James Taylor letter
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James Taylor letter

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Taylor, James, active 1855.
Title: James Taylor letter
Dates: 1855 January 14
Extent: (1 folder) 0.05 cubic feet
Identification: MS 0606
Collection materials are in English.

Biographical/Historical Note

James Taylor was in Washington, D.C., during the 1855 Cherokee delegation.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of a letter written from James Taylor to John A. Parker of Dohlonega, Georgia. Writing from Washington, D.C. in 1855, Taylor describes a delegation of Eastern Cherokees which was to appear before the Department of Indian Affairs to appeal for money and land due them under Native American treaties. Junaluska, Cherokee Chief, was in attendance at the hearing. Taylor also mentions several friends.

Index Terms

Cherokee Indians.
Indians of North America--Treaties.
Junaluska, -1858.
Letters (correspondence)
Taylor, James, active 1855.
United States. Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[Item identification], James Taylor letter, MS 606, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Purchased from Schindler's Antique Shop in Charleston, South Carolina, 1951.


Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Georgia Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Division of Library and Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Georgia Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.


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