Sue H. Walker Papers

MC 11

Special Collections
University of Arkansas Libraries

365 N. McIlroy Avenue
Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701-4002
Phone: 479-575-8444
Email: specoll@uark.edu

Machine-readable finding aid encoded in EAD by Saylor Syfert, 2017.

Finding aid is written in English.

Table of Contents

Descriptive Summary

Creator
Walker, Susan Howard, 1857-1939
Title
Sue H. Walker Papers
Inclusive Dates
1818-1936
Identification
MC 11
Extent
2 linear feet (2 Boxes)
Language
Materials are in English.
Repository
Special Collections Department, University of Arkansas Libraries

Access Information

Please call (479) 575-8444 or email specoll@uark.edu 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 Sue H. Walker papers were permanently loaned to Special Collections by the University of Arkansas Museum on June 11, 1965.

The documents in this collection were gathered by both Susan and Judge David Walker, the donor's grandfather.

Processing Information

Processed by Kim Allen Scott, Special Collections, University of Arkansas Libraries, Fayetteville, Arkansas, in October 1987.

Preferred Form of Citation

Sue H. Walker Papers (MC 11), Special Collections, University of Arkansas Libraries, Fayetteville.

See Special Collections Citations Guide for more detailed information on how to cite specific documents from the collection.

Biographical Note

Susan Howard Walker (1857-1939) was the daughter of James David Walker and Mary Walker, and granddaughter of Judge David Walker, a prominent lawyer and politician of Washington County, Arkansas. Susan, who never married, became an art teacher and decorator in Fayetteville and wrote a number of articles dealing with historic Arkansas personalities and the Walker family. She was a member of the Arkansas Society of Colonial Dames, the Southern Memorial Association, and the Episcopal Church.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence and papers

Arrangement of the Papers

Materials are arranged in nine series:

  1. Series 1. Correspondence, 1839-1936. Box 1, Folder 1.
  2. Series 2. Invitations, certificates, and awards. Box 1, Folder 2; Box 2.
  3. Series 3. Financial and legal documents. Box 1, Folder 3.
  4. Series 4. Civil War military documents. Box 1, Folder 4.
  5. Series 5. Printed speeches, resolutions, and proclamations. Box 1, Folder 5.
  6. Series 6. Newspaper Clippings. Box 1, Folders 6-9; Box 2.
  7. Series 7. Artwork, poetry, music. Box 1, Folders 10-11; Box 2.
  8. Series 8. Miscellaneous materials. Box 1, Folder 12.
  9. Series 9. Printed broadsides, 1818- 1877. Box 2.

Detailed Description of the Collection

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

series 1: Correspondence,

1839-1936

Box 1, Folder 1

Correspondence written or collected by Sue H. Walker pertaining to the Walker family history, United Daughters of the Confederacy, and other matters. Included is a letter by Judge David Walker dated 1864 and another from Julius C. Gunter, son of Thomas Montague Gunter, a late 19th century member of the United States Congress from Arkansas.

series I Box 1 Folder 1 Item 1

A.M. Brodin (Hopkinsville, Kentucky) to "Dear Mother.", October 26, 1839

series I Box 1 Folder 1 Item 2

David Walker (Louisville, Arkansas) to "Dear Friend" and Judge Davis (Fort Worth, Texas), April 27, 1864

series I Box 1 Folder 1 Item 3

William Smith (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) to David Walker (Fayetteville, Arkansas), February 28, 1884

series I Box 1 Folder 1 Item 4

Mary Anna Jackson (Morehead City, North Carolina) to Sue Walker (Fayetteville, Arkansas), July 30, 1901

series I Box 1 Folder 1 Item 5

Sue H. Walker (Fayetteville, Arkansas) to David Yancey Thomas (Fayetteville, Arkansas), ca. 1935

series I Box 1 Folder 1 Item 6

Julius C. Gunter (Denver, Colorado) to Sue H. Walker (Fayetteville, Arkansas), July 29, 1936

