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Fred W. Allsopp Papers, 1888-1948
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Scope and Contents Note
This collection contains correspondence, articles, bibliographies, deed and loan agreements, news clippings, and stock certificates, concerning Fred W. Allsopp's management of the
Arkansas Gazette's finances and his real estate and business activities. Includes correspondence of his son William Allsopp when he was business manager of the
This collection is part of the J.N. Heiskell Historical Collections, courtesy Arkansas Gazette Foundation.
Fred W. Allsopp was the business manager for the
Arkansas Gazette. He was also a philanthropist, book collector, and co-owner of the Allsopp and Chapple Bookstore.
He was born on 1867 June 25 in Wolverhampton, England. His family moved to Prescott, Arkansas in 1879. In 1884, he moved to Little Rock and began working at the
Arkansas Gazette in the mailroom. He was eventually transferred to the business office, where he served in a variety of positions, including collector, subscription clerk, stenographer, book keeper, and advertising manager. By 1896, he became assistant business manager and soon after was promoted to business manager.
Allsopp also had a short-lived publishing company, after which he decided to become a book seller and partnered with James Chapple and founded the Allsopp and Chapple Bookstore. Allsopp also authored numerous books, including
Twenty Years in a Newspaper Office (1907),
History of the Arkansas Press for a Hundred Years and More (1922), and
Little Adventures in Newspaperdom (1922).
He died on 1946 April 9. After his death, his book collection was auctioned at Parke-Bernet Galleries in New York City and proceeds from the sale went to institutions in Little Rock.
This collection is available for viewing at the Arkansas Studies Institute.
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Fred W. Allsopp Papers, 1889-1945, UALR.MS.0222. UALR Center for Arkansas History and Culture, Arkansas Studies Institute, Little Rock.
Footnote or Endnote info:
Description of item, file number, Fred W. Allsopp Papers, 1889-1945, UALR.MS.0222.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Files were transferred from
Arkansas Gazette Business Files, 1819-1981, UALR.MS.0187, and J. N. Heiskell Personal Papers, 1829-1973, UALR.MS.0150.
Shannon Lausch, Archivist, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, 2012 January