Creator

Date Original

1855-1879

Description

Elisha Baxter bought this Bible for his wife, Harriet M. Baxter, in 1855 at Memphis, Tennessee. It contains three pages of information about their children, his parents and his siblings; a poem dated 1879, written by Elisha Baxter; and a youth hymnal.

Biographical/Historical Note

Elisha Baxter was governor of Arkansas from 1873 to 1874. He served as mayor of Batesville, Arkansas in 1853; Arkansas state senator, 1854; and judge for the Third Circuit Court, 1868–1872. Baxter is best known for his involvement in the Brooks-Baxter War (1874), a dispute between two factions of the Republican Party following the 1872 gubernatorial election in Reconstruction Arkansas.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Arkansas

Language

English

Identifier

MS.000429

Resource Type

Text

Collection

Elisha Baxter family Bible, MS.000428

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Elisha Baxter family Bible, 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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