Daniel Horsmanden selected papers, 1714-1747, relating to the Six Nations


Date: 1714-1747 | Size: 1 microfilm_reel(s)


These papers include 140 pages of letters, council minutes of Indian conferences, petitions, and speeches, concerning the activities of the New York Assembly and the Six Nations, principally for 1745-1747. Also contains a 200-page addendum of papers of the Van Shack family, pertaining to the same subjects. Table of contents included.

Background note

Daniel Horsmanden was chief justice of New York; he was elected to the American Philosophical Society in 1744.

Collection Information

Physical description

1 microfilm reel.


Restrictions on Use:

These materials are not to be used for publication, or reproduction, in whole or in part, without the written consent of the New York Historical Society.


Presented by William N. Fenton, grantee, 1953.

Location of originals:

Originals in New York Historical Society.

General note

There is an introduction and index to these papers written by Henry C. Van Schaack (1845) on the microfilm 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


  • Microfilm Collection
  • Minutes.
  • Petitions.
  • Speeches.

Geographic Name(s)

  • New York (State) -- Politics and government -- To 1775.


  • Indians of North America -- Government relations -- To 1789
  • Iroquois Indians