Meriwether, D. (David), 1800-1893

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1800-10-30
Death 1893-04-04
Gender:
Male

Biographical notes:

Meriwether, an explorer and trader in his youth, became a Kentucky farmer and politician. He served as governor of New Mexico territory (1853-1857).

From the description of Letter, June 3, 1845. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 697839154

David Meriwether was a Kentucky politician.

From the description of Broadside, 1835-1840. (Filson Historical Society, The). WorldCat record id: 49253268

Kentucky lawyer, legislator, and governor of the New Mexico Territory, 1853-1857.

From the description of Memoirs, 1800-1855. (Filson Historical Society, The). WorldCat record id: 49253297

David Meriwether was appointed Governor and Indian Superintendent for New Mexico Territory in 1853. He arrived in Santa Fe on August 8, 1853.

From the description of Circulars from the Commissioner and Acting Commissioner of Indian Affairs, 1853 Jun-Sep. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702144843

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Subjects:

  • Slavery
  • Fugitive slaves
  • Earthquakes--History--Sources
  • Elections--History--Sources
  • Gadsden Purchase--History--Sources
  • Broadsides
  • Indians of North America--Treaties
  • Banks and banking--History--Sources
  • Political corruption
  • Pigeon Roost Massacre, 1812--Sources
  • Mormons
  • Indians of North America--Government relations
  • Overland journeys to the Pacific
  • Fur trade--History--Sources
  • Presidents--Election--1824
  • Frontier and pioneer life--Sources

Occupations:

  • Indian agents--New Mexico

Places:

  • Kentucky (as recorded)
  • Kentucky (as recorded)
  • New Mexico (as recorded)
  • Kentucky--Louisville (as recorded)
  • Missouri (as recorded)
  • Louisville (Ky.) (as recorded)
  • New Mexico (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Illinois--Hancock County (as recorded)