Creator

Date Original

1870

Description

This collection contains one letterbook of outgoing correspondence of Arkansas Governor Powell Clayton from January 4 through September 24, 1870.

Biographical/Historical Note

Powell Clayton served as Arkansas's ninth governor during some of the turbulent years of Reconstruction, 1868-1871. An officer in the Union Army during the Civil War, he came to Arkansas in 1863. After the war, he remained in the state and became governor in 1868. Clayton left office in 1871 to become one of Arkansas’s United States senators. He died in 1914 in Washington, District of Columbia.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Arkansas

Language

English

Identifier

MS.000019

Resource Type

Text

Collection

Powell Clayton letterbook, MS.000019

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Powell Clayton letterbook, 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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