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Accounting statements

Identifier: VAULT oversize-Ayer-MS-3069
Abstract Includes three separate accounting statements recording ordnance supplies held at Greenleaf's Point and at Fort Belle Fontaine. The first item is a detailed accounting notebook (18 pages) of expenditures for basic supplies at Greenleaf's Point Arsenal (1817-1820) under the command of Capt. Joseph S. Nelson. The notebook contains over 400 entries for a variety of provisions including lumber, shovels, nails, rope, oil and lead. The other two items briefly enumerate accounts of ordnance stores...
Dates: 1820

Andrew Jackson Faulk Letters and Speeches

Identifier: VAULT-Ayer-MS-3070
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...
Dates: 1862-1870

Angie Debo Correspondence

Identifier: Ayer-Modern-MS-Debo
Abstract Correspondence, 1975-1981, of Oklahoma Indian historian Angie Debo with Theodore W. and Louann Van Zelst regarding her book, Geronimo, water rights of the Pima Indians of Arizona, and other matters.
Dates: 1975-1985

[Arctic Life Portfolio]

Identifier: oversize-Ayer-Art-Arctic.Life
Abstract Forty-five India proof prints created from sketches and drawings made by members of expeditions lead by Sir William Edward Parry and Sir John Ross to explore the Arctic and to discover a Northwest passage on His Majesty's Ships Helca, Griper, and Fury. Prints are unsigned. Original drawings attributed to Capt. Lyon, Capt. Hoppner, Lt. Beechey, Lt. H. N. Head, and Lt. Back. Engravings and illustrations created by Edward Francis Finden and William Westall. Prints published in London by John...
Dates: approximately 1821-1828

Arthur Einhorn Mohawk Research Collection

Identifier: Ayer-Modern-MS-Einhorn
Abstract Consists of newspaper clippings, correspondence and newsletters of various organizations pertaining to the occupation of the Moss Lake territory in Northern New York State by the Mohawk Nation beginning in 1974. Also clippings and correspondence regarding a related political controversy, and correspondence and field notes by anthropologist and Native American expert Arthur Einhorn.
Dates: 1974-1980

Beffel, John Nicholas. Letters to Caroline M. McIlvaine regarding Chief Shabbona

Identifier: Midwest-MS-034
Abstract Includes three letters written by John Nicholas Beffel of New York to Caroline McIlvaine of the Chicago Historical Society from March 1932. Beffel describes his research for an article on Chief Shabbona and asks McIlvaine for additional information.
Dates: March 1932

Benjamin Hawkins letters

Identifier: VAULT box-Ayer-MS-368
Abstract North Carolina planter, U.S. senator, and Indian agent. Letters concerning southern Indian affairs, 1796-1812, from Hawkins to Col. David Henley, U.S. War Dept. agent based in Knoxville; James Jackson, governor of Georgia, 1798-1801; and Harry Toulmin, a prominent Mobile resident and later federal judge in the Mississippi Territory.,Subjects include setting the boundary line between the U.S. and the Creek Nation along the Clinch River and settlers on Indian lands there (1797); horse thefts and...
Dates: 1797-1812

Benjamin Henry Grierson Papers

Identifier: VAULT-Ayer-MS-3039
Abstract Volunteer military officer during the Civil War, organizer of the U.S. Army Tenth Cavalry in 1866, commander of various Western army posts and active in opening the Western frontier until retirement in 1890. Grierson’s papers consist of correspondence (including over a hundred letters to his wife, Alice Kirk Grierson), documents such as orders, reports and maps and other military material, as well as personal miscellany relating to his service in the Western Territories. Microfilm copy...
Dates: 1865-1890

Charles Beaujoilais Throckmorton letters

Identifier: VAULT box-Ayer-MS-3249
Abstract Most of the letters are to Throckmorton’s mother, Mary, in Washington (D.C.). In addition to his homesickness and hopes to relocate, he relates news and observations on Indian affairs. Two letters to Throckmorton’s mother, dated 1877, are from David D. Porter, an admiral and head of the naval Board of inspection. Throckmorton saw active service in the Civil War primarily at Bull Run, Shiloh, Perryville and Stone River. Remaining a Major in the army, he was also active in the Indian Wars...
Dates: 1872-1880

