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Guide to the Andrew Drips Papers
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Part I:


Correspondence and papers, except accounts, arranged chronologically.


Accounts as Indian Agent, 1843-1846, 24 items.


Accounts, 1819-1858, arranged chronologically, 41 items.


Transcripts of interviews and obituaries from Kansas City newspapers, 1904-1907, concerning Catherine Drips Mulkey and her husband William.


Clippings and miscellaneous notes concerning the family.


Transcripts made by Dale Morgan of material in the possession of Mrs. Kritser

reel Microfilm reel

Part II:


Notebook of Major Andrew Drips and some of his descendants.

Additional Note

"Gathered, arranged and edited by Mrs. Clyde H. Porter." "Started July 1st., 1946." Mimeographed in part.

Genealogical notes, information obtained from the National Archives pertaining to Drips' service in the Ohio Militia in the War of 1812


Obituary from the Westport Border Star, September 8, 1860


Miscellaneous notes from early Kansas City newspapers


Note on Théophile Brugier from Constant R. Marks, Pioneering in the Northwest


Copies of modern correspondence in quest of Drips family information


News items pertaining to the families of Drips' children, especially Catherine Drips Mulkey and her husband William Mulkey


Pasted original newspaper clippings of some of the above stories


The Border Star obituary of 1860


Typewritten copies of newspaper interviews with the Mulkeys made by Mrs. Hershey from the Branch Family scrapbook in the possession of her mother [carbons of these letters in Part I]


Reproductions of many photographs of members of the Drips family gathered from different sources

Additional Note

Copy negatives have been made of all the photographs in the scrapbook, as also of 7 original photographs of Catherine Drips Mulkey Branch, loaned by Lucretia Branch Hershey (Mrs. Richard B. Hershey), who also loaned the notebook for filming, as an addition to the original Drips Family papers in The Bancroft Library. The notebook consists of about 48 pages of textual material and 15 photographic plates of family members.

Partial List of Correspondents in Part I:


Beauvais, G. P.


1 letter, July 22, 1880


Chouteau, Pierre, Jr. & Company


8 letters, 1845-1851

Additional Note

Jan. 6, 1845, enclosing copies of charges made against Drips by Cutting and of T. H. Crawford's letter to Harvey; Jan. 9, 1846, signed by Pierre Didier Papin; May 19, 1846, written by Joseph V. Hamilton; agreement between the company and Andrew Drips, July 21, 1846; Aug. 4, 1851, enclosing agreement to be signed and returned; Aug. 7, 1851, enclosing list of goods shipped to Fort John; Aug. 9, 1851; Aug. 13, 1851; Dec. 9, 1851.

Crawford, Thomas Hartley, 1786-1863


3 letters, 1845

Additional Note

May 6, 1845, circular, enclosing copy of order from W. L. Marcy, Secretary of War, May 3, 1845; May 8 and June 28, 1845, circulars.

Cutting, Fulton

See Haverty, John


Drips, Andrew, 1789-1860


23 letters, 1844-1851

Additional Note

Letters written as Indian agent: Jan. 2, 1844; Apr. 29, 1844, enclosing petition from Sioux Indian Chiefs to the President of the United States for money due them; July 6, 1844; Oct. 12, 1844; Oct 25-26, 1844; Oct. 29, 1844; Apr. 6, 1845; June 1, 1845; Aug. 29, 1845; Dec. 6, 1845; Jan. 18, 1846; Mar. 9, 1846 (2 letters); June 25, 1846 (3 letters); July 10, 1846; Aug. 10, 1846.
Letters written as trader for P. Chouteau, Jr. & Co.: Apr. 12, 1851; June 4, 1851; Aug. 15, 1851; Aug. 25, 1851; Dec. 14, 1851.

Drips, William


1 letter, Nov. 28, 1857, to his sister, Catherine (Drips) Mulkey.


Fontenelle, Lucien


1 letter, July 7, 1830


Galpin, C. E.


1 letter, Oct. 12, 1851, enclosing invoice for goods forwarded to Fort John.


Hamilton, Joseph V.

See Chouteau, Pierre, Jr. & Company


Harvey, Thomas H.


10 letters, 1844-1846, written as Superintendent of Indian Affairs in Saint Louis.

Additional Note

Feb. 21, 1844; Apr. 3, 1844, circular enclosing extract of letter from T. H. Crawford; Apr. 17, 1844; Dec. 26, 1844, enclosing copy of letter of T. H. Crawford to Harvey re Cutting's complaint against Drips; May 8, 1845 (2); Aug. 20, 1845; Aug. 26, 1845; Sept. 6, 1845; Mar. 13, 1846; Apr. 25, 1846.

Haverty, John


2 letters, 1845

Additional Note

May 20, 1845, enclosing copies of F. Cutting's complaint and of Crawford's reply to T. H. Harvey; May 21, 1845.

Hodgkiss, W. D.


1 letter, Oct. 12, 1851


Marcy, William Learned, 1786-1857

See Crawford, Thomas Hartley


Medill, William, 1805-1865


1 letter, Apr. 2, 1846


Mitchell, David Dawson, 1806-1861


1 letter, Jan. 2, 1844


Mulkey, Catherine (Drips), 1832-1904

See typed transcripts of obituaries from 1904 Kansas City newspapers.


Mulkey, William, 1824-1907

See typed transcripts of obituaries and statements from 1904 Kansas City newspapers.


Papin, Pierre Didier

See Chouteau, Pierre, Jr. & Company


Perkins, Joseph W.

See 1819-1820 accounts.


Picotte, Honoré


1 letter, May 31, 1851


U. S. Office of Indian Affairs


Oct. 30, 1845 - circular

See also Crawford, Thomas Hartley; Harvey, Thomas H.; Haverty, John; Medill, William


U. S. Office of Indian Affairs. Upper Missouri Agency

See Drips, Andrew


U. S. Treasury Department


4 letters, 1845-1847.

Additional Note

All signed by John M. McCalla. Aug. 5, 1845; Jan. 31, 1846; July 20, 1846; June 29, 1847.