Ely Samuel Parker papers
Identifier: VAULT box-Ayer-MS-674
Seneca sachem, engineer, soldier, and first native American commissioner of Indian affairs, 1869-1871. Speeches, lecture notes, and correspondence, ca. 1850-1885, of Ely Samuel Parker, regarding Indian customs and traits, the Indian policies of government and religious bodies, and his own background.,Includes an undated July 4th address re temperance; lecture notes (ca. 1850) on Indian dances, games, and social and domestic habits; an address (ca. 1878) containing autobiographical notes and commentary on white Indian policy from the Pilgrims to the early 19th century; and lecture notes (1885) on Indian clans. Also two letters, one, ca. 1885, addressed to his friend, the poet and writer Harriet Maxwell Converse, denouncing the civilizing efforts of organized religion and the U.S. policies of allotment and citizenship.
- approximately 1850-1885
- Parker, Ely Samuel (Person)
Biographical / Historical
Seneca sachem, engineer, soldier, and first native American commissioner of Indian affairs, 1869-1871.
0.1 Linear Feet (6 folders)
Language of Materials
Organized by record type: speeches and lecture notes; correspondence. Each arranged chronologically.
Ownership and Custodial History
Forms part of the Edward E. Ayer Manuscript Collection (Newberry Library)
Butler, R.L. Checklist of Mss. in the Ayer Coll.,,674-678
Lecture notes (ca. 1850), speech (ca. 1878), lecture notes (1885), and two letters,formerly known as Ayer MS 675-678.
- Addresses -- 1851-1900
- Converse, Harriet Maxwell -- Correspondence
- Correspondence -- 1851-1900
- Edward E. Ayer Manuscript Collection (Newberry Library)
- Indians of North America -- Alcohol use
- Indians of North America -- Government relations
- Indians of North America -- Missions
- Indians of North America -- Social life and customs
- Manuscripts, American
- Parker, Ely Samuel
- Temperance -- United States
- Catalog Record Only
- Language of description
- Script of description