Letters and drawings, 1818-1835.


Atwater, Caleb, 1778-1867. Letters and drawings, 1818-1835.

Letters and drawings, 1818-1835.

This collection consists of letters of Caleb Atwater to Rejoice Newton, Isaiah Thomas, and the American Antiquarian Society. The correspondence covers the period 1818 to 1821 and concerns Atwater's research on Indian antiquities in Ohio until a dispute over the terms of his agreement with the society induced his withdrawal. With the correspondence are original maps and plans of the country investigated, a catalogue of relics which Atwater presented the society, various notes and memoranda, and a collection of extracts of Atwater's letters in the hand of Isaiah Thomas. The first volume of American Antiquarian Society Transactions, 1820, contains an exhaustive report illustrated by maps and drawings of the result of Atwater's explorations. Some of the original drawings and engravings are found in this collection.

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American antiquarian society

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The American Antiquarian Society was founded in Worcester, Mass., in 1812, largely through the efforts of Isaiah Thomas (1749-1831). The Society's original stated purpose was to "encourage the collection and preservation of the Antiquities of our country, and of curious and valuable productions in Art and Nature [that] have a tendency to enlarge the sphere of human knowledge." AAS from its inception attempted to be national in its collecting and its membership, which is by election....

Atwater, Caleb, 1778-1867

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Atwater was a lawyer and practiced in Ohio, served in the state legislature; was an Indian commissioner. From the description of Caleb Atwater papers, 1795-1838 (Detroit Public Library). WorldCat record id: 658056388 Caleb Atwater (1778-1867) was a pioneer and author. From the description of Letters and drawings, 1818-1835. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 207109744 Circleville, Ohio, pioneer, lawyer, and legislator. Author of works on Ohio natural and civ...