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Archives & Manuscripts

Delaware Indians

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Hiram Doty collected papers relating to Quaker history

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...

Penn Treaty Elm Trading Cards/Ads

 Collection — Folder 1
Identifier: HC.MC-801-11-011
Overview The Penn Treaty Elm Trading Cards feature illustrations of the storied 1682 meeting between Lenape Indian Chiefs and William Penn used to advertise "Indian Chewing Gum" made by the Goudey Gum Company of Boston, and "Ayer's Cherry Pectoral" made by J.C. Ayer & Co of Lowell, Mass.

Walking Purchase records

Identifier: HC.MC-950-175
Scope and Content note Single folder of materials related to the 1737 purchase of land in Pennsylvania from the Delaware tribe. Included in this collection are accounts submitted by participants--Joseph Doan, John Chapman, Timothy Smith--for the trial walk of April 22, 1735 and the September walk; requests for payment of these accounts by the Proprietor of Pennsylvania, Thomas Penn to James Steel, Receiver General of Penna.; two accounts submitted for payment by Conrad Weiser, an Indian agent from N.Y., for his...

Collection of papers on the Walking Purchase

Identifier: SFHL-SC-063
Abstract This collection primarily includes photocopies of receipts and contracts between Thomas Penn and various individuals concerning the Walking Purchase.