Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Wednesday's Wonderful Collection - John Clendennin Diary, SMC.1.28

John J. Clendennin was born at Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, in 1813. He settled in Little Rock, Arkansas, in 1836, and became the private secretary to Governor James S. Conway. He was elected Circuit Court Judge in 1840, 1844, 1854, 1858, and 1874. Clendennin served as Arkansas Attorney General, 1849 to 1854. In 1866, he was elected Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, but his term was shortened due to the Reconstruction Acts. He died July 4, 1876.

This collection contains a diary of daily activities and an account book of John Clendennin. Clendennin was the private secretary of Governor Conway and as such this diary includes information on Conway’s dealing and movements during his governorship.
  • 1829-1860: Diary and account book