Date Original

c. 1940


This collection contains one brochure and one postcard related to the Albert Pike Memorial Museum in Winslow, Washington County, Arkansas, c. 1940.

Biographical/Historical Note

Albert Pike (1809-1891) was an American lawyer, poet, and Freemason active during Arkansas' early statehood. Pike was born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts, but settled in the growing town of Little Rock in 1834, after marrying heiress Mary Ann Hamilton. Pike bought the local newspaper and became a lawyer. In the years leading up to the Civil War, Pike was an unrelenting advocate for the Confederacy, eventually becoming a brigadier general for the Confederate Army, where he commanded Native American troops at the Battle of Pea Ridge, after which he resigned his position due to accusations of war crimes committed by his troops - accusations he rejected. Pike went into hiding in the Ouachita Mountains, Texas, New York, and Canada until well after the end of the Civil War, when he received a pardon from President Andrew Johnson. He spent the rest of his life at his legal practice, and developing rituals for the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite - a branch of Freemasonry which Pike is credited with propagating.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Winslow, Washington County (Ark.)





Resource Type



Albert Pike Memorial Museum brochure/postcard, SMC.083.001


Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Albert Pike Memorial Museum brochure/postcard, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.


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