J.W. Carr Letter

MC 1694

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Machine-readable finding aid encoded in EAD by Krista Jones, 2010.

Finding aid is written in English.

Table of Contents

Descriptive Summary

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

Access Information

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Use Information

No Use Restrictions Apply.

No Interlibrary Loan.

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

Acquisition Information

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.

Processing Information

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.

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

Biographical Note

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

Box 1 Folder 1 Item 1

J.W. Carr Letter, August 5, 1904

Box 1 Folder 1 Item 2

J.W. Carr Letter Transcription


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