Menu

Guide to the John Francis Hamtramck Papers, 1757-1862

Abstract

U.S. Indian agent, Army officer during the Mexican War; from Shepherdstown, West Virginia.

Correspondence and other papers, relating to Hamtramck's activities as agent to the Osage Indians, to troop movements, army discipline, supplies, and other matters during the Mexican War, and to the Hamtramck family. Includes letters of Hamtramck's father, John Francis Hamtramck, and of Shepherdstown merchant Walter Selby, Hamtramck's father-in-law. Correspondents include Elias Boudinot, William Clark, George Clinton, Pierre Couteau, Caleb Cushing, John H. Eaton, John Hancock, R. M. T. Hunter, George Izard, John Jay, Elias Kent Kane, Henry Knox, Arthur St. Clair, and Jesse Burgess Thomas.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Creator
Hamtramck, John Francis, 1798-1858.
Title
John Francis Hamtramck papers, 1757-1862
Language of Material
English
Extent
2.0 Linear Feet, 2,630 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

Correspondence and other papers, relating to Hamtramck's activities as agent to the Osage Indians, to troop movements, army discipline, supplies, and other matters during the Mexican War, and to the Hamtramck family. Includes letters of Hamtramck's father, John Francis Hamtramck, and of Shepherdstown, West Virginia merchant Walter Selby, Hamtramck's father-in-law. Correspondents include Elias Boudinot, William Clark, George Clinton, Pierre Couteau, Caleb Cushing, John H. Eaton, John Hancock, R. M. T. Hunter, George Izard, John Jay, Elias Kent Kane, Henry Knox, Arthur St. Clair, and Jesse Burgess Thomas.

Administrative Information

A majority of collections are stored off site and must be requested at least 48 business hours in advance for retrieval. Contact Rubenstein Library staff before visiting. Read More »

warning Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection.

All or portions of this collection may be housed off-site in Duke University's Library Service Center. The library may require up to 48 hours to retrieve these materials for research use.

Please contact Research Services staff before visiting the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library to use this collection.

warning Use Restrictions

The copyright interests in this collection have not been transferred to Duke University. For more information, consult the copyright section of the Regulations and Procedures of the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library.

Contents of the Collection

Volumes in Box 5 include three commonplace books, an account book, a book of sales, and a household inventory list.

Correspondence and Papers, 1757-1829
Box 1
Correspondence and Papers, 1830-1843
Box 2
Correspondence and Papers, 1846-1849
Box 3
Correspondence and Papers, 1848 Jan.-June and undated
Box 4
Volumes
Box 5
Oversize: 1825-1847, Feb.
Box 6
Oversize military papers, 1847, Mar-June
Box 6
Oversize military papers, 1847, July-1848 and undated
Box 6
Oversize list of return of first regiment, 1847 Oct.
Box 6
Oversize materials
Oversize Box 47
Oversize materials
Oversize Folder 1
Bound manuscript volume
Volume F:5354
Bound manuscript volume, 1833-1835
Volume F:6761
Bound manuscript volume, 1833-1837
Volume F:6762

Historical Note

John Francis Hamtramck (1798-1858) was a U.S. Indian agent, Army officer during the Mexican War; from Shepherdstown, West Virginia.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], John Francis Hamtramck Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The John Francis Hamtramck Papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a purchase in 1948, 1956, 1963, 1968, 1971, and 1972.

Processing Information

Processed by Rubenstein Library staff

Encoded by Elizabeth Dunn and Carrie Mills, May 2011

Accession(s) described in this finding aid: 48-1903, 56-612, 63-55, 68-362, 71-126, and 7-24-72.

This collection is minimally processed: materials may not have been ordered and described beyond their original condition.

Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and local Style Guide.

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.