Christopher C. Augur Papers

Identifier: VAULT-Ayer-MS-3008
Abstract United States army officer, 1843 to 1885. Correspondence, printed and manuscript military orders and reports, letter-books, a miscellany of accounts and receipts, clippings, memorabilia and maps, mainly documenting Augur's military activities and commands before and during the Civil War, and post-war service in the Pacific Northwest, Texas and the Gulf.
Dates: 1780-1912; Majority of material found within 1846 - 1885

Collection of blueprint photographs of Indians and scenes in and near Fort Custer, Montana

Identifier: VAULT-Graff-962
Abstract One photo is of a ms. descriptive list of some of the scenes presented; another is dated May 14, 1896; the final photo is of a ms. inscription: Finis. Fort Custer, Montana. W.C.S.E.E.P.S.
Dates: approximately 1896

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

David Tilden Brown Papers

Identifier: VAULT-Ayer-MS-1819
Abstract Letters, receipts, contracts, 2 manuscript maps, and drawings pertaining to Brown's activities in Nicaragua around 1848-1850. Brown traveled to Central America in 1849 planning to establish a cheaper and faster commercial route west from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean across the isthmus of Nicaragua. Brown and several associates formed the Compañía de Vapores de Nicaragua and, on March 14, 1849, negotiated the first treaty with General José Trinidad Muñoz for exclusive rights to steamship...
Dates: 1848-1866; Majority of material found in 1849 - 1849

[Drawings for The Old Santa Fe Trail]

Identifier: VAULT.oversize-Ayer-Art-Inman/Willing
Abstract Nineteen pen and ink drawings on board of varying sizes, largely unsigned with the exception of one drawing signed "C. F. Tiedemann 93," and another initialed "CFT." Fourteen of the drawings can be found as tail pieces and initials within Henry Inman's The Old Santa Fe Trail (New York: The Macmillan Company, 1897), a work that charts the illustrious history of the Santa Fe Trail, a nineteenth century transportation route that connected...
Dates: approximately 1890-1897

E. A. Burbank Indian Portraits, Drawings

Identifier: Oversize-Ayer-Art-Burbank.Drawings
Abstract Collection of over 1200 red and brown conté crayon on paper portraits of assorted American Indian subjects drawn during E. A. Burbank’s extensive travel to American Indian communities throughout the American Southwest, West, and Northwest. Commissioned to paint a portrait of Chief Geronimo by his maternal uncle, Edward E. Ayer, the Newberry benefactor and president of the Field Columbian Museum, Burbank embarked in 1897 on what would turn out to be a decades-long, quixotic quest to “paint every...
Dates: approximately 1897-1914

E. A. Burbank Indian Portraits, Paintings

Identifier: VAULT.oversize-Ayer-Art-Burbank.Paint
Abstract Collection of twenty-five oil paintings on canvas and panel executed by E. A. Burbank during the end of the nineteenth and beginning of the twentieth centuries. Predominately composed of intimately-scaled portraits of American Indian men and women, this collection offers invaluable insight into the pictorial depiction of the American Indian during the turn of the twentieth century as well as the cultural cache attached to the depiction of native subjects.
Dates: 1897-1908

E. A. Burbank Indian Portraits, Prints

Identifier: Oversize-Ayer-Art-Burbank.Prints
Abstract Collection of photogravures, colortype lithographs, and other offset color prints of drawings and oil paintings by E. A. Burbank. Consisting primarily of prints of oil paintings included in Burbank’s extensive series of American Indian portraits, this collection of mass-produced, predominately twentieth century prints offers insight into cultural appeal of the American Indian and the wide dissemination of the work of E. A. Burbank during the last century.
Dates: approximately 1897-1937

E. A. Burbank Papers

Identifier: VAULT-Ayer-MS-120
Abstract About 350 letters written mainly from the Oklahoma Territory, the Southwest, and the Dakotas by Elbridge Ayer Burbank to his uncle Edward E. Ayer, together with two scrapbooks containing incoming correspondence and miscellaneous clippings. Burbank, a painter and illustrator who studied at the Art Institute of Chicago, was commissioned by Edward E. Ayer in 1897 to produce a series of portraits of prominent Indian Chiefs.
Dates: 1897-1949

