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Railroads -- Indian Territory

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 12 Collections and/or Records:

Boomer Literature Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WHC-M-758
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Flyers, leaflets, and handbills advertising the lands in Oklahoma Territory, both settled and unsettled. Also contains a proclamation (1893) by Territorial Governor William Renfrow and a commencement ceremony program (1882) from Indian University in Muskogee, Indian Territory.
Dates: 1859-1905

Grayson Family Papers

Identifier: WHC-M-234
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Correspondence between various politicans and government officials in the Creek Nation, concerning tribal politics, tribal factionalism, the Green Peach War, sale of Creek lands in Alabama, removal, allotment of tribal lands, and other administrative matters. Correspondents include George W. Grayson, Washington Grayson, Pleasant Porter, Return J. Meigs, Samuel Checote, Dennis W. Bushyhead, and James R. Garfield.
Dates: 1834-1919

Green McCurtain Collection

 Collection — Drawer 8613
Identifier: WHC-M-391
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Indian Chief. Correspondence (1890-1916) to and from McCurtain and his personal secretary, George W. Scott, regarding the Choctaws' claims against the United States, and separate statehood for Indian Territory, including letters from Chiefs of other major Indian tribes in the Territory; maps of railroad rights-of-way and towns in the Choctaw Nation (1876-1908), published by its general council; publications (1896-1913) by various political parties and citizens groups in the Choctaw Nation; publications (1892-1916) of the U.S. government regarding mineral rights of the Choctaw Nation and Indian Territory; and personal journals of McCurtain. Green McCurtain Photograph Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1890-1916

James Jackson McAlester Collection

Identifier: WHC-M-2046
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Businessman and state official. Correspondence (1888-1914); store ledgers (1874-1950); daybooks (1888-1926); inventory books (n.d.); cash books (1886-1925) and other records from the J.J. McAlester Mercantile Company in McAlester, Indian Territory.
Dates: 1874-1950

Joseph G. Ralls Collection

Identifier: WHC-M-510
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Correspondence from Ralls' law practice, concerning the representation of various Choctaws during townsite payments and the allotment of Choctaw lands from 1903-1907. Joseph G. Ralls Photograph Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1870-1924

Kali-Inla Coal Company Collection

 Collection — Drawer 8508
Identifier: WHC-M-332
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Coal mining company. Correspondence, financial reports, leases, legal reports and general reports (1903-1944) regarding the operation and management of the Kali-Inla Coal Company and its subsidiary coal companies and related firms. Special correspondence files include organized labor activity, mining accidents, company housing, relations with railroads, and insurance. Also included are equipment catalogs (ca. 1910-1944). Kali-Inla Coal Company Photograph Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1903-1944

Leslie P. Ross Collection

 Collection — Box R-9
Identifier: WHC-M-533
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Politician and jurist. Correspondence (1892-1916) received by Ross regarding Oklahoma politics and politicians, including correspondence with Territorial Governor William C. Renfrow; a newspaper obituary (1944) of Ross; and a homestead certificate (1902). Leslie P. Ross Photograph Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1892-1944

Peter Perkins Pitchlynn Collection

Identifier: WHC-M-495
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Choctaw Chief. Correspondence of Pitchlynn with prominent citizens and family members in the Choctaw Nation; personal journals (1815) and diary (1828-1832) of Pitchlynn; official reports (1825-1841) of the Choctaw Academy in Kentucky; and Pitchlynn family records (1806-1867). Also includes a signed copy of the articles of surrender and peace negotiated between the Choctaw Nation and the United States at the close of the Civil War, and extensive correspondence reflecting the state of the Choctaw Nation just prior to and during the Civil War years, with special regard to slavery. Peter Pitchlynn Photograph Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1815-1922

Robert S. Stevens Collection

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: WHC-M-2188
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Railroad manager. Typescripts of letters to and from Stevens regarding his management of the Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railroad, of which Stevens was General Manager. Included in the collection is a letter to Stevens from President U.S. Grant regarding a trip Grant made from St. Louis to Springfield and the Indian Territory. The originals of the letters are preserved in the Stevens Family Papers, Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library, Ithaca, N.Y.
Dates: 1870-1875

Rogers-Neill Collection

Identifier: WHC-M-528
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Business correspondence and papers (1871-1935) of Fritz Sittell relating to the Choctaw Coal and Railway Company, the Choctaw Trading Company, Sittel's other business interests, and the development of the town of McAlester, Oklahoma; personal correspondence (1871-1943) including letters from Tams Bixby, Peter Pitchlynn, members of the Pitchlynn family, Green McCurtain, Robert L. Owen, Moritz Lippman and others; certificates (1890 & 1900) of Sittell's appointment as a United States Marshal, and as a Special Deputy of Tobucksy County, Choctaw Nation; along with clippings, business cards, a sketch of house floor plans, government documents and biographical materials relating to Sittell's family. Rogers-Neill Photograph Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1865-1943

U.S. District Court Collection: Western District of Arkansas

Identifier: WHC-M-1372
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Correspondence (1872-1903) regarding the affairs and business of the court and the administration of justice in Indian Territory. Includes a legal opinion by Judge Isaac Parker regarding the case of Ex-parte James E. Reynolds.
Dates: 1872-1903

William P. Boudinot Collection

 Collection — Box B-36
Identifier: WHC-M-755
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Editor. Typescripts of articles by and about William P. Boudinot from various Cherokee Indian newspapers.
Dates: 1870-1899