George William Featherstonhaugh papers, 1771-1856


Date: 1771-1856 | Size: 10 microfilm_reel(s)


These papers include correspondence, legal documents, financial records, family material, maps and plats, pictures, printed materials, diaires, and journals of geological expeditions. Also included are undated materials.

Background note

George William Featherstonhaugh was a geologist and traveler, and was elected to the American Philosophical Society in 1809.

Collection Information

Physical description

10 microfilm reels.


Restrictions on Use:

This microfilm may not be reproduced, adapted, published, performed, or publicly displayed by any electronic, mechanical, or other means, including the use of information storage and retrieval systems, without permission in writing of the Minnesota Historical Society.


Received from Minnesota Historical Society and accessioned, 1982 (1982 726mf).

Location of originals:

Originals in possession of James Duane Featherstonhaugh.

Alternate formats available

Duplicates in Minnesota Historical Society.

Early American History Note

This is a microfilm of an early American collection that may be of interest to researchers at the APS and may complement an original manuscript collection at the APS.

Indexing Terms


  • Diaries.
  • Journals (notebooks).
  • Maps.
  • Microfilm Collection
  • Pictures.


  • Agriculture -- United States.
  • Geology -- United States.
  • Indians of North America -- Languages
  • Railroads -- United States.