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Date:August 12, 1852
Subject:New York (State)--History
Description: Letter to Ely S. Parker, from a superintendent of the Thomas Indian School writing at the suggestion of a Mr. Thompson for confirmation of an Iroquois tradition concerning Logan, a Cayuga chief, to whose memory it is proposed to erect a monument near his birthplace. Brantz Mayer, President of the Maryland Historical Society, "in an effort to redeem the character of the Cresap family, with which he has connections," has contradicted facts of Logan's life long held true. [See #1766 for reply.]
Collection:Ely Samuel Parker Papers (Mss.497.3.P223)
Description: The Cayuga materials in the Frans Olbrechts Papers consist of 3 items found in Series I. These items are: "1-A: Cayuga paradigms and text," which includes a 20-page word and phrase list, and a story about Red Jacket, given by Ezekiel Hill; "1-B: Notes on Cayuga," recorded with consultant Job Henry; and "6: Comparative relative pronouns," a notebook containing word comparison tables with other Iroquoian languages.
Collection:Frans M. Olbrechts papers (Mss.497.3.OL2)
Date:1795, 1949, and undated
Contributor:Snyderman, George S., 1908-2000
Description: The Cayuga materials in the Snyderman Papers include correspondence from Alexander General (Deskaheh) in Series I concerning "Cayuga Legends Explaining Conquest of Huronia," and a map of the Cayuga reservation from 1795 in Series II and a "Preliminary Report of the Seneca-Cayuga Tribe of Oklahoma" manuscript in Series IV.
Collection:George S. Snyderman Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.51)
Subject:New York (State)--History | Ontario--History | Politics and government | Social life and customs | Rites and ceremonies
Extent:.5 linear feet
Description: The Cayuga materials in the William Fenton Papers can be found in multiple sections of the finding aid. In Series I, see correspondence with "General, Chief and Mrs. Alex." Additional information may be included in other correspondences. In Series IIb, see especially "A Cayuga League Tradition." Series III includes the manuscripts "Howard Sky, 1900-1971: Cayuga Faith-Keeper, Gentleman, and Interpreter of Iroquois Culture" and "Installing a Cayuga Chief in 1945." Series IV includes Kurath's diary "Report on Cayuga Soursprings Longhouse Midwinter Festival." Series V includes Fenton's notes on "Deskaheh on Cayuga Council." In Series VI, there are photos of "Cayuga nomination strings" In Series VIII-B, see the "Iroquois Social Structure" section and in Series VIII-D see the "Cayuga Social Organization" folder with information on Myron Turkey. Additional Cayuga-related materials may be found in other folders not currently identified as Cayuga.
Collection:William N. Fenton papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.20)
Contributor:Waugh, F. W. (Frederick Wilkerson), 1872-1924
Extent:Approx. 900 p.
Description: This collection was gathered by Waugh at Six Nations Reservation from Cayuga and Onondaga informants, with a scattering of Mohawk, Oneida, Seneca, and Tuscarora. Includes 157 different items of fiction, folklore, and history. With this is a description of the Collection by Martha Champion Randle, May 1953, which contains a detailed Index. - taken from APS Proceedings, vol. 97, 5, 1953, 611-633. The original notebooks from which these typescripts were made are housed at the Canadian Museum of History, which also holds a typescript likely produced at the same time as the APS typescript.
Collection:Collection of Iroquois folklore, 1912-1918 (Mss.398.2.W353)
Contributor:Andreani, Paolo, 1763-1823
Subject:Canada--History | France--History | Italy--History | England--History | New York (State)--History | United States--History | Religion | Politics and government | Iroquoian languages | Shakers | Anthropometry | Clothing and dress
Description: Count Paolo Andreani was an aeronaut, physicist, naturalist, and traveler. This is a translation of his travel diaries from originals owned by Count Antonio Sormani Verri, of Milan. Includes Frammenti de Diario, a fragment of a diary kept on a trip to Britain, circa 1783-1784; Viaggio da Milano a Parigi, journal of a voyage from Milan to Paris, 1784; Viaggi di un gentiluomo milanese, Giornale, typed transcriptions of the travels of a gentleman from Milan, containing notes on the Iroquois [Haudenosaunee] Indians, 1790; Giornale de Filadelfia a Quebec, journal from Philadelphia to Quebec, 1791; and, journal of a trip through New York state (including visits to Albany, the reservations of the Haudenosaunee, Saratoga, and the Shaker community at New Lebanon), 1790. Of particular importance are his comments on the Haudenosaunee, from Albany to the Haudenosaunee, pages 32-85, especially pages 45-85, which is copied in a typed transcript by Count Antonio Sormani Verri, 15 pages. Discusses the Oneida: dress, physical type, government, religion; discusses Tuscarora and Onondaga; comments on language of Mohawks. Vocabularies, sentences of Onondaga, Oneida, and Seneca.
Collection:Count Paolo Andreani journals, 1783?-1791 (Mss.Film.604)
Date:1714-1747, bulk 1745-1747
Subject:Diplomacy | Treaties | Government relations | Politics and government | New York (State)--History
Genre:Microfilms | Correspondence | Minutes | Petitions | Speeches | Stories | Government documents | Reports
Extent:1 reel, 200 pages
Description: These papers include 140 pages of letters, council minutes of Indian conferences, petitions, and speeches, concerning the activities of the New York Assembly and the Haudenosaunee, principally for 1745-1747. Also contains a 200-page addendum of papers of the Van Shack (Van Schaak) family, pertaining to the same subjects. Table of contents included. From originals at the New York Historical Society.
Collection:Daniel Horsmanden selected papers, 1714-1747, relating to the Six Nations (Mss.Film.640)
Date:May 26, 1779
Contributor:Brodhead, Daniel, 1736-1809
Description: Includes discussion of visit of young son of Captain White Eyes (deceased Delaware warrior), who desires to join expedition with two white men; purpose to recover report of D.A.
Collection:Nathanael Greene Papers (Mss.B.G83)
Contributor:Schoff, Harry L.
Description: Materials relating to archaeological sites in New York State. Includes Schoff's reports and photographs on Wheatland Mound, Kip Island site, and Eagle Bluff site, all in Seneca County, New York, and regarded as Point Peninsula aspect, an undated letter from Schoff to Edmund S. Carpenter, and an unattributed item titled "Vandalia Mound Materials," a report on a Hopewellian site in Cattaraugus County, New York, along with a site map and two photographs.
Collection:United States. Work Projects Administration (Pa.) Reports, 1918-1948 (Mss.913.748.Un3)
Subject:Cultural assimilation | Missions | Education | Religion | Politics and government | Government relations | New York (State)--History | Politics and government | Religion
Description: "Letters of Onondaga Indians." Letters from two young Christian Onondaga Indians, Thomas La Fort and Jameson L. Thomas, about their efforts to get an education so they might help their tribe; from Chief David Hill, leader of the Christian Onondagas, asking for financial and political aid when the New York state legislature refused money for a school on the Onondaga reservation, and when the Christian and traditionalist factions sought to divide the reservation between them. Letters are itemized, with brief descriptions, in the guide to the Ebenezer Meriam Correspondence.
Collection:Ebenezer Meriam correspondence (Mss.970.3.On1)