Samuel Austin Worcester correspondence and provenance, 1826-1832.


Worcester, S. A. (Samuel Austin), 1798-1859. Samuel Austin Worcester correspondence and provenance, 1826-1832.

Samuel Austin Worcester correspondence and provenance, 1826-1832.

Two letters from Samuel Worcester, one a typed transcript. Also, letter from Alice Mary Robertson dated January 19, 1877, in which she writes her mother from the Department of the Interior and encloses the letters from Worcester who was her grandfather. Provenance letter from Grant Foreman to Frederic W. Hodge dated October 28, 1930, upon presentation of the letters for the Hodge Collection. One of the Worcester letters is dated April 12, 1826 from Mayhew, Choctaw Nation, addressed to Colonel Thomas L. McKenny [sic] at the War Department. The letter contains a chart on the Cherokee alphabet and a guide to pronunciation. The second letter from Worcester, dated May 11, 1832, is from the Penitentiary at Milledgeville, Georgia. The letter mentions his fellow prisoner Elizur Butler and their situation.

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