Lewis Henry Morgan journal and correspondence, 1845-1876


Date: 1845-1876 | Size: 2 microfilm_reel(s)


The journal includes notes on travels to New York and Michigan, conversations, and Indian councils. Also included is a record of letters received from Indians. Table of contents.

Background note

Lewis Henry Morgan was an ethnologist and anthropologist.

Collection Information

Physical description

2 microfilm reels.


Acquired from University of Rochester Library, 1955.

Location of originals:

Originals in University of Rochester Library.

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


  • Journals (notebooks).
  • Microfilm Collection
  • Speeches.
  • Vocabularies.

Geographic Name(s)

  • Michigan -- Description and travel.
  • New York (State) -- Description and travel.


  • Anishinaabe
  • Indians of North America
  • Ojibwa language
  • Ojibwe people

Detailed Inventory

 Reel 1
  1 microfilm_reel(s)
 Letters of Lorimer Fison and Alfred W. Howitt to Morgan
1865-1881 455 page(s)
 Materials pertaining to geology, etc.
n.d. 194 page(s)
 Materials pertaining to Morgan's secret society, Grand Council of the Iroquois, by Morgan
n.d. 156 page(s)
 Materials pertaining to Morgan's secret society, Grand Council of the Iroquois, by others
n.d. 105 page(s)
 Rules, Constitutions, etc.
n.d. 44 page(s)
 Volume 1 of Morgan manuscript journals
n.d. 394 page(s)
 Reel 2
  1 microfilm_reel(s)
 Morgan manuscript journals
n.d. 5 item(s)
 Volume 2
n.d. 453 page(s)
 Volume 3
n.d. 532 page(s)
 Volume 4
n.d. 385 page(s)
 Volume 5
n.d. 456 page(s)
 Volume 6
n.d. 552 page(s)
 Record of Indian letters [i.e., Record of the inquiry concerning the Indian system of relationship ...]
n.d. 2 item(s)
 Volume 1, Letters sent
n.d. 230 page(s)
 Volume 2, Letters received
n.d. 279 page(s)