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Manuscript Collection: Joseph Martin

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Collection summary derived from "Guidebook to Manuscripts", 1969: Joseph Martin (1740-1808) was one of three commissioners appointed by the governor of Virginia to treat with the Southern Indians. In that same year North Carolina also engaged his services as agent among the Cherokees and Chickamaugas. In 1785, as commissioner of the National Government, he engaged in the negotiation of the Treaty of Hopewell. In this letter dated March 12, 1785, he writes to Alexander Martin, Governor of North Carolina, regarding a proposed Indian treaty.

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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.