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Research Papers on Lewis Evans, ca 1983-1984
Manuscript Collection 1102
INFORMATION ABOUT THE COLLECTION
The George Phillips Papers consist of research material pertaining to
Lewis Evans. Evans, born in 1799, was an early settler and the first
sheriff of Washington County, Arkansas, and founder of Evansville, Arkansas,
(formerly Vineyard Township). He organized the Washington County
Gold Mining Company in 1849 and was a captain of the wagon train from Fayetteville,
Arkansas, to the gold fields of California. Isaac Murphy, Arkansas
Governor (1864-1868), was in Lewis Evans's company.
The George Phillips Papers were donated to the Special Collections Division by Mrs. George Phillips, Brookings, South Dakota, on November 18, 1990.
Processed by Vera Ekechukwu, Special Collections Division, University
of Arkansas Libraries,
Fayetteville, Arkansas, in January 1999.
CONTENTS OF THE COLLECTION (1 folder)
Folder 1: Research material, ca 1983-1984 (correspondence, handwritten notes, transcripts of letters, and photocopies of miscellaneous publications).