Halsey Prudden Correspondence
Manuscript Collection 1903
- Special Collections Department
University of Arkansas Libraries
- 365 N. McIlroy Avenue
Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701-4002
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Machine-readable finding aid encoded in EAD by Krista Jones, 2012.
Finding Aid is written in English.
- Descriptive Summary
- Biographical Note
- Scope and Content Note
- Arrangement of the Papers
- Detailed Description of the Collection
|Creator:||Prudden, Halsey (1799-?)|
|Title:||Halsey Prudden Correspondence|
|Extent:||.4 linear feet (1 box)|
|Repository:||Special Collections Department, University of Arkansas Libraries|
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The Halsey Prudden Correspondence was donated to the Special Collections Department, University of Arkansas Libraries, on January 12, 2011 by Jane Bradford of La Jolla, California.
Processed by Krista Jones; completed in February 2012.
Preferred Form of Citation
Halsey Prudden Correspondence (MC 1903), Special Collections Department, University of Arkansas Libraries, Fayetteville.
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Halsey Prudden was born in 1799 in Morristown, New Jersey to Daniel and Phebe Riggs Prudden. Prudden was had two brothers younger brothers Daniel Jr. (1800-1831) and Ludlow (1804-1869). In 1815 after Prudden’s mother had died, his father emigrated to Ohio and Kentucky, taking with him his two elder sons. Ludlow, remained in New Jersey with his aunt Hannah Prudden Howell. Prudden’s father soon married and had two sons, James and Mahlon before his death in 1819. After the death of his father, Prudden left Ohio and came to Saline County, Arkansas to seek a warmer climate because he suffered from severe rheumatism. On March 7, 1833, Prudden married Kaziah Helleam. While in Saline County, Prudden taught school, farmed, became a lay Presbyterian minister, and served as Saline County Judge from 1836-1838.
The Halsey Prudden Correspondence contains biographical information about the Prudden family, and correspondence discussing Arkansas frontier life, and religion. Additional the collection contains two sets of transcribed correspondence; one created by Emma Carmen, Prudden's niece and one provided by Jane Bradford, Prudden's great-great niece.
Materials are arranged by topic.
The following contains a detailed list of the materials in the collection
|Box 1||Folder 1||Biographical Materials, 1986-1988, n.d.
|Box 1||Folder 2||Correspondence, 1819-1838
|Box 1||Folder 3||Correspondence, 1819-1838
|Box 1||Folder 4||Transcribed Correspondence and Notes “Emma Carman”, 1819-1838
|Box 1||Folder 5||Transcribed Correspondence and Notes “Jane Bradford”, 1819-1838
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