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MG-220

Merle H. Deardorff Collection

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MG-220

Merle H. Deardorff Collection




AUTHOR AND BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS, 1938-1944, 1960, 1968, [undated]. (1 box)
(1 box)

box 1

Author, 1960, 1968, [undated]
Biographical Materials, [undated], (1 folder)
Cornplanter, [undated], Handwritten draft, 12 pp. (1 folder)
"Early History of the Upper Allegheny," handwritten Ms for the introduction to "John Adlum on the Allegheny: Memoirs for the Year 1794," by Donald H. Kent and M.H.D., Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. 84 (1960), pp. 265-281, [undated]. (1 folder)
"The League of the Iroquois," October 20, 1968, Typed, 11 pp. (incl. letter from High Flick, Albany, February 28, 1970) (1 folder)

Editor, 1938-1944
Warren County, Pennsylvania Almanac, Printed for the Friends of the Warren Bank and Trust Company, Vols. 1938-1944 (7 volumes)

Speaker, after 1966.
"The Indians and the Kinzua Dam," after 1966, Typed notes in outline, 2 pp.


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GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE, 1940-1971 (1 box)

box 1

Adney, E. Tappan, Upper Woodstock, New Brunswick, Canada, 1944-1945 (2 folders)
Canning, Thomas, Composer, Ruchester, NY, 1955 (1 folder)
Congdon, Charles E., Attorney, Salamanca, NY, 1941-1945, 1967, 1969 (2 folders)
Cornplanter (General), 1940-1941 (1 folder)
Cornplanter - Miss Gene Pierce, 1962-1965 (1 folder)
Cornplanter - Jesse J., Tonawanda Reservation, 1941 (1 folder)
Cornplanter - John H. Stewart, 1964-1966 (1 folder)
Cornplanter - Riverview-Corydon Cemetery Association, 1966 (1 folder)
Elkington Family, 1942-1943 (1 folder)
Fenton, Dr. Wm. F., University of the State of New York, Albany, 1940-1964 (1 folder)
Gummere, Lydia F., Friends Historical Association (incl. death notice of M.H.D., February 17, 1971), 1942 (1 folder)
Hamilton, Dr. Kenneth G., Archivist, Moravian Theological Seminary, 1944 (1 folder)
Hamilton, Dr. Milton W., State Education Dept, Albany, NY (1960 (1 folder)
Hunter, Wm. A., Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, 1949-1950 (1 folder)
Joel Swayne Diary, 1942-1944, 1969-1970 (1 folder(
Kent, Donald H., Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, 1942, 1950-1966 (1 folder)
Lanctot, G., Public Archives of Canada, Ottowa, 1941 (1 folder)
Maps, 1942-1943 (1 folder)
Myers, Harold L., Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, 1970 (1 folder)
Reynolds, Thomas E., Meadville, 1943 (1 folder)
Robinson, Dr. Percy C., Ontario, Canada, 1944-1949 (1 folder)
Runkle Hill, 1942 (1 folder)
Saturday Review Editor, NYC, 1970 (1 folder)
Snyderman, George S., 1953 (1 folder)
Spiritualist Community at Kiantone, NY, 1940-1942 (1 folder)
Stevens, Dr. S. K., Exec. Director, PHMC, 1968-1971 (1 folder)
Tooker, Elisabeth, [undated] (1 folder)
Wainright, Nicholas B., Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 1963-1964 (1 folder)
Wallace, Dr. Paul A. W., Annville, 1950 (1 folder)
Western Missionary Society, 1942 (1 folder)
Westerson, W.A., Minneapolis, MN, 1943 (1 folder)
Witthoft, John, 1953 (1 folder)


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RESEARCH NOTES, 1939-1970. (9 boxes)

box 1

Allegheny Route to Genessee Towns, ca. 1778, 1949 (1 folder)
Andrews, Robert, Sr., Biography, [undated] (1 folder)
Animals, 1943, 1965 (1 folder)
Archaeology, 1942, 1945 (1 folder)
Baldwin, Waterman, 1941 (1 folder)
Big Tree Treaty, 1951 (1 folder)
Bonnecamps Survey (Henry W. Fuelhart's Calculations), [undated] (1 folder)
Brant, Joseph, Life of, Dept. of Indian Affairsm Canada, [undated] (1 folder)
Brodhead Material, 1940-1941 (incl. Wisconsin Society photostats) (1 folder)
Brule, Etienne, Notes, [undated] (1 folder)
Butler, Richard, Letters and Biography, [undated] (1 folder)
Celoron, 1745 Expedition, [undated] (1 folder)
Ceremonial Cycle Comments (Tooker's The Iroquois Ceremonial of Midwinter) by M.H.D. (1 folder)
Ceremonies - Dance and White Dog, 1967 (1 folder)
Communities, [undated] (1 folder)
Cold Spring Ceremonies, 1941-1960 (1 folder)
Minutes, Six Nations Meetings, 1941-1960 (4 folders)
Correspondence - Congdon, Charles E., 1942-1945 (1 folder)
Correspondence - Cornplanter, Jesse, 1949-1956 (1 folder)
Correspondence - White, Claton C., 1942-1956 (1 folder)
Contrecoeur Papers, 5x8 cards (1 amfile boc)
Cornplanter:
Chronology
General Items and Siebeneck's articles: "Cornplanter," Legislation, Supreme Exec. Council Minutes (2 folders)
Bibliography (1 folder)
Birth, Parentage, Descent (incl. Parker's "Notes on the Ancestry of Cornplanter") (1 folder)

