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Audley Anderson Skillern Land Grant, 1851

Manuscript Collection 2214

Special Collections Department
University of Arkansas Libraries

365 N. McIlroy Avenue
Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701-4002
Phone: (479) 575-8443

Machine-readable finding aid encoded in EAD by Katrina Windon, 2017.

Materials are in English.

Table of Contents

Descriptive Summary

Skillern, Audley Anderson, 1818-1880
Audley Anderson Skillern Land Grant
Inclusive Dates
MC 2214
0.5 linear feet (1 folder)
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

No Use Restrictions Apply.

No Interlibrary Loan.

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Acquisition Information

The Audley Anderson Skillern Land Grant was donated to the Special Collections Department by Mary Williams of Fayetteville, Arkansas on June 1, 2017. Mary Williams' late husband, Richard, was a renter at the Skillern House in the 1950s, and he found the document while living there. He retained it with the permission of then-owner Riley Skillern, before the Williams decided to donate the document in 2017.

Processing Information

Processed by Katrina Windon; completed in June 2017.

Preferred Form of Citation

Audley Anderson Skillern Land Grant (MC 2214), 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

Audley Anderson Skillern was born April 2, 1818, in Pikeville, Tennessee to John and Mary Skillern. He married Emaline Vernon on February 18, 1843, and the couple moved to Washington County, Arkansas in 1845. Their son, John Audley Skillern, later built Skillern House and farmed the nearby area. Audley Skillern passed away January 6, 1880, in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of a land grant awarded to Audley Skillern for the southeast quarter of Section 26, Township 17, Range 29 (160 acres) in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Although the document ostensibly features the signature of President Millard Fillmore, by 1851 presidents designated a secretary to sign land grants on their behalf.

Arrangement of the Papers

The collection consists of a single item. It is stored in a box with other oversized manuscript materials.

Subject Terms

The following persons, organizations, or topics are among those represented within the collection materials:

Detailed Description of the Collection

The following contains a detailed list of the materials in the collection:

Oversized Manuscript Collections Box 17

Oversized Manuscript Collections Box 17 Folder MC 2214

Audley Anderson Skillern Land Grant, 1851