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Diary of Joseph Scattergood, 1871-1875

 File — Box: 26
Identifier: HC.PhY.838.05.029 (1250/AA45)

Scope and Contents

Volume titled "Papers relating to the Salamanaca [sic] Commission"


Narrative diary, 1871: Kept by Scattergood giving background of division of Cornplanter land among heirs of Cornplanter ["John O'Bail"]; lists of heirs who signed petition to allow partition of land, Orphans' Court of Warren County, New York, then names Thomas Wistar, Ebenezer Worth and Joseph Scattergood commissioners to make partition and allotment of estate of Cornplanter. Includes description of efforts to end preemptive rights of Ogden Land Company.

Narrative diary, 1871-1875: Labeled "an account of the passage of 'an act to authorise the Seneca Nation of New York Indians to lease lands within the Cattaraugus and Allegheny Reservations and to confirm existing leases' also the proceedings of the Commissioners appointed by the President in pursuance of the provisions of said act - 1875"

Correspondence, 1875: letter, copies re: above commission [letterhead of commission "U.S. Commission to locate villages in the Allegany Indian Reservation, N.Y. Appointed by the President, under Act of Congress, approved 19th February, 1875. Commissioners: Joseph Scattergood, Penn., John Manly, New York, Henry Shanklin, Kansas. Salamanca, N.Y. 1875"]


  • Creation: 1871-1875

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. Access may be provided via digital or microfilm copy, per repository policy.

Physical Location

Haverford College Quaker and Special Collections

Materials Specific Details

Affiliation: Orthodox

Physical Facet

1 volume in folder

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