Letterbooks of James Doty, circa 1820-1865.


Doty, James Duane, 1799-1865. Letterbooks of James Doty, circa 1820-1865.

Letterbooks of James Doty, circa 1820-1865.

HM 312 is an autograph manuscript containing details about the Northwestern Expedition under General Cass in 1820. There is also a report from Doty to Michigan territorial governor Lewis Cass, written on November 5, 1820. The report was published as "Northern Wisconsin in 1820" in the Wisconsin State Historical Society Collections, 7 (1873-76). Extracts of the report, with an introduction contained herein, were published as "Notes on the North-Western Part of the Territory of Michigan, 1820-1822" in an 1822 issue of the Detroit Gazette. Also contains a narrative headed "On the Manners and Customs of the Northern Indians" and a letter to the editor of the Gazette. HM 313 is the Commonplace Book of James Duane Doty. This autograph manuscript contains Indian words, summaries of Indian speeches, topographical details of Wisconsin, lyrics and anecdotes. HM 314 is a letterbook contained in two volumes. HM 315 is an autograph manuscript unofficially titled, "Words and Sentences Used in a Canoe Voyage and Journey by Land." This volume contains vocabulary and grammar of the Sauk, Fox, Winnebago, and other Northern tribes and extracts from various writings on European rights to Indian land. HM 316 contains notes on the history of Wisonsin. There are mostly extracts from Alexander Henry, Travels and Adventures in Canada and the Indian Territories...1760-1776 (New York: I. Riley, 1809). Also extracts from the Pierre F.X. de Charlevoix, Journal of a Voyage to North-America (London, 1761).

6 volumes.

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Doty, James Duane, 1799-1865

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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 ...

Cass, Lewis, 1782-1866

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Cass served as governor of the Michigan Territory (1813-1831), as U.S. Secretary of War (1831-1836), and as a United States Senator (1845-1857). At the time of this letter, Charles C. Convers was an Ohio state senator. From the description of Letter to Charles C. Convers, 3 September 1848. (Harvard Law School Library). WorldCat record id: 234338309 Soldier, diplomat, and U.S. senator from Detroit, Mich. From the description of Newspaper synopses and chronology, 1...

Henry, Alexander, 1739-1824

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Born in New Jersey, 1739; went to Mackinac, 1760-1776 engaged in trade of Great Lakes and far Northwest; 1776, went to Montreal, established residence, extablished one of leading citizens; 1809, published account of activities during years spent in western fur trade, which is regarded as a standard, and in certain respects unique, authority on period with which it deals; died in Montreal, Canada, April ,1824. (from Herringsaw. Askin papers, v.1, p. 93) From the description of Alexand...

Charlevoix, Pierre-Fran├žois-Xavier de, 1682-1761

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