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Indians of North America--History--19th century

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

Craig Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS 00292
Scope and Contents Collection consists mostly of letters from Albert Clifton Craig, while a private during the Civil War in the 2nd Illinois Light Artillery, to his parents, Robert and Sarah Craig in Canton, Illinois. The company is composed of men from the area of Canton and Peoria, Illinois, including Albert’s uncle, William J. Gardner.  Albert is a postilion and takes care of the horses. The company travels from Peoria, Illinois through Missouri to Pea Ridge, Arkansas where Albert is injured in battle....

Floyd-Johnston-Preston Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 01/Mss. Acc. 2002.37
Scope and Contents Letters and papers of the Floyd, Johnston, and Preston families, as well as newspaper articles principally concerning Gen. Joseph E. Johnston and Judge Robert William Hughes. The central figures in the collection include Gen. John Preston, his brother Gen. Francis Preston, Gen Joseph E. Johnston (1807-1891), his niece, Eliza Hughes (1825-1908), and Harriet Lane, niece of President Buchanan. The collection also contains the correspondence of or papers relating to Congressman Charles C. Johnston...

J. G. Happersith Army Letter

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00142
Scope and Contents One letter to Dr. E.D. Hurth.  Happersith addresses the recipient with "my boy".  In it, he describes the travels to get to Fort Garland in the Colorado Territories; the long train ride referring to the train itself as an "Iron Horse", the plentiful wildlife, lack of trees along the prairies, and the change in scenery as they made their way to the Rocky Mountains.  Happersith also describes nuisances met along the way such as bed bugs and sweltering heat.  He also describes the Native Americans...

Preston Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. 39.1 P91
Scope and Contents This inventory, chiefly 1786-1815, represents three generations of the Preston family, and likewise can be divided into the following: Items relating to William Preston (ca. 1729-1783), 1755-1782, primarily photostats of appointments to various county offices (coroner, sheriff and surveyor) and to positions in the Virginia militia; but also including original appointments, 1763 and 1776; a surveyor's entry; 1774; and letters, 1773-1782, to Preston concerning land, the Cherokee...

Archibald Woods Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 01/Mss. 65 W87
Scope and Contents Papers, chiefly 1783-1846, of Archibald Woods of Ohio County, West Virginia. The papers concern his family, the Poage family, and the Houston family, as well as his business dealings. Correspondents include Levi Barber, Daniel Call, Philip Doddridge, Chapman Johnson, Henry Lee, James Pindall, Benjamin Ruggles, Daniel Sheffey and John Tyler, Edgar Campbell Wilson, George Washington Wilson and Thomas Wilson. Subjects dealt with in the collection include banking, cholera, the Cumberland Road, land...