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
- Carr, J.W., 1870-1909
- J.W. Carr Letter
- Inclusive Dates
- MC 1694
- .15 linear feet (1 Box)
- Materials are in English.
- Special Collections Department, University of Arkansas Libraries
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The J.W. Carr Letter was purchased by the Special Collections Department, University of Arkansas Libraries, on December 4, 2006, from Timothy H. Bakken of Halvor Americana in Claredon Hills, Illinois.
Processed by John Gore; completed in February 2007
Preferred Form of Citation
J.W. Carr Letter (MC 1694), Special Collections Department, University of Arkansas Libraries, Fayetteville.
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Joseph William Carr (1870-1909), son of Eben and Sarah (Bradshaw) Carr, was born in Hempstead, New Hampshire, in 1870. He graduated from Harvard in 1892 and then again in 1893 with his Masters of Arts degree. He later earned his Doctor of Philosophy degree from the University of Leipzig in 1899. J. W. Carr married Florence Hollister on December 20, 1900. They had three sons and one daughter. He served as a professor at the University of Arkansas from 1901-1905, in the English and Modern Languages Department. He left the University of Arkansas to become the head of the department of German at the University of Maine. He served there for almost four years before his death in 1909, from internal wounds suffered during a fall.
Carr is credited with making the first scholarly record of the word "hillbilly," which was published in his Ozark word list in Dialect Notes II (1904).
Scope and Content Note
The letter was written by J.W. Carr on August 5, 1904, to Ira Colby and Son of Claremont, New Hampshire. It pertains to paying someone to shingle Carr's father's buildings. The collection also contains a transcription of the letter.
Arrangement of the Papers
Materials are arranged in chronologically.
Detailed Description of the Collection
The following contains a detailed list of the materials in the collection
|Box 1||Folder 1||Item 1||
J.W. Carr Letter, August 5, 1904
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J.W. Carr Letter Transcription
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