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"Among the Red Indians"

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-07-070

Scope and Contents

This collection is comprised of the single volume manuscript of Henry Stanley Newman, entitled "Among the Red Indians." The manuscript provides a narrative of Newman's travels among North American Indigenous peoples west of the Mississippi River in 1889. The manuscript was prepared for Mary S. Kimber when she was proposing to write a book on the work that American Friends did with Indigenous peoples, which was published in 1917 and entitled "Friends and the Indians." Newman's manuscript was never published. The manuscript describes the various Indigenous settlements that Newman and his wife visited on their travels, the Indigenous people they interacted with, including the Musckogee, and the landscape.

Dates

  • Undated.

Creator

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

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

Biographical Note

Henry Newman (1837-1912) was born in Liverpool in 1837, the son of Josiah Newman and Harriet Wood. He was educated at Bootham School in York. After his father started a grocery business in Leominster, Henry began working there in 1858. He married Mary Ann Pumphry in 1863, and they had six children. Newman was an active Quaker throughout his life, and served as the clerk for his Monthly Meeting for over 20 years, and was recorded a minister in 1869. From 1888 to 1890, he travelled in the United States visiting all of the Orthodox and Hicksite Yearly Meetings. In Leominster, Newman was also very active in education-- he was one of the founders of Leominster Adult School and was leader of the Leominster Men's School for 54 years. He also founded the Leominster Orphan houses. After retiring from business in 1892, Newman became the editor of the Quaker journal, "The Friend," and served as the editor until his death in Leominster in October, 1912.

Extent

0.02 Linear Feet (1 volume)

Language

English

Overview

Henry Stanley Newman's "Among the Red Indians" provides a narrative of Newman's travels among North American Indigenous peoples west of the Mississippi River in 1889. The manuscript was prepared for Mary S. Kimber when she was proposing to write a book on the work that American Friends did with Indigenous peoples, which was published in 1917 and entitled "Friends and the Indians." Newman's manuscript was never published. The manuscript describes the various Indigenous settlements that Newman and his wife visited on their travels, the Indigenous people they interacted with, including the Musckogee, and the landscape.

Acquisition

Unknown.

Related Materials

  • HC.MC.1030 Hartshorne family papers
  • HC.MC.1130 Rufus Matthew Jones papers
  • HC.MC.1191 Morris-Shinn-Maier collection

Processing Information

Processed by Kara Flynn; completed October, 2015.
Title
"Among the Red Indians," undated
Author
Kara Flynn
Date
October, 2015
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

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