Draper manuscripts: Tecumseh papers, 1811-1931.
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Illinois' first Lieutenant-Governor (1818-1822). Menard was an early French Canadian resident of Kaskaskia, Randolph County, related by marriage to the Saucier and Chouteau families. A trader and merchant, Menard invested in trapping and exploring expeditions. He was involved in territorial politics, appointed judge in Randolph County courts, 1801; elected representative to the Indiana Territorial Legislature at Vincennes, 1806-1807; representative to the Illinois Territorial Legislature 1812-18...
Lyman Copeland Draper (1815-1891), American historian known for his studies of the history of trans-Allegheny West. From 1854 to 1886, he served as director of The State Historical Society of Wisconsin from 1854 to 1886. From the description of Letters from Lyman C. Draper to Benson J. Lossing, 1855-1864. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 302021153 Lyman Copeland Draper was born in Lockport, New York on September 4, 1...
Andrew Jackson (1767-1845) was the seventh President of the United States (1829-1837) as well as a lawyer, general, and legislator. Born in the Carolinas, he served as a courier during the Revolutionary War. He read for the law during his teen years and became a lawyer in Tennessee by 1787. The first U. S. Representative for Tennessee (1796), Jackson was elected to the Senate in 1797, resigned in 1798, and served as a judge on the Tennessee Supreme Court, 1798-1804. He was later reelected to ...
Lewis Cass (October 9, 1782 – June 17, 1866) was an American military officer, politician, and statesman. He represented Michigan in the United States Senate and served in the Cabinets of two U.S. Presidents, Andrew Jackson and James Buchanan. He was also the 1848 Democratic presidential nominee and a leading spokesman for the Doctrine of Popular Sovereignty, which held that the people in each territory should decide whether to permit slavery. Born in Exeter, New Hampshire, he attended Philli...
Originally from Tennessee, John Tipton and his family moved to Harrison County, Indiana in 1807. Tipton was active in territorial government, served as a militia officer, politician, Indian agent, and land speculator. In March, 1823, he was appointed Indian agent at Fort Wayne and served as a commissioner to negotiate a treaty with the Miami and Pottawatomie in 1826. He served as agent unitl December 1831 when he was elected to the U.S. Senate to fill the vacancy caused by James Noble's death. I...
(aka: Tenskatawa, Tenskwatawah, Tensquatawa or Lalawethika) (January 1775 – November 1836) was a Native American religious and political leader of the Shawnee, known as the Prophet or the Shawnee Prophet. He was a younger brother of Tecumseh, a leader of the Shawnee. In his early years Tenskwatawa was given the name Lalawithika ("He Makes a Loud Noise", "The Noise Maker", or "The Rattle") by the Red Sticks, a faction of the Muscogee.:4 Tenskwatawa was once the town drunk, but about 1805, a...
Epithet: Vice-president of the American Ethnological Society British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000561.0x0000a9 Author, Indian agent and ethnologist. From the description of Henry Rowe Schoolcraft papers, 1826-1841. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34418398 Henry Schoolcraft was an ethnologist, geologist, Indian agent, and glass manufacturer. From th...
Little Turtle, or Mihšihkinaahkwa (in Miami-Illinois) (b. c. 1747-d. July 14, 1812), was a chief of the Miami people, and one of the most famous Native American military leaders of his time. He led his followers in several major victories against United States forces in the 1790s during the Northwest Indian Wars, also called Little Turtle's War. In 1791, they defeated General St. Clair, who lost 900 men, the most decisive loss by the US against Native American forces ever....
Epithet: of Add MS 34580 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001094.0x00030c American Indian fighter and president of the United States. From the guide to the William Henry Harrison letter, 1795, (L. Tom Perry Special Collections) U.S president, Mar.-Apr. 1841; territorial governor of Indiana, 1801-1813; Ohio congressman, 1816-1819, state senator, 1819-1821, senator 1825-1828. From ...
William Hull (1753-1825) was a lawyer and a soldier. He served in the Revolutionary War and afterwards in the U.S. Army where he attained the rank of Brigadier-General. In 1805 he was appointed Governor of the Michigan Territory. In 1812 he was court-martialed and cashiered from the Army because of the failure of his campaign into Canada against the British. Hull succeeded William Wetmore as a trustee of the New England Mississippi Land Company, one of the "Yazoo" companies. The Yazoo companies ...
Richardson was the first colonel of the 19th regiment of the New Hampshire militia created from a division of the tenth regiment in 1780. David Folsom was the second major of the same regiment. Major Palmer may be Jonathan Palmer of Wakefield, N.H. who was appointed as first major of the 19th regiment in 1781. From the description of David Folsom : letter, 1782. (New Hampshire Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 310179197 ...
Henry S. Halbert was born in Pickens County, Ala. From 1860 to 1861, he served as a soldier on the Texas frontier. When the southern states seceded from the Union, he joined the 6th Texas Cavalry where he served until the end of the war. From 1866 to 1888 he taught at Waco University in Texas and at other academic instituions in Texas, Mississippi, and Alabama. From 1884 to 1899 he was involved in educational work among the Choctaws in Mississippi. In 1904, he began to work at the Alabama Dept. ...
Lawyer, editor, and biographer. From the description of Letter to John H. James [manuscript], 1840 April 7. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647875359 ...
Scientist and physician; founder of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. From the description of Daniel Drake letter to Charles D. Meigs [manuscript], 1847 June 19. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 505834256 Biographical note: Daniel Drake received his early medical training in Cincinnati, Ohio as an apprentice of Dr. William Goforth and engaged in practice in that city. After studying medicine formally at the University of Pennsylvania (1805, 1816)...
Soldier and frontiersman (major-general in the Missouri militia, colonel of the first regiment of the United States dragoons); governor of the Territory of Wisconsin; United States senator after Wisconsin was admitted to statehood From the description of Henry Dodge papers, 1832-1858. (State Historical Society of Iowa, Library). WorldCat record id: 233595464 ...
James Duane Doty (1799-1865) was a lawyer, judge, and government official. He represented Wisconsin in Congress between 1838 and 1841, and again between 1849 and 1853. He was governor of Wisconsin Territory between 1841 and 1844, and served as the governor of Utah Territory between 1863 and 1865. From the description of James Duane Doty letter, 1861 November 22. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 367719059 From the guide to the James Duane Doty letter, 1861 November 22, (L. Tom ...
C.C. Trowbridge was born in Albany, New York on December 29, 1800. he entered business and came to Detroit in 1819. A year later he joined Governor Lewis Cass on his exploration of Lake Superior, becoming his private secretary. Trowbridge was secretary to the Board of Regents of the University of Michigan, 1821-1835. He was cashier of Bank of Michigan, 1825-1836; president of Michigan State Bank, 1844-1853; and was secretary and cashier before serving as president of the Oakland & Ottawa Rai...
Public official, editor, and publisher. From the description of Letter of Thomas Loraine McKenney, 1825. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79454524 Thomas Loraine McKenney was Superintendent of the Indian Bureau. From the description of Sketches of a tour to the lakes, 1826. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 122632847 Thomas Loraine McKenney, founder of the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs, was the author, with James Ha...