box 2

Cemetery (1 folder)
Conferences at Philadelphia, 1790-1791 (1 folder)
Cornplanter Indian Landowners, Articles of Incorporation, 1961 (1 folder)
Cornplanter's Senecas on the Upper Allegheny, with Quaker Mission Journals from 1798 (Projected Bulletin) (1 folder)
Cornplanter's Talk, February 13, 1821 (1 folder)
Deeds and Legal Papers, 1821-1892 (1 folder)
Expenses for Philadelphia Trip, 1790-1791 (1 folder)
Grant, Warren County Court File, 1827 (1 folder)
Heirs, [undated] (1 folder)
Henry O'Baill, Son of, [undated] (1 folder)
Indian Church, [undated] (Minute Book, 1883, when the Indian Church became Presbyterian) (1 folder)
Jacobs, Ezra, Cornplanter papers owned by, [undated] (1 folder)
Kinnear, Willia,, Biographical Sketch, [undated] (1 folder)
Kinzua Dam, 1939-1970
Allegheny Reservoir, Legal Papers, 1939-1968 (3 folders)

box 3

Allegheny Reservoir Report on Cornplanter Grant in Elk Twp., Warren County, March 1962 (1 folder)
"An Analysis of the Kinzua Dam Controversy Considering the Corps of Engineers Vs. The Seneca Indian Nation" by Randy Stein, et. al., April 16, 1969 (1 folder)
Cold Spring Notes, 1940-1960 (7 folders)
"The Cornplanter Century: A Demography Appraisal," by Audrey J. Sublett, mimeograph, 56 pp. (1 folder)
"The Cornplanter Cemetery Relocation Project," by George H. Abrams, typed, 49 pp. (1 folder)
Cornplanter's Reburial, 1962-1964 (1 folder)
"The Effects of the Kinzua Dam Upon Seneca Culture," by Paul Feldsher, Spring 1970, typed, 63 pp.

box 4

"A Flood Control Dam on the Upper Allegheny River, Forty Years of Controversy," by Roy E. Brant, March 1969 (1 folder)
Monument Relocation, 1962 (1 folder)
New York State: Legal Juridsiction in Allegheny Reservoir, 1944-1945 (1 folder)
Petitions - District Engineer, September 26, 1961, and Limited Taking of Cornplanter Grant, June 25, 1963 (1 folder)
USA, Plaintiff vs. Riverview-Corydon Cemetery, Corp., et. al., March 24, 1964 (1 folder)
Land - Notes and Correspondence, 1940 (1 folder)
Life and Speeches, 1944 (1 folder)
Notes and Correspondence re: Sources, 1940-1941 (1 folder)
Pierce Case, Vol. 1, 1908, pp. 1-171 (1 folder)

box 5

Pierce Case, Vol. 2, 1908, pp. 172-433 (1 folder)
Pierce, Windsor, 1940 (1 folder)
Portraits, 1968 (1 folder)
Residual Land of the Grant, 1961-1964 (1 folder)
Sherman's Island, 1967 (1 folder)
Simmons, Henry, Letters from Indian Sachems and U.S. Legislators, 1796-1799, [undated] (1 folder)
Stories to His People - Nellie Lee Titus, 1942 (1 folder)
Sugar Grove Presbyterian Church Records, 1816-1840 (1 folder)
Weber Heirs, 1964 (1 folder)
Witchcraft, 1953 (1 folder)

Council at Pittsburgh, October 15-November 6, 1776 (1 folder)
County Maps (Hevenor Handy Book), [undated] (1 folder)
Crouse, Peter, 1928 (1 folder)
DeBartzch, Dominique, [undated] (1 folder)
Dutton, Thomas, Copy of Letter, October 30, 1808, describing trip to Lancaster (1 folder)
Falcover, Robert, 1848 (1 folder)
Fish, [undated] (1 folder)
Fort Stanwix Treaty, 1784 (1 folder)
French Traders in the Ohio Country, 1939 (1 folder)
Governor James Indian Adoption Ceremony, 1940-1941 (1 folder)
Gregg, Isaac, [undated] (1 folder)

