Creator

Date Original

1856-1900

Description

This collection consists of correspondence, mission reports, minutes of meetings, associational minutes, reports, tax receipts, accounts, account books, sermon outlines, publications, statements, copies of newspapers, newspaper articles, pamphlets, and assorted notes relating to the personal and professional life of Compere and his family. The records are arranged by subject and then by date. Subjects mentioned are denominational matters, local and foreign missions, education, American Indians, music, local history, newspaper publication, family matters, and medicine. People mentioned are D.B. Ray, F.L. Kregle, Joseph S. Murrow, Isaac T. Tichenor, Henry F. Buckner, and Thomas H. Compere.

Biographical/Historical Note

E.L. (Ebenezer Lee) Compere (1833-1895), pioneer Arkansas Baptist missionary, pastor, and educator, came to the state on the eve of the Civil War and established a church at Fort Smith. He served as pastor of churches in western Arkansas, including congregations at Charleston and Witcherville. In 1876 he helped organize the General Association of Western Arkansas and Indian Territory and served as its Superintendent of Missions and Foreign Mission secretary for many years. In 1879 he was among the founders of Buckner College at Witcherville. He was a correspondent for denominational newspapers and continued to write articles until his death on November 27, 1895. He is buried in the White Oak Cemetery in Polk County, Arkansas.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Arkansas

Language

English

Identifier

MG.00069

Resource Type

Text

Collection

E.L. Compere papers, MG.0069

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

E.L. Compere 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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