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Manuscript Collection: Josiah Gregg

Collection Overview

Collection summary derived from "Guidebook to Manuscripts", 1969: Often called "the Historian of the Santa Fe Trade," Josiah Gregg (1806-1850) was an early trader, and the author of Commerce of the Prairies, published in 1844: These papers consist of sixteen letters to his brother John concerning business and trade and also tell something of his work as a doctor. There are several "memorandum books." One notebook contains notes made while he was in medical school at Louisville, Kentucky. A note on the front of the book indicates it would be "what we now call post graduate work," but it is not known when this note was penned. There is a photograph of Gregg and two of his sister. Interesting item: There are several hand-drawn maps of his travels with the Arkansas Regiment into Mexico. A map of the Saltillo area is particularly good.

Thomas Gilcrease Library and Archive
5 items
1827 - 1858
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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.