University of Oklahoma Libraries Western History Collections
GENERAL NATIVE AMERICAN MANUSCRIPT COLLECTIONS
Hargett, Jay L. Papers 1792-1935 .66 foot
Collector. Typescripts of correspondence (1816-1870), mostly regarding missionary work among the Choctaw and Cherokee Indians; diaries (1914) recounting travel in the eastern United States and in the Galena, Kansas, area; a students notebook (n.d.) containing class notes, poetry, and miscellaneous notes; an account book (1860s-1890s) recording purchases and daily expenses; and personal correspondence (1894-1902) between Edwin Ludlow writing from Mexico as superintendent of the Mexican Coal and Coke Company and his wife who was residing in Hartshorne, Indian Territory. Correspondents writing about missionary activities include Cyrus Byington, Israel Folsom, David Folsom, Nathaniel Folsom, Peter Pitchlynn, Stand Watie, and Cyrus Kingsbury.
1. Correspondence from Cyrus Byington to Samuel Folsom re: biography of David Folsom, October 26, 1857.
2. Correspondence from Cyrus Byington to Israel Folsom re: David Folsom's biography, grammar, missions and boarding schools, etc., May 27, 1859.
3. Correspondence from T. G. Bend to Reverend J. P. Murrow re: mission and church business, personal welfare, and greetings, March 10, 1871.
4. Part of the Choctaw-Chickasaw Treaty of 1837 (Articles 1 and 2 are not included), February 25, 1837; President Martin Van Buren's approval and confirmation of the treaty, March 24, 1837.
5. Correspondence from Secretary of War William H. Crawford to Major General Andrew Jackson re: the forced removal of all unauthorized settlers from Public Lands, January 27, 1816.
6. Correspondence from George W. Hawkins to an unknown person re: the Choctaw-Chickasaw Treaty of 1855, September 30, 1855.
7. Correspondence from R. M. Jones to an unknown person re: lawlessness in Kiameche (sic) County. Kiamiche County was located in the Pushmataha District of the Choctaw Nation. July 23, 1858.