Selected materials on Indian affairs, 1698-1796
Alternate forms: Iroquois
Date: 1723-1796 and undated
Contributor: Claus, Daniel, 1727-1787 | McKee, Alexander, approximately 1735-1799 | St. Clair, Arthur, 1734-1818 | Chew, Joseph, 1720-approximately 1799 | Butler, Richard, 1743-1791 | Brant, Joseph, 1742-1807 | Simcoe, John Graves, 1752-1806 | Monckton, Robert, 1726-1782 | Burd, James, 1726-1793 | Gates, Horatio, 1728-1806 | Bouquet, Henry, 1719-1765 | Ourry, Lewis | St. Clair, John, -1767 | Hutchins, Thomas, 1730-1789 | Stanwix, John, 1690?-1766 | Amherst, Jeffery Amherst, Baron, 1717-1797 | Gordon, Harry, -1787 | Duquesne de Menneville, Ange, marquis, 1700-1778
Subject: United States--History--French and Indian War, 1754-1763 | United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783 | Warfare | Canada--History--To 1763 (New France) | Government relations
Extent: 3 reels
Description: Selected materials on Indian affairs from the Public Archives of Canada, the Public Records Office, London, and Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris, relating to the Haudenosaunee, aka the Six Nations Iroquois. From the Daniel Claus Papers, 1761-1796, are letters and papers on Indian affairs at Forts Pitt, Niagara, and Detroit, with letters of Dr. Alexander McKee, Arthur St. Clair, Joseph Chew, Richard Butler, Joseph Brant, and John Graves Simcoe. From the papers of Brigadier Robert Monckton, 1760-1761, are appointments, returns, reports, bills and receipts, and letters relating to Forts Pitt, Bedford, and Niagara, with letters of James Burd, Horatio Gates, Henry Bouquet, Lewis Ourry, Sir John St. Clair, Thomas Hutchins, John Stanwix, and Lord Amherst. There are also excerpts from the minutes of the Commissioners of Indian Affairs at Albany, 1723-1746; transcripts from the Public Record Office on Indians, trade, defense, 1698-1767, including names of persons naturalized in British America, 1740-61, and accounts of Lt. Col. Harry Gordon, 1756-1761, 1764-1767; Duquesne-Centrecoeur correspondence, 1752-1753, Fonds Verreau, from the Université Laval, Quebec; and, miscellaneous documents. Some of the materials pertain to the Six Nations during the Revolutionary War era. All materials concern eighteenth-century Indian affairs, especially the Six Nations, and to a lesser extent Algonquian Indians. Donated by historian Barbara Graymont in 1965.
Collection: Selected materials on Indian affairs, 1698-1796 (Mss.Film.426)