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Manuscript Collection: Chickasaw Ledger Books

Collection Overview

Collection summary derived from "Guidebook to Manuscripts", 1969: There are two Chickasaw ledger books. Some items are receipts for funds paid, and disbursements of treaty monies. There are several letters between A. Harlan, on behalf of the $24,303.00 estate of a Chickasaw member Up-Pa-La and various Indian Affairs agents, especially N.G. Taylor, the Commissioner of Indian Affairs. There is also an Act of Legislative Council of the Chickasaw granting rights to J. Wes Parker, W.M. Guy, C.D. Carter, J.S. Maytubby, and their associates to construct and maintain Telephone lines within the Chickasaw Nation. Signed by officials of the Chickasaw Nation, dated November 1889 through 1900. On April 10, 1900 there is a printed document signed by President William McKinley disapproving the action of the Chickasaw Legislature. This collection references two books in the Rare, Oversized, department.

Thomas Gilcrease Library and Archive
1791 - 1905
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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.

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.