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Zebulon Montgomery Pike papers

Identifier: C MSS WH1683

Scope and Contents

Photocopies are of Spanish-language material 1806-1810 cited by R.E. Twitchell in his: Spanish archives of New Mexico (Cedar Rapids, Iowa : Torch Press, 1914) as having to do with Z.M. Pike. Accompanied by English translations made at Library of Congress 1940. Army Quartermaster receipt (Apr. 7, 1813) and certification signed by Z.M. Pike.


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Language of Materials

Material is in English unless otherwise noted.

Conditions Governing Access

Contact Western History/Genealogy Dept., Denver Public Library, Denver, Colo.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is retained by the author of the items in this collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Biographical / Historical

U.S. Army officer and explorer, famed for discovery of Pikes Peak 1806 during an expedition to the Southwest. After crossing into New Mexico, the explorer was met by Spanish troops and taken to Santa Fe, N.M., then Chihuahua, Mexico, and later released 1807.


6 envelope(s)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Representative Lawrence Lewis,Washington, D.C.,gift,1940photocopies.


Chiefly photocopies (15 leaves) of documents in possession of the Historical Society of New Mexico, Santa Fe.

Finding Aid for the Zebulon Montgomery Pike papers,1806-1813[manuscript]
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Repository Details

Part of the Denver Public Library, Western History and Genealogy Repository

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