Guide to the Abraham Lincoln Indian Agent Appointment Document for Alfred R. Elder

Andre Ambrus
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Guide to the Abraham Lincoln Indian Agent Appointment Document for Alfred R. Elder

Collection number: MS-M046

Special Collections and Archives

The UCI Libraries

University of California

Irvine, California
Processed by:
Andre Ambrus
Date Completed:
2005
Encoded by:
Andre Ambrus
© 2005 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

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.


Collection Contents

Box FB 59 : 3

1863 May 9.

Scope and Content Note

1 page, 14.57 x 19.75. Document includes autographs of Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States, and the Secretary of the Interior John P. Usher.