Creator

Date Original

1879

Description

This collection contains receipts from John Wheeler to J. Frank Weaver for services rendered for the Fort Smith, Arkansas, newspaper "Wheeler's Daily Independent."

Biographical/Historical Note

John Foster Wheeler was born in 1808 in Kentucky. He married Nancy Paschal Watie, a Cherokee, and became involved in the printing of Indian newspapers, first in Georgia, and then in Indian Territory. In 1846, Foster moved his family to Fort Smith, Arkansas, and a year later started the town's first newspaper, the "Fort Smith Herald." He partnered with his son in 1871 to create the "Western Independent." The name changed in 1872 to "Wheeler's Western Independent" and in 1879 was renamed "Wheeler's Daily Independent." Wheeler was also mayor of Fort Smith from 1854-1855. He died in 1880 and "Wheeler's Daily Independent" ceased publication in 1883. J. Frank Weaver was born September 11, 1849, in Fort Smith, Arkansas. He became a writer and historian and published many stories in newspapers.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Fort Smith, Sebastian County (Ark.)

Language

English

Identifier

SMC.034.009

Resource Type

Text

Collection

Wheeler-Weaver papers, SMC.034.009

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Wheeler-Weaver 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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