Thursday, May 31, 2012


The Little Rock Police Department offered a $100 reward for the arrest and detention of W. Price Davis, alias W. L. Davies, an Arkansas State Penitentiary escapee, circa 1917.

According to the poster, "Davis is a check worker whose favorite method is to secure employment with, or learn the name of some prominent automobile dealer, using his name as reference in getting his checks cashed. He had served two months of a sixteen-year sentence for four cases of forgery and uttering in Little Rock, Ark."

 Arkansas Small Manuscript Materials, Item #287

*The Arkansas Small Manuscripts Materials (SMM) is a large collection containing miscellaneous documents pertaining to Arkansas. This collection is constantly expanding as new materials arrive at the Butler Center. This blog will be featuring items from the collection throughout the month of June. 


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