series 2: Invitations, certificates, and awards,

Box 1, Folder 2; Box 2

series II Box 1 Folder 2 Item 1

Invitation to attend a meeting of the American Party at Little Rock, Arkansas, March 20, 1856

series II Box 1 Folder 2 Item 2

Land certificate, issued by the Office of the Commissioner of Pensions, United States Department of the Interior, to John Lynch Teamster, April 7, 1856

series II Box 1 Folder 2 Item 3

Invitation to attend the Yorktown Centennial celebration at Yorktown, Virginia, October 18, 1881

series II Box 1 Folder 2 Item 4

Invitation to attend the Centennial Celebration of the Constitution at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Printed schedule is also included., September 15, 1887

series II Box 1 Folder 2 Item 5

Certificate acknowledging donation to the Democratic Party, issued to Jack Walker, ca. 1908

series II Box 2

Oversize Materials

series II Box 2 Item 1

Federal land office certificate, signed by Martin Van Buren, issued to Rebecca Washington, Washington County, Arkansas, September 20, 1839

series II Box 2 Item 2

Certificate for Mayor of Fayetteville, Arkansas, issued to Jack Walker, April 3, 1900

series 3: Financial and legal documents,

Box 1, Folder 3

series III Box 1 Folder 3 Item 1

Handwritten report of the minority legislative committee, Arkansas Territory, regarding arrangement of state senatorial districts, ca. 1835

series III Box 1 Folder 3 Item 2

Handwritten synopsis of Arkansas state census, September, 1838

series III Box 1 Folder 3 Item 3

License to practice law issued to James D. Walker, issued by William W. Floyd, Judge of the Fourth Judicial Circuit of the state of Arkansas, April 13, 1850

series III Box 1 Folder 3 Item 4

Statement of taxes paid by S. H. Tucker, including a personal note to William Q. Pennington, Pulaski County, Arkansas, March 24, 1858

series III Box 1 Folder 3 Item 5

Account statement bearing transactions with J. A. Hicks, Aaron Baker, Thomas Stevens, and David Walker, [Washington County, Arkansas?], ca. 1860s

series III Box 1 Folder 3 Item 6

Real estate tax statement and receipt for William Q. Pennington, Pulaski County, Arkansas, December 6, 1865

series III Box 1 Folder 3 Item 7

Printed regulations, mounted on matteboard, of the United States Post Office dealing with newspapers, ca. 1866

series III Box 1 Folder 3 Item 8

Minutes of the State Council of Defense, Denver, Colorado, with handwritten marginalia by Sue H. Walker, January 14, 1919

series III Box 1 Folder 3 Item 9

Handwritten statement regarding the J. W. Walker estate, n.d.

series 4: Civil War military documents,

Box 1, Folder 4

Three receipts for cotton destroyed by the Confederate Army in Pulaski County, Arkansas, May, 1862; General Order No. 1, issued by Colonel M. LaRue Harrison, Fayettevillle, Arkansas, June 16, 1864; oath of allegiance signed by Mary K. Stone, Fayetteville, Arkansas, June 20, 1864.

series IV Box 1 Folder 4 Item 1

Receipt for cotton destroyed by the Confederate Army in Pulaski County, Arkansas, May, 1862

series IV Box 1 Folder 4 Item 2

Receipt for cotton destroyed by the Confederate Army in Pulaski County, Arkansas, May, 1862

series IV Box 1 Folder 4 Item 3

Receipt for cotton destroyed by the Confederate Army in Pulaski County, Arkansas, May, 1862

series IV Box 1 Folder 4 Item 4

General Order No. 1, issued by Colonel M. LaRue Harrison, Fayettevillle, Arkansas, June 16, 1864

series IV Box 1 Folder 4 Item 5

Oath of allegiance signed by Mary K. Stone, Fayetteville, Arkansas, June 20, 1864

series 5: Printed speeches, resolutions, and proclamations,

n.d.

