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Hiram A. Whittington Papers, 1824-1834

Hiram A. Whittington Papers, 1824-1834

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Hiram A. Whittington Papers, 1824-1834 UALR.MS.0157

UALR Center for Arkansas History and Culture
401 President Clinton Avenue
Little Rock, AR, 72201
archives@ualr.edu



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Creation: This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2012-08-02T17:08-0500

Repository: UALR Center for Arkansas History and Culture
Title: Hiram A. Whittington Papers, 1824-1834
Dates: 1824-1834
Quantity: 0.25 Linear feet.5 document boxes
Identification: UALR.MS.0157
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Chronologically.

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.


Biographical Note

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
Families
Heiskell, John Netherland, 1872-1972, collector
Hot Springs (Ark.)--History--19th century
Indians of North America--Arkansas
Little Rock (Ark.)--History--19th century

Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is available for viewing at the Arkansas Studies Institute.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright law of the United States (Title 17-U.S. Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. The person using this material is liable for any infringement.

Copyright for correspondence in the collections belongs to those correspondents or their beneficiaries. Persons wanting to re-use those materials are advised to obtain permission from copyright holders.


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Citation Notes

Bibliographic citation:

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.


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