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Fay Hempstead Petition and Warrants

Identifier: MS H37

Scope and Content Note

Petition, 1871, presented to Governor Powell Clayton by Hempstead as counsel for claimants M. S. Hancock and John P. Kelley, levee and ditching contractors, praying issuance of auditor's warrants to replace voided warrants issued in 1861 in payment due claimants by the State of Arkansas; attaching 45 voided warrants as Exhibit "A"; and bearing the endorsement of Governor Clayton, May 25, 1871, referring claim to Hon. Jno. R. Montgomery, Atty. Genl., for examination.


  • Creation: 1871


Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

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Use Information

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No Interlibrary Loan.

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Biographical Note

Fay Hempstead was born on November 24, 1847 in Little Rock, Arkansas. He attended St. Johns' College in Little Rock from 1859 to 1861 and studied law at the University of Virginia from 1866 to 1868. He returned to Arkansas to practice law, serving as partner in the firm of George A. Gallagher and Robert C. Newton from 1869 to 1872. In 1874, Hempstead became Registrar in Bankruptcy for Arkansas, a post which he held until 1881. After this, he would focus solely on his work with the Freemasons, poetry, and history. Hempstead passed away in Little Rock on April 24, 1934.


.001 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 Fay Hempstead Petition and Warrants were purchased by the University of Arkansas Libraries in 1939 from Orion Book Service of Fort Smith, Arkansas.

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Fay Hempstead Petition and Warrants
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Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Department Repository

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