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Manuscript Collection: Indian Spies' Report

Institution: Thomas Gilcrease Library and Archive
Language of Material: English
Description: 1 item
Period covered: 1709
Collection summary derived from "Guidebook to Manuscripts", 1969: This letter came from the library of Sir R. Leicester Harmsworth and was sold at a public auction from Sotheby and Company in 1948. It is described as follows: "Examination of some Indians in Relation to ye condition of ye French in Canada, at a Meeting of the Comm. for managing the Indian Affairs in Albany, 21 June 1709, contemporary MS., 3 pp. folio." It is a report of the "Indian Spies" who had been sent into Canada to see the condition of the French defenses.

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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Availability: This collection is open for use by appointment only at the Helmerich Center for American Research (HCAR). Contact the Library at 918-631-6449 or in advance to inquire if materials exist pertaining to your research interests.

Arrangement Title Description Date
Indian Spies' Report, Folder 1 Report from a meeting of the Commissioners for Managing Indian Affairs

The report includes examinations of Native Americans sent to Canada as spies.
Folder 1

June 21, 1709