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Manuscript Collection: E. H. English

Institution: Thomas Gilcrease Library and Archive
Language of Material: English
Description: 1 item
Period covered: 1875
Collection summary derived from "Guidebook to Manuscripts", 1969: A letter from Little Rock, Arkansas, September, 1875, written by E. H. English, evidently a judge in the Arkansas courts, to Honorable I. T. Adair of the Cherokee Nation, tells of the reconstruction problems. He mentions troubles with carpet-baggers, but goes on to say “. . . after ten years of oppression, our people overthrew them, and put me back in my old place. They left the State as poor as Job's turkey, but I think it will rise rapidly again."

Background: Staff, interns, and volunteers of the Thomas Gilcrease Library and Archive have contributed to the organization and maintenance of the files since the collection passed to the City of Tulsa in the 1950s. The Gilcrease Foundation acquired these materials before 1964 and is housed in the Helmerich Center for American Research (HCAR). The library currently receives most materials through community donation, board members, artists and the acquisition of manuscript collections.

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Arrangement Title Description Date
E. H. English, Folder 1 Letter from E. H. English to I. T. Adair mentioning the period of carpetbaggers and the process of the common law of property

Letter from E. H. English to I. T. Adair. English mentions the period of carpetbaggers' heirs in Arkansas history. He also mentions the common law of property regarding lineal and collateral.
Folder 1

September 14, 1875