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Collection of early merchants' papers related to Indigenous affairs

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 100
Overview The collection of early merchants' papers related to Indigenous affairs, 1816-1838, contains letters, indentures, and other papers created by three early merchants active in the Upper Mississippi Valley region: Thomas Forsyth, Russell Farnham, and Edward Kilbourn. Included in the collection are several letters to Col. George Davenport, indentures marking the sale of Native American lands in the "Half-Breed Tract" of Iowa to Edward Kilbourn and Henry S. Austin in 1838, and other documents...

Edward Kilbourn papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 100b
Overview Edward Kilbourn corresponded with several individuals concerning his sale and purchase of lands from local Native Americans. His papers include correspondence, a bill for lodging, indentures (deeds of sale), and letters concerning the identification, acquisition, and provenance of the Kilbourn papers.