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Manuscript Collection: Patrick Gordon

Institution: Thomas Gilcrease Library and Archive
Language of Material: English
Description: 1 item
Period covered: 1735
Collection summary derived from "Guidebook to Manuscripts", 1969: This interesting letter (two page folio) from Patrick Gordon, Philadelphia, August 13, 1735, is addressed to Chief Shekallamy in reference to the evils caused by the sale of rum to the Indians. It appears that the chief complained to the governor about the indiscriminate sale of same. The chief used this as a pretext to seize all the rum he could find.

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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Arrangement Title Description Date
Gurdon Saltonstall, Folder 1 Letter from Patrick Gordon to Chief Shekallamy regarding the sale of rum to the Native Americans

Folder 1

August 13, 1735