Creator

Date Original

1908

Description

The "History of Dallas County, Arkansas" was written by Laura Winfield Scott Butler in 1908. This collection holds two copies of the History of Dallas County, a list of individuals that provided oral histories, and notes for the manuscript.

Biographical/Historical Note

Laura Winfield Scott Butler was born in 1851 at Arkadelphia to James Daniel Scott of Petersburg,Virginia, and Priscilla Dickinson. Laura was named for her father's uncle, General Winfield Scott. She attended the Arkadelphia Female College, which was founded by Mary Connelly of New York. In 1870,she married John Butler, and they had four children. She taught typing, short-hand, and telegraphy at Draughon's Business College and later taught at several area schools. She organized the Harris Flanagin Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy and served as its first president. She died in April1920.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Arkansas; Virginia; New York

Language

English

Identifier

SMC.007.001

Resource Type

Text

Collection

"History of Dallas County, Arkansas," SMC.007.001

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

"History of Dallas County, Arkansas," 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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