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Title Letter [manuscript]: Chicago, [Ill.], to [Edward E. Ayer, Chicago, Ill.], 1904 Jan. 23
Author Doherty, David Jessup (1850-1908)
Document Type Correspondence
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: January 23, 1904, letter (with enclosed notes) from Doherty, presumably to Edward E. Ayer, regarding the early history of Kaskaskia, Ill. In 1875 or 1876, Doherty, together with a Missouri Historical Society committee, visited Kaskaskia, "then being rapidly washed away by the Mississippi." While there Doherty transcribed extracts of early Kaskaskia documents including a record of the first marriage (Jean Baptiste St. Gemme and Maria Louisa La Croix) and a will demonstrating the piety of the early settlers supplied by a descendant of St. Gemme, Mrs. Menard. Along with the transcriptions, Doherty also recorded her recollections regarding the St. Gemme family.
Names Ayer, Edward Everett (1841-1927)
Places Kaskaskia, Illinois, Mississippi River, United States
Keywords marriage record, will, history, Christianity, missionary, New France
Theme Missionaries and Education; American Indians and the European Powers
Culture Area Northeast
Language French
Additional Information Physician and minister; author of works on the social conditions, language, and public health of the Philippines.
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT box Ayer MS 246
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue