Oliver G. Ricketson, Jr. typescript of Memoir, or a Cursory Glance at My Different Travels and My Sojourn in the Creek Nation
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Oliver G. Ricketson, Jr. typescript of Memoir, or a Cursory Glance at My Different Travels and My Sojourn in the Creek Nation

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Ricketson, Oliver Garrison, 1894-1952.
Title: Oliver G. Ricketson, Jr. typescript of Memoir, or a Cursory Glance at My Different Travels and My Sojourn in the Creek Nation
Dates: circa 1950
Extent: 0.25 cubic feet (1 box)
Identification: MS 0989

Biographical/Historical Note

Oliver G. Ricketson, Jr. (1894-1952) was born in September 19 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. When he was five years old, his family moved to Cumberland Island, Georgia. In 1916 he entered Harvard Medical School, but enlisted in the navy the next year at the outbreak of World War I. He returned to school after the war, but only remained a year. He spent most of his life traveling and working on architectural surveys on the Yucatan peninsula and other international regions. He focused much of his time on the excavations of Mayan ruins. Ricketson died in Bar Harbor, Maine, on October 17, 1952 (a complete biography is available in S.K. Lothrop's article, "Oliver Garrison Ricketson, Jr." in American Antiquity, Vol. 19, No. 1 (July 1953), 69-72.


Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of a typescript of Louis Leclerc Milfort's Memoir, or a Cursory Glance at My Different Travels and My Sojourn in the Creek Nation, 1775-1795. Milfort (b. ca. 1750) was a French adventurer who lived in the Creek Nation for twenty years. There, he became a great war chief. The memoir was originally published in Paris, 1802; a new edition in English translation was published in 1956. Ricketson may have written the footnotes for this edition. The typescript bears some editorial corrections in pencil.


Index Terms

Creek Indians.
Creek Nation.
Manuscripts for publication.
Milfort, Louis, 1752-1820.
Ricketson, Oliver Garrison, 1894-1952.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Material was acquired from the creator's daughter.

Preferred Citation

[item identification], Oliver G. Ricketson, Jr. typescript of Memoir, or a Cursory Glance at My Different Travels and My Sojourn in the Creek Nation, MS 989, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Mrs. W.R. Bullard, Jr., 1975.


Restrictions

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.


Publication Note

Manuscript published as Memoir, or, A Cursory Glance at my Different Travels and My Sojourn in the Creek Nation, by Louis Milfort, Chicago: R.R. Donnelly, 1956.


Sponsorship

Encoding funded by a 2012 Documenting Democracy grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

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1Typescript of Memoir, or a Cursory Glance at My Different Travels and My Sojourn in the Creek Nation ( 178.0 p. )