Major John P. Gaines Diary

MC 323

Special Collections
University of Arkansas Libraries

365 N. McIlroy Avenue
Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701-4002
Phone: 479-575-8444

Machine-readable finding aid encoded in EAD by Katrina Windon, 2019.

Finding aid is written in English.

Table of Contents

Descriptive Summary

Gaines, John Pollard, 1795-1857
Major John P. Gaines Diary
Inclusive Dates
MC 323
0.01 linear feet (1 item)
Materials are in English.
Special Collections Department, University of Arkansas Libraries

Access Information

Please call (479) 575-8444 or email at least two weeks in advance of your arrival to ensure availability of the materials.

Use Information

No Use Restrictions Apply.

No Interlibrary Loan.

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Acquisition Information

Donated by Mrs. Walter P. Riddick, Sr. of Little Rock, Arkansas on April 24, 1978, through Margaret Bolsterli.

Processing Information

Processed by Nan Lawler, October 1986.

Preferred Form of Citation

Major John P. Gaines Diary (MC 323), Special Collections, University of Arkansas Libraries, Fayetteville.

See Special Collections Citation Guide for more detailed information on how to cite specific documents from the collection.

Biographical Note

John P. Gaines (1795- 1857) served as a major in the First Regiment of Kentucky Volunteer Cavalry during the Mexican-American War. Gaines was later a U.S. representative from Kentucky (1847-49) and governor of Oregon Territory (1850-55).

Scope and Content Note

Journal of Expedition to Texas, 1846.

Typescript of diary of John P. Gaines (1795- 1857), First Regiment of Kentucky Volunteer Cavalry, from camp near Memphis, TN, 16 July 1846, through Arkansas and Texas to the Rio Grande River, 20 October 1846. Positive photocopy.

Subject Terms

The following persons, organizations, or topics are among those represented within the collection materials:

Military life



Mexican War, 1846-1848

    Detailed Description of the Collection

    The following contains a detailed list of the materials in the collection

    Box Small Manuscript Collections Box 3

    Box Small Manuscript Collections Box 3 Folder MC 323

    Major John P. Gaines Diary, 1846


    University of Arkansas Libraries
    365 N. McIlroy Ave.
    Fayetteville, AR 72701-4002
    • Phone: 479-575-4104
    • Text/SMS: 479-385-0803
    • Toll-free: 866-818-8115
    • Fax: 479-575-6656