Creator

Date Original

1820-1848

Description

This collection contains documents transferring ownership of land in Arkansas from the federal government to private citizens.

Biographical/Historical Note

The United States Bureau of Land Management, General Land Office (GLO), transferred millions of acres of land from the federal government to private ownership between 1820 and 1908. Congress authorized disposal of these lands through various means and for various reasons, largely to encourage Americans to move west. Because of the tremendous amount of land that went into private ownership during the 1800s, the GLO developed quite a backlog in processing the paperwork. It was not unusual for several years to pass between the time an individual acquired land from the local land office and the time a patent for that tract was finally signed by the GLO in Washington, District of Columbia.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Arkansas

Language

English

Identifier

MS.000103

Resource Type

Text

Collection

Land grant collection, MS.000103

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Land Grant collection, 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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