John Wilson Peel Papers

MC 927

Special Collections
University of Arkansas Libraries

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Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701-4002
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Machine-readable finding aid encoded in EAD by Melanie Griffin, 2018.

Finding aid is written in English.

Table of Contents

Descriptive Summary

Creator
Wilson, John Peel, 1806-1904
Title
John Wilson Peel Papers
Inclusive Dates
1862-1875
Identification
MC 927
Extent
.02 linear feet (3 folders)
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 John Wilson Peel Papers were donated to the Special Collections Department by Mary Coe Marquess of Bentonville, Arkansas, on January 13, 1989. An additional letter (Folder 3) was donated February 2, 1994 and was incorporated into the existing collection. Three additional letters were donated October 7, 1994 and were incorporated (as 2a, 2b, and 3a) into the existing collection.

Processing Information

Processed by Kim Allen Scott, April 1989. Revised by Nan Lawler, November 1994 and by Katrina Windon, March 2019, to incorporate folder 3.

Preferred Form of Citation

John Wilson Peel Papers (MC 927), 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

John Wilson Peel (1806-1904) was a pioneer resident of Independence, Carroll, and Benton counties, Arkansas. Born in Livingston County, Kentucky, John moved to Independence County, Arkansas, with his father's family sometime around 1815. He married Elizabeth West in 1828 and the couple had three children before Elizabeth's death in the mid 1830s: Alice, Harriet, and Samuel. In 1838, Wilson moved to the northwest portion of the state, marrying Malinda Wilson of Washington County and establishing a home on Crooked Creek, Carroll County. Here the couple raised eleven children while John engaged in farming, merchandising, and real estate speculation. Among their children were two who enlisted in the Confederate Army during the Civil War: James Wilson "W.J" Peel and Richard M. "Dick" Peel. James joined Company K, First Arkansas Mounted Rifles, and Richard joined Company E, Sixteenth Arkansas Infantry. Both died before the end of the war. Another member of the Sixteenth Infantry, Captain James A. Walden of Company K, was apparently a family friend and wrote to Peel family after the death of James in 1862.

Scope and Content Note

Letters and genealogy notes pertaining to the John Wilson Peel family of Benton County, Arkansas.

Arrangement of the Papers

The John Wilson Peel papers have been arranged in two folders of letters and genealogy notes. The seven letters in folder one are those written to John or members of his family during and after the Civil War from family members and acquaintances. The genealogy notes in folder two include pages from the Peel family Bible, family pedigree charts, and a biographical sketch of the Peel family prepared by the donor, Mary Coe Marquess.

Detailed Description of the Collection

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

Box Small Manuscripts Box 6

Box Small Manuscripts Box 6 Section MC 927 Folder 1 Item 1

Letter - James Wilson Peel (Clarksville) to "Lizzie" [Elizabeth Peel, Carroll County], January 21, 1862

Box Small Manuscripts Box 6 Section MC 927 Folder 1 Item 2

Letter - James Wilson Peel (Camp on Boston Mountain) to John Wilson Peel (Carrollton), March 4, 1862

Box Small Manuscripts Box 6 Section MC 927 Folder 1 Item 3

Letter - James Wilson Peel (Camp McCollough, Ark.) to John Wilson Peel (Carrollton), March 20, 1862

Letter added to collection November 1994.

Box Small Manuscripts Box 6 Section MC 927 Folder 1 Item 4

Letter - James Wilson Peel(Batesville) to John Wilson Peel (Carrollton), April 9, 1862

Letter added to collection November 1994.

Box Small Manuscripts Box 6 Section MC 927 Folder 1 Item 5

Letter - James Wilson Peel (Memphis, Tennessee) to John Wilson Peel (Carrollton), April 20, 1862

Box Small Manuscripts Box 6 Section MC 927 Folder 1 Item 6

Letter - Richard Peel (In camp near Tupelo, Mississippi) to John Wilson Peel (Carrollton), June 18, 1862

Letter added to collection November 1994

Box Small Manuscripts Box 6 Section MC 927 Folder 1 Item 7

Letter - Richard M. Peel (Camp Priceville, Mississippi) to John Wilson and Malinda Wilson Peel (Carrollton), July 16, 1862

Box Small Manuscripts Box 6 Section MC 927 Folder 1 Item 8

Letter - James A. Walden (Camp near Satillo, Mississippi) to Margaret Peel (Carrollton), August 20, 1862

Box Small Manuscripts Box 6 Section MC 927 Folder 1 Item 9

Letter - "Mary" (Carrollton) to "Mother", 1866

Box Small Manuscripts Box 6 Section MC 927 Folder 3

Letter - Thomas Cox (Batesville) to Col. L. H. Roots (Washington, D.C.), 1869

Box Small Manuscripts Box 6 Section MC 927 Folder 1 Item 10

Letter - W.R. Belding (Carrollton) to John Wilson Peel (Bentonville), February 17, 1875

Box Small Manuscripts Box 6 Section MC 927 Folder 2 Item 1

Genealogy notes - "Family record," list signed by Alfred M. Peel

Box Small Manuscripts Box 6 Section MC 927 Folder 2 Item 2

Genealogy notes - Peel family Bible leaf

Box Small Manuscripts Box 6 Section MC 927 Folder 2 Item 3

Genealogy notes - Peel family Bible leaf

Box Small Manuscripts Box 6 Section MC 927 Folder 2 Item 4

Genealogy notes - List of Peel family offspring, unsigned

Box Small Manuscripts Box 6 Section MC 927 Folder 2 Item 5

Genealogy notes - "John Wilson Peel," essay by Mary C. Marquess

Box Small Manuscripts Box 6 Section MC 927 Folder 2 Item 6

Genealogy notes - Peel family pedigree charts completed by Mary C. Marquess

END OF COLLECTION

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