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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Inventory

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Charles G. Scott Papers, 1828-1909 (bulk 1860-1879)



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Scott, Charles G., 1815-1882
Title: Scott, Charles G., Papers
Dates: 1828-1909
Abstract: Comprised of business correspondence, legal documents, bills, Confederate currency, tax receipts and records, tax documents, licenses, inventories and other commerce-related documents, the Charles G. Scott Papers, 1860-1879, chronicle economic life in Van Buren and Little Rock, Arkansas, during the mid-nineteenth century.
Extent: 1 ft., 6 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

One of the first settlers in Van Buren, Arkansas, Charles G. Scott (1815-1882) worked as a merchant from 1836 until 1862 or 1863. Scott married Caroline Drennen and fathered six children. During the Civil War Scott moved to Little Rock and contracted with the Confederate government to furnish goods between Little Rock and Fort Smith. After the war, he owned several businesses throughout the state and became heavily involved in the Fort Smith & Little Rock Railway as one of its original stockholders, promoter, and president for ten years. In 1874, Scott retired to Van Buren until his death in 1882.

Source:

Eno, Clara B. History of Crawford County, Arkansas. Chapter VIII. Accessed February 24, 2011.

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Scope and Contents

Comprised of business correspondence, legal documents, bills, Confederate currency, tax receipts and records, tax documents, licenses, inventories and other commerce-related documents, the Charles G. Scott Papers, 1860-1879, chronicle economic life in Van Buren and Little Rock, Arkansas, during the mid-nineteenth century. Additionally, the collection concerns included are materials concerning aspects of life on the frontier, notably interactions with Native Americans and such companies as P.H. White and Company, Pennywit and Co., C.G. Grocery Co. and Scott Lawson and Co. The collection also contains legal documents relating to the administration of the Drennen Estate.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Scott, Charles G., 1815-1882 -- Archives.
Subjects (Organizations)
P.H. White and Company
Pennywit and Company
C.G. Scott Grocery Company
Scott, Lawson and Company
Subjects
Frontier and pioneer life -- Arkansas
Merchants -- Arkansas -- History -- 19th century
Places
Van Buren (Ark.) -- History -- 19th century -- Sources
Little Rock (Ark.) -- History -- 19th century -- Sources
Arkansas -- Economic conditions -- 19th century

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Charles G. Scott Papers 1828-1909 (bulk 1860-1879), Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light project, 2009-2011.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

box
2G149 Papers
1828-1839
1840-1849
1850-1859
box
2G150 1860-1869
1870-1879
box
2G151 1880-1889
1890-1896
Letters:
1857-1859
1860-1869
1870-1879
box
2G152 1880-1890
Undated material
Letter presses:
1858-1860
1871-1872
box
4L232 Account book, 1855-1858
box
4L233 Record of administration of Drennen Estate

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