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Title Ely Samuel Parker's response to Charles Hendrie regarding final settlements for works on the Custom House and Marine Hospital in Galena
Archival Reference Mss.497.3.P223
Sub-collection Ely Samuel Parker Papers  
Author Parker, Ely Samuel (Hasanoanda) (1828-1895)  
Date 26 Oct 1859
Document Type Correspondence
Contents Reply stating he expects to render a final statement to Washington in a week or ten days and that he must first carry out instructions "to examine the accounts of the contractors" to determine the amount due Mr. Geiger for his share of the construction of the public buildings in 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 Banking and Finance  Health and Medical  Construction and Building  Public Utilities  Towns and Cities  Industry  
Places Galena; Illinois
People Hendrie, Charles  Parker, Ely Samuel (Hasanoanda) (1828-1895)  
Themes Business, Trade & Commerce; Industry & Technology
Library American Philosophical Society  
Copyright American Philosophical Society