Jesse C. Douglass Journal
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Processed by: Barbara Hilderbrand, November 2006

Biographical Note:

Jesse C. Douglass was the enrolling agent for the emigration Potawatomi Indians from Iowa to the Western Territory.

Scope and Content Note:

This collection contains a photocopy of a journal written by Jesse C. Douglass about the Emigration of Potawatomi Indians from Twin Lakes in Marshall County, Iowa to their homes on the Osage River in the Western Territory. The work contains entries from Aug. 30, 1838-Nov. 7, 1838 and a table of distances indicating the miles the party traveled. The journal was the property of Judge William Polke, Esq. who also conducted the emigration.

Item Listing:

1 Folder.

1838 Aug. 30-Nov. 7 Journal

Collection Information:

Size of Collection:

1 folder (1 item)

Collection Dates:



Katherine Hamilton, 24 October 1925

Access: This collection is open for research.



Reproduction Rights:

Permission to reproduce, exhibit, or publish material in this collection must be obtained from the Manuscript Section, Indiana State Library.  Possession of a reproduction from an Indiana State Library collection does not constitute permission for use.

Language Materials are entirely in English

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Photocopying Policy:

Manuscript materials CANNOT be photocopied or digitized in their entirety. Photocopies and/or digital images cannot exceed 25% of a collection or a folder within a collection. In some cases, photocopying may not be permitted due to the condition of the item. Check with a Manuscript Librarian for other options.