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Ayer, Edward Everett, 1841-1927



  • Existence: 1841 - 1927

Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:

[Arctic Life Portfolio]

Identifier: oversize-Ayer-Art-Arctic.Life
Abstract Forty-five India proof prints created from sketches and drawings made by members of expeditions lead by Sir William Edward Parry and Sir John Ross to explore the Arctic and to discover a Northwest passage on His Majesty's Ships Helca, Griper, and Fury. Prints are unsigned. Original drawings attributed to Capt. Lyon, Capt. Hoppner, Lt. Beechey, Lt. H. N. Head, and Lt. Back. Engravings and illustrations created by Edward Francis Finden and William Westall. Prints published in London by John...
Dates: approximately 1821-1828

Charles L. Hutchinson Papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Hutchinson
Abstract Correspondence, writings, scrapbooks and miscellany related to Charles L. Hutchinson, Chicago financier, trustee, and philanthropist, particularly regarding Hutchinson’s relationship with the Art Institute of Chicago. Correspondence is solely incoming, mostly to Hutchinson, but also to Mrs. Hutchinson and a few others. Group of writings consists of speeches and diary notebooks. The several scrapbooks hold numerous receipts of art purchases, articles, clippings, a few letters and notes. The...
Dates: 1868-1934

E. A. Burbank papers

Identifier: VAULT-Ayer-MS-120

About 350 letters written mainly from the Oklahoma Territory, the Southwest, and the Dakotas by Elbridge Ayer Burbank to his uncle Edward E. Ayer, together with two scrapbooks containing incoming correspondence and miscellaneous clippings. Burbank, a painter and illustrator who studied at the Art Institute of Chicago, was commissioned by Edward E. Ayer in 1897 to produce a series of portraits of prominent Indian Chiefs.

Dates: 1897-1949

Edward E. Ayer U.S. Board of Indian Commissioners files

Identifier: VAULT-Ayer-MS-911
Abstract Correspondence, minutes, reports, memoranda, bulletins, 1912-1922, relating to Edward E. Ayer's work as a commissioner. Dating primarily from Ayer's period of active service, 1912-1917, there is both incoming and outgoing correspondence with commission members and officials (H.C. Phillips, W.K. Moorehead, G. Vaux, F.H. Abbott, M. McDowell, W.H. Ketchum), the secretary of the interior (F.K. Lane), the commissioner of Indian affairs (C. Sells), the foreman of the Menominee sawmill (A.S....
Dates: 1912-1922

Faustinus Antelope letters and petition

Identifier: VAULT box-Ayer-MS-24
Abstract Two letters, Aug. 23 and Sept. 7, 1918, from Faustinus W. Antelope, an Arapahoe Indian of Arapahoe, Wyo. (Wind River Reservation), to the Field Museum of Natural History and Edward E. Ayer, together with the text of a petition, all regarding the opposition of E.A. Hutchinson, the agent to the Arapahoes, to a performance of the Sun Dance for the benefit of the Red Cross. The dance was prohibited during Hutchinson's entire tenure (1917-1922) at the Shoshone Superintendency. Also includes a...
Dates: 1918

George Galphin Letters

Identifier: VAULT box-Ayer-MS-313

Outgoing correspondence from South Carolina of the Indian trader and Revolutionary patriot while serving as commissioner of Indian affairs. The purpose was to inform Benjamin Lincoln, commander of the Southern Department, of the current situation with the Creek Indians and his efforts to maintain their friendship.

Dates: 1778-1780

Herman Haupt papers

Identifier: VAULT-Ayer-MS-366
Notice of Culturally Sensitive Indigenous Materials This collection contains content identified by the library as Culturally Sensitive to Indigenous People(s): Drawings and descriptions of sacred ceremonies, burial and death rituals. For more information please see the Newberry Library’s policy on Access to Culturally Sensitive Indigenous Materials. Scope and Contents...
Dates: 1897-1921

[Monroe Frederick Paintings and Drawings]

Identifier: VAULT-oversize-Ayer-Art.Frederick

Three oil on canvas paintings and twelve watercolor drawings on paper of various sizes housed in one green portfolio and two red clamshell boxes. Paintings and drawings are attributed to Monroe Quamahongiva Frederick, a Hopi artist. Tribes depicted include the Navajo, Crow, and Hopi. Subjects of paintings include American Indian portraits, pueblos, the southwest, dress, and copies of work by E. Irving Crouse and Elbridge Ayer Burbank.

