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Title Ely Samuel Parker's letter to his brother Nicholson, regarding his travel plans with Minnie in the summer and the New York Agent's interpreter
Archival Reference Mss.497.3.P223
Sub-collection Ely Samuel Parker Papers  
Author Parker, Ely Samuel (Hasanoanda) (1828-1895)  
Date 1 Apr 1876
Document Type Correspondence
Contents A reply, with which Ely enclosed a letter from the Commissioner concerning the New York Agent's interpreter, and advising that he plans to take Minnie out of school in May and send her to Nic for the summer.
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 East  
Subjects Children and Family  Education  Travel and Transportation  Government and Politics  Railroads  Language and Translation  
Places Fairfield; Cattaraugus; New York
People Parker, Ely Samuel (Hasanoanda) (1828-1895)  Parker, Nicholson H.  Parker, Minnie  
Themes Children & Family
Library American Philosophical Society  
Copyright American Philosophical Society