Creator

Date Original

1939-1945

Description

This collection consists of four ledgers kept by the Wheeler Farm in the years 1939 through 1945. They show record of employees' time and other expenses of the farm. The collection also contains loose material from the weekly time book that was kept from 1942 to 1945.

Biographical/Historical Note

This collection of ledgers was originally kept by the Wheeler Farm in Marion (Crittenden Co.), Arkansas. The farm was owned and operated by James Harvey Wheeler. Wheeler was born on August 4, 1915, in Hernando, Mississippi. He married Dorothy Stewart Wheeler in 1938. The ledgers in this collection are dated in the 1930s and 1940s. In 1940, the farm consisted of over 400 acres between Marion and Mound City, Arkansas. The farm mainly grew cotton, but also corn and soybeans. Wheeler was drafted for WWII in 1940 and spent almost five years in the European theater. Therefore, these logs were most likely written by Charles H. Williams, Wheeler's farm manager. The Williams house was located next to the Wheeler house and both were about one mile from the farm buildings. Neither of the houses are still standing today. Wheeler died on February 26, 1995.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Marion, Crittenden County (Ark.)

Language

English

Identifier

MS.000968

Resource Type

Text

Collection

Wheeler Farm (Marion, Ark.) ledgers, MS.000968

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Wheeler Farm (Marion, Ark.) ledgers, 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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