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This collection contains personal and business papers of George B. Rose and his mother, Margaret T. Gibbs Rose. Papers include correspondence, bank statements, invoices, receipts, and essays.

Biographical/Historical Note

George B. Rose was born in Batesville, Arkansas, July 10, 1860, the son of Uriah M. and Margaret T. Gibbs Rose. In 1865, George moved with his family to Little Rock. He received his education at St. John's College in Little Rock, studied law under his father, and was admitted to the bar in 1879. In 1881,he went into partnership with his father. In 1893, W.E. Hemingway joined the firm creating the Rose, Hemingway, Rose Law firm. On May 2, 1882, George Rose married Marion Kimball, the daughter of Judge Eben W. Kimball and Mary Frye Kimball. Marion was born in Salem, Massachusetts, and moved with her family to Little Rock in 1874, where she finished high school. She graduated from Wellesley College. George and Marion had two children, a daughter who died in infancy, and a son Clarence. George B. Rose was a prominent lawyer and art critic. He authored "Renaissance Masters" and "The World's Leading Painters." He was a member of the Arkansas Bar Association (president in 1902), the American Bar Association, American Law Institute, Board of Directors of the Little Rock Public Library, and Board of Trustees of the Little Rock Museum of Fine Arts.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

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George B. Rose papers, MS.000172


Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

George B. Rose papers, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.


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