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UALR Center for Arkansas History and Culture
Albert Pike Collection, 1834-1947
1.0 Linear feet2 document boxes
Scope and Content
This collection contains letters, speeches, poetry, and essays by Albert Pike. Civil War items include addresses by General Pike and a request, 1865, for a pardon. Postwar letters discuss Reconstruction politics in Arkansas. The collection also contains letters from other members of the Pike family written during the Civil War, including a letter written from Camden, Arkansas, in 1864 discussing conditions in camp and troop morale.
This collection was originally numbered H-24 and is part of the J. N. Heiskell Historical Collection, courtesy of the Arkansas Gazette Foundation.
Albert Pike was born in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1809. He came to Arkansas in 1832, settling in Little Rock, and married Mary Hamilton in 1834. He worked for the Arkansas Gazette, practiced law, and served as an Associate Justice of the Arkansas State Supreme Court. He fought in the Mexican War and for the Confederate army during the Civil War, where he had command over Native American forces in the Indian Territory. He saw combat at Pea Ridge in 1862, but eventually resigned amid controversy over his troops' conduct at the battle.
Shortly after the Civil War, Pike moved to Memphis and practiced law. In 1876, he moved to Washington, D.C., where he lived until his death in 1891. From 1859 until his death in 1891, Pike served as the Grand Commander of the Supreme Council of Masons, Southern Jurisdiction.
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Participation, Indian
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is available for viewing at the Arkansas Studies Institute.
Conditions Governing Use
The copyright law of the United States (Title 17-U.S. Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. The person using this material is liable for any infringement.
Copyright for correspondence in the collections belongs to those correspondents or their beneficiaries. Persons wanting to re-use those materials are advised to obtain permission from copyright holders.
Albert Pike Collection, 1842-1947, UALR.MS.0168. UALR Center for Arkansas History and Culture, Arkansas Studies Institute, Little Rock.
Footnote or Endnote info:
Description of item, location of item in the collection (e.g. File, Box, Subseries, and Series Numbers as applicable), Albert Pike Collection, UALR.MS.0168.