Myra Clark Gaines (1805-1885)

Myra Clark Gaines was the heiress to $35 million in real estate which was owned by the city of New Orleans and she had to acquire through the legal system. Her father, Daniel Clark, had passed for a bachelor, but it was afterward claimed that he married a young Frenchwoman and left a will acknowledging the legitimacy of Myra and bequeathing to her his property. She was the wife of General Edmund Pendleton Gaines.

Date:
1865 circa 5 years
Original Format:
Photographic Print
Item#:
MES04214
Height:
1126px
Width:
997px
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