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...
1808-1853, bulk 1832-1841