Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Wednesday's Wonderful Collection - M.M. Hankins papers, SMC.8.17a

Masters M. Hankins (1857-1930) was a prominent Little Rock businessman. He served as secretary and treasurer of Southern Safe and Lock Company, and Grand Secretary of the Grand Lodge of Arkansas of the Knights and Ladies of Honor. He was also the president of Lillard-Hankins Company that dealt with Pike Adding Machines, National Safes, and Edison Business Phonograph Company.

He married Juliette Churchill (1861-1941), daughter of General Thomas J. Churchill, granddaughter of Senator A.H. Sevier, and widow of Ralph L. Goodrich. They had no children. After he retired, he studied to become an Episcopal priest and was ordained in 1924. He was the assistant rector at Christ Episcopal Church in Little Rock, and the part-time rector at Episcopal Church of the Redeemer at Longport, New Jersey, during the summer. He died January 15, 1930, and is buried at Mount Holly Cemetery, Little Rock, Arkansas.
This collection contains correspondence from family members to M.M. Hankins, and a few bills.

  • Correspondence (Reel MG00204)
    • 1907 November 29: Minnie, Sierra Madre, California, to "Buddie" [M.M. Hankins], Little Rock, Arkansas
    • 1907 December 8: Annie Steen, Columbia, Tennessee, to Uncle Buddie and Aunt JuJu Hankins, Little Rock, Arkansas
    • 1907 December 8: Wilbur Hankins, Redlands, California, to Papa Hankins, Little Rock, Arkansas
    • 1907 December 13: T.J. Clark, Van Buren, Arkansas, to M.M. Hankins, Little Rock, Arkansas
    • 1907 December 17: Carolyn, Columbia, Tennessee, to Uncle Buddie Hankins, Little Rock, Arkansas
    • 1907 December 17: Evelyn, Columbia, Tennessee, to Uncle Buddie Hankins, Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Bills
    • 1907 August 31: Dashiell Brothers Druggists to T.J. Churchill
    • 1907 November 30: Pulaski Gas Light Company to Lillard and Hankins, Little Rock, Arkansas
    • 1907 November 30: Dashiell Brothers Druggists to M.M. Hankins
    • Undated: Collector's notice, Pulaski Gas Light Company to Lillard and Hankins

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