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Robert B. Whitsett papers circa 1941-1944

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Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [Mss I] ISLI S1399 (Text) 00000106661515 Manuscripts Available -

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  • Physical Description: 0.03 Cubic feet 3 folders

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General Note:
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2016/01/27 by Linda Gellert. EAD finding aid created 2016/01/27 by Linda Gellert. EAD finding aid revised 2016/02/12 by Brittany Kropf.
Restrictions on Access Note:
This collection is open for research.
Summary, etc.:
This collection includes items from Robert B. Whitsett in Logansport, Indiana, ranging from circa 1941-1944, regarding regarding the Potawatomi and Miami peoples near the Wabash and Eel River in Indiana, particularly their settlements and treaties with the United States. Items in the collection comprise a single-page, typed transcription listing the names of individual Wabash Potawatomi Indians and their English equivalents, as compiled from the lists of signers of agreements and treaties made between December 1 and December 20, 1834, by the Logansport Indian Agent, William Marshall; and, two copies of a 4-page letter written by R. B. Whitsett on January 9, 1941, to the director of the National Park Service regarding the historic Indian village of Eel River Town, Cass County, Indiana, which lies south of Logansport, Indiana. A photostat copy of an 1843 English-Potawatomi dictionary is also included within the collection. The dictionary is from the Bureau of American Ethnology.
Preferred Citation of Described Materials Note:
Robert B. Whitsett papers, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction Note:
Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.
Biographical or Historical Data:
Robert B. Whitsett was born April 28, 1899 to Robert B. and Anna Whitsett in Logansport, Cass County, Indiana. A Logansport historian and author, Whitsett served as chair and secretary of the L'Anguille Valley Memorial Association in Logansport. His books include Pulaski County, Indiana Cemetery Records (1942-1947), and Legend of Cedar Isle (1936). Whitsett died February 17, 1993.Sources:; "Robert B. Whitsett." U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014. Accessed January 27, 2016.
Ownership and Custodial History:
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a records donation from Robert Whitsett on July 1941 and in 1944.
Accumulation and Frequency of Use Note:
No further additions are expected.
Subject: Little Turtle, 1747?-1812.
Authors and publishers.
Indians of North America.
Miami Indians.
Potawatomi Indians.
Genre: Correspondence.

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