Central Arkansas Genealogical & Historical Society, Inc
Join Us on October 10th, 2013 - 6pm-8pm
Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
Located on the second floor of the Arkansas Studies Institute (ASI), at 401 President Clinton Ave. in Little Rock's River Market District, please use the Clinton Ave. Entrance
"The Book You Don't Realize You're Writing: Turning Genealogical Research into a Book."
Presented by Dr. Bill Lindsey
The presentation will focus on Bill's new book Fiat Flux: The Writings of Wilson R. Bachelor, Nineteenth-Century Country Doctor and Philosopher. Wilson R. Bachelor was a Tennessee native who moved with his family to Franklin County, Arkansas, in 1870. He chronicled his life from 1870 to 1902 in a diary, documenting his family, their farm, and his medical practice. Bachelor was an avid reader with wide-ranging interests, and he became a self-professed freethinker in the 1870s. He was driven by a concept he called fiat flux, an awareness of the "rapid flight of time" that motivated him to treat the people around him and the world itself as precious and fleeting.
Dr. Lindsey is a Little Rock native and former chair of the theology departments at Xavier University (New Orleans) and Belmont Abbey College, and was academic dean at Philander Smith College and vice president for academic affairs at Bethune-Cookman University.