The full content of this document is only available to subscribing institutions. More information can be found via

Title Parker, Ely Samuel (Hasanoanda) (1828-1895), 1828-1895 Memoranda
Archival Reference Mss.497.3.P223
Sub-collection Ely Samuel Parker Papers  
Author Parker, Ely Samuel (Hasanoanda) (1828-1895)  
Date 31 Jul 1858; 5 Aug 1858
Document Type Business and financial document; Government document
Contents Memoranda as to money expended by Frederick E. Geiger in the construction of the Custom House and Marine Hospital, Galena.
Sub-collection Information A Sachem and Civil War adjutant to Ulysses Grant, Ely Samuel Parker was an important figure in the Seneca Indian nation during the first half of the nineteenth century. Trained as an engineer, Parker was deeply involved in the Senecas' land disputes with the Ogden Land Company and he played an important role in interpreting Seneca culture for a white audience, most notably as a consultant for Lewis Henry Morgan.

Collected by Arthur C. Parker, the Ely Samuel Parker Papers include correspondence, manuscripts, and printed materials relating primarily to Seneca affairs, history, language, and culture, as well as politics, education, engineering, and the Civil War. Among Parker's correspondents were Henry Clay, Millard Fillmore, Henry M. Flagler, Lewis Henry Morgan, Henry Rowe Schoolcraft, Daniel Webster, and Asher Wright. Several letters relate to Parker's service as engineer of public buildings in Galena, Illinois, and to his Masonic activities. Among the noteworthy items in the collection are several essays on Seneca history and culture, a fragment of Parker's diary, 1847, and a significant quantity of material on the Seneca language assembled by Asher Wright.
Region American Midwest  
Subjects Construction and Building  Government and Politics  Taxation  Banking and Finance  Health and Medical  
Places Galena; Illinois
People Parker, Ely Samuel (Hasanoanda) (1828-1895)  
Themes Business, Trade & Commerce; Government & Politics
Library American Philosophical Society  
Copyright American Philosophical Society