Bill Arp letter
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Bill Arp letter

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Arp, Bill, 1826-1903.
Title: Bill Arp letter
Dates: 1901
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 0736

Biographical/Historical Note

Charles Henry Smith (1826-1903), journalist and humorist known as "Bill Arp," was born in Lawrenceville, Georgia. He attended the University of Georgia and later became a lawyer. He served all through the Civil War. About 1887, he moved to Cartersville, Georgia, where he lived until his death.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of a letter from Charles Henry Smith to James Callaway, 1902. In the letter, Smith solicits financial help, as he must supplement his income.

Index Terms

Arp, Bill, 1826-1903.
Cost and standard of living.
Letters (correspondence)

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Material was acquired from daughter of James Callaway, recipient of letter.

Preferred Citation

[item identification], Charles Henry Smith letter, MS 736, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Mrs. B. Palmer Axson, 1949.


Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Georgia Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Division of Library and Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Georgia Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.


Encoding funded by a 2012 Documenting Democracy grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Container List

Item 1: Charles Henry Smith to James Callaway. Cartersville, Ga., 1902 May 10 ( 1.0 p. )
Soliciting financial help; must supplement income.