WALTER LEE BROWN COLLECTION
Ledgers, newspaper scrapbooks, clippings, photographs, and
other papers, ca. 1861-1912
The collection was donated to the Special Collections Division by
Walter Lee Brown, University of Arkansas history professor.
Manuscript Collection MC 1200
Processed by Vera Ekechukwu, April 1996. Special Collections
Division, University of Arkansas Libraries, Fayetteville,
It contains papers of the P.G. Henry family, ca. 1861-1892 (store
ledger, receipts, letters, special orders, appointment papers
signed by the then Governor of Arkansas, Isaac Murphy, and a
recipe for magic soap); papers of the Ward, Jones, and Earle
Families, ca. 1862-1879 (family letters with typewritten
transcripts, last will, bills of sale, receipts, and other
papers); papers of Hal L. Norwood, Arkansas Attorney General in
the early 1900s, ca. 1896-1915 (correspondence, newspaper
scrapbooks, and an incomplete issue of The Arkansas
Gazette, July 19, 1899); miscellaneous papers, ca. 1872-1928
(newspaper and magazine articles, non-postal Arkansas stamps,
published poem Arkansas by Blanche Chenault Junkin,
reunion program, a booklet of admission tickets to the Democratic
National Convention, Houston, Texas, June, 1928, and other
papers); picture postcards (New Orleans, Louisiana, Grand Canyon
National Park, Arizona, World's Fair 1933 in Chicago, Illinois,
San Antonio, Texas, and others), twenty-three photographs (only
ten pictures could be identified as Arkansas related: e.g.,
pictures of flooded Court House in Clarendon, Monroe County,
Arkansas, 1927, a river terminal at West Memphis, Arkansas, ca.
1890, and a Conway-Bradley Grave Yard at Walnut Hill, Arkansas,
the burial place of James S. Conway, first Governor of Arkansas;
the rest of the photographs are either not identified or contain
insufficient information to determine their origin); and slides
of menus from Arlington and Eastman Hotel in Hot Springs,
Arkansas. A special publication, "Centennial: Faulkner County &
Conway, 1873-1973" by The Log Cabin Democrat, April 21,
1973, was removed from the collection to the vertical file in
Special Collections. A microfilm is available in the Audio Visual
- P.G. Henry family, 1861-1892.
- Ward, Jones, and Earle families, 1862-1879.
- Hal L. Norwood, ca. 1896-1915.
- Miscellaneous papers and clippings, ca. 1872-1928.
- Photographs and slides.
- Newspaper scrapbooks.
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