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Title Letters [manuscript]: Washington, [D.C.], 1850-1856
Author Schoolcraft, Henry Rowe (1793-1864)
Date
Document Type Correspondence
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: Three letters, to Interior Dept. chief clerk D.C. Goddard (May 25, 1850), New York journalist and anthologist Rufus Wilmot Griswold (Feb. 23, 1855), and Maine physician Augustus Choate Hamlin (Mar. 27, 1856), concerning a recommendation, progress on and Congressional support for Schoolcraft’s multi-volume work on U.S. Indian tribes, Hamlin’s investigation of Scandinavian and Indian inscriptions for the work, and the republication of an 1821 poem by Schoolcraft.
Names Goddard, D. C.; Hamlin, Augustus Choate (1829-1905); Griswold, Rufus Wilmot (1815-1857); Porter, Mr; Carter, Mr, N. A.
Places New England, Washington, D.C., New York, United States
Keywords journalist, ethnography, language, vocabulary, Office of Indian Affairs, expedition, observation, poetry
Theme Observation, Representation and Cultural Encounters
Tribe / Nation
Culture Area Northeast
Additional Information Schoolcraft was an ethnologist, explorer, Indian agent, and author of works on his explorations and on the North American Indian, including the six-volume Historical and Statistical Information Respecting the History, Condition and Prospects of the Indian Tribes of the United States (1851-1857).
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT box Ayer MS 792
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue