University of Oklahoma Libraries Western History Collections
CHEROKEE NATION MANUSCRIPT COLLECTIONS
Jordan, John D. Papers 1839-1903 .10 foot
Collector. A letter (1842) to Stand Watie from John R. Ridge regarding the Ross faction and the death of James Foreman, and a biography (n.d.) of Stand Watie, compiled by the Daughters of the Confederacy. Watie was a prominent Cherokee leader.
1. "Life of General Stand Watie: the only Indian Brigadier General of the Confederate Army and the Last General to Surrender".
Typescript, manuscript by Mrs. Mabel Anderson, Pryor, OK.
2. Letter to T.J. Jordan from J.C. Starr, January 24, 1903. (copy) Concerning George F. Privat's application for enrollment. Questions the legality of the divorce of Louisa and John Charley. Mentions Col. J.M. Bell.
Letter to Stand Watie from his nephew, John R. Ridge, October 2, 1842. (Copy and transcription) Re: death of James Foreman (killed by Watie).
Letter to J.M. Bell from Hinds & Jackson, attorneys at law, Muskogee, I.T. March 12, 1891. re: Lasater Estate. (copy)
Document certifying that "J.M. Bell has this day purchased the right to manufacture and use on his or her farm...Fowler's improved farm fence patented Feb. 19, 1889." March 7, 1909. (copy)
Telegraph to Geo. W. Fox from E.C. Boudinot re: Bell and Company's settlement on ceded lands. 1879. (copy)
Receipt of payment to James Bell of $3.00 for serving as a witness. October 6, 1894. (copy)
William Henry Martin's appointment of James M Bell as his attorney. April 16, 1897. (copy) Martin--"a blood citizen of Osage Nation, I.T"
Notes outlining a political speech for an election. Points made concern Cherokee Old Settlers and allotment. (copy)