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Ada Larew Papers

Identifier: MS-0205

This collection consists of the personal papers of Ada Campbell Larew and includes manuscripts, historical essays, poems, plays, and short stories authored by Larew. Also available are personal correspondence, press clippings, and memorabilia.

Dates: 1912 April 2–1963 August 18, undated

C. J. Doub Photographs Regarding Cherokee Indians

Identifier: MS-1244

Seven black and white photographs from the Park Hill Center of Cherokee Culture in Park Hill, Oklahoma, and nearby Fort Gibson National Cemetery, in Fort Gibson, Oklahoma, taken by C. J. Doub in 1947. The grave sites of Chief John Ross and General Stand Watie are featured in several photographs.

Dates: 1947

Cherokee Home Photo-Postcard

Identifier: MS-2404

This collection features a single photo-postcard of a Cherokee woman and child on the porch of a house in 1931.

Dates: 1931

Cherokee Indian Fair Photographs

Identifier: MS-2518

This collection contains copies of five photographs from the Cherokee Indian Fair of 1930, including four images of the ball players and their ball game and one image of a blow gun practice.

Dates: 1930

Chief Nunna Hi-Diha Pathkiller Letter

Identifier: MS-3679

This appeal bond on behalf of Cherokee Chief Nunna Hi-Diha Pathkiller was signed by Return J Meigs III, Pathkiller’s acting attorney. The material included in the collection is an appeal bond to the Supreme Court at Knoxville. The case was a contest over the title to lands settled by the Blair Family in what is now Loudon, Tennessee. Ultimately, the courts sided with the Blair Family.

Dates: 1835

Colonel Return J. Meigs Biographical Sketches

Identifier: MS-0263

This collection consists of two papers written by William H. Thomas on Colonel Return Jonathon Meigs and the Eastern Cherokee Claims.

Dates: undated

Diary of a Disbursing Agent

Identifier: MS-3879

A handwritten diary, written between 1834 and 1838, by a Disbursing Agent for the removal of the Cherokee Indians from the southeastern United States. The diary follows the author's travels through the southeast in the time leading up to the removal and documents their work and interactions with the Cherokee people.

Dates: 1834-1838

Edward Gunter Agreement with James W. McClung

Identifier: MS-1042
Abstract This contract, made between Edward Gunter (agent of John Ross, principal chief of the Cherokee nation) and James W. McClung, binds McClung to represent any Cherokee in any suit brought in several Alabama counties, the district court in Huntsville, or the Supreme Court of the United States. This agreement was made preparatory to the Cherokee testing the constitutionality of Alabama extending jurisdiction over Cherokee territory. McClung is to be paid $500 per annum for his services. An...
Dates: 1834 December 12

Gideon Morgan Letter to John C. Calhoun

Identifier: MS-2386

In a letter dated August 16th, 1820, Gideon Morgan writes to John C. Calhoun regarding the lands he obtained in 1819 around the Citico Creek area of Tennessee.

Dates: 1820 August 16

History of the Cherokee Indians Manuscript

Identifier: MS-0086

This collection consists of a manuscript for a book entitled History of the Cherokee Indians, written in 1935 by Penelope Johnson Allen. It documents the history of the Cherokee Indians in the Southeastern United States and their dealings with white settlers from the 1770s until their removal to Indian Territory in the late 1830s.

Dates: 1935

Indian Factories Cash Book

Identifier: MS-3467

This book, titled Cash Book for Monies belonging to the Cherokee Indian Factories, contains a listing of debits and credits to Cherokee Indian factories in Tellico, Tennessee and Coleraine, Georgia from March 10, 1797 to April 26, 1798.

Dates: 1797 March 10-1798 April 26

J. J. G. Smith Letter

Identifier: MS-2385

J. J. G. Smith's letter to his brother (January 2, 1838) discusses his upcoming travels as a river boat captain. He also considers the benefits of taking a job on shore or continuing to work on the river.

Dates: 1838 January 2

James Collingsworth Account

Identifier: MS-1139

This collection contains one detailed bill from 1797 for James Collingsworth for "smith work done by him for the Cherokee" as he was ordered to do by General Robertson.

Dates: 1797 July 8-1798 March 7

James Crokatt Letter

Identifier: MS-1035
Abstract A letter from James Crokatt to a "Mr. Smyth" dated May 6, 1761. Crockatt wrote this letter to someone he was representing in negotiations for a possible purchase from Mrs. Dick. Crokatt believed that she had trifled too long and expected more than the purchase was worth, so he advised his employer to withdraw the offer. He then mentioned that Colonel Grant was nearing Fort Prince George in the Cherokee nation and predicted that the entire conquest of North America will be completed this...
Dates: 1761 May 6

James Robertson Report and Letters

Identifier: MS-0367

This collection consists of two letters and a report that deal primarily with Native American relations near Nashville, Tennessee.

Dates: 1784 April 16-1802 November 12

James Sevier Letter

Identifier: MS-1565

This document is a typed copy of a letter that James Sevier wrote to L. C. Draper on August 19, 1839. In it, Sevier discusses his and his father's service on the Appalachian frontier during the Revolutionary War, where they fought in the Battle of Kings Mountain and in several smaller campaigns against the Cherokee. He also briefly recounts conflicts between Native Americans and white people in the decade following the American victory.

Dates: 1839 August 19

John Ross Letters

Identifier: MS-1006

This collection consists of a letter from John Ross to Edward Gunter and a warrant to pay Mr. Mawry from the school fund.

Dates: 1834 November 1, 1856 November 13

John Sevier Letter

Identifier: MS-3231

This collection houses a single handwritten letter from John Sevier to an Honorable [M] Smith in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1792 regarding the region's escalating hostilities with the Creek and Cherokee nations.

Dates: 1792 October 30

John Williams Letter to Col. Gideon Morgan

Identifier: MS-1005

This collection features a letter from John Williams to Col. Gideon Morgan regarding relations between the Cherokee Indians and the U.S. government.

Dates: 1820 August 15

Joseph Anderson Letter

Identifier: MS-3306
Abstract Senator Joseph Anderson wrote this letter to Secretary of War James McHenry in approximately 1800. In it, he provides a summary of a petition that the Tennessee State Legislature sent to Congress asking that the government explain its apparently unjustified actions in East Tennessee. According to Anderson, numerous white settlers have been expelled from their land because government's commissioners surveyed the boundary with the Cherokee Nation incorrectly and U. S. Army officers have...
Dates: circa 1800

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