James Millinder Hanks Diaries

MC 1335

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 Shana Zarnowski, 2017.

Finding aid is written in English.

Table of Contents

Descriptive Summary

Creator
Hanks, James Millinder, 1833-1909
Title
James Millinder Hanks Diaries
Inclusive Dates
1865-1907
Identification
MC 1335
Extent
6 linear feet (12 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

Use restrictions apply: Bound transcripts of diaries should be used in lieu of the master unbound copies (Boxes 8-12), for preservation reasons.

No Interlibrary Loan.

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

Acquisition Information

Herbert W. Hill Jr., of Pullman, Washington, J. J. Doughtie of Memphis, Tennessee, and Mary Stigall of Paducah, Kentucky, donated the James Millinder Hanks Diaries to Special Collections on March 5, 1995.

Processing Information

Processed by Vera Ekechukwu, Special Collections Division, University of Arkansas Libraries, Fayetteville, Arkansas February 1996.

Preferred Form of Citation

James Millinder Hanks Diaries (MC 1335), 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

James Millinder Hanks was born at Helena, Arkansas, in 1833. After graduating from the University of Louisville he returned to Helena to practice law. Hanks was a member of Congress for the First District of Arkansas from 1871 to 1873. In addition to his political career he also had banking and farming interests. He was a devout and active Methodist. Hanks died in May 1909.

Scope and Content Note

The collection contains forty-five diaries dating from 1865 to 1907 and seven bound volumes of transcripts of the diaries for the period 1865-1896. The remaining diaries were transcribed by Special Collections and the transcriptions added to the collection. Added to the collection in 2002 in Box 7 are Mr. Hanks's copy of the Methodist Hymnal and a glass plate photograph identified as "Mill, Anne Amelia Hanks, and John."

Master unbound copies of the transcripts are located in boxes 8-14.

Arrangement of the Papers

Materials are arranged by format and sorted chronologically.

Detailed Description of the Collection

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

Box 1

Box 1

Original Diaries, 1865-1876

Box 2

Original Diaries, 1877-1888

Box 3

Original Diaries, 1889-1900

Box 4

Original Diaries, 1901-1907

Box 5

Transcripts (bound), 1865-1874

Box 6

Transcripts (bound), 1875-1888

Box 7 Volume 1-2

Transcripts (bound), 1889-1896

Box 7 Volume 3

Mr. Hanks's copy of theMethodist Hymnal; glass plate photograph identified as "Mill, Anne Amelia Hanks, and John."

Bound copies should be used for access purposes.
Box 8

Transcripts (unbound copies), 1865-1874

Bound copies should be used for access purposes.
Box 9

Transcripts (unbound copies), 1875-1884

Bound copies should be used for access purposes.
Box 10

Transcripts (unbound copies), 1885-1892

Bound copies should be used for access purposes.
Box 11

Transcripts (unbound copies), 1893-1900

Bound copies should be used for access purposes.
Box 12

Transcripts (unbound copies), 1901-1909

END OF COLLECTION

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