Creator

Date Original

1786-2012

Description

This collection contains census records, articles, correspondence, newspaper clippings, publications, military records, photographs, computer recording devices, and maps. All the materials in this collection were used to write four books about Arkansas history: That Man Named Solon, Solon Borland and Family, The Story of Two Arkansas Pioneer School Teachers, and The Gray's From Maine.

Biographical/Historical Note

William Boggess was born in Kansas City, Missouri, on February 15, 1927, to Luke and Frances Boggess. Boggess attended New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, New Mexico; Wentworth Military Academy in Lexington, Missouri; and earned his bachelor's in engineering from Finley Engineering College in Kansas City. He served in the United States Air Corps during World War II. William Boggess was also an author of Arkansas history and he devoted his retirement years to the study and research of Arkansas pioneers. His book, "That Man Named Solon" provides information about Solon Borland's family, pictures, military records, and his contribution to Arkansas's history. "Solon Borland and Family" expands on the material from the previous book. "The Story of Two Arkansas Pioneer School Teachers" tells the life stories of Virginia Lafayette Davis Gray and her husband, Professor Oliver Crosby Gray, and the book, "The Gray's From Maine" expands on his first book.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Arkansas

Language

English

Identifier

MS.000681

Resource Type

Text

Collection

William Boggess collection, MS.000681

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

William Boggess collection, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Rights

Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6900 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

Disciplines

United States History

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