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Collection of Indian trade licenses

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: S2968
Scope and Contents The collection contains photostats of trade licenses, oaths, and bonds in manuscript and printed form, in French and English, and lists of licenses granted for the years 1766 to 1790. These photostats were made by the Minnesota Historical Society in 1925 from negatives received from the Canadian Archives and from negatives in the possession of Professor Wayne E. Stevens of Dartmouth College. The materials document the British and French trade in the Ohio Valley.
Dates: circa 1925

French-Chickasaw War of 1736 notebook

 Collection — Folder: S1556
Identifier: S1556
Scope and Contents This notebook contains handwritten copies of documents from the Archives Nationales in Paris, France, transcribed in 1924, relating to the war between the French and the Chickasaw Indians in 1736. The records include accounts of the French troops' expedition against the Chickasaw tribe, given on June 28, 1736 and on March [May] 27, 1736 by Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville; a 1736 letter from Monsieur de Cremont to the minister; two accounts of the defeat of Pierre D'Artaguiette at the...
Dates: 1924

Julia Deckard collection

 Collection — Folder: S2238
Identifier: S2238
Scope and Contents This collection includes photocopies of correspondence sent to General Frederick Haldimand, the governor-in-chief of Quebec province, including a March 10, 1784 letter sent by Johannes Decker asking for the return of his slave "Pompey," who was captured by Indians in New York and sold to a Monsieur Beaubin (Beaubien?) of L'Assomption; and 2 1781 letters written in French and signed by Rey, aide-de-camp to Colonel de la Balme. The correspondence was obtained by Julia Deckard presumably for...
Dates: 1781-1784

Oversize collection of Indian trade licenses

 Collection — Folder: B055
Identifier: B055
Dates: circa 1925

World War I French war orphan photographs

 Collection — Folder: SP130
Identifier: SP130
Scope and Contents This collection contains 3 black-and-white photographs of French war orphans assisted by war work in Indiana during World War II with handwritten notes of gratitude to their benefactors in French and English. One photograph likely taken in Saint-Malo, Bretagne, France shows an 8-year old child named Pierre Mordrel in 1917, which has a note on the back that reads, "Souvenir affectueux de Pierre Mordrel à son aimable bienfaifrice Mrs. Lucius B. Swift." The other photographs show young men who...
Dates: 1917-circa 1930