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Ely S. Parker letter

 Collection — Box: 65
Identifier: MS-SC1143

Scope and Contents

Letter to General John C. Smith, Lieutenant Governor of Illinois, re: the relationship between John Rawlins and Grant, Grant's intemperance and Parker's opinion of statements about Grant and Rawlins made by Sylvanus Cadwallader, a journalist and Grant biographer.


  • Created: February 17, 1887


Biographical / Historical

Born on a Seneca Reservation in western New York, educated in white schools, friend of Ulysses Grant and his military secretary during the Civil War, he was appointed by President Grant as the first native American Commissioner of Indian Affairs.


1 folder (1 folder : .5 linear inches (.042 linear feet)) : 5 pages

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