Creator

Date Original

1903

Description

Collection contains one letter regarding complaints against the postmistress.

Biographical/Historical Note

John Sebastian Little was active in Arkansas Democratic Party politics for thirty years, holding the positions of prosecuting attorney, judge, congressman, and finally being elected governor in 1906. Persistent health problems ended his gubernatorial term very early, prompting accelerated efforts to provide the state with an elected lieutenant governor. Born in Jenny Lind (Sebastian County), on March 15, 1851, Little was reputedly the first male child born in the newly created Sebastian County. Admitted to the bar in 1874, he briefly practiced law in nearby Greenwood (Sebastian County), before transferring his practice to Paris (Logan County) in about 1875. On January 4, 1877, he married Elizabeth Jane Irwin of Paris. The couple had five children. Horace Bulle Van Valkenburg served as Bradley County clerk from 1882-1890. Born in 1843 in New York, he married Sally Catherine Smith on June 20, 1879. The couple had five children. He died in New Orleans, Louisiana on February 3, 1909.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Arkansas

Language

English

Identifier

SMC.036.016

Resource Type

Text

Collection

John S. Little letter, SMC.036.016

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

John S. Little 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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