John Gottlieb Ernestus Heckewelder letters and papers, 1789-1796


Date: 1789-1796 | Size: 1 reel(s)


There are nine items on this reel, including letters concerning Indian affairs at Detroit, Indian lands and surveys of Moravian Indian lands on the Muskingum (with maps), estimates of settlers north of the Ohio (1793), and a report concerning the conduct of the British respecting the Indian war (1793).

Background note

John Gottlieb Ernestus Heckewelder was a Moravian missionary.

Collection Information

Physical description

1 microfilm reel.


Purchased from Massachusetts Historical Society and accessioned, 1958 (1958 1765mf).

Location of originals:

Originals at the Massachusetts Historical Society and Harvard University.

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


  • Maps.
  • Microfilm Collection


  • Indians of North America -- Land tenure
  • Indians of North America -- Wars -- 1790-1794