Title

Read, Opie

Description

Black and white sketch of Opie Read, including biographical narrative.

Transcription

Novelist of the nineties

Opie read, famous Arkansas novelist of a generation ago, was born 1852 in Nashville, Tenn… Learned the printer's trade and was said to have been a born story-teller… Began newspaper work at Franklin, KY… Lived nomadic life and wandered into Arkansas... Worked on newspapers at Carlisle and Conway... Came to Little Rock 1877 as a reporter on the Gazette..

Opie Read

Married in 1881 and went to the Cleveland Ohio, leader... Returned to Little Rock and began publication of the Arkansas Traverler which reached circulation of sixty thousand... Moved the Traveler to Chicago and devoted himself to literary work... He was the author of many well-known novels including: An Arkansas Planter, Emmett Bonlore, and the Waters of Caney Creek... Opie Read was a striking figure 6 ft. 3 in. tall and weighing 250 pounds.

Physical Description

Document, 11" x 14"

Language

English

Identifier

MS.000379, Image 49

Resource Type

Image

Collection

Walter J. Lemke drawings collection: biographical sketches, MS.000379

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Opie Read, Walter J. Lemke drawings collection: biographical sketches, 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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