Creator

O.T. Massey

Date Original

1923

Description

This is a 1923 application for a pistol permit made by Mrs. Nellie Hill in Lawrence County.

Biographical/Historical Note

In 1923, the Arkansas State Legislature passed a law to mandate gun registrations. Gun owners had to apply for a pistol permit at the county seat and it was the responsibility of the County Clerk, County Judge, and Justices of the Peace to approve or deny the permits. This law remained in effect for 3 years with the associated fees paid by applicants going toward the school district in which they lived. During that time, Lawrence County received many applications for pistol permits but only a handful came from women within the county. Mrs. Nellie Hill (age unknown) applied for a permit to carry her Smith & Wesson .38 pistol.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 7"

Keywords

Women; Women's rights; Handguns; County government; Law & legal affairs; Legislation; Licenses

Geographical Area

Lawrence County (Ark.)

Language

English

Identifier

MSNE.0081, Box 1, Folder 1923, Item 1

Resource Type

Image

Collection

Lawrence County (Ark.) pistol permits, MSNE.00081

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Document, Nellie Hill pistol permit application, Lawrence County (Ark.) pistol permits, Northeast Arkansas Regional Archives, Powhatan, Arkansas.

Rights

Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6900 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

Disciplines

United States History | Women's History

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