Box 1, Folder 5

Printed pamphlets and booklets of speeches, resolutions, and proclamations dealing with Arkansas political, social, and economic matters. Publications retained in the collection contain handwritten marginal notations by Sue H. Walker and Judge David Walker.

series V Box 1 Folder 5 Item 1

Resolutions of the Democratic Convention, Assembled at Little Rock, Ark., Jan. 27, 1868 (Little Rock), 1868

series V Box 1 Folder 5 Item 2

Speech of Hon. J. N. Cypert, of White County, Before the Constitutional Convention (Little Rock), 1868

series V Box 1 Folder 5 Item 3

Proceedings of the Rail Road Convention Held at Fayetteville, Ark., Aug. 15th, 1870: Together with the Report of Hon. David Walker, Delegate to Boston in the Interests of the Arkansas Western Railway (Fayetteville), 1870

series V Box 1 Folder 5 Item 4

Baxter Sustained (Little Rock), ca 1874

series V Box 1 Folder 5 Item 5

Address of Hon. David Walker of Fayetteville, Arkansas, on the History and Resources of the State, (Philadelphia: Collins, Printer, 1876), 1876

series V Box 1 Folder 5 Item 6

Message of Governor A. H. Garland to the General Assembly of Arkansas (Little Rock: Gazette Printing), 1877

series V Box 1 Folder 5 Item 7

Justice to the Old South, ca. 1890s

series 6: Newspaper clippings,

Box 1, Folders 6-9; Box 2

Newspaper clippings dealing the Arkansas history, David Walker, and Walker family genealogy. Also included are articles written by Sue H. Walker for theFayetteville Daily Leaderon Arkansas pioneers. One full newspaper issue bearing marginal notations by Sue Walker has been retained in the collection in the oversize Box.

series VI Box 1 Folder 6

Articles by Sue H. Walker, n.d.

series VI Box 1 Folder 7

Articles about Judge David Walker, n.d.

series VI Box 1 Folder 8

Articles about the Walker-Washington families, n.d.

series VI Box 1 Folder 9

Articles dealing with Arkansas history, n.d.

series VI Box 2 Item 3

Fayetteville Daily Democrat, vol. 34, no. 193, July 3, 1928

series 7: Artwork, poetry, music,

Box 1, Folders 10-11; Box 2

Leather bound handwritten poem by William A. Washington, 1875; typescript copy of "The Fine Arkansas Gentleman" by Albert Pike with handwritten marginalia by Sue H. Walker; two silhouette cut art pieces, mounted on matteboard, done by Netta G. Bedinger, University of Arkansas, circa 1890s; typed museum label identifying artwork; one bound volume of individual sheet music pieces, circa 1850s, with handwritten repertoire of Mary Walker pasted inside front cover, 1852.

series VII Box 1 Folder 10

Leather bound poem, 1875

series VII Box 1 Folder 11

Artwork and poem, n.d.

series VII Box 2 Item 4

Bound sheet music, ca. 1850s

series 8: Miscellaneous materials,

n.d.

Box 1, Folder 12

series VIII Box 1 Folder 12 Item 1

Photograph, 7" x 5", black and white, unmounted. Close-up view of a bronze tablet, erected in Tryon County, North Carolina, to commemorate the signers of a local declaration of independence in 1775., 1919

series VIII Box 1 Folder 12 Item 2

Typewritten copy of the Tryon County declaration of independence, mounted on matteboard, with handwritten marginalia by Sue Walker, n.d.

series VIII Box 1 Folder 12 Item 3

Printed engraving of Jefferson Davis, n.d.

series VIII Box 1 Folder 12 Item 4

The Mentor, vol. 17, no. 6. (Handwritten marginalia by Sue Walker on page 19.), July, 1929

series 9: Printed broadsides,

1818-1877

Box 2

Printed broadsides dealing the events in Arkansas history. The only broadside retained with the collection has handwritten marginalia by Sue H. Walker. The other broadsides have been removed to the Special Collections broadside collection.

series IX Box 2 Item 5

Circular by David Walker to the voters of the 6th Congressional District of Kentucky. (Washington D.C.?), June 1, 1818

END OF COLLECTION

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