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Title Letter [manuscript]: [Pekin, Ill.], to Nelson H. Babb, Oakland, Ill., 1856 Mar. 9
Author Devon, Jane
Document Type Correspondence
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: Letter, dated March 9, 1856 in or near Pekin, Ill., by Jane (Babb) Devon to her brother, Nelson H. Babb of Oakland, Ill., concerning local Indian tribes. Jane Devon recounts some stories of the Indians told to her by the people who have lived in the area for over 20 years. During times of hostility between whites and Indians, the white settlers would go live in the fort for protection, sometimes being killed before they could reach safety. Devon urges her brother to join her in being kind to the Indians, especially Ana, Eveline, and Erastus, and begs both him and Erastus to write to her.
Names Babb, Nelson H.
Places Pekin, Oakland, Illinois, United States
Keywords history, personal account, hostility, white settlers, fort
Theme Observation, Representation and Cultural Encounters
Culture Area Northeast
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT Ayer MS 3232
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue