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Walter H. Pemberton correspondence

Walter H. Pemberton correspondence

Descriptive Summary

Title: Walter H. Pemberton correspondence
Creator: Pemberton, Walter Henry, 1857-1928
Inclusive Dates: 1918 March 15-25
Language(s): English
Extent: 0.1 Linear Feet (1 folder)
Collection Number: ms4407
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Walter Henry Pemberton was born in Lonoke County, Arkansas on 1857 May 31. He was educated in North Carolina and became a member of the law firm of Dodge, Johnson, Carroll, and Pemberton. From 1890 to 1896 he served as prosecuting attorney in Little Rock. He also served two terms as a member of the Little Rock School Board and also president of the board. He died 1928 June 8.

Scope and Content

This collection includes three handwritten letters addressed to Attorney Walter H. Pemberton in Keo, Arkansas signed by O. E. French containing racist complaints of a property line dispute with an African American neighbor named Lydia Washing[ton], as well as a typed, unsigned letter addressed to O. E. French on Walter H. Pemberton Counsellor at Law letterhead.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Item, box, folder], Walter H. Pemberton correspondence, ms4407, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

African Americans -- Civil rights
Legal correspondence.
Reconstruction (1914-1939).

Related Collections in this Repository

Related material in other repositories: Walter H. Pemberton Papers, 1884-1931, UALR.MS.0068. UALR Center for Arkansas History and Culture, Arkansas Studies Institute, Little Rock.

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