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Letter from Albert Pike

Identifier: MC 1736

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains a short letter from Albert Pike, written in 1874 while he was in Washington DC.


  • Creation: February 1, 1874


Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

Access Information

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Use Information

No Use Restrictions Apply.

No Interlibrary Loans.

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Biographical Note

Albert Pike was born December 29, 1809 in Boston, Massachusetts. He moved to Arkansas in 1833, and went to law school four years later. During the Civil War, he fought for the Confederate States of America at the rank of Brigadier General. After the war ended, he continued practicing law in Arkansas, and was placed on the Arkansas Supreme Court, but he was only on the Court in 1864. From 1868-1878, Pike practiced law in Washington DC, appearing in a few high-profile cases, such asTexas v. White in 1869. After 1878, Pike moved back to Arkansas where he died in 1891.


.01 Linear Feet (1 box)

Arrangement of the Papers

Letter is in one folder.

Processing Information

Processed by Kaylee Christie; completed January 2011.

Letter from Albert Pike
Kaylee Christie
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Department Repository

University of Arkansas Libraries
365 N. McIlroy Avenue
Fayetteville AR 72701 United States
(479) 575-8444