Indian Affairs
General, 1940-1960 (1 folder)
U.S. Laws and Treaties, 1887, [undated] (1 folder)

Indian Names
A-Z, 5x8 cards (3 drawers)
Slies, 1957-1961 (1 folder)
Sachems, 1954 (1 folder)
Tonwisas, Delawares as Women, 1947-1956 (1 folder)
Wild Potatoe, 1942-1943 (1 folder)
Indian Words, A-S, 5x8 cards (2 drawers)

Indians
A-Z, General and Miscellaneous, 5x8 cards (3 drawers)
Correspondence re: (1 folder)
List of Indians of the Nations of New York who served in War of 1812, 1970 (1 folder)

box 6

Irvine Papers, 1783-1804 (1 folder)
Letters, 1763, 1776, 1788, 1791 (List incl. Burton Historical Collections, Detroit Public Library) (1 folder)
McQuay, Daniel, 1941 (1 folder)
Manuscript Lists, 1948-1952 (1 folder)
Map Data, 1941 (1 folder)
Mingo Vocabulary, [undated]
New York-Pennsylvania Boundary Report, 1886, and Hardenburgh's Map of 1787 (1 folder)
Oil, 1960 (1 folder)
Passenger Pigeon, 1939-1969 (1 folder)

Place Names
A-Z, 5x8 cards, 3 drawers
General, 1944-1969 (1 folder)
Allegheny River, 1944-1947 (1 folder)
Brokenstraw, Carantouan, Chautauqua Creek, Chickasawne, Clarion River, Conewango, Cornplanter Notes, Goschogochuork, etc. (1 folder)
Tidiaute-Jayinus, 1949-1967 (1 folder)
Tionesta Venango, [undated] (1 folder)
Kiasutha, K., 5x8 cards (1 amfile box)
Plants, 1944 (1 folder)

Seneca Indians
General, 1937-1940 (1 folder)
Census of Senecas, Buffalo Creek, by Asher Wright, photostats, 1840 (1 folder)
Collection Box, Seneca Mission, Painted by Dennis Cusick, 1946 (1 folder)
Governor Blackmacke's Life. Photostats numbered on back, pp. 43-50, 53-266, 268-277. Nos, 161-276 incl. from Series 16, D, D, C., SH, SW, D.C. Brant Papers, 16 f. (2 folders, folder 2 in box 7)

box 7

Handsome Lake
A-W, 5x8 cards (1 amfile box)
Bibliography, The Death and Rebirth of the Seneca by Anthony F.C. Wallace, pp. 341-384 (1 amfile box)
General, 1946-1968 (1 folder)
Code, Edward Cornplanter's Transcription of the Seneca Text, [undated] (1 folder)

box 8

Indian Records, Quaker Missionaries to Seneca Indians, 1668-1859 (3 folders, folder 3 in box 8)
Johnny John , Chauncey, Congdon's Notes, 1948-1949 (1 folder)
Kiasutha, 1941-1967 (1 folder)
Kirkland, Samuel, Letters, 1778-1792 (1 folder)
Mary Jemison Route, 1968 (1 folder)
Oil Spring Reservation. Cuba, NY, Seneca Nation vs. Philonus Pattison (1 folder)
Place Names and Personal Names, 1940-1957 (1 folder)
Red Jacket, Portrait and Name Derivation, 1951-1968 (1 folder)
"Seneca Notes," by Dorothy P. Skinner, typed, 172 pp. (1 folder)
Tonawanda (Seneca) Indians, 1949 (1 folder)
Smith, Da Cost, Notes sent by W.N. Fenton, January 13, 1949 (1 folder)
Smith, James, Deposition, 1779 (1 folder)
Trees, 1958-1963 (1 folder)
Warren Churches, [undated] (1 folder)
Warren County History, [undated] (1 folder)
Warren County, State Legislation, 1700-1892 (1 folder)

box 9

Warren County, Pennsylvania Almanac, No. 1 and No. 2 (1 folder)
Warren Schools, [undated] (1 folder)
Western Missionary Society Minutes, by Rev. Gaius Slosser, April 15, 1936 (1 folder)

Zeisberger, Rev. David
Letters, 1769-1771, Handwritten, 30 pp; typed, 27 pp. (1 folder)
Correspondence and Notes, 1941-1951 (1 folder)


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