TABLE OF CONTENTS


Descriptive Summary of the Collection

Administrative Information

Biography of A. J. Faulk

Scope and Content of the Collection

Arrangement

Selected Search Terms

Container List

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Inventory of the Andrew Jackson Faulk Letters and Speeches, 1862-1870


The Newberry Library
Roger and Julie Baskes Department of Special Collections
60 West Walton Street
Chicago, Illinois 60610-7324
USA
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Fax: 312-255-3646
E-Mail: specialcolls@newberry.org
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Machine-readable finding aid encoded by Polly Smith, 2011.

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Descriptive Summary of the Collection

Creator Faulk, Andrew Jackson, 1814-1898
Title Andrew Jackson Faulk Letters and Speeches
Dates 1862-1870
Extent 0.2 linear feet (4 folders)
Abstract Incoming and outgoing correspondence, 1862-1870, of A.J. Faulk, written chiefly during his 1867-1869 governorship of the Dakota Territory concerning U.S. government's intention to stop a proposed expedition to explore and settle unceded Black Hills Indian lands, the Indian Peace Commission, the mustering of volunteer cavalry, appropriations for the relief of destitute upper Missouri tribes, etc. Also, Dec. 1867 annual address to the territorial legislature discussing, among many issues, the Black Hills, the Indian Peace Commission, and the future of the Indian.
Language Materials are in English.
Repository Newberry Library, Roger and Julie Baskes Department of Special Collections
Collection Call Number Ayer MS 3070
Collection Stack Location VAULT 26 1

Administrative Information

Cite As

Andrew Jackson Faulk Letters and Speeches, The Newberry Library, Chicago.

Provenance

Gift, Mrs. Thomas Streeter; 1966.

Processed by

Virginia Hay Smith, 2011.

Access

The Andrew Jackson Faulk Letters and Speeches are open for research in the Special Collections Reading Room; 1 box at a time (Priority III).

Ownership and Literary Rights

The Andrew Jackson Faulk Letters and Speeches are the physical property of the Newberry Library. Copyright may belong to the authors or their legal heirs or assigns. For permission to publish or reproduce any materials from this collection, contact the Roger and Julie Baskes Department of Special Collections.

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Biography of A. J. Faulk

Third governor of the Dakota Territory.

A Democratic Pennsylvania newspaper owner and editor (1837-1841) and politician (1840-1860) turned Republican, Faulk was rewarded with an appointment from President Lincoln as as trader (1861-1864) at the Yankton Reservation, the supply base for agency and military operations on the upper Missouri. Faulk returned to the Dakota Territory for a two-year term (1867-1869) as governor and superintendent of Indian affairs; while in office, he pushed for the settlement of the Black Hills and pursued a policy aimed at achieving peace with the Indians. Faulk remained in Yankton, serving in numerous local offices until his death in 1898.

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Scope and Content of the Collection

Incoming and outgoing correspondence, 1862-1870, of A.J. Faulk, written chiefly during his 1867-1869 governorship of the Dakota Territory. Also, Dec., 1867, annual address to the territorial legislature.

Gubernatorial correspondence with S.L. Spink, N.G. Taylor, P.H. Conger, W.T. Sherman, A.H. Terry, W.S. Rosecrans and other military officials mainly concerns the U.S. government’s intention to stop a proposed expedition to explore and settle unceded Black Hills Indian lands. Also discussed are the activities and report of the Indian Peace Commission, the mustering of volunteer cavalry, appropriations for the relief of destitute upper Missouri tribes, etc. Letters written to Faulk, 1862-1866, by former territorial governors William Jayne and Newton Edmunds concern the affairs of Faulk’s son-in-law, Walter A. Burleigh, and the post-Civil War growth and prosperity of Springfield, Ill. Among the many issues discussed in Faulk’s legislative address are the Black Hills, the Indian Peace Commission, and the future of the Indian.

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Arrangement

Letters arranged chronologically.

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Selected Search Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the Newberry Library's public catalog. Researchers desiring additional materials on a particular topic should search the catalog using these headings.

Names

  • Conger, P. H. (Patrick Henry) -- Correspondence
  • Edmunds, Newton, 1819-1908 -- Correspondence
  • Jayne, William, 1826-1916
  • Jayne, William, 1826-1916 -- Correspondence
  • Spink, S. L. (Solomon Lewis), 1831-1881 -- Correspondence
  • United States. Army. Dept. of Dakota -- History -- 19th century -- Sources
  • United States. Indian Peace Commission (1867-1868) -- Sources
  • United States. Office of Indian Affairs. Dakota Superintendency -- History -- 19th century -- Sources
  • Burleigh, Walter A. (Walter Atwood), 1820-1896
  • Conger, P. H. (Patrick Henry)
  • Dakota Territory. Governor (1866-1869 : Faulk)
  • Edmunds, Newton, 1819-1908
  • Faulk, Andrew Jackson, 1814-1898
  • Rosecrans, William S. (William Starke), 1819-1898
  • Rosecrans, William S. (William Starke), 1819-1898 -- Correspondence
  • Sherman, William T. (William Tecumseh), 1820-1891
  • Sherman, William T. (William Tecumseh), 1820-1891 -- Correspondence
  • Spink, S. L. (Solomon Lewis), 1831-1881
  • Taylor, N. G. (Nathaniel Green), 1819-1887
  • Taylor, N. G. (Nathaniel Green), 1819-1887 -- Correspondence
  • Terry, Alfred Howe, 1827-1890
  • Terry, Alfred Howe, 1827-1890 -- Correspondence

Subjects

  • Indians of North America -- Government relations -- 1789-1869 -- Sources
  • Springfield (Ill.) -- Description and travel
  • Black Hills (S.D. and Wyo.) -- History -- 19th century -- Sources
  • Correspondence -- Dakota Territory -- 1851-1900
  • Dakota Indians -- History -- 19th century -- Sources
  • Dakota Territory -- Politics and government -- Sources
  • Indians of North America -- Dakota Territory -- History -- 19th century -- Sources
  • Manuscripts, American -- Dakota Territory
  • Speeches -- Dakota Territory -- Yankton -- 1851-1900

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Container List

Box Folder Contents
1 1 Correspondence, Incoming (13 items), Sept.1862-Mar.1870
1 2 Correspondence, Outgoing (6 items), Aug. 1862-Aug. 1870
1 3 Correspondence: Sherman, W.T. to A.H. Terry, May 25, 1867
1 4 Adress to Legislature--Yankton, Dakota Territory, Dec. 1867