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George C. Watkins Ledger Books, 1835-1862

George C. Watkins Ledger Books, 1835-1862

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George C. Watkins Ledger Books, 1835-1862 UALR.MS.0115

UALR.MS.0115

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 2012-11-07T09:43-0600

Repository: UALR Center for Arkansas History and Culture
Title: George C. Watkins Ledger Books, 1835-1862
Dates: 1835-1862
Quantity: 2.0 Linear feetTwo flat boxes
Identification: UALR.MS.0115
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Arrangement

By ledger

Scope and Contents Note

This collection contains the ledger books of George C. Watkins, a Little Rock attorney and Arkansas Supreme Court judge during the mid-nineteenth century. Watkins did legal work for and with most of the prominent Arkansans. One ledger concerns Watkins' finances, while another is devoted to his court cases. The latter is accompanied by an index. The financial ledger include both Watkins personal expenses and charges to clients. The court ledger contains Watkins' record of client suits and settlements.


Biographical Note

George C. Watkins was born in Shelbyville, Kentucky, on 1815 November 25. Around 1821, he moved with his father, Isaac Watkins, to Arkansas. Later, he graduated from the law school at Litchfield, Connecticut, and returned to Little Rock in 1837. Here, Watkins became partners with Chester Ashley and, later, James M. Curran. Watkins became chief justice of the Arkansas Supreme Court in 1853. He held this position until 1854 December 31, when he resigned to attend to his law firm after Curran's death. In 1865, Uriah M. Rose became Watkins' partner. Watkins retired in 1872, and died in St. Louis shortly thereafter, on December 7, 1872.


Judges--Arkansas--History--19th century
Judgments--Arkansas
Lawyers--Arkansas--History--19th century
Legal documents--Arkansas
Patty, Barbara, donor
Patty, Clay, donor
Watkins, George C. (George Claiborne), 1815-1872

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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:

George C. Watkins Ledger Books, 1835-1862, UALR.MS.0115. UALR Center for Arkansas History and Culture, Arkansas Studies Institute, Little Rock.

Footnote or Endnote info:

Description of item, item number, box number, George C. Watkins Ledger Books, 1835-1862, UALR.MS.0115.


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