Creator

Date Original

1858

Description

This letter requests E.M. Williams to collect an account owed by W.C. Crawford of Brownsville, Arkansas. The letter is written on the back of a advertisement flyer for Taylor and McEwen, Wholesale and Retail Dealers, owned by John L. Taylor and T.B. McEwen of Memphis, Tennessee.

Biographical/Historical Note

John L. Taylor was a resident of Shelby County, Tennessee. He owned mercantile businesses in Memphis, Tennessee, under the names Taylor and McEwen, and John L. Taylor and Company prior to and during the Civil War. He was also part of the Interior Savings Bank, in Brownsville, Arkansas. E.M. Williams was born in York County, South Carolina, on March 16, 1826, to Aaron Williams (1789-1861) and Elizabeth James Davis. E.M. and his wife Amanda had three children. In 1847, he was elected the first county clerk of Prairie County, Arkansas, and served in that position for eight years. In1854, he was elected to the House of Representatives for Prairie County. He practiced law until his death on September 18, 1858, in Brownsville, Arkansas.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Arkansas; Tennessee; South Carolina

Language

English

Identifier

SMC.020.009

Resource Type

Text

Collection

E.M. Williams letter, SMC.020.009

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

E.M. Williams letter, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Rights

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Disciplines

United States History

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