Maria Gage Papers, 1813 - 1840
File — Box: 4257.004, Folder: 2
Scope and Contents
Letters to and from Maria Pike Gage, the sister of General Zebulon Montgomery Pike, discoverer of Pike's Peak (1779-1813), and aunt of Clarissa Brown Pike Harrison, wife of John Cleves Symmes Harrison, son of William Henry Harrison. The letters center mainly on family matters, and include a very poignant letter from Maria to her son on the death of her father, Captain Zebulon Pike in 1834. There are two letters from her brother's widow, Clara (Clarissa) H. Pike and one from her niece, Clarissa Harrison, as well as a booklet of transcripts of letters from William Henry Harrison, the 9th President of the United States. The transcripts date from 1813 to 1840 and relate to the War of 1812, conditions in Indiana in 1815, Dawson's life, his letterbook, Congressional Medal and his 1840 campaign for president.
- 1813 - 1840
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From the Collection: 15.2 Linear Feet
Language of Materials
From the Collection: English
Formerly MSS.3001 Maria Gage Papers