Table of Contents
- Descriptive Summary
- Access Information
- Use Information
- Acquisition Information
- Processing Information
- Preferred Form of Citation
- Biographical Note
- Scope and Content Note
- Arrangement of the Papers
- Detailed Description of the Collection
- Funkhouser, Jacob
- J. Funkhouser Collection
- Inclusive Dates
- Bulk Dates
- MC 2104
- 3 linear feet (5 boxes, 1 OV Framed Item)
- Special Collections Department, University of Arkansas Libraries
Please call (479) 575-8444 or email email@example.com at least two weeks in advance of your arrival to ensure availability of the materials.
Use of original materials restricted due to fragile condition. Please consult the Head of Special Collections.
No Interlibrary Loan.
Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).
The J. Funkhouser Collection was donated to Special Collections, University of Arkansas Libraries, on March 28, 2016 by Roger and Linda Birk of Kirkwood, Missouri.
Processed by Jacob Yount; completed June 2016.
Preferred Form of Citation
J. Funkhouser Collection (MC 2104), Special Collections, University of Arkansas Libraries, Fayetteville.
See Special Collections Citation Guide for more detailed information on how to cite specific documents from the collection.
The Funkhouser family, including Henry Funkhouser and his son, Jacob Funkhouser, moved to Northwest Arkansas from Pennsylvania circa 1830. Henry Funkhouser was one of the first orchardists in the area and set many acres of apples. He also operated a store and a blacksmith shop.
In the mid-1850s, Dr. Jacob Funkhouser moved the Funkhouser store to Summers, Arkansas, where he was the first resident physician and he was responsible for the first church, named Forest Hill. The church building also served as the first school in Summers. Dr. Jacob Funkhouser owned one of the largest farms in Summers, about 600 acres, and was married to Elizabeth Cole.
Scope and Content Note
This collection is comprised of three published books and four ledgers dating from 1837 to 1897. The ledgers record financial transactions from the Funkhouser's store and transfers of land in Washington County, Arkansas.
Arrangement of the Papers
Materials arranged by topic.
Detailed Description of the Collection
The following contains a detailed list of the materials in the collection
|Box 1||Item 1|
Henry Funkhouser Ledger, 1852-1897
|Box 2||Item 1|
Jacob Funkhouser Ledger, 1840
|Box 2||Item 2|
William Deering and Co. Bank Receipt, 1889
|Box 2||Item 3|
Tax Receipt, 1910
|Box 3||Item 1|
Day Book, 1837-1855
|Box 3||Item 2|
Day Book, 1844-1852
|Box 4||Item 1|
Gunn’s Domestic Medicine, Or Poor Man’s Friend, In The Hours of Affliction, Pain, and Sickness, Fourth Edition, James Smith, 1836
|Box 4||Item 2|
Pictorial History of The United States of America, From The Earliest Discoveries, By The North Men, In The Tenth Century, To The Present Time, R. Thomas, House and Brown, 1849
|Box 5||Item 1|
Early Days in Arkansas, Judge William F. Pope. Frederick W. Allsopp, 1895
|Oversize 1||Item 1|
University of Arkansas Diploma, Charles Howard Douglas, 1915
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