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Zella Hargrove Gaither Manuscript

Identifier: MS L34 Gaither

Scope and Content Note

"The Life of Archibald Yell", Intro by Frederick W. Allsop. Unpublished manuscript.

Impressionistic account of Yell's life with a description of his two burial ceremonies. Includes poetry by Albert Pike, John Greenleaf Whittier and George Smoote. Also includes a long prose essay on the Mexican War by Anna Robinson Watson.


  • Creation: 1939


Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

Access Information

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Use Information

No Use Restrictions Apply.

No Interlibrary Loan.

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Biographical Note

Archibald Yell was a politician, born in North Carolina but moving to Arkansas in 1831, serving as U.S. Representative from 1836 to 1839 and 1845 to 1846 and as the second governor of Arkansas from 1840 to 1844. Yell served as a colonel during the Mexican War during which he was killed in action on February 23, 1847 at the Battle of Buena Vista.


.02 Linear Feet (1 item)

Arrangement of the Papers

The collection consists of a single item, housed in a box with other smaller manuscript collections.

Acquisition Information

The Zella Hargrove Gaither Manuscript was donated to Special Collections, University of Arkansas Libraries in 1942 by Mrs. Bernie Babcock.

Processing Information

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Zella Hargrove Gaither Manuscript
Language of description
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Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Department Repository

University of Arkansas Libraries
365 N. McIlroy Avenue
Fayetteville AR 72701 United States
(479) 575-8444