• Asa K. Lewis letter to Brigadier General Green Clay, 1813

    Lewis, Asa K

    June 9, 1813, letter from Asa K. Lewis to Brig. Gen. Green Clay, commander of the Kentucky troops sent to relieve the American forces under siege at Fort Meigs, regarding Lewis' participation at Fort…

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  • Medal owned by Chief Blackbird

    Silver medal. Obverse: profile bust portrait of George III in armor and "Georguis III Del Gratia". reverse: British coat of arms (lion, unicorn, shield and crown). "Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense" and "Die…

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  • Wiliam Clark instructions to Mr. Turcotte, 1815

    Clark, William, 1770-1838

    Instructions to Mr. Turcotte (initially addressed to Mr. Hays), May 16, 1815, signed by William Clark, Ninian Edwards, and Auguste Chouteau, regarding the notification of hostile tribes of the commiss…

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  • Ninian Edwards letters, 1813-1814

    Edwards, Ninian, 1775-1833

    Six letters, Mar. 7, 1813 - Apr. 4, 1814, from Ninian Edwards to Kentucky governor and soldier Isaac Shelby, regarding War of 1812-related Indian attacks in the Illinois Territory and the state of def…

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  • Thomas Parker Dudley papers, 1878-1945

    Dudley, Thomas Parker, b.1792

    Dec. 17, 1878, letter from Thomas P. Dudley to his stepson, Carter Henry Harrison, later mayor of Chicago, recounting his experiences as a U.S. soldier and captive of the Indians during the War of 181…

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  • Benjamin Hawkins letters, 1797-1812

    Hawkins, Benjamin, 1754-1816

    Letters concerning southern Indian affairs, 1796-1812, from Hawkins to Col. David Henley, U.S. War Dept. agent based in Knoxville; James Jackson, governor of Georgia, 1798-1801; and Harry Toulmin, a p…

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  • Portrait of William Wells

    Full color watercolor on paper of a white man in a military uniform consisting of a black jacket with white buttons and high red collar with white piping, in addition to a white epaullete on the left…

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  • Engraved armlet

    C. F. (creator)

    Armlet, with engraved royal British Coat of Arms as it was during the reign of King George III. Silver color. Grooved border at top and bottom. Four holes (two on each side) pierced at the back for se…

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  • Rufus Guild letter to Asa Guild, 1854

    Guild, Rufus

    July 1, 1854, letter from Rufus Guild in Shabbona Grove, Ill., to his brother, Asa Guild, in Milford, N.H., regarding the location and prospects of Shabbona Grove and the history of the town's namesak…

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