James Tunnah

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James Tunnah was co-owner of Tunnah & Pittard, a commercial printing firm in late nineteenth-century Little Rock, Arkansas. The company printed, among other things, books, pamphlets, handbills, and legal briefs. The offices of the company were 113 West Third Street.

Tunnah was born in Dumfernline, Fifeshire, Scotland on March 21, 1817. He arrived in the city of Little Rock in 1849. With his companion Joseph Clark he established the first marble company in the city. After Clark's death in 1852, Tunnah married the widow Helen McPherson Clark. Tunnah served as wharf master and city collector for twelve years. His son Renton Tunnah eventually took over the business. James Tunnah died on October 9, 1882.


  • Goodspeed's History of Pulaski County, Arkansas (1889).

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