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Title Letter [manuscript]: Fort Columbus, New York Harbor, to John Sevier, 1810 Aug. 30
Author Stoddard, Amos (1762-1813)
Document Type Correspondence
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: August 30, 1810, letter written to John Sevier, former governor of Tennessee, requesting the particulars of a story about the Welsh Indians which Sevier had related years ago to Gov. Claiborne of Louisiana. Stoddard was collecting materials to prove the existence of an early Welsh colony on the North American continent. His conclusions were subsequently published in his Sketches, Historical and Descriptive, of Louisiana (1812).
Names Sevier, John (1745-1815); Claiborne, William Charles Cole (1775-1817)
Places Fort Columbus, New York, United States
Keywords governor, personal account, history, observation, cultural assimilation
Theme Observation, Representation and Cultural Encounters
Tribe / Nation
Additional Information

Stoddard was a lawyer, soldier and acting governor of Louisiana (1804).

For correspondence of John Sevier regarding the Welsh Indians see Letter [manuscript]: Knoxville [Tenn.], to Amos Stoddard, Major, Fort Columbus, New York harbor, 1810 Oct. 9, Newberry Library reference Ayer MS 801.

Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT box Ayer MS 859
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue