M92-05 - C. FRANK WILLIAMSON COLLECTION

This collection contains the papers, correspondence, and research notes of C. Frank Williamson concerning early Arkansas, Jefferson County, Pine Bluff, and Harrington family history.  The son of C.S. Williamson, Jr. and Esther Triplett Williamson, he was born January 4, 1912, in Hot Springs, Arkansas, and as a child moved to Pine Bluff.

After graduating from Pine Bluff High School, Williamson attended the University of Virginia, graduating in 1933.  He practiced law for six years with his uncle, Arthur Triplett, before getting a job as a special agent with the FBI, a position he held for ten years.  Following his employment with the FBI, he worked as a civilian comptroller at the Pine Bluff Arsenal and later managed and co-owned Central Pharmacy in Pine Bluff with his brother Sam, retiring in 1966.

Always having an avid interest in Jefferson County history, Williamson has, since his retirement, served as president of the Pine Bluff- Jefferson County Historical Society, chairman of the commission to establish the Jefferson County Historical Museum, chairman of the La Salle Tri centennial Commission, chairman of the Jefferson County Bi centennial Celebration, and chairman of the Jefferson County Library Board of Trustees.

Williamson married the former Nancy Ryland in 1940.  They are the parents of C. Frank Williamson, Jr. of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Esther Anne Koskinen of Grafton, Massachusetts, and Martha Ryland Rimmer of Little Rock, Arkansas.  He and his wife reside in Pine Bluff.

 

Box 1

File 1 – Arkansas History, 1541-1682: Newspaper Articles, Handwritten Notes, and other  Printed Materials

File 2 – Arkansas History- French Dominion, 1682-1762: French Documents Relating to Arkansas Post

File 3 – Arkansas History- French Dominion, 1682-1762: Newspaper Articles, Handwritten Notes, and other Printed Materials

File 4 – Arkansas History- French Dominion, 1682-1762: Wilfrid Bouey Materials

File 5 – Arkansas History- Spanish Dominion, 1762-1800: Spanish Documents Relating to Arkansas Post

File 6 – Arkansas History- Spanish Dominion, 1762-1800: Newspaper Articles and Handwritten Notes

File 7 – Arkansas History 1803-: Bibliographies on Arkansas History by Ted Worley and David Bizzell

File 8 – Arkansas History 1803-: Printed Materials

File 9 – Arkansas History 1803-: Spanish Land Grants- Newspaper Articles, Handwritten Notes, and other Printed Materials

File 10- Arkansas History 1803-: Louisiana Purchase Monument- Newspaper Articles and Dedication Program

File 11- Arkansas History 1803-: Quapaw Indians- Maps, Treaties, and Printed Materials from “American State Papers” and “Territorial Papers of the United States”

File 12- Arkansas History 1803-: Quapaw Indians- Newspaper Articles, Handwritten Notes, Correspondence, and other Printed Materials

File 13- Arkansas History 1803-: Printed Materials from “American State Papers” and “Territorial Papers of the United States”

File 14- Arkansas History 1803-: Printed Materials from Acts of Arkansas

File 15- Arkansas History 1803-: Miscellaneous Deeds, Powell Clayton Will, and other Printed Materials

File 16- Arkansas History 1803-: Newspaper Articles, Handwritten Notes, and Correspondence

File 17- Jefferson County History: Statutory Creation- Newspaper Articles, Handwritten Notes, and Correspondence

File 18- Jefferson County History: Court Records, Wills and Deeds

File 19- Jefferson County History: Earliest Settlers- Genealogical Materials, Handwritten Notes, and Correspondence

File 20- Jefferson County History: Earliest Settlers- Newspaper Articles, and other Printed Materials

File 21- Jefferson County History: Historical Sketch of Jefferson County, July 4, 1876- by R.W. Trimble

File 22- Jefferson County History: Newspaper Articles, Handwritten Notes, and Correspondence

File 23- Jefferson County History: Cemeteries- Newspaper Articles, Handwritten Notes, and Correspondence

File 24- Jefferson County History: Chalmette- Valliere Claim- Handwritten Notes, and other Printed Materials

 

Box 2

File 1 – Jefferson County History: Early Post Offices- Newspaper Articles, Handwritten Notes, and other Printed Materials

File 2 – Jefferson County History: Newspapers- Court Records- Newspaper Articles, Handwritten Notes, and other Printed Materials

File 3 – Jefferson County History: Schools- Newspaper Articles, Handwritten Notes, and other Printed Materials

File 4 – Jefferson County History: Railroads- History of Cotton Belt Railroad, 1871-1915, Newspaper Article, and Handwritten Notes

File 5 – Jefferson County History: Steamboat Activity- Court Records- Newspaper Articles, Handwritten Notes, and other Printed Materials

File 6 – Jefferson County History: Militia- Newspaper Articles, Letter Concerning Lincoln County Militia, and other Printed Materials

File 7 – Jefferson County History: Military Operations During Civil War- Court Records, Newspaper Articles, Handwritten Notes, Correspondence, and other Printed Materials

File 8 – Jefferson County History: County Court Records Relating to Roads, Bridges, Ferries, and Public Buildings

File 9 – Spanish Land Grants in Jefferson County: Private Surveys in Jefferson County Records

File 10- Spanish Land Grants in Jefferson County: Handwritten Notes, Correspondence, and other Printed Materials

File 11- Original Land Entrants in Jefferson County

File 12- Early Tax and Assessment Lists, Arkansas County, Missouri Territory

File 13- Tax and Census Records: Arkansas, Jefferson, and Pulaski Counties- 1817-1830,1837-1839, and 1860

File 14- Jefferson County Court Records, 1830-1871

File 15- Early Jefferson County Circuit Court Proceedings, 1830-1852

File 16- Jefferson County Marriage Records, 1797-1802

File 17- Jefferson County Marriage Records, Book A, 1830-1849

File 18- Jefferson County Marriage Records, Book B, 1850-1861

File 19- Jefferson County Marriage: Court Records, Newspaper Articles, and Handwritten Notes

File 20- Pine Bluff History: Newspaper Articles, 1800’s

File 21- Pine Bluff History: Newspaper Articles, 1900’s

File 22- Pine Bluff History: Courthouse Fire and Jefferson County Sesquintennial Newspaper Articles

File 23- Pine Bluff History: Court Records, Deeds, Handwritten Notes, Correspondence, and Maps

File 24- Pine Bluff History: Banks- Newspaper Articles

File 25- Pine Bluff History: Printed Articles on Pine Bluff/Mt. Marie/Jefferson County History

File 26- Pine Bluff History: Articles by Judge J.W. Bocage, 1890-1895

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Box 3

File 1 – Bayou Bartholomew: Newspaper Articles, Handwritten Notes, and other Printed Materials

File 2 – St. Mary’s Church: Newspaper Articles and Nomination to Historic Register

File 3 – Towns and Townships: Court Records and Deeds

File 4 – Towns and Townships: Newspaper Articles, Handwritten Notes, Maps, and other Printed Materials

File 5 – Harrington Family Research: Veterans Records from National Archives

File 6 – Harrington Family Research: Georgia Research

File 7 – Harrington Family Research: South Carolina, North Carolina, Kentucky, and Illinois Research

File 8 – Harrington Family Research: Arkansas Research

File 9 – Harrington Family Research: Newspaper Articles

File 10- Harrington Family Research: Handwritten Notes

File 11- Harrington Family Research: Correspondence

File 12- Harrington Family Research: Miscellaneous Print Materials

File 13- Harrington Family Research: Photographs and Slides

File 14- Booklet: Arkansas Colonials, 1686-1804 by Arnold and Cove

File 15- Booklet: Arkansas Post- Structural History by Bears and Brown

File 16- Booklet: A Selected History of Pine Bluff Public Schools by Martin and Ware

File 17- Booklet: A Future for Jefferson County’s Past 80 years of Transportation Progress- by Southeast Arkansas Regional Planning Commission

File 18- Booklet: A History of St. Louis- Southwestern Railroad

File 19- Booklet: A Short History of the St. Louis- Southwestern Railway Lines by Jacob E. Anderson

File 20- Booklet: List of Voters of Arkansas County, 1963

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