Creator

Date Original

1818

Description

This collection contains a letter written by William Russell in 1818, and an undated petition concerningMissouri Territory.

Biographical/Historical Note

William Russell was a land speculator in early Arkansas. He was a key figure in the dispute over the ownership of the land on which the new town of Little Rock was to be built. Arkansas Territory was established in 1819. The state of Missouri was admitted to the Union in 1821 aspart of the Missouri Compromise.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Arkansas

Language

English

Identifier

SMC.015.007

Resource Type

Text

Collection

William Russell papers, SMC.015.007

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

William Russell papers, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, 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

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