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J. Funkhouser Collection

Manuscript Collection 2104

Special Collections Department
University of Arkansas Libraries

365 N. McIlroy Avenue
Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701-4002
Phone: 479-575-8444

Machine-readable finding aid encoded in EAD by Jacob Yount, 2016

Materials are in English.

Table of Contents

Descriptive Summary

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

Access Information

Please call (479) 575-8444 or email at least two weeks in advance of your arrival to ensure availability of the materials.

Use Information

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).

Acquisition Information

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.

Processing Information

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.

Biographical Note

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

Box 1 Item 1

Henry Funkhouser Ledger, 1852-1897

Box 2

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

Box 3 Item 1

Day Book, 1837-1855

Box 3 Item 2

Day Book, 1844-1852

Box 4

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

Box 5 Item 1

Early Days in Arkansas, Judge William F. Pope. Frederick W. Allsopp, 1895

Oversize 1

Oversize 1 Item 1

University of Arkansas Diploma, Charles Howard Douglas, 1915