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Polke, William

 Person

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Jesse C. Douglass journal

 Collection — Folder: S0370
Identifier: S0370
Scope and Contents This collection contains a photocopy of a journal written by Jesse C. Douglass about the emigration of Potawatomi Indians from Twin Lakes in Marshall County, Iowa to their homes on the Osage River in the Western Territory. The work contains entries from August 30, 1838 to November 7, 1838 and a table of distances indicating the miles the party traveled. The journal was the property of Judge William Polke, Esq. who also conducted the emigration.
Dates: 1838

John B. Niles papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: L116
Scope and Contents The bulk of the collection consists of photostatic copies of John B. Niles’ correspondence ranging from 1837 to 1902, regarding his legal practice. There is some correspondence regarding the Indiana Medical College and a number of letters between Niles and his father-in-law, William Polke. There are also several original papers and pamphlets included in the collection.
Dates: 1837-1902

William Polke collection

 Collection
Identifier: L333
Scope and Contents The bulk of the collection is photostat copies of William Polke’s correspondence regarding the Potawatomi people and his role in their removal from northern Indiana as well as other political matters. There are also letters from his daughter, Mary Polke Niles, and between he and his son-in-law, John B. Niles. Among his other correspondents are Samuel Merrill, Samuel Milroy, and Waller Taylor. In addition to the correspondence, the collection includes a transcript of Polke’s account of...
Dates: 1808-1853, bulk 1832-1841