Creator

Date Original

1827-1829

Description

This letter book of Territorial Governors George izard and John Pope, includes correspondence concerning appointments and Indian affairs. Letters written by William Fulton and Robert Crittenden are also included.

Biographical/Historical Note

George Izard, born October 21, 1776 was the second territorial governor of Arkansas. While in office Governor Izard established the first arsenal in Little Rock, Arkansas and continued the development of roads in the Arkansas territory resulting in these roads becoming adequate enough to allow the first stagecoaches to enter the territory. John Pope, born sometime in February of 1770 was the third territorial governor of Arkansas. Governor Pope was the first territorial governor to move his family to the raucous territory which was viewed as violent, corrupt and unsuitable for families. Governor Pope is responsible for the first Capital Building of the territory, the Old State House, and many of the territorial offices becoming elected positions instead of appointed.

Scope and Contents

This letter book of Territorial Governors George izard and John Pope, includes correspondence concerning appointments and Indian affairs. Letters written by William Fulton and Robert Crittenden are also included.

Geographical Area

Arkansas

Language

English

Identifier

SMC.065.003

Resource Type

Text

Collection

Governors George Izard and John Pope letter book, SMC.065.003

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Governors George Izard and John Pope letter book, 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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