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Manuscript Collection: Francis Nicholson

Collection Overview

Collection summary derived from "Guidebook to Manuscripts", 1969: A document noted as "Presents to ye Indians sent in ye expedition to Annapolis." In different handwriting the list includes vermillion, cloth, kettles, knives, powder, looking glasses, fuses, tomahawks, etc. The items were "delivered out of the Queen's store at the tower [of London]. Apparently the Indians receiving the presents were those who accompanied Sir Francis Nicholson in his expedition against Acadia [Nova Scotia]. In 1710 Nicholson captured Port Royal, he renamed it Annapolis Royal.

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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.