Creator

Date Original

circa 1860s

Description

This letter from William Gilmore Simms informs John E. Knight that a story written by Knight will be published in the September issue of a magazine, not the August issue.

Biographical/Historical Note

William Gilmore Simms (1806-1870), a South Carolina native, was a prominent literary figure in the 1800s in the Deep South whose literature focused on the everyday lives of Southern people. His stories and poems are considered to be some of the best literary works written at that time. Simms wrote and edited for weekly journals and magazines such as the Album, Southern Literary Gazette, the Cosmopolitan, and the Charleston City Gazette. John E. Knight (1816-1901) was a prominent member of Little Rock society. He served as editor for the Arkansas Democrat from 1846 to 1850. Knight was also a lawyer involved in the New Madrid land claims dispute.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Little Rock, Pulaski County (Ark.); South Carolina

Language

English

Identifier

SMC.016.009

Resource Type

Text

Collection

William Gilmore Simms letter, SMC.016.009

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

William Gilmore Simms letter, 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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