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Ninian Edwards letters

 Collection
Identifier: VAULT box-Ayer-MS-401
Abstract Six letters, Mar. 7, 1813 - Apr. 4, 1814, from Ninian Edwards to Kentucky governor and soldier Isaac Shelby, regarding War of 1812-related Indian attacks in the Illinois Territory and the state of defenses there.,1813 letters discuss mounted volunteer companies raised by Edwards, British intentions regarding the upper Mississippi, Indian attacks on settlers in the U.S. Saline and elsewhere, etc. Warning of an impending Indian-British offensive on Illinois Territory, Edwards' 1814 letters list...
Dates: 1813-1814

O. C. McNary papers

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Identifier: VAULT box-Ayer-MS-3128
Abstract Printed and handwritten army orders, 1882-1886, and letters written by O.C. McNary during 1885 from Indian Territory to his family in Kansas and Pennsylvania.,From Camp Russel, Fort Reno, and a camp at Skelton Ranch, McNary's correspondence documents his trips via ambulance and mules throughout the Indian Territory. He describes road conditions, the Ponca and Oto agencies and Indians, a prairie fire, a visit with friends in Arkansas City, and the murder of a Chickasaw Indian by outlaws at...
Dates: 1873-1886, bulk 1882-1886.; Majority of material found within 1882 - 1886

Ohio Company records

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Identifier: VAULT-Ayer-MS-3091
Abstract Company formed Mar. 1, 1786, by Revolutionary War officers to raise capital for the acquisition and settlement of federal lands northwest of the Ohio River. Minutes, correspondence, accounts, receipts, powers of attorney, lists, etc. (bulk 1787-1793) of Ohio Company of Associates agent, Benjamin Heywood, a former Continental Army officer and resident of Worcester, Mass.,Included are minutes of Worcester area subscribers' meetings (1787-1789) in which Heywood was elected one of three agents...
Dates: 1787-1800, bulk 1787-1793; Majority of material found within 1787 - 1793

Oliver Wolcott letters

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Identifier: VAULT box-Ayer-MS-921
Abstract Thirteen letters, Mar. 11, 1795- Dec. 11, 1800, written by Oliver Wolcott, secretary of the treasury, to David Henley, general agent for the War Dept. in the Territory of the United States, South of the River Ohio, regarding public contracts for military and Indian supplies in what is now Tennessee.,The letters contain rules and regulations regarding the administration of contracts, as well as numerous directives regarding the choice of contractors to supply both the region and the Tellico...
Dates: 1795-1800

Ramsay Crooks correspondence

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Identifier: VAULT box-Ayer-MS-201
Abstract Fur trader. As general manager of John Jacob Astor's American Fur Company, 1817-1834, Ramsay Crooks was responsible for the opening of the firm's Western Department in 1822 in St. Louis. When Astor sold out in 1834, Crooks purchased the Northern Department of the company and continued to use the American Fur Company name. Correspondence and list of Ramsay Crooks, dating primarily from 1822 and mainly regarding American Fur Company business. Subjects include the reception of trade goods in...
Dates: 1822-1836; Majority of material found in 1822

Robert Knowles Boyd letters

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Identifier: VAULT box-Ayer-MS-3025
Abstract Five letters, Oct. 28, 1925 - Feb. 13, 1927, from Boyd to his cousin, Edith M. Smith, discussing the reception of his pamphlets about the Minnesota-Wisconsin frontier in the 1860's and 1870's.,Included are comments on the Battle of Birch Coulee, the Chippewa Valley, the Chippewa Indians, and the Eau Claire family of novelist G.P.R. James. There is also a carbon typescript of a review of Boyd's works from Minnesota History, Vol. 7, No. 4, 1926 (pp. 354-355)
Dates: 1925-1927

Samuel Wentworth papers

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Identifier: VAULT box-Ayer-MS-972
Abstract Fifteen letters and two documents, 1738-1742, concerning the ships and cargos of Samuel Wentworth, a Boston merchant and the brother of New Hampshire governor Benning Wentworth.,Much of the material, which is all addressed to John Thomlinson, a London merchant who handled Wentworth's affairs in England, concerns the payment of bills and the settlement of debts; the insurance, cargo, and sale of the ship "Snow Tryton"; the loss of the ship "Snow Lucitania" and resulting insurance claims; and the...
Dates: 1738-1742