Edward E. Ayer Papers

Identifier: NL-Archives-02/15/02
Abstract Railroad tie manufacturer who donated his collection of materials on America and American Indians to the Newberry Library and served as a Newberry trustee from 1892 to 1911. Ayer's papers include correspondence (some pertaining to Newberry collections), writings, documents, tributes, and photographs and reminiscences of his westward and overseas travels. Ayer was a Sergeant in Company E, 1st Regiment of Cavalry, California Volunteers, and a 2nd Lieutenant in Company I, Regiment of New Mexico...
Dates: 1847-1978, bulk 1860-1934; Majority of material found within 1860 - 1934

Edward E. Ayer U.S. Board of Indian Commissioners files

Identifier: VAULT-Ayer-MS-911
Abstract Correspondence, minutes, reports, memoranda, bulletins, 1912-1922, relating to Edward E. Ayer's work as a commissioner. Dating primarily from Ayer's period of active service, 1912-1917, there is both incoming and outgoing correspondence with commission members and officials (H.C. Phillips, W.K. Moorehead, G. Vaux, F.H. Abbott, M. McDowell, W.H. Ketchum), the secretary of the interior (F.K. Lane), the commissioner of Indian affairs (C. Sells), the foreman of the Menominee sawmill (A.S....
Dates: 1912-1922

Edward Hatch letters

Identifier: VAULT box-Ayer-MS-3087
Abstract Born in Bangor, Me., and educated in Norwich, Vt., Edward Hatch emigrated ca. 1852 to Muscatine, Iowa, where he operated a lumberyard (Hatch & Fullerton). After serving with distinction in the Civil War, Hatch on July 28, 1866, was commissioned colonel of one of two new colored cavalry regiments, the 9th U.S. Cavalry. He commanded the regiment for twenty-three years, serving nine years on the Texas frontier before assuming command of the Department of New Mexico (1876-1881). He died at...
Dates: 1867-1870

Edwin R. Capron letters

Identifier: VAULT-Graff-579
Abstract The collection includes a letter from Capron's sister to her mother, a letter to Capron from his parents and one letter from Henry C. Barrett to Nannie and Cyrus Fairley, Camp Cleveland, Ohio, 29 December 1863. Written from Fort Kearney and Cottonwood Springs, Nebraska Territory. Also includes 12 envelopes and a daguerreotype portrait of Capron.
Dates: 1863-1866

Elliot Zashin Papers

Identifier: Ayer-Modern-MS-Zashin
Abstract Materials relating to three undergraduate research studies of American Indians done in the summers of 1961 and 1962 by Elliot Zashin. Includes correspondence, personal field notes, interviews, records, reports, surveys, and other miscellany relating to Navajos of Crownpoint, New Mexico, and the Swinomish tribe at La Conner and the Indian Reservation at Neah Bay, both in Washington state.
Dates: 1960-1962

Elmo Scott Watson Papers

Identifier: Ayer-Modern-MS-Watson
Abstract Personal papers of journalist, professor of journalism, and western / frontier historian Elmo Scott Watson, consisting mainly of topical files on western subjects and journalism. Also included are Watson's manuscripts and published writings, and his correspondence and teaching-related files.
Dates: 1816-1951; Majority of material found within 1920 - 1951

Ely Samuel Parker papers

Identifier: VAULT box-Ayer-MS-674
Abstract Seneca sachem, engineer, soldier, and first native American commissioner of Indian affairs, 1869-1871. Speeches, lecture notes, and correspondence, ca. 1850-1885, of Ely Samuel Parker, regarding Indian customs and traits, the Indian policies of government and religious bodies, and his own background.,Includes an undated July 4th address re temperance; lecture notes (ca. 1850) on Indian dances, games, and social and domestic habits; an address (ca. 1878) containing autobiographical notes and...
Dates: ca. 1850-1885

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