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Manuscript Collection: Ranald Slidell MacKinzie

Institution: Thomas Gilcrease Library and Archive
Language of Material: English
Description: 11 items
Period covered: 1873 - 1882
Collection summary derived from "Guidebook to Manuscripts", 1969: Ranald S. Mackenzie (1840-1889), a graduate of West Point and a general in the U.S. Army, participated in many battles of the Civil War. After the war he was transferred to the South and Southwest, accepting a lower rank, and took a leading part in the campaign against marauding Indians in the early 1870's. As a result of his efforts, large areas in Texas were opened for permanent settlement. Later he was transferred to Indian Territory where he helped to cope with hostile Indians.
Important items: Mackenzie received one letter of note from General Sherman, but his letter-book is probably more important as it deals with military matters from various posts: Fort Sill in Indian Territory, Fort Clark (Texas), and Santa Fe, Navajo Country.

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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Manuscript Collection: Ranald Slidell MacKinzie
1873 - 1882
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