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"Account of Isaac Coates, Joshua Sharpless & John Pierce's Visits to the Indian Reservation in Western New York"
This copy of an account from 1798 and 1799 was written in an unknown hand likely in the latter half of the 19th century. The volume describes Isaac Coates, Joshua Sharpless, and John Pierce's travel to Native American reservations on behalf of the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting Indian Committee, and the work they did while there.
The diary details Emlen's travels in rural Pennsylvania to small towns and settlements of fellow Quakers. Entries often describe tensions and interactions between white settlers and Indigenous populations. Treaties between white settlers and native groups are also discussed.
This collection contains two copies of the Constitution for the New Jersey Association for Helping Indians, 1757. One copy has signatures of subscribers who gave money for the cause, including John Woolman. The other copy was found among records at Haddonfield Monthly Meeting, Haddonfield, New Jersey.
This collection is comprised of the single volume manuscript describing Joshua Sharpless's visit to Native American tribes in New York state with John Pierce and Henry Simmons. The inside cover includes the signature of Aaron Sharpless, and it appears that he may have copied the manuscript from the diaries of Joshua Sharpless.
Henry Simmons was a Quaker missionary to the Seneca Nation and a member Middletown Monthly Meeting. Henry Simmons's journals are related to time Simmons spent with the Oneida and Seneca nations.
Henry Simmons, who belonged to the Middletown Monthly Meeting, spent a year with the Seneca near Cornplanter's village along with Halliday Jackson and Joel Swayne. There, the group of missionaries set up a school and model farm. Simmons's letterbooks are comprised of business and government correspondence related to his work with various Indigenous nations.
In addition to providing genealogical information about his ancestors, Barclay White's family history and autobiography describes his early life in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and his work with various Native tribes as an "Indian Agent."
Thomas Wistar's journal entries largely describe his work as an Indian Commissioner, including visits to Washington D.C., the Seneca Nation, the Wichita Indian Agency, and other Native American Reservations. In addition to his work as a commissioner, entries detail social calls with family and friends, descriptions of Quaker meetings, and religious reflection and prayers.
- Indians of North America 5
- Quakers 3
- Quakers -- Diaries 3
- Seneca Indians 3
- diaries 3
- Indians of North America -- Government relations 2
- Kickapoo Indians -- History 2
- Osage Indians -- History 2
- Quaker missionaries 2
- correspondence 2
- manuscripts (documents) 2
- Courtship -- Religious aspects -- Society of Friends 1
- Indians of North America -- Missions 1
- Marriage -- Religious aspects -- Society of Friends 1
- Omaha Indians 1
- Oto Indians 1
- Pawnee Indians 1
- Quakers -- Pennsylvania 1
- Quakers -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia 1
- Quakers -- Travel 1
- United States -- Race relations 1
- Winnebago Indians 1
- travel literature 1 ∧ less
- Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of Friends (Orthodox : 1827-1955). Indian Committee (1827-1948) 3
- Sharpless, Joshua 2
- Simmons, Henry 2
- Cornplanter, Seneca chief 1
- Delaware Indians. Lenape Indians. Lenni Lenape Indians 1