Scope and arrangement
The David Hunter McAlpin Papers, 1871-1930, contain the estate papers of David Hunter McAlpin (1816-1901), tobacco manufacturer, philanthropist, and the owner of the tobacco firm D. H. McAlpin Co.
The estate papers, 1871-1930, by bulk, are the legal and financial documents executed by McAlpins heirs. The estate papers consist of legal accounts, cash books 1901-1927; journals 1901-1927 and, ledgers 1901-1923.
The remaining papers consist of letters 1871-1894; estate letters 1901-1930; letterbook 1925; scrapbooks of newspaper clippings about McAlpin and photographs. The photographs are pictures of the construction site of the Hotel McAlpin and there are also a few pictures of the Baring Cross Bridge, Arkansas, 1924.