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Thomas Cushing letters : to William Pryor Letchworth, Castile, N.Y., 1881-1882.
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Thomas Cushing letters: to William Pryor Letchworth, Castile, N.Y., 1881-1882


Cushing, Thomas, 1814-1895, creator, correspondent.


Letchworth, William Pryor, 1823-1910, correspondent.


Everts & Peck


Two handwritten letters from Thomas Cushing to an acquaintance mostly concerning the activities of his son, Frank Hamilton Cushing, who has friendly relations with Native Americans and tribes in New Mexico and Colorado. In the first letter (2 p.), dated July 18, 1881, on the letterhead stationery of W.W. Munsell & Co. in New York City, Cushing notes that his son has been in New Mexico and Colorado and has been invited into tribal areas "as a Zuni chief" and even calls the head chief "his adopted father." In the second letter (3 p.), dated July 16, 1882, on the letterhead stationery of Philadelphia publisher Louis H. Everts [i.e. Everts and Peck], Cushing is in Philadelphia and writes that his son is in Washington with "two of his brother chiefs." He hopes to be able to travel with his son Frank to "Glen Iris", to meet with Letchworth, "not the least the large hearted friend of the red man - yourself."


1881 (issued)


Indians, Treatment of -- North America
Zuni Indians -- Colorado
Zuni Indians -- New Mexico
Indians of North America -- New Mexico
Indians of North America -- Colorado
Indians -- Kings and rulers
Attitudes envers les Peuples autochtones -- Amérique du Nord
Zuñi -- Colorado
Zuñi -- Nouveau-Mexique
Peuples autochtones -- Nouveau-Mexique
Peuples autochtones -- Colorado
Indians -- Kings and rulers
Indians of North America
Indians, Treatment of
Zuni Indians
New Mexico
North America
Cushing, Thomas -- 1814-1895 -- Correspondence
Letchworth, William Pryor -- 1823-1910 -- Correspondence
Cushing, Frank Hamilton -- 1857-1900
Cushing, Frank Hamilton -- 1857-1900
Letchworth, William Pryor -- 1823-1910


Purchase; From Almagre Books; 20110217.
Thomas Cushing was a historical writer associated with the New York City publishing firm of W.W. Munsell & Company.
William Pryor Letchworth (1823-1910) was a successful business man who purchased a 1000 acre estate near Rochester, New York. Letchworth had good relations with the neighboring Seneca Indians and he bequeathed his land to New York State in 1906. It is now known as Letchworth State Park. The Glen Iris Inn, located in the park, is the former country estate home of Letchworth.
Preferred citation: Thomas Cushing letters : to William Pryor Letchworth, Castile, N.Y., 1881-1882, BANC MSS 2012/13, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
In English.


Personal correspondence.

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1 folder.