Selected materials on Indian affairs, 1698-1796


Date: 1698-1796 | Size: 3 microfilm_reel(s)


Most of the items microfilmed are from the Public Archives of Canada. From the Daniel Claus Papers, 1761-1796, are letters and papers on Indian affairs at Forts Pitt, Niagara, and Detroit, with letters of Dr. Alexander McKee, Arthur St. Clair, Joseph Chew, Richard Butler, Joseph Brant, and John Graves Simcoe. From the papers of Brigadier Robert Monckton, 1760-1761, are appointments, returns, reports, bills and receipts, and letters relating to Forts Pitt, Bedford, and Niagara, with letters of James Burd, Horatio Gates, Henry Bouquet, Lewis Ourry, Sir John St. Clair, Thomas Hutchins, John Stanwix, and Lord Amherst. There are also excerpts for minutes of the Commissioners of Indian Affairs at Albany, 1723-1746; transcripts from the Public Record Office on Indians, trade, defense, 1698-1767, including names of persons naturalized in British America, 1740-61, and accounts of Lt. Col. Harry Gordon, 1756-1761, 1764-1767; Duquesne-Centrecoeur correspondence, 1752-1753, Fonds Verreau, from the Université Laval, Quebec; and, miscellaneous documents. All materials concern eighteenth-century Indian affairs, especially the Six Nations, and Algonquian Indians.

Collection Information

Physical description

3 microfilm reels.


Initial deposit by Barbara Graymont, 1965; Film 1262 presented by Barbara Graymount and accessioned, 1969 (1969 985mf).

Location of originals:

Originals in Public Archives of Canada, Ottawa; Public Records Office, London; Université Laval, Quebec.

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


  • Microfilm Collection

Geographic Name(s)

  • Fort Bedford (Ont.)
  • Fort Detroit (Mich.)
  • Fort Pitt (Pa.)
  • France -- Colonies -- Canada -- Indigenous peoples.
  • Great Britain -- Colonies -- America -- Defenses.
  • Great Britain -- Colonies -- America -- Indigenous peoples.
  • Great Britain -- Colonies -- America.
  • Old Fort Niagara (N.Y.)


  • Indians of North America -- Canada -- Government relations
  • Indians of North America -- Government relations
  • Iroquois Indians