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Archives & Manuscripts

Seneca Indians

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 16 Collections and/or Records:

Hiram Doty collected papers relating to Quaker history

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Identifier: SFHL-SC-029
Abstract This collection includes original manuscripts collected by Hi Doty relating to early Quaker involvement in Indian affairs from 1756 to 1821 and the Friendly Association. Of particular interest are documents concerning the settlement at Oneida and the Treaty of Easton. Correspondents include Tedyuscung, Nathaniel Holland, Frederick Post, John Hunt, William Cooper, Israel Chapin, William Savery, James Pemberton, and Joseph Elkinton. Also included in the collection are several letters written by...

Joseph Elkinton journal transcript

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-101
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of the single photocopy of a typed transcript of the journal of Joseph Elkinton. The entries describe Elkinton's trip from Philadelphia to a Quaker missionary settlement and school called "Tunessassa," among the Seneca in upstate New York, in 1816. His entries describe the preparation for the trip and his travel from Philadelphia to Tunessassa. The location of the original journal in unknown. This item is foldered.

Fussell-Lewis Family Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-SC-045
Abstract This collection includes the papers and correspondence of the Fussell and Lewis famlies. The latter relate primarily family and local news. Of particular interest are several letters by Graceanna Lewis denouncing slavery, an account of the response in New York Yearly Meeting to the disownment of Isaac T. Hopper, and correspondence relating an encounter with the Seneca Indians. Other letters include those written to Mariann Lewis by friends from Kimberton Boarding School, some of which relate to...

Theodore Brinton Hetzel papers and graphics

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Identifier: HC.MC-1168
Abstract Theodore Hetzel (1906-1990) was a Quaker professor of engineering at Haverford College in Haverford, Pennsylvania whose interests led him to involvement with Native American and Quaker issues. An avid photographer, the materials in this collection are primarily photographic, as well as correspondence and documents.

Halliday Jackson papers

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Identifier: HC.MC-950-101
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of the handwritten correspondence and a handwritten copy of the manuscript "Some Account of my Journey Among the Seneca" by Halliday Jackson.

Halliday Jackson Manuscripts

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-182
Overview Halliday Jackson (1771-1835) was a Quaker minister from New Garden and Darby, Pa.. From 1798 to 1800 he joined the Quaker mission to the Seneca Indians organized by the Indian Committee of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting. Shortly after his return from the mission to the Seneca, Halliday Jackson married Jane Hough and moved to Darby, Pa. Following Jane's death in 1830, Halliday Jackson remarried in 1833 to Ann P. Paschall (1792-1874), also a Quaker minister. These records contain documents relating...

John Jackson Papers

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-171
Overview John Jackson (1809-1855), son of Halliday and Jane Jackson of Darby, Pennsylvania, married Rachel Tyson (1807?-1883), daughter of Isaac Tyson of Baltimore, Maryland, in 1832. Together they established the Sharon Female Academy in Delaware County, Pa. John Jackson was a Quaker minister and served on the Joint Committee on Indian Affairs. Collection contains correspondence and other papers, 1827-1849. Series I is made up primarily of correspondence and drafts of correspondence between Griffith M....

Native American speeches

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Identifier: HC.MC-950-135
Scope and Content note The majority of this collection is comprised of the handwritten copies of speeches made by Native American leaders, as well as a single letter addressed to "Friends residing among the Indians." Though the materials are undated, they likely date to the 1790s-1810s, and the majority of the speeches make mention of the Seneca tribe, and refer to the Seneca leader, Cornplanter. The speeches include both those given by Quakers to Native American audiences and those made by Native American leaders....

"The Code of Handsome Lake, the Seneca Prophet"

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-07-085
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of the single volume manuscript "The Code of Handsome Lake, the Seneca Prophet," published by the Education Department Bulletin of the New York State Museum. Handsome Lake's 'Code' attempted to simplify the spiritual practices of the Iroquois, preaching temperance, a strict moral code, and self-determination. It also contains the prophecies of Handsome Lake, who believed the world would end (by fire) in the year 2100. The manuscript also contains descriptions of...

Achilles Pugh journal

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-056
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of the single volume of Pugh's journal, entitled, "On his visit to the Western Indians." The first pages of the volume provide records of destinations and the miles traveled, as well as a list of names and their title/position or affiliation with a certain organization or tribe. Also lists tribal populations according to the most recent census data. Entries describe Pugh's travel from St. Louis to Lawrence, Kansas, Quaker meetings attended, meetings with...