Clarke family manuscript collection, 1540-1926.


Clarke, Powhatan Hughes, 1893-1920. Clarke family manuscript collection, 1540-1926.

Clarke family manuscript collection, 1540-1926.

The Clarke Family Manuscript Collection perpetuates the memory of Saint Louis University graduate Powhatan Hughes Clarke, who is said to have served his country in France during the First World War as both soldier and Secret Service agent. It also provides genealogical and historical information on the Clarke family, which included Clarke's father Powhatan Henry Clarke, an Indian fighter, Congressional Medal of Honor winner, and friend of celebrated Western artist Frederic Remington. The collection contains family information dating from as far back as 1540, with the bulk of the material dating from about 1900 to 1925. Most of the material consists of correspondence between Powhatan Hughes Clarke's mother, Elizabeth Clemens Clarke, and those acquaintances of her son who she hoped would be able to corroborate his alleged Secret Service activities, a subject that she feared the government wished to conceal.

395 items (0.8 linear ft.).

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Saint Louis University (SLU) is a private Roman Catholic research university with campuses in St. Louis, Missouri, United States, and Madrid, Spain. Founded in 1818 by Louis Guillaume Valentin Dubourg, it is the oldest university west of the Mississippi River and the second-oldest Jesuit university in the United States. It is one of 28 member institutions of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities. The university is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondar...

Clarke, Powhatan H. (Powhatan Henry), 1862-1893 (person)

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Powhatan Hughes Clarke was born in 1893 at Fort Custer, Montana, the only child of Elizabeth Clemens Clarke and Powhatan Henry Clarke. The elder Clarke, who was a friend of the artist Frederic Remington, drowned when his son was three months old. Mrs. Clarke soon left Fort Custer for her former home of St. Louis, taking her boy with her. Powhatan Hughes Clarke entered Saint Louis University at the age of twelve and completed the collegiate course in 1913. In 1916 he garnered the LL.B. (Bachelor ...