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Manuscript Collection: Winthrop Sargent

Institution: Thomas Gilcrease Library and Archive
Language of Material: English
Description: 1 item
Period covered: 1791
Collection summary derived from "Guidebook to Manuscripts", 1969: Winthrop Sargent (1753-1820), territorial administrator, was a descendant of William Sargent who emigrated from England and received a grant of land in Gloucester in 1678.
Sargent fought with the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War, and in 1787 he was elected secretary of the Ohio Company. It was while he held this office that he wrote this letter telling of the Ohio River Indian troubles.

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
Winthrop Sargent, Folder 2 Typescript of Winthrop Sargent’s account of Native American raids in the Northwest Territory in 1791

Folder 2

20th century