Creator

Date Original

1839-1842

Description

This journal contains travel notes, expense accounts, comments on frontier religious life, agriculture, social customs, and slavery, as well as names and circumstances of individuals Ridgway met.

Biographical/Historical Note

Robert Ridgway, an itinerant Methodist preacher, was born about 1820 in Richland County, Ohio. He traveled through Illinois and Michigan for a number of years, and then in 1841 visited Arkansas, southeast Oklahoma, and northeastern Texas. He preached to Arkansas pioneers, American Indians, and slaves. During his travels he visited Batesville and Washington, Arkansas. He died soon after his return to the North in 1842.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Arkansas

Language

English

Identifier

MG.00178

Resource Type

Text

Collection

Robert Ridgway journal, MG.00178

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Robert Ridgway journal, 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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