Dates: approximately 1910-1920

New York (State) treaties with the Oneida Nation

Identifier: Ayer-MS-428
Abstract This collection includes five treaties and two supporting documents, one indenture and one agreement, between New York State and the Oneida Nation for the cession of certain tribal lands, executed between 1788 and 1811. In these treaties the Oneida Indians eventually sold much of their reservation lands primarily held in Madison and Oneida counties, N.Y. Each treaty generally describes the land to be purchased, the terms of the sale, and the names and signatures of all parties involved in...
Dates: 1788-1811

Newberry Library Archives

Identifier: NL-Archives

The Newberry Library's institutional records, records of the Walter L. Newberry estate, personal papers of staff members and trustees, photographs, and publications that document the establishment and operation of the library, its growth and transformation over time, and its active participation in the cultural and intellectual life of Chicago and the nation. Also information on the Newberry family and property development in Chicago.

Dates: 1885-ongoing

Series 02: Edward E. Ayer papers, 1847-1978, bulk: 1860 - 1934

Identifier: NL Archives 02/15/02
Scope and Contents Correspondence, writings, photograph albums, photographs, etc., dating primarily from the last thirty years of Ayer's life. Ayer Collection related papers include correspondence between Ayer, Ayer librarians and curators Clara Smith and Ruth Lapham Butler, and prominent historians, writers, librarians, and collectors (Ballou, Engelhardt, Hodge, Lummis, Nute, Robertson, Thwaites, Victor, Wagner, etc.) and collection lists, (c.1900). Personal correspondence is primarily greetings from family,...
Dates: 1847-1978; Majority of material found within 1860 - 1934

Additional filters:

Collection 10
Archival Object 1
Manuscripts, American 3
Manuscripts, American -- Illinois -- Chicago 3
Administrative records 1
Arapaho Indians -- Rites and ceremonies -- History -- 20th century -- Sources 1
Arctic regions 1
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Art -- Collectors and collecting -- Illinois -- Chicago 1
Art -- Purchasing 1
Art museums -- Illinois -- Chicago 1
Book collecting -- Illinois -- Chicago 1
Chicago (Ill.) -- Intellectual life -- 19th century 1
Chicago (Ill.) -- Intellectual life -- 20th century 1
Correspondence 1
Correspondence -- 1901-1950 1
Correspondence -- Illinois -- Chicago -- 1901-1950 1
Correspondence -- Middle West -- 1851-1900 1
Correspondence -- Middle West -- 1901-1950 1
Correspondence -- West (U.S.) -- 1851-1900 1
Correspondence -- West (U.S.) -- 1901-1950 1
Correspondence -- Wyoming -- Wind River Indian Reservation -- 1901-1950 1
Dakota Indians -- Social life and customs -- Pictorial works 1
Diaries -- Illinois -- 1851-1900 1
Diaries -- Illinois -- 1901-1950 1
Drawings (visual works) -- 1851-1900 1
Etchings (prints) -- 1801-1850 1
Federal aid to Indians -- United States -- History -- 20th century -- Sources 1
Fremont County (Wyo.) -- History -- 20th century -- Sources 1
Ganado (Ariz.) -- History -- Sources 1
Haupt, Herman. North American Indians 1
Hopi art 1
Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site (Ganado, Ariz.) -- History -- Sources 1
Humanitarianism 1
Indian reservations -- United States -- History -- 20th century -- Sources 1
Indian reservations -- West (U.S.) -- History -- Sources 1
Indians in art 1
Indians of North America -- Economic conditions -- Sources 1
Indians of North America -- Government relations -- Sources 1
Indians of North America -- Pictorial works 1
Indians of North America -- Portraits -- History -- Sources 1
Inuit 1
Inuit -- Arctic regions -- Social life and customs 1
Inuit architecture 1
Librarians 1
Libraries -- Illinois -- Chicago 1
Library administration 1
Library architecture 1
Library buildings -- Illinois -- Chicago 1
Library statistics 1
Library trustees 1
Menominee Indian Reservation (Wis.) -- History -- 20th century -- Sources 1
Menominee Indians -- Economic conditions -- Sources 1
Menominee Indians -- Government relations -- Sources 1
Northwest Passage 1
Oil paintings 1
Ojibwa Indians -- Social life and customs -- Pictorial works 1
Painters -- United States -- Correspondence 1
Paintings (visual works) -- 1901-1950 1
Pen and ink drawings 1
Petitions -- Wyoming -- Wind River Indian Reservation -- 1901-1950 1
Philanthropists -- Illinois -- Chicago 1
Portrait painting -- United States 1
Prints -- 1801-1850 1
Rare book libraries -- Illinois -- Chicago 1
Research libraries -- Illinois -- Chicago 1
Sawmills -- Wisconsin -- Menominee Indian Reservation -- History -- 20th century -- Sources 1
Southwest, New -- Description and travel 1
Sun dance -- Wyoming -- Fremont County -- History -- 20th century -- Sources 1
Trading posts -- Southwest, New -- History -- Sources 1
Watercolors 1
Watercolors (paintings) -- 1901-1950 1
Wind River Indian Reservation (Wyo.) -- History -- 20th century -- Sources 1
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