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Roswell Beebe materials

Roswell Beebe Materials

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Finding aid for the Roswell Beebe Materials

MSS.97.41

Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
100 Rock Street
Little Rock, Arkansas, 72201
(501) 320-5711



Repository: Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
Creator:Phillips, Dill Lincoln
Title: Roswell Beebe Materials
Dates: 1795-1856
Quantity: 0.25 Linear feet
Abstract:This collection contains biographical data about Rosewell Beebe.
Identification: MSS.97.41
Language: English

Arrangement

The collection is bound in covers and filed in two folders.


Scope and Contents

This collection contains biographical data about Rosewell Beebe.


Biographical Note

Roswell Beebe was one of the premier economic and political leaders in antebellum Arkansas. Born in Duchess County, NY in 1795, Beebe eventually settled in Little Rock after living for a time in New Orleans. During the War of 1812, Beebe helped General Andrew Jackson defend New Orleans from the British. He married Clarissa Elliott of Missouri in 1835. When Beebe settled in Little Rock in the late 1830s, the townsite was being claimed by a variety of people. Ultimately, Beebe won control of the young town, and he was instrumental in helping settlers obtain clear title to the land. He gave the land upon which the Old State House was built, then the state capitol. Other lands owned by Beebe were donated for schools as well as Mount Holly Cemetery. Beebe is best known for his work in trying to bring railroads to Arkansas. For many years, Beebe was President of the Cairo and Fulton Railroad Company, the first serious attempt to bring railroads to Arkansas. Beebe died in 1856 before his railroad could really get off the ground. Later, the town of Beebe, Ark., was named for him.


Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Arkansas -- History.
Beebe, Roswell, 1795-1856

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted.

Restrictions on Use

Non-circulating; in-house use only.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Roswell Beebe Materials, MSS 97-41, Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, Arkansas Studies Institute

Acquisition

Donated by Dill Phillips, ca. 1926


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