When Ralph L. Goodrich sat down to write a letter to his sister Augusta in March 1878, he used a first generation Sholes & Glidden typewriter manufactured by the Remington Arms Company. Less than 5000 of these typewriters were sold during the 4-year period of production.
Office, U.S. Courts,
March 13, 1878
My Dear Sister [Augusta] & All,
Yours received with the your usual degree of punctuality, which is to say the least, commendable with your cares and duties and so many correspondents. I don’t have so very many to write to, to be sure, but I don’t write very long letters, and I am getting sadly out of the habit. I am so used to writing short business letters of two or three lines that I feel when I get as far as the fourth or fifth line, I ought to stop. And it is up-hill work to drag myself along any farther. My work is so confining and I get so tired that all animation, all spirit is knocked completely out of me, and I get more stupid than I really am. I get so lazy, or something else, that I cannot read an exciting novel with much relish. [My wife] Dora takes considerable of the correspondence off my hands and I make them aware of my being alive by adding a line or two.
We have gotten partially settled down in our home – only one or two rooms furnished as yet – but we hope to complete it in course of time. I have had a photograph taken of it and will send you one if they are finished when I mail this letter. Everybody says we have the prettiest place in town and it has not been too, nor so very expensive either. But it has left me in debt considerably and which I expect to work out of in good time should the fates permit. 
If [your son] John likes teaching, he is entitled to more credit than I deserved. He doesn’t intend to make that his profession, does he? I should hope not, unless he has an iron constitution, an even temper, and a soul above vexations of every kind – in short, almost a saint.
We had a very cold spell of a few weeks in January. Since then, the weather has been variable, but never too cold for our thin blood and bilious natures. The trees are already trying to leaf and violets are in bloom. And so is other stuff the real name or botanical name of which I can’t remember.
In the picture of the house, you will see your brother and sister [near the front steps] if you get a stereoscope with magnifying power enough to snatch us out of our apparent littleness. The architect never left us the plans of the house and he agreed to make us some but never has. The house is of brick, contains six rooms, halls, kitchen, servants and storerooms.
I couldn’t get along without my writing machine. I would have been broken down before this without it. I will send you a sketch of the lower floor of house. Dora sends love to you all. Write soon.
Affectionately, -- Ralph L. Goodrich
 According to the 1878 Little Rock Directory, Ralph L. Goodrich worked as Clerk, U.S. Court, with an office on Main Street at the northeast corner of 4th Street. His residence is listed on Main Street at the southeast corner of 8th Street.
The 1880 Little Rock Directory lists Ralph's residence at 805 S. Main Street.
The Arkansas Gazette, 8-15-1897, p14, c.1, reads, "With all the requirements necessary to a very brilliant life, [Ralph L. Goodrich] lives very quietly in his beautiful and capacious home at the corner of Eighth & Main Street in this city which he built in 1870..." He died less than two months later and was buried in the Mount Holly Cemetery in Little Rock. See web link above.
Ralph Leland Goodrich was married three times. I have newspapers descriptions of two of the weddings. His first marriage was to Serena Jennie Connett on 25 August 1869; his second marriage was to Dora Beebe on 18 August 1875; and his third wedding was to Juliette Churchill on 7 September 1897.
Ralph's First Wedding:
No description of wedding. However, I have learned that Serena Jennie Connett was the daughter of Ira Connett (b. 7 Nov 1812, d. 2 Sep 1894) and Mary C. Wiggins (b. 7 Nov 1813, d. 21 Sep 1865) of Indian Hill, Hamilton County, Ohio. This couple had six children:
Mary Christiana Connett, b. 12 Aug 1837; she married Louis Finch, a fruit farmer in Hamilton County, Ohio.
Mary Elizabeth ("Lizzie") Connett, b. ABT 1838; she married Charles H. Cole of Owego, NY. Charles was born about 1838 and was most likely a friend of Ralph Goodrich's -- possibly the connection to Ralph's acquaintance with Jennie Connett.
Thomas J. Connett, b. 16 Dec 1839; Thomas enlisted in Company C, 2nd Ohio Infantry in September 1861. It is believe that he was wounded in skirmishes with Kentucky confederates at West Liberty, KY, or at Piketon, KY. He died 12 Nov 1861 at Licking Station (now Salyersville), KY.
Sarah A. Connett, b. 5 Mar 1842. Nothing more found.
William Marshall Connett, b. 26 Feb 1848, d. 5 May 1849.
Serena Jeannette Connett, b. 27 Feb 1850; married Ralph Goodrich of Tioga, New York.
