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John Gottlieb Ernestus Heckewelder letters

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Identifier: VAULT box-Ayer-MS-378
Abstract A small collection of correspondence (seven letters) written by Heckewelder from his home in Bethlehem, Pa. to three individuals between the years 1790 and 1822.,The largest group of letters were written to William Alexander, a surveyor residing in Carlisle, Pa., dated 23 March 1790 to 8 Feb. 1791. In these letters Heckewelder engages the services of Alexander to survey five warrents of land (650 acres) in eastern Ohio purchased by Heckewelder and others. He also instructs Alexander to layout...
Dates: 1790-1822

John Howard Payne Papers

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Identifier: VAULT-Ayer-MS-689
Abstract 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of correspondence, manuscript notes, transcriptions, extensive historical research, memoranda, and published and unpublished documents.
Dates: 1794-1842; Majority of material found within 1825 - 1842

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Bounties, Military -- Ohio -- History -- 18th century -- Sources 1
Cherokee Indians -- Government relations -- Sources 1
Cherokee Indians -- History -- 19th century -- Sources 1
Cherokee Indians -- Land tenure -- History -- 19th century -- Sources 1
Cherokee Indians -- Missions -- History -- 19th century -- Sources 1
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Alexander, William (surveyor) 1
Butler, Elizur 1
Butrick, D. S. (Daniel Sabin) 1
Clauder, Henry Gottlieb 1
Edward E. Ayer Manuscript Collection (Newberry Library) 1