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The famous case of Myra Clark Gaines

Nolan B. Harmon

The famous case of Myra Clark Gaines

by Nolan B. Harmon

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Published by Louisiana State University Press in Baton Rouge, La .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Louisiana,
  • New Orleans.
    • Subjects:
    • Gaines, Myra Clark, 1805-1885.,
    • Clark, Daniel, 1766-1813.,
    • Real property -- Louisiana -- New Orleans.

    • Edition Notes

      Statement[by] Nolan B. Harmon, Jr.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsF379.N5 H3
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxi p., 1 l., 481 p.
      Number of Pages481
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL6499454M
      LC Control Number46007076
      OCLC/WorldCa1371382

      The University of Chicago Press. Books Division. Chicago Distribution Center. Notorious Woman: The Celebrated Case of Myra Clark Gaines (Southern Biography) by Alexander, Elizabeth Urban () Hardcover: Alexander, Elizabeth Urban: Books - ews: 5.

      legitimacy of Myra Clark Gaines, and the validity of her claim as sole and universal legatee of the estate of Daniel Clark. It would require much time and space even to review in brief the course of this interminal (sic) litigation. The proceedings since , the great suit against the city of New Orleans wherein Mrs. Gaines obtained a judgmentBurial: Saint Louis Cemetery Number 1, New . ← Return to Article Details Book Review: The Famous Case of Myra Clark Gaines. By Nolan B. Harmon, Jr. ; New Orleans Woman: A Biographical Novel of Myra Clark : Thomas Robson Hay.

      Elizabeth Urban Alexander taps voluminous court records and letters to unravel the twists and turns of Gaines’s litigation and reveal the truth behind the mysterious saga of this notorious woman. Myra, the daughter of real estate heir Clark and Zulime Carrière, a beautiful young Frenchwoman, was raised by friends of Clark and kept ignorant. Notorious Woman: The Celebrated Case of Myra Clark Gaines (Southern Biography Series) eBook Kindle Store Buy A Kindle Free Kindle Reading Apps Kindle Books French eBooks Kindle Unlimited Prime Reading Amazon Charts Best Sellers & More Kindle Singles Accessories Content and devices.


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The legal crusade of Myra Clark Gaines (?) has all the trappings of classic melodrama -- a lost heir, a missing will, an illicit relationship, a questionable marriage, a bigamous husband, and a murder.

For a half century the daughter of New Orleans millionaire Daniel Clark struggled to justify her claim to his enormous fortune in a case that captivated the nineteenth-century public. Was Myra the legitimate daughter of the prominent merchant or the "fruit of an adulterous union?" The courts would Great Gaines Case wound its tortuous path through the United States.

While located in the Cabildo, the Louisiana Supreme Court decided several cases in the Myra Clark Gaines litigation. Lasting for more than fifty years, the Myra Clark Gaines litigation is known as the longest case in US history, beginning around and culminating in a ruling in her favor and against the City of New Orleans in   Then began the singular case which made Mrs.

Gaines famous. Daniel Clark was reputed a bachelor, but he had a liaison with Zulime des Granges, a beautiful French woman, during the absence of her supposed husband in Europe. She bore two daughters, one in Philadelphia, Pa., in and the second in New Orleans, La., in The second was Myra.

Myra Clark Gaines was 25 and about to be married when she discovered that the couple who had raised her were not her birth parents and that she was the daughter of one of the richest men in. The legal crusade of Myra Clark Gaines (?–) has all the trappings of classic melodrama — a lost heir, a missing will, an illicit relationship, a questionable marriage, a bigamous husband, and a Cited by: 4.

The life-long litigation of Myra C. Gaines, and her attempt to establish her patrimony as a step to securing her father's fabulous estate in a presentation which shows monumental research, but is largely legalistic.

(Harnett Kane will do a fictionization of this story on Doubleday's list this fall.) Myra, daughter of rich, eligible Daniel Clark and his New Orleans mistress, grew up in. Myra Clark Gaines' 19th century fight over an enormous inheritance is still the longest-running civil lawsuit in American history, taking over 60 years to finally find some kind of resolution.

The United States Supreme Court called her case "the most remarkable in the records."Author: Sara Pic. Notorious Woman: The Celebrated Case of Myra Clark Gaines: Alexander, Elizabeth Urban: : LibrosReviews: 3.

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Notorious Woman, the Celebrated Case of Myra Clark Gaines. ).She spent most of her days, however, defending her claim to the fortune. Get this from a library. Notorious woman: the celebrated case of Myra Clark Gaines. [Elizabeth Urban Alexander] -- "The Legal Crusade of Myra Clark Gaines (?) has all the trappings of classic melodrama - a lost heir, a missing will, an illicit relationship, a.

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A Romance of Real Life written by Mrs. Ann S. Stephens J New Orleans and Philadelphia. False friends make trouble between a young wife and her husband. He dies and leaves none of his wealth to his wife or daughter, Rating: % positive. When Gaines died inher heirs continued her case.

It finally concluded inwith a settlement of $, After legal fees of $, her heirs were left with very little. Though Gaines was first considered a Northern intruder, having been raised in New York, she married a famous war hero from New Orleans and moved to the city in Author: Sara Pic.