Title

John Clendennin diary, 1829-1860

Creator

Date Original

1829-1860

Description

This collection contains a diary of daily activities and an account book of John Clendennin. Clendennin was the private secretary of Governor Conway and as such this diary includes information on Conway’s dealing and movements during his governorship.

Biographical/Historical Note

John J. Clendennin was born at Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, in 1813. He settled in Little Rock, Arkansas, in 1836, and became the private secretary to Governor James S. Conway. He was elected Circuit Court Judge in 1840, 1844, 1854, 1858, and 1874. Clendennin served as Arkansas Attorney General, 1849 to 1854. In 1866, he was elected Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, but his term was shortened due to the Reconstruction Acts. He died July 4, 1876.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Arkansas

Language

English

Identifier

SMC.003.004

Resource Type

Text

Collection

John Clendennin diary, SMC.003.004

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

John Clendennin diary, 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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