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Manuscript Collection: John Stuart

Collection Overview

Collection summary derived from "Guidebook to Manuscripts", 1969: Captain John Stuart ( -1838) of Company C, 7th Regiment , U. S. Army, originally from Kentucky, spent most of his life in Indian Territory, serving in the army at Fort Gibson, Fort Smith, and Fort Coffee. The latter was established by him in 1833. This eleven page letter, written on June 18, 1836, to Adjutant General R. Jones, from Fort Coffee, discusses the situation of the troops in Arkansas Territory. In 1838 he established Fort Wayne on the Illinois River where he died December 8th of that year.

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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.