Silas Dinsmore papers

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Identifier: VAULT box-Ayer-MS-241
Abstract Correspondence, certificates, and report, 1794-1796, of Silas Dinsmoor, mainly concerning his duties as resident agent to the Cherokee.,Four letters, Mar.-Oct., 1795, to David Henley, U.S. War Dept. agent, discuss the Cherokee desire for peace with the whites and the continuing problems in that regard caused by Creek raids on white settlements and the whisky trade for stolen horses. Certificates, 1795-1796, issued by Dinsmoor (some also signed by John McKee (Indian agent) and Charles Hicks...
Dates: 1794-1796

Sir Alexander Cuming papers

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Identifier: VAULT-Ayer-MS-204
Abstract Commonplace books, memorials, note, and military appointment of Sir Alexander Cuming, 1734-1767, mainly concerning Cuming's attempts during 1755 to extricate himself from debtors' prison and his past services to the crown.,In addition to the many draft letters and memorials noting Cuming's efforts to bring the Cherokees under British sovereignty, signs of royal favor, etc., there are numerous versions of insolvency claim statements listing properties in South Carolina and the Cherokee region,...
Dates: 1734-1767

Stephen Williams papers

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Identifier: VAULT-Ayer-MS-3208
Abstract Longmeadow, Mass., Congregational clergyman. Correspondence, 1716-1753, between Stephen Williams and his father, Rev. John Williams; his brothers, Rev. Eleazer Williams of Mansfield, Conn., and Rev. Warsham Williams of Waltham, Mass; his son, Nathan Williams, then a student at Yale College; and Rev. William Williams of Hatfield, Mass. b Subjects include the estate of a relative, family illnesses, college living expenses, resistance of worldly temptations, trips to New York City and Boston, a...
Dates: 1716-1753

Stockbridge and Munsee Tribe of Indians records

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Identifier: VAULT-Ayer-MS-836
Abstract Tribal documents, 1789-1858, including petitions, memorials, arguments, powers of attorney, appointments, agreements, correspondence, financial reports, promissory notes, and requests for payment.,Petitions, memorials, and arguments concern the tribe's negotiations with the U.S. government and the state of New York re land sale profits and their distribution, relocation, citizenship, annuities, and other matters. There are appointments and powers of attorney authorizing John W. Quinney and...
Dates: 1789-1858

Timothy Pickering letters

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Identifier: VAULT box-Ayer-MS-926
Abstract Correspondence, dating mainly from 1795, of the secretary of war, Timothy Pickering, primarily with David Henley, War Dept. agent in the Territory of the United States, South of the River Ohio, but also with David Campbell, William Blount, and John McNairy, regarding Indian and militia affairs in what is now Tennessee.,Much of the 1795 correspondence, including an extract of a letter to Gov. Blount and an Aug. 28, 1795, letter to Judge David Campbell, concerns the U.S. refusal to support the...
Dates: 1795-1798; Majority of material found in 1795 - 1795

William B. Andruss diary and commissions

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Identifier: VAULT-Ayer-MS-3002
Abstract Diary, Mar. 10, 1855 - Apr. 3, 1856, and seven commissions and appointments to public office in Lee County, 1860-1877. Diary documents Andruss' daily activities, travel, photography business, and emigration via Bellevue, Mich., with his family to Amboy. Daily entries record illnesses, chores and jobs, visits with friends and relatives, church lessons, town and political meetings, and public lectures on such topics as temperance and slavery. Also mentioned are the names of photographic...
Dates: 1855-1876

William Bollaert papers

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Identifier: VAULT-Ayer-MS-83
Abstract The William Bollaert Papers include eight separate items (Ayer MS 83a-83h) most of which relate to his years in Texas. The collection includes journals, notes, clippings, and maps consisting of the following items: Notes and memoranda, 1837-1838 (MS 83a); Private journals, 1841-1849 (MS 83b); Diary, 1844 (MS 83c); Texas in 1842 - by a Traveller (MS 83d); Personal Narrative of a Residence and Travels in the Republic of Texas, 1840-1844 (MS 83e); Notes on Texas, 1843-1844 (MS 83f); Notes and view...
Dates: 1837-1849

