University of Oklahoma Libraries Western History Collections
CHOCTAW NATION MANUSCRIPT COLLECTIONS
Pitchlynn, Peter Perkins (1806-1881) Papers 1815-1888 2.75 feet
Indian chief. Correspondence (1824-1881) of Pitchlynn with prominent citizens and family members in the Choctaw Nation regarding events and troubles within the nation; Pitchlynn's personal journals (1815); Pitchlynn's diary (1828-1832); official reports (1825-1841) of the Choctaw Academy and Missionary Station in Kentucky; and Pitchlynn family records (1806-1867). The collection also includes a signed copy of the articles of surrender and peace negotiated between the Choctaw Nation and the United States at the close of the Civil War, and extensive correspondence reflecting the state of the Choctaw Nation just prior to, and during the Civil War years, with special regard to slavery.
Box 1: Correspondence:
February 19, 1824 to September 26, 1847.
Box 2: Correspondence:
February 9, 1848 to November 29, 1857.
Box 3: Correspondence:
December 9, 1857 to October 21, 1863.
Box 4: Correspondence:
October 24, 1863 to July 29, 1888.
Box 5: Typescripts of original documents; quarterly reports of the Choctaw Academy at Blue Springs, Scott County, Kentucky Nov. 25, 1825 to March 13, 1841 (originals); Personal diaries of Peter Pitchlynn; Pitchlynn family records.