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  • Collection Summary

    Collection Title: Andrew Drips Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1819-1858
    Collection Number: BANC MSS P-W 37
    Origination: Drips, Andrew, 1789?-1860
    Extent: Number of containers: 1 box and 1 microfilm reel
    Repository: The Bancroft Library
    Berkeley, California 94720-6000
    Physical Location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
    Abstract: Papers mostly relating to Drips's service as U.S. Indian Agent for the Upper Missouri, 1842-1846, and some for 1851 while Drips was trading for P. Chouteau, Jr., & Co. at their Scotts Bluff post, Fort John. One letter of 1830 is by Lucien Fontenelle, then his partner in the fur trade; a few accounts for 1819-1820 reflect Drip's earlier St. Louis mercantile partnership with Joseph W. Perkins. Some papers conern his children and affairs at Kansas, Missouri. Correspondents include G.P. Beauvais, T. Hartley Crawford, Fulton Cutting, William Drips, C.E. Galpin, Joseph V. Hamilton, Thomas H. Harvey, John Haverty, W.D. Hodgkiss, David D. Mitchell, P. Chouteau, Jr., & Co., and P.D. Papin.

    With collection are typed transcripts of nine stories in Kansas City newspapers, 1904-1907, concerning Drip's daughter Catherine (1832-1904) and her husband William Mulkey (1824-1907); and a microfilmed scrapbook with genealogical data, family portraits, and newspaper clippings (38 exp.)
    Languages Represented: English

    Information for Researchers


    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to The Bancroft Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library 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 reader.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Andrew Drips Papers, BANC MSS P-W 37, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

    Material Cataloged Separately

    • Andrew Drips' serape was given to the Anthropology Dept.
    • Moccasins of Catherine Drips were placed in the Historical Objects Collection which is now part of the Pictorial Collections of The Bancroft Library.
    • Prints of the portrait photographs of the Barnes-Branch-Drips-Mulkey families have been cataloged separately and can be found in Portrait Drawer nos. 4707-4727 neg.

    Administrative Information

    Acquisition Information

    These papers were given to The Bancroft Library by the great-granddaughter of Andrew Drips, Mrs. Richard B. Hershey, in November 1960 and September 1961. The collection forms part of the Hubert Howe Bancroft Collection.

    Scope and Content

    The collection contains chiefly correspondence and accounts of Andrew Drips as U.S. Indian Agent for the Upper Missouri, 1842-1846, and as fur trader for P. Chouteau, Jr. & Company at Fort John, Scotts Bluff. A few accounts, 1819-1820, for his partnership with Joseph W. Perkins and some Papers relating to his children and affairs in Kansas City, Missouri, are also included. With these are typed transcripts of articles from Kansas City newspapers, 1904-1907, concerning Drips' daughter, Catherine, and her husband, William Mulkey, as well as a few miscellaneous notes relating to the Drips family.