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Title Letter [manuscript]: Albany, [N.Y.], to Col. E.S. Parker, 1838 [i.e. 1868?] Sept. 3
Author Street, Alfred Billings (c.1811-1881)
Date
Document Type Correspondence
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: September 3, [1868?], letter to Ely Samuel Parker, a Seneca Indian and Civil War army officer who the following year would become U.S. Commissioner of Indian Affairs. Street asks for the Indian names of the Indian Pass and other landmarks in the Adirondack region of New York for his soon-to-be-published book, The Indian Pass.
Names Parker, Ely Samuel (1828-1895)
Places Adirondack Mountains, Albany, New York, United States
Keywords commissioner, Office of Indian Affairs, geographical survey, naming, language, translation
Theme Observation, Representation and Cultural Encounters
Tribe / Nation
Culture Area Northeast
Additional Information Lawyer, poet, historian, and librarian of the New York State Library, Street was the author of numerous works, including The Indian Pass, which was published in 1869 by Hurd and Houghton.
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT box Ayer MS 866
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue