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Notebooks on First Nations peoples, 1868-1878

 File — Box: 30
Identifier: HC.PhY.838.05.063 (1250/AB6)

Scope and Contents


"Notes concerning the Indians, 3 mo. 12, 1872": Written in the hand of Joseph S. Elkinton. Entries dated 3/12/1872 - 4/19/1872

Letters, legal documents, minutes, etc., 1868-1873: 2 copies, ca. 100 p. [un-indexed] Letters, legal documents [copied into volume] and "minutes of proceedings, so far as interpreted of a council with the Seneca Indians 10 mo. 24, 25 and 27. 1873" with note: "Extracts have been taken from this. M.G. 10/12/17"

"Notes taken from an account kept by John E. Carter of a visit he made among the Indians in New York State 10 mo. 1876, he being companion to Samuel Morris": ca. 60 p. Entries dated 10/1876 - 10/26/1876

Notes on First Nations peoples: ca. 16 p. [un-indexed] With note in volume: "I suppose these are of no value. [MG] 10/16/20"

Letters of Joseph S. Elkinton re: First Nations [copies], 1877-1878: ca. 40 p., no index, nor paging

Legal documents, undated: "Court of Appeals - The Seneca Nation of Indians, appellants against Harris L. Knight, respondent. Bill of Exceptions. D. Sherman, counsel for appellants. J.G. Hoyt, counsel for respondent" With note at top of page: "Preserve with indian mss, etc of J.E. S.N.R. - 1920"


  • Creation: 1868-1878

Limitations on Accessing the Collection

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

6 small notebooks in folder

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