Ralph's Second Wedding:
Ralph's second marriage was to Dora Beebe, born about 1843. Dora was the daughter of Hiram A. Beebe (1817--1897) and Mary C. Ellis (1819 -- ) who were married 14 November 1838 in Towanda, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania. Dora had an older sister, born about 1840, named Georgia and a younger sister, born about 1856, named Nettie. According to Kingman's book, Early Owego, Hiram Beebe "learned the printers' trade at which he worked as a journeyman until 1838, when he became editor of the Bradford Democrat at Towanda PA. In January 1843, he came to Owego [NY] and was editor of the [Owego] Gazette thirty-seven years. He was president of the village of Owego in 1852, 1861, and 1871, and in 1874 and 1875 he had charge of the state department of public records at Albany."
[18 August 1875] Fashionable Wedding.
Goodrich-Beebe. At the residence of the bride's father, on the evening of the 18th inst., by the Rev. J. H. Kidder, Rector of St. Paul's Church, Ralph Goodrich, Esq., Clerk of the U.S. Circuit Court, Little Rock, Arkansas, and Miss Dora A. Beebe, second daughter of Hon. Hiram A. Beebe, senior editor of the Owego Gazette.
The family residence was exceedingly tastefully arranged. The lawn and shrubbery were adorned with numerous Chinese lanterns, while the portico was gay with flags and flowers, and the interior of the mansion was a blaze of light. Rich natural flowers in profusion perfumed the air, while the array of youth and beauty did ample honor to the bride and bridegroom.
Among the prominent guests present, we observed the following: Hon. Stephen B. Leonard and lady, Hon. John J. Taylor, Hon. A. H. Miller and daughter, Hon. Joseph Powell, M. C., of Towanda, uncle of the bride, Mr. and Mrs. Porter, and Mrs. Brayton, of Glen Mary, Frank E. Platt, Esq. and daughter, Mrs. Charles Platt, Mrs. A. P. Storrs, Jr., Miss Fanny Platt, Stephen Goodrich, Esq. and lady, Dr. Charles Eastman and wife, Mrs. and Miss Peck, W. L. Hoskins and lady, David Easton, wife and daughter, Arba Campbell, Esq., and daughter, Charles Campbell, Esq. and wife, Mr. and Mrs. W. Isbell, Miss Jennie Stone, Hon. T. I. Chatfield and lady, John R. Chatfield and lady, Rev. Wm Leonard and lady, of Brooklyn, Mr. and Mrs. Mabee, of Owego, Mrs. Couton of New York [City], Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hovey, of Troy, Pa., Mr. and Mrs. C. P. Skinner, of Owego, Mr. and Mrs. Baker, of Bath, uncle and aunt of the bride, H. N. Hubbard, wife and son, Mrs. Lynde and Mrs. Trull, of New York [City], Miss Packhauser, of Brooklyn, Mrs. E. S. Sweet, and Mrs. Col. N. W. Davis.
After the interesting ceremony, the central event of the evening, a rich and varied repast, was served, consisting of all the luxuries and delicacies of the season, prepared in the most appetizing manner. Outside, from amid the shrubbery, a brass band discoursed most excellent music, while Smith & Paris's Cotillion Band in the back parlor, at intervals delighted the audience. About ten o'clock the carriages began to arrive and adieus were spoken. -- The happy pair started on their bridal tour on No. 12, intending to visit several of the more important eastern cities and watering places, among them Albany, Saratoga, New York, Long Branch, and Boston.
We wish the happy pair long life, and as much bliss as can be enjoyed on this terrestrial sphere.
Ralph's third wedding (one month before his death):
"-- Hon. Ralph Leland Goodrich, Clerk of the United States District Court, was married at Little Rock, Ark., on Tuesday last at 9 o'clock P.M., to Miss Juliette Churchill, daughter of ex-Governor and Mrs. Thomas J. Churchill, the Rev. John Gass, rector of Christ's Episcopal Church, officiating. Miss Churchill is a niece of Col. John and Henry Churchill, establishers of Churchill Downs, near Louisville, Ky., and of Col. Sam Churchill, ex-Secretary of the State of Kentucky, and of Mrs. Luke [P.] Blackburn, of Kentucky. Mr. Goodrich was born in Tioga and is a brother of Miss Sarah Goodrich and Stephen Goodrich, of Tioga. His first wife was a daughter of the late Hiram A. Beebe, of this village [Owego, New York]."
For Biography of Col. Sam Churchill, see page 89 of the following article on Governor Helm of Kentucky: http://www.hellolouisville.com/BookFiles/JOHN_L_HELM_PAGE_86-1011.pdf