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Oct 01, · 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 America, Daniel Clark. Thus began Myra's lifelong involvement with the courts, as she sought to prove her claim as a legitimate heir to her father's rolf-luettecke.com: Louisiana State University Press. 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. THE FAMOUS CASE OF MYRA CLARK GAINES, by Nolan B. Harmon, Jr., Louisiana State University Press, Baton Rouge, La., Pp. xi, $ William L. Prosser This Book Review is brought to you for free and open access by the Law Reviews and Journals at LSU Law Digital Commons. It has been accepted forAuthor: William L. Prosser. 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: 3. New Orleans Woman: A Biographical Novel of Myra Clark Gaines by Kane, Harnett T. and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at rolf-luettecke.com The Library of Congress does not own rights to material in its collections. Therefore, it does not license or charge permission fees for use of such material and cannot grant or deny permission to publish or otherwise distribute the material. View the profiles of people named Myra Clark. Join Facebook to connect with Myra Clark and others you may know. Facebook gives people the power to share.
Talk:Myra Clark Gaines I have just modified one external link on Myra Clark Gaines. Please take a moment to review my edit. If you have any questions, or need the bot to ignore the links, or the page altogether, please visit this simple FaQ for additional information. I made the following changes. MYRA CLARK GAINES, APPELLANT, v. DUNCAN N. HENNEN. Decided: NotFound. opinion, WAYNE [HTML] Syllabus from pages intentionally omitted. THIS was an appeal from the Circuit Court of the United States for the eastern district of Louisiana. MYRA CLARK GAINES Myra Clark Gaines () was the wealthiest person -- not just the wealthiest woman -- in the United States during her lifetime. One estimate places the value of her estate in at more than $35 million (Elizabeth Urban Alexander. Notorious Woman, the Celebrated Case of Myra Clark Gaines. ).She spent most of her days, however, defending her claim to the fortune. Myra Clark Gaines sat quietly, one of only two women in a row of solemn stone faces on the second floor of The Cabildo. The old building, once the seat of New Orleans government under Spanish rule, had been converted into a museum housing relics of the city’s long and colorful history. A small card.