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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.


  • 1838


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Biographical Note

Jesse C. Douglass was the enrolling agent for the emigration of Potawatomi Indians from Iowa to the Western Territory.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

Language of Materials



This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Katherine Hamilton on 1925/10/24.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2015/11/15 by Edythe Huffman. EAD finding aid created 2015/11/15 by Edythe Huffman.
Jesse C. Douglass journal
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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