Finding Aid: Mary Jane Ross

Institution: Thomas Gilcrease Library and Archive
Language of Material: English
Description: 60 items
Period covered: 1826 - 1948
Subject matter: A collection of letter, some written in Cherokee, receipts, birth and marriage certificates ad newspaper clippings. Most letters are between Lewis and Henry Ross.

Background: Staff, interns, and volunteers of the Thomas Gilcrease Library and Archive have contributed to the organization and maintenance of the files since the collection passed to the City of Tulsa in the 1950s. The Gilcrease Foundation acquired these materials before 1964 and is housed in the Helmerich Center for American Research (HCAR). The library currently receives most materials through community donation, board members, artists and the acquisition of manuscript collections.

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Arrangement Title Description Date
A certificate of sale of a lot in Clarksville, Georgia from Thomas A. Word to John Bryan for Twelve Dollars

Folder 1

July 4, 1826
Fragment of a note to J. M. Bry… [illegible] at Grand Saline

Note on verso is the name William Tutt. Folder 2

December 14, 1857
Receipt to Lewis Ross from E. Roberts for tuition of his son, Henry Ross posted at Nazareth Pennsylvania

Folder 3

April 4, 1863
Envelope addressed to Mr. Lewis Ross in Washington, D.C on Pennsylvania Avenue

Folder 3

April 4, 1863
Letter from Henry C. Ross, age 16, in Philadelphia to Lewis Ross in Washington D.C. regarding his school and plans to not return to the Nation

Folder 7

March 27, 1864
Envelope addressed to Mr. Lewis Ross in Washington D.C.

Folder 7

March 27, 1864
Letter from Henry C. Ross in Philadelphia to 'Papa' Lewis Ross describing some boys who got into trouble

On separate page, Henry asks for people to write to him. Folder 8

April 2, 1864
Envelope addressed to Mr. Lewis Ross in Washington, D.C.

Folder 8

April 3, 1864
Receipt from William H. Richardson of Philadelphia for a purchase at a parasol and cane store by J.W. Staples for H.C. Ross

Folder 4

March 28, 1864
Receipt from Edward Franklin for boots purchased by J. W. Staples for Henry C. Ross

Folder 5

March 28, 1864
Letter from Lewis Ross in Washington D.C. to his son, Henry Ross in Pennsylvania. He gives advice on behavior at school at Nazareth Hall and Information about the Indian Regiment assignments during the Civil War

Folder 6

March 29, 1864
Letter from Henry C. Ross to his father, Lewis Ross regarding his concern for the Cherokee people in the Nation, being killed by the Rebels

Folder 17

May 8, 1864
Envelope addressed to Mr. Lewis Ross in Washington D.C.

Folder 15

April 6, 1864
Letter from Henry C. Ross to his father, Lewis Ross regarding personal things. He does not want to return to the Cherokee Nation

Folder15

April 6, 1864
Receipt from Joseph Bachman to Lewis Ross for a carriage hire from Bethlehem, Pennsylvania to Nazareth Hall, Moravian Boarding School

Folder 9

April 7, 1864
Envelope addressed to Mr. Lewis Ross in Washington D.C.

Folder 9

April 15, 1864
Receipt from Edward Reichel, Principal of Nazareth Hall, to Lewis Ross for $100.00 tuition payment for Henry C. Ross

Folder 10

April 7, 1864
Receipt for professional services for Henry Ross, paid by Mr. Lewis Ross

Folder 11

April 15, 1864
Letter from Lewis Ross to his son, Henry C. Ross who is in school, with personal greetings and five dollars enclosed.

Folder 12

April 19, 1864
Letter written in Cherokee from James McDaniel to Henry C. Ross at Nazareth Hall in Pennsylvania

Folder 14

April 1864
Envelope addressed to Master Henry C. Ross at Nazareth Hall, Northampton County, Pennsylvania

Folder 14

April 1864
Letter from Henry C. Ross at Nazareth Hall to Lewis Ross regarding school, as well as concern for the Cherokees back in the Nation.

Henry hopes that Stand Waite and several others will be caught and that the Cherokees can raise something to eat this summer so they don't starve. Folder 13

April 28, 1864
Envelope addressed to Mr. Lewis Ross in Washington D.C.

Folder 13

April 29, 1864
Letter from Henry C. Ross to his father, Lewis Ross regarding personal things

Folder 16

May 5, 1864
Envelope addressed to Mr. Lewis Ross in Washington D.C.