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Tellico Blockhouse Site (Tenn.) -- History -- 18th century -- Sources 2
Accounts 1
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Bible. John. Mohawk. Norton. 1804 -- Publishing -- History -- 19th century -- Sources 1
Birch Coulee, Battle of, Minn., 1862 -- Sources 1
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Boston (Mass.) -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775 -- Sources 1
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Bounties, Military -- United States -- History -- 18th century -- Sources 1
Boyd, Robert K., 1945?-. Battle of Birch Coulee 1
Boyd, Robert K., 1945?-. Early conditions of the Chippewa Valley 1
Boyd, Robert K., 1945?-. Real Indian 1
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Checks (bank checks) -- Nevada -- Virginia City -- 1851-1900 1
Cherokee Indians -- History -- 18th century -- Sources 1
Cherokee Indians -- History -- 19th century -- Sources 1
Cheyenne Indians -- History -- 19th century -- Sources 1
Cheyenne Indians -- Wars -- History -- 19th century -- Sources 1
Chickasaw Indians -- Government relations -- Sources 1
Chickasaw Indians -- History -- 19th century -- Sources 1
Chihuahua (Chihuahua, Mexico) -- Description and travel 1
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Correspondence -- Québec (Province) -- Oka -- 1851-1900 1
Correspondence -- Rhode Island -- Providence -- 1851-1900 1
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English 37
French 2
 
Names
Henley, David 4
United States. Army 4
Ayer, Edward Everett 3
Great Britain. Army 3
United States. War Department 3
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Crooks, Ramsay 2
Johnson, William 2
McKee, John 2
Thomlinson, John 2
United States. Department of the Treasury 2
United States. Office of Indian Affairs 2
Williams family 2
Williams, John 2
Wolcott, Oliver 2
Abbott, Frederick H. 1
Abbott, Samuel 1
Alexander, William (surveyor) 1
American Fur Company 1
American Fur Company. Western Outfit 1
Andruss, William B. (William Benajah) 1
Antelope, Faustinus W. 1
Apthorp, Charles 1
Ariel (Steamboat) 1
Armstrong, John 1
Arthur, Chester Alan 1
Barclay, Robert 1
Blount, William 1
Bollaert, William 1
Bowles, William Augustus 1
Boyd, Robert K. 1
Brant, Joseph 1
British and Foreign Bible Society 1
Bruce, William H. 1
Campbell, David 1
Carlton, W. N. C. (William Newnham Chattin) 1
Chandler, W. P. (William Penn) 1
Chouteau, Charles P. 1
Chouteau, Pierre 1
Claus, William 1
Cobbett, William 1
Colbert, William 1
Converse, Harriet Maxwell 1
Corcoran, W. W. (William Wilson) 1
Croghan, George 1
Cuming, Alexander, Sir 1
Cuoq, J. A. (Jean André) 1
Custer, George A. (George Armstrong) 1
Cutler, Manasseh 1
Dana, James J. (James Jackson) 1
Davis, Jefferson 1
Dayton, Jonathan 1
Deering, Frank Cutter 1
Dinsmore, Silas 1
Dousman, Hercules L. (Hercules Louis) 1
Dyer, D. B. (Daniel Burns) 1
Edwards, Ninian 1
Etherington, G. (George) 1
Evans, John 1
Federal Party (Mass.) 1
Field Museum of Natural History 1
Fish, Geo. W. (George Whitfield) 1
Fonda, Jellis 1
Fort Belle Fontaine (Mo.) 1
Franks, David 1
Gage, Thomas 1
Gore, Francis 1
Great Britain. Army. Independent Company of Foot (Jamaica) 1
Great Britain. Army. Royal American Regiment, 60th 1
Grignon, Augustin 1
Hamilton, Louis McLane 1
Hamilton, Philip 1
Harrington, William Stanhope, Earl of 1
Harrison, Gabriel 1
Hatch, Edward 1
Haupt, Herman 1
Hawkins, Benjamin 1
Hayt, E. A. (Ezra Ayres) 1
Heckewelder, John Gottlieb Ernestus 1
Heywood, Benjamin 1
Hicks, Charles 1
Hobart, John Henry 1
Hodgdon, Samuel 1
Holland, Hitchen 1
Houston, Sam 1
Huffnagle, John 1
Hutchins, Thomas 1
Hutchinson, E. A. 1
Illinois. Governor (1809-1818 : Edwards) 1
Jackson, James 1
James, G. P. R. (George Payne Rainsford) 1
Janssen, Stephen Theodore, Sir 1
Jay, John 1
John Norton (Ne raowenna Teyoninhokarawen shakonadonire ne rondaddegenshon ne rondadhawakshon rodinonghtsyoni tsiniyoderighwagennoni ne raorighwadogenghte ne ne Sanctus John.;) 1
Johnson, Andrew 1
Jones, Francis 1
Kennedy, William 1
Kennerly, James 1
Ketchum, William Henry 1
La Follette, Robert M. (Robert Marion) 1
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