Some account of my journey to the Seneca Nation of Indians, and residence amongst that people, 1798-1799

Mss.970.3.J25

Date: 1798-1799 | Size: 1 Volumes, 1 volume, 181 p.

Background note

Halliday Jackson was a Pennsylvania Quaker missionary to the Indians.

Collection Information

Physical description

1 volume, 181 p.

Provenance

Purchased from Sessler (Parke-Bernet sale; $500.00) and accessioned, 12/10/1964 (1964 2864ms).

Early American History Note

This manuscript, entitled "An account of my journey to the Seneca Nation of Indians, and residence amongst that people," was compiled by Halliday Jackson, a Quaker missionary, during his yearlong residence with the Seneca Nation in New York. Jackson's chronicle is well-written, detailed, and often fascinating. It includes descriptions of daily life, weather, customs, and minutes of councils. A similar version was edited by Anthony F.C. Wallace and published in Pennsylvania History in 1952.

General note

Another copy of this journal, worded differently, was edited by Anthony F. C. Wallace and published in Pennsylvania History 19 (1952): 177, 325.

Indexing Terms


Genre(s)

  • Journals (notebooks).
  • Travel Narratives and Journals

Subject(s)

  • Indians of North America -- Missions
  • Native America
  • Seneca Indians -- Missions
  • Society of Friends -- Missions