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Guide to the Abraham Lincoln Indian Agent Appointment Document for Alfred R. Elder
MS-M046  
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Table of contents What's This?
  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Processing Information
  • Biographies
  • Collection Scope and Content Summary
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Abraham Lincoln Indian Agent appointment document for Alfred R. Elder
    Dates: 1863
    Collection number: MS-M046
    Creator: Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865
    Collection Size: 0.3 linear feet (1 oversize folder)
    Repository: University of California, Irvine. Library. Special Collections and Archives.
    Irvine, California 92623-9557
    Abstract: Collection comprises one printed document appointing Alfred R. Elder to be Agent for the Indians in Washington Territory, with signatures of Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States, and John Palmer Usher, Secretary of the Interior.
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English

    Access

    Collection open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Property rights reside with the University of California. Literary rights are retained by the creators of the records and their heirs. For permissions to reproduce or to publish, please contact the Head of Special Collections and University Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    Abraham Lincoln Indian Agent appointment document for Alfred R. Elder. MS-M046. Special Collections and Archives, The UC Irvine Libraries, Irvine, California. Date accessed.
    For the benefit of current and future researchers, please cite any additional information about sources consulted in this collection, including permanent URLs, item or folder descriptions, and box/folder locations.

    Acquisition Information

    Processed by Andre Ambrus and description written by Ryan Hildebrand, 2005.

    Processing Information

    Processed by Andre Ambrus and description written by Ryan Hildebrand, 2005.

    Biographies

    Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the United States, was born February 12, 1809, in Hardin County, Kentucky. He was assassinated on April 14, 1865, at Ford's Theatre in Washington by John Wilkes Booth.
    Alfred R. Elder was born August 16, 1806 in Kentucky and moved with his wife, Martha, to Oregon in 1848 and to Olympia in 1864. He died in Olympia in 1882.
    John Palmer Usher, born in 1816 in Brookfield, New York, was the Secretary of the Interior under Abraham Lincoln. He resigned in 1865 and became a lawyer for the Union Pacific Railroad. In 1872, he moved to Lawrence, Kansas, where he served one term as mayor. He died in 1889.

    Collection Scope and Content Summary

    Collection comprises one printed document appointing Alfred R. Elder to be Agent for the Indians in Washington Territory, with signatures of Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States, and John Palmer Usher, Secretary of the Interior.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

    Subjects

    Indians of North America--Washington (State)--Archives.
    Washington (State)--History--To 1889--Archives.

    Genres and Forms of Material

    Documents--Washington (State)--19th century.

    Index Terms Related to this Collection

    Elder, Alfred R., 1806-1882.
    Usher, John Palmer, 1816-1889.