Folder 16

May 5, 1864
Letter from Henry C. Ross to Lewis Ross in Washington D.C. regarding personal things, hoping for a visit in June

Folder 18

May 26, 1864
Envelope addressed to Mr. Lewis Ross in Washington, D.C.

Folder 18

May 26, 1864
Letter from Lewis Ross to his son, Henry C. Ross concerning his visit to Henry's school in July. Henry is to give a Cherokee Speech, and other family members will be there

Folder 19

June 27, 1864
Letter from Lewis Ross at Fort Gibson, Cherokee Nation to Henry C. Ross at Nazareth Hall, Pennsylvania concerning Lewis' trip from Philadelphia to Leavenworth, Kansas.

Lewis Ross mentions finding relatives well and raising corn to help the hungry, hoping the Rebel Bushwhackers do not destroy it. Fort Gibson is much stronger now. Folder20

July 22, 1864
Envelope addressed to Henry C. Ross

Folder 20

April 20, 1865
Letter written by Lewis Ross, Fort Gibson, to his son, Henry Ross, with mention of a Captain Tallallah, and review of conditions in the Cherokee Nation

Folder 22

September 9, 1864
Letter to Henry Ross from Uncle John Ross, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with more information on conditions in the Cherokee Nation

Folder 23

September 14, 1864
Envelope addressed to Lewis Ross, Cherokee Delegate, Washington, D. C., does not relate to this letter

Folder 23

April 18, 1864
Letter from Henry C. Ross, Nazareth Hall, to his father, Lewis Ross, indicating he had been sick with the mumps and asks ab out their house being burned down

Folder 24

September 30, 1864
Letter to Lewis Ross from Henry C. Ross, Nazareth Hall, discussing the rebels stealing of provisions and if the family was all right

Folder 25

October 24, 1864
Letter to Lewis Ross from Henry Ross, Nazareth Hall, discussing the Democrats and Republicans having a great ruckus in Philadelphia and destroying a great many stores

Folder 26

November 7, 1864
Envelope addressed to Mr. Lewis Ross, Fort Gibson, Cherokee Nation, from Henry C. Ross, Moravian Boarding School at Nazareth Hall, Northampton County, Pennsylvania

Folder 26

November 7, 1864
Letter to Lewis Ross from Henry Ross, Nazareth Hall, mentioning John Ross and two family photos received

Folder 28

November 28, 1864
Letter to Henry Ross, from Lewis Ross, Fort Gibson, Cherokee Nation, describing raids on Wagon Trains from or to Fort Scott

Folder 29

December 7, 1864
Letter to Lewis Ross from Henry C. Ross, Nazareth Hall, discussing the snowy weather, health issues and an axe handle he made for Lewis

Folder 30

February 6, 1865
Letter to Henry Ross from Lewis Ross, Fort Gibson referring to a pay-off of the troops in a few days and no bush-whackers near. The name 'Miss Emma A. Dale' is written on the reverse side of the letter

Folder 31

March 15, 1865
Envelope addressed to Master Henry C. Ross, Nazareth Hall, Pennsylvania is postmarked Fort Scott and does not relate to the letter

Additional date of August 3, 1864 and name Peggy Hilderbrand is written in pencil on left end of envelope. Folder 31

October 30, 1865
Letter to Henry Ross from Lewis Ross, Philadelphia referring to finding Dan H. Ross, New York, and his supply of goods for the store at Fort Gibson

Folder 32

May 19, 1865
Letter to Henry Ross from Lewis Ross, Willard Hotel, Washington, D. C., mentioning the trains returning with victorious army troops from Dixie

Folder 33

June 3, 1865
Letter to Henry Ross from Lewis Ross, written on board a Steamboat from St. Louis to Fort Gibson with Uncle John Ross

Folder 34

August 26, 1865
Envelope addressed to Master Henry C. Ross, Nazareth Hall, Nazareth, Pennsylvania and postmarked Philadelphia

Folder 34

September 14, 1865
Letter to Henry Ross from Lewis Ross, Grand Saline, Cherokee Nation listing delegates in Washington and Neighbors

Folder 37

January 26, 1866
Letter to Henry Ross from Lewis Ross, Fort Gibson discussing relatives, deaths and crops

Folder 38

March 20, 1866
Receipt signed by Nancy Albert, Administrator, Estate of W. W. Albert for cash paid for property at Brown Saline

Folder 40

April 28, 1868
Affidavit of Red Bird Sixkiller relating to exchange of property improvements with Henry C. Ross

Folder 41

December 1, 1883