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David Brydie Mitchell Papers

Identifier: VAULT-Ayer-MS-606
Abstract Incoming and outgoing correspondence (including 42 letters from Georgia politician William H. Crawford, 1808-1822), mainly covering Mitchell’s two tenures as Georgia governor and during his appointment by President Madison as Creek Indian agent, 1817-1821. Content concerns national and local politics, foreign affairs, military matters and the approaching War of 1812, the Yazoo land fraud, Florida history, attitudes and actions towards African-Americans and Indians, and Mitchell’s attempts to...
Dates: 1777-1843; Majority of material found within 1805 - 1829

John Howard Payne Papers

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of correspondence, manuscript notes, transcriptions, extensive historical research, memoranda, and published and unpublished documents.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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