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John B. Garrett papers

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-903

Scope and Contents

John B. Garrett (1836-1924) was an original member of the Associated Executive Committee of Friends on Indian Affairs. Topics discussed include appointment of agents, missionary work, education and citizenship of indigenous peoples, use of military force, annuity goods, opening of indigenous territory to settlement by whites, etc. Includes minutes of the 1871 committee meeting, letter of Garrett to his family telling of a 1865 visit to Fort Smith, Arkansas, as part of the Grand Indian Council, as well as 17 photographs of indigenous Americans present at the Council and printed reports of the meetings.

Dates

  • 1853 - 1961
  • Majority of material found within 1853 - 1872

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Biographical / Historical

John B. Garrett (1836­-1924) was the son of Thomas C. and Frances (Biddle) Garrett. He graduated from Haverford College in 1851. Garrett was an original member of the Associated Executive Committee of Friends on Indian Affairs. The committee originated in 1869 in response to President Grant's Peace Policy, which officially gave management of the indigenous peoples in the Central Superintendency to the Orthodox branch of the Society of Friends. Garrett served as secretary of the committee.

Extent

2 boxes (2 boxes)

Language

English

Overview

John B. Garrett (1836-1924) was an original member of the Associated Executive Committee of Friends on Indian Affairs. Topics discussed include appointment of agents, missionary work, education and citizenship of indigenous peoples, use of military force, annuity goods, opening of indigenous territory to settlement by whites, etc. Includes minutes of the 1871 committee meeting, letter of Garrett to his family telling of a 1865 visit to Fort Smith, Arkansas, as part of the Grand Indian Council, as well as 17 photographs of indigenous Americans present at the Council and printed reports of the meetings.

Processing Information

Original processing information unknown.
Title
John B. Garrett papers, 1853-1872
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

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