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Title Letter [manuscript]: Chicago, Ill., to Edward E. Ayer, 1899 Dec. 27
Author Huggins, Eli Lundy (1842-1929)
Document Type Correspondence
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: Typewritten letter, Dec. 27, 1899, from Huggins to Edward E. Ayer, regarding the relationships of various members of the Eastman family, including Seth Eastman, Mary Nancy Eastman, and Charles Alexander Eastman. Huggins also describes the suffering of Mary Nancy Eastman and her two children at Fort Snelling, Minn., during the Sioux War of 1862. However, sources indicate that Huggins’ information is erroneous. Mary Nancy Eastman could not have been at Fort Snelling, having died in 1858 following the birth of her son, Charles Alexander.
Names Ayer, Edward Everett (1841-1927); Eastman, Charles Alexander (1858-1939); Eastman, Mary Nancy (d.1858); Eastman, Seth (1808-1875)
Places Fort Snelling, Minnesota, Chicago, Illinois, United States
Keywords war, battle, boarding school, Indian War, disease, missionary, art
Theme Military Encounters: Conflicts, Rebellions and Alliances
Tribe / Nation
Culture Area Great Plains
Additional Information Army officer, educator, and author. Born in Illinois, E.L. Huggins served 1861-1865 with the Second Minnesota Infantry and First Minnesota Artillery. He was appointed to the regular army in 1866, and retired in 1903 as a brigadier general after serving in numerous western posts.
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT box Ayer MS 393
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue