Creator

Date Original

1845-1904

Description

This collection contains broadsides, account books, diaries, notebooks, military papers, correspondence, newsclippings, advertisements, and catalogs pertaining to Isaac A. Clarke and Clarke's Academy in Berryville, Arkansas.

Biographical/Historical Note

Isaac Asbury Clarke was born in Overton County, Tennessee, on March 22, 1837. At the age of six, he and his mother moved to Berryville, Arkansas. Clarke enrolled at the University of Missouri in 1860, but left a year later to enlist in the Confederate Army, in which he served until the end of the Civil War. Since the Berryville school was burned during the war, Clarke founded his own academy in Berryville on January 14, 1867, and taught there for thirty-five years. Clarke's Academy taught students from all over northwestern Arkansas, as well as from eastern Texas, Oklahoma, and southwestern Missouri. Clarke married Virginia G. Layton of Taney County, Missouri, in November, 1871. They had three children, Cuthbert, Vinnie, and Fannie. Isaac Clarke died on May 26, 1907, and was buried in the Berryville Memorial Cemetery.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Berryville, Carroll County (Ark.)

Language

English

Identifier

MG.00288

Resource Type

Text

Collection

Isaac Asbury Clark papers, MG.00288

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Isaac Asbury Clark 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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