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Payne, John Howard, 1791-1852 : John Howard Payne Papers, 1794-1842

Material collected in the 1830s and 1840s by actor, playwright and editor John Howard Payne, relating to American Indians, primarily concerning the Cherokees for Payne's intended history of the Cherokee Nation. Collection consists of fourteen volumes of correspondence, manuscript notes, transcriptions, extensive historical research, memoranda, and published and unpublished documents.
Extent: 4.6 linear feet - (14 volumes in boxes, and 1 oversize box)
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Call Number: Vault Ayer MS 689
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The John Howard Payne Papers are open for research in the Special Collections Reading Room; 1 box at a time (Priority III).