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Hiram A. Whittington Papers, 1824-1834
0.25 Linear feet.5 document boxes
Scope and Content
This collection contains typescript letters of Hiram Abiff Whittington written to his brother Granville over a period of ten years from Nantucket, Massachusetts, 1824, and from Little Rock, 1827-1832, and Hot Springs, Arkansas, 1832-1834. It reflects a wide range of interests and much humor. Whittington wrote about politics on the national and territorial level, social conditions, travelling, Cherokee Indians, and noted individuals who were a part of the Arkansas scene or visited the area.
This collection was originally numbered H-10 and is part of the J. N. Heiskell Historical Collection, courtesy Arkansas Gazette Foundation.
Hiram A. Whittington was born 1805 January 14 in Boston, Massachusetts, and came from a large family. As an apprentice newspaperman in Boston, he became dissatisfied with his position and moved to Little Rock, Arkansas, in 1827. Whittington entered the office of William Woodruff as a typesetter and clerk. He remained in Little Rock for several years until his health began to fail at which time he took up residence in Hot Springs, Arkansas, in late 1832. Whittington was elected and appointed to several public service positions in law enforcement, as court clerk, and became involved in business interests to sustain his income. Whittington also served as a legislator in the Arkansas State House of Representatives during the 1830s. In 1836, he married Mary Burnham, also of Boston, and the couple returned to Hot Springs. They had six children. Mary Burnham died in 1851 and Hiram Whittington died in Hot Springs, May 5, 1890.
For additional information, see
The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History and Culture.
Arkansas Gazette Foundation. (donor)
Arkansas--Politics and government--19th century
Heiskell, John Netherland, 1872-1972, collector
Hot Springs (Ark.)--History--19th century
Indians of North America--Arkansas
Little Rock (Ark.)--History--19th century
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is available for viewing at the Arkansas Studies Institute.
Conditions Governing Use
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Hiram A. Whittington Papers, 1824-1834, UALR.MS.0157. UALR Center for Arkansas History and Culture, Arkansas Studies Institute, Little Rock
Footnote or Endnote info:
Description of item, file number, Hiram A. Whittington Papers, 1824-1834, UALR.MS.0157.