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Title Letter [manuscript]: Chicago, Ill., to Edward E. Ayer, Chicago, Ill., 1915 Dec. 7
Author Heckman, Wallace (1851-1927)
Document Type Correspondence
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: December 7, 1915, letter from Wallace Heckman to Edward E. Ayer, relating the family tradition that his great-great-grandfather, Andrew Fairley (later spelled Farley), an Ohio County, W.Va., landowner, participated in a peace conference with James Logan, a Mingo chief residing near the Ohio and Scioto Rivers. This conference took place in 1774, soon after Logan’s family had been massacred by white settlers. Heckman also discusses his own investigation of Jefferson correspondence, which concluded that such a meeting had taken place, and includes biographical information on Heckman’s grandfather, James Farley, who had passed on the Logan story.
Names Ayer, Edward Everett (1841-1927); Fairley, Andrew; Farley, James (d.1890); Logan, James (d.1780)
Places Chicago, Illinois, Ohio, United States
Keywords peace, negotiation, massacre, white settlers, British North America, frontier
Theme Military Encounters: Conflicts, Rebellions and Alliances
Tribe / Nation
Culture Area Northeast
Additional Information Wallace Heckman was a Chicago lawyer and businessman.
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT box Ayer MS 379
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue