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J. B. Varnum, Indian Office letter

 Collection — Folder: S1340
Identifier: S1340

Scope and Contents

J. B. Varnum wrote this letter to General J. Mason, Superintendent of Indian Trade, on November 10, 1809, from Michilimackinac (Fort Mackinac) in Michigan. Mr. Varnum said that he arrived "at this place from Chicago" after traveling for eleven days. He reported on the shipment of goods which was received at that place. He was living in a house that had been unoccupied for two years. Mr. Varnum wrote: "I found it to be so old and so very much out of repair that I have not thought proper to issue any other expense than what was requisite to make it serve for the ensuing winter." He wrote about receiving cases of looking glasses and kegs of powder.


  • 1809


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.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

Language of Materials



This collection has one letter.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a records donation from the National Archives on 1940/6/22.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing and finding aid completed 2018/3/15 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield.


J. B. Varnum, Indian Office letter
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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