON A FLATBOAT

Narrative by Glynn McCalman, April, 2003; recalls life of the first First Lady of Arkansas, wife of Governor Conway. 5 pages. Acc. #6534

#676 - Biographies for Schools Project
Author: Various
Date: 2005

Questionnaires that were returned for the grant from the Arkansas Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities titled "A Searchable Database of All Schools since Arkansas Statehood in 1836 in 12 SW AR Counties."

#677 - THE SCOTCH-IRISH AND THEIR FIRST SETTLEMENTS ON THE TYGER RIVER AND OTHER NEIGHBORING PRECINCTS IN SOUTH CAROLINA

A discourse delivered at Nazareth Church, Spartanburg Dist. SC, 1861, by George Howe, D.D. From the Mary Watson Collection; about 5 x 7 in.; 33 pages.

Acc. #6423.

#678 - FLAGS OF THE CONFEDERACY

By Malcolm R. Smith; 1976 publication; about 5 x 7 in.; Mary Watson Collection. Acc. #6410.

#679 - THAT MAN NAMED SOLON

Biography of Solon Borland during the Mexican War years. 18 pages, Internet; Acc. #6834

#680 - THE EVENING REPORTER

Hope, Arkansas, November 7, 1894; a reproduction by the Hope Star.

#681 - OUR AWFUL AUNT

A Comic Drama published by Ames, 1885; a play for amateur entertainments; about 4 x 6 in.; original booklet. Acc. #6831

#682 - BAPTIST DOCTRINE

By Allen H. Autry, 1924; with photo of author; about 5 x 7 inches with 79 pages; original. Acc. #6832

#683 - AN ACCOUNT OF A TRIP MADE BY CLINTON HARRIS MOORE IN 1839

From McNairy County, Tennessee, to the Republic of Texas

Published in newspaper in 1903; diary style history of westward trip.

#684 - “Barger, Official Publication of Ouachita Valley Association” May, 1937
Date: 1937

Volume 1, Number 1. George D. Holland, Editor, Camden, Arkansas.

#685 - The Kathleen Hinson Dixon Diary 1929-1932

Copy of five-year diary of El Dorado, Union County, teenager. Includes an outline by her son in 2011.

#686 - Zenobia Simms Civil War Diary
Date: 1861

Written from Culpepper County, Virginia, 1861; Condensed version with commentary Acc. #3203

#687 - The Sons of Southern Sires by Don Montgomery

Washington, Arkansas and the War Between the States, 1986; 15 pages. Acc. #4952

moved to VFSA 1911 - FORT, DIANA, LETTER TO SARAH FORT, 1837

From Lafayette County, Red River; after a "tiresome trip of six weeks" from Mississippi; Lewis Fort and others plan to start a town nearby (Lewisville).



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