Draper manuscripts: Thomas Forsyth papers, 1804-1833.


Draper, Lyman Copeland, 1815-1891,. Draper manuscripts: Thomas Forsyth papers, 1804-1833.

Draper manuscripts: Thomas Forsyth papers, 1804-1833.

Papers of Thomas Forsyth, a Chicago and Peoria, Illinois fur trader who served as Indian agent for the Sauk and Fox in Illinois and Missouri from 1818-1830 at Rock Island. The papers contain materials on the War of 1812 in the West, including correspondence (1812-1817) of the territorial governors of Illinois and Missouri, Ninian Edwards and William Clark, concerning military operations in Illinois and American attempts to secure Indian allies.

1.5 c.f. (9 volumes)

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