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Augustus Hill Garland Letters

Identifier: MS G18

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of two letters by Arkansas politician Augustus Garland Hill: a letter dated July 30, 1886 from United States Attorney General Garland to Samuel Jackson Randall, regarding a Congressional appropriation for "Law clerks of the Supreme Judges...," and a letter dated July 15, 1879 from Senator Garland to someone named Christie[?] that mentions the high temperatures and the yellow fever concerns in Memphis.


  • Creation: 1879-1886


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

Augustus Hill Garland (1832-1899) was Governor of Arkansas, 1874-1877. Elected to the U.S. Senate, he served from 1877 until 1885, when he resigned to serve as Grover Cleveland's Attorney General, a position he held until 1889.


0.02 Linear Feet (2 folders)

Arrangement of the Papers

Letters are arranged in order of acquisition by Special Collections. Collection is boxed with other smaller collections.

Acquisition Information

The 1886 letter in folder 1 was purchased from the Carnegie Book Shop (New York, NY) by the Special Collections Department in October 1972.

The 1879 letter in folder 2 was purchased from the Argosy Book Store (New York, NY) by the Special Collections Department in March 2018.

Related Materials

Records relating to the Augustus Hill Garland Letters include:

MS G21 Augustus Hill Garland Broadside 1855

MC 1543 Augustus H. Garland Letter 1877

Processing Information

First letter (Folder 1) processed by Samuel Sizer in October 1972; second letter (Folder 2) incorporated into collection by Katrina Windon in April 2018.


Augustus Hill Garland Letters
Samuel Sizer
October 1972
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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
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