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C. E. Daggett Papers

Identifier: MC 956

Scope and Content Note

The papers consist of correspondence to C. E. and to his wife, Ruby Daggett, memorial papers, and a genealogy sheet. In addition, speeches and legal briefs of C. E. Daggett as well as deeds, leases, and photographs complete the papers.


  • Creation: 1907-1957


Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

Access Information

Please call (479) 575-8444 or email at least two weeks in advance of your arrival to ensure availability of the materials.

Use Information

No Use Restrictions Apply.

No Interlibrary Loan.

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

Biographical Note

Charles Ebenezer Daggett I was born in Marianna, Lee County, Arkansas, on April 28, 1885 and died in Hot Springs, Arkansas, on October 7, 1954. He married Ruby Irene Lockwood of Kiowa, Kansas in 1905. In 1908, he was admitted to the Bar of the State of Oklahoma; returned to Marianna, Arkansas, with his wife and son, John L. Daggett; and established the law firm of Daggett & Daggett with his brother, Jesse B. Daggett.

In 1917, Daggett & Daggett were appointed District Attorneys for the Missouri Pacific Railroad Company. In 1917-1918 C. E. Daggett served as a delegate to the Constitutional Convention called to revise the Arkansas Constitution of 1874, and in 1923-1924 he was appointed President of the Arkansas Bar Association. In addition to his professional responsibilities, he was an active and lifelong member of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Marianna. St. Andrew's parish house was built and donated to the church by C.E., his brothers J. B. and Maxcy, and his sisters Amelia and Olive.


1 Linear Feet (2 boxes)

Arrangement of the Papers

Materials are arranged by format.

Acquisition Information

Katherine Shurlds of Fayetteville, Arkansas, donated papers pertaining to C. E. Daggett to the Special Collections Department on July 7, 1989.

Related Materials

An addendum to this collection may be found in MC 956a C. E. Daggett Supplementary Papers ca 1890-1985

Processing Information

Processed by Norma Ortiz-Karp, Special Collections Division, University of Arkansas Libraries, Fayetteville, Arkansas, in October 1990.


C. E. Daggett Papers
Norma Ortiz-Karp
Language of description
Script of description
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
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