Creator

Date Original

1881 January 29

Description

This collection contains one resolution in memorial of John Wassell, Arkansas Supreme Court Bar, dated January 29, 1881, along with a newspaper clipping of his obituary.

Biographical/Historical Note

John Wassell (1815-1881) was an English-born architect who arrived in Little Rock in 1837 to complete construction on the Old State House. His obituary mentions that he built a number of buildings in early Little Rock, published a Whig newspaper, and at the age of forty-three began studying law, which he practiced for the rest of his life. The obituary also credits him with helping set up Little Rock's first telegraph line to Memphis, as well as helping to organize Little Rock's early water and gas infrastructure.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Arkansas

Language

English

Identifier

SMC.084.019

Resource Type

Text

Collection

Arkansas Supreme Court Bar resolution, SMC.084.019

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Arkansas Supreme Court Bar resolution, 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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