Papers, 1790-1796, on Indian affairs


Date: 1790-1796 | Size: 4 microfilm_reel(s)


These papers include letters, reports, minutes, memoranda, and addresses to Indian chiefs, selected from the Pickering papers from the Massachusetts Historical Society. Includes letters and documents pertaining to Pickering, Henry Knox, John Sergeant, Jasper Parrish and Samuel Kirkland; relates to New York and Western Indian affairs, principally Iroquois, but also Nanticoke, Shawano, Delaware, Wyandot, Miami, Seneca.

Background note

Timothy Pickering was a soldier, Indian agent, and Secretary of War. He was elected to the American Philosophical Society in 1795.

Collection Information

Physical description

4 microfilm reels.


Presented by William N. Fenton, 1953.

Location of originals:

Originals in Massachusetts Historical Society (3 reels), and Essex Institute (1 reel).

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

Family Name(s)

  • Hull, William, -- 1753-1825 -- Tria


  • Memoranda.
  • Microfilm Collection
  • Minutes.
  • Reports.

Personal Name(s)

  • Bauman, Sebastian, 1739-1803
  • Chapin, Israel
  • Drinker, Henry, 1734-1809
  • Hodgdon, Samuel, 1745-1824
  • Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
  • Lincoln, Benjamin, 1733-1810
  • Morgan, George, 1743-1810
  • Parrish, John, 1729-1807
  • Pickering, Timothy, 1745-1829
  • Schuyler, Philip John, 1733-1804
  • St. Clair, Arthur, 1734-1818


  • Indians of North America