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Title Letter [manuscript]: Brooklyn Heights, N.Y. to My Dear Mr. Brewster, 1863 Nov. 14
Author Merian, G.
Document Type Correspondence
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: Letter written on Nov. 14, 1863 from Brooklyn Heights, N.Y. by G. Merian to Mr. Brewster. In this anecdotal letter Merian mentions several historical events regarding the Oneida Indians and Onondaga Indians of New York, Oneida Chief Skenandoah, New York politician Azariah C. Flagg, and some descendants of Daniel Webster. Merian also includes some information about Eleazar Williams, an Indian missionary, who erroneously claimed in 1853 to be Louis XVII, dauphin of France.
Names Skenandoah (d.1816); Flagg, Azariah C. (1790-1873); Webster, Daniel; Williams, Eleazar (c.1789-1858); Brewster, Mr
Places Brooklyn Heights, New York, United States
Keywords missionary, religion, Christianity, France, chief, health
Theme American Indians and the US Government
Tribe / Nation
Culture Area Northeast
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT box Ayer MS 598
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue