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Title Ely Samuel Parker's letter to James E. Stewart informing him that no balance is due Mr Geiger for construction in Galena
Archival Reference Mss.497.3.P223
Sub-collection Ely Samuel Parker Papers  
Author Parker, Ely Samuel (Hasanoanda) (1828-1895)  
Date 12 Feb 1860
Contents Letter returning Stewart's claim against F.E. Geiger, advising there is no balance due Geiger from his partner in connection with the construction of 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 Law and Order  Banking and Finance  Public Utilities  Construction and Building  Towns and Cities  
Places Galena; Illinois; Washington
People Parker, Ely Samuel (Hasanoanda) (1828-1895)  Geiger, Frederick E.  Stuart, James E.  
Themes Business, Trade & Commerce
Library American Philosophical Society  
Copyright American Philosophical Society