MS 2936 Board of Cherokee Commissioners Drafts and Copies of Documents

Collection ID:
Board of Cherokee Commissioners
May 23, 1844-Jly 23, 1845
Physical Description:
1 Portfolio

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Includes regulations of the Board, letters sent, synopses of claims, opinions, statements of claim presented and claims allowed, and final report. Also two letters received, apparently originals.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Board established under the Treaty of 1835 [In existence May 23, 1844 - July 17, 1845]
Biographical / Historical
Used or created by the Commissioners, George C. Washington, and John T. Mason.

Local Numbers
Local Numbers
NAA MS 2936

Using the Collection
Manuscript 2936, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Custodial History
Custodial History
Received 1918, original source unknown. Marked in J. N. B. Hewittʹs hand, "Cherokee Letters, 1918, from Miss Poast," Miss Poast being secretary to the Chief of the Bureau at that time. Presumably the official records of the Cherokee Commissioners are in the National Archives.

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
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Repository Contact
National Anthropological Archives
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