Ellsworth, Henry Leavitt, 1791-1858Variant names
Henry Leavitt Ellsworth graduated from Yale in 1810. He studied law at Litchfield Law School, and in 1832 he was appointed Commissioner of Indian tribes in Arkansas and Oklahoma. In 1835, Ellsworth was elected mayor of Hartford, Connecticut, but only served one month. In 1835, he was appointed U.S. Commissioner of Patents, remaining until 1845. Following this, Ellsworth settled in Lafayette, Indiana, acting as an agent for purchase and settlement of public land.
From the description of Henry Leavitt Ellsworth, 1811-1838 (inclusive). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122549242
From the description of Henry Leavitt Ellsworth, 1811-1838 (inclusive). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702166028
From the guide to the Henry Leavitt Ellsworth papers, 1811-1838, (Manuscripts and Archives)
Henry Leavitt Ellsworth, American agriculturist, was born in Windsor, Connecticut in 1791. He graduated from Yale in 1810 and became a lawyer, businessman, and farmer. In 1832 he made a trip west as one of the commissioners appointed to superintend the removal of Indians to what is now Oklahoma.
From the description of Journal of Henry Leavitt Ellsworth, 1832. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 228740531
Ellsworth, a native of Connecticut, graduated from Yale in 1810. He was president of the Aetna Insurance Company (1819-1821); an Indian commissioner (1832); and the commissioner of patents (1835-1845). An agriculturalist and a federal functionary, he has been called the father of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
From the description of Circular, 1837. (Indiana Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 28315163
Ellsworth was the first United States commissioner of patents.
From the description of Letter : Washington, D.C., to Henry Clay, 1836 December 7. (Natural History Museum Foundation, Los Angeles County). WorldCat record id: 23299544
Agriculturist; appointed by President Jackson as commissioner to superintend the settlement of the Indian tribes transplanted to the south and west of Arkansas. On his way West, he met Washington Irving, Charles Joseph Latrobe, and Count Pourtales who were traveling together. They joined him and the trip was recorded by Irving in A Tour on the Prairies, 1835, and by Latrobe in The Rambler in North America, 1835.
From the description of Ellsworth letter, 1832 Dec. 5. (Arizona Historical Society, Southern Arizona Division). WorldCat record id: 37163134
|Place Name||Admin Code||Country|
|Wabash River Valley|
|Fort Gibson (Okla.)|
|Maumee River Valley (Ind. and Ohio)|
|Indians of North America|
|Indians of North America--Government relations|
|American bison hunting|