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Letters received, 1824-1881; registers of letters received, 1824-1880

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English
Washington, D.C. : National Archives & Records Administration, 1942, 1956
1088 microfilm reels ; 35 mm.
National Archives microfilm publications; M234

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Microfilm of original records in The National Archives, Washington, D.C.

These two microfilm publications contain incoming correspondence and registers for incoming correspondence for "incoming correspondence from all sources concerning Indian lands, emigration, treaty negotiations, subsistence, annuity payments, conflicts, depredations, claims, traders and licenses, population, education, progress in agriculture, health, employees, buildings, supplies, accounts, other administrative matters, and many other subjects relating to Indians and to the operations of the Office of Indian Affairs"--American Indians, p. 5.

"Each letter entry in the register includes the name of the writer; the date the letter was written; the date it was received, beginning in April 1834; the place where it was written; a summary of its contents; the jurisdiction or other heading under which the letter was filed; and, beginning in July 1836, the file number assigned to each letter upon its receipt"--American Indians, p. 4.

"Each register volume is divided into alphabetical sections; the letters 'I and J were combined for registering and filing purposes. The registers contain some cross-references to enclosures and to letters registered under a name different from the expected one"--American Indians, p. 4

"The letters are arranged alphabetically by name of field jurisdiction (superintendency or agency) or other subject heading, thereunder by year, and thereunder in registry order (alphabetically by initial letter of surname or other designation of writer and thereunder chronologically by date of receipt). Letters relating to an agency for all or part of its existence may be filed under the agency's own name or under the name of the superintendency to which it was or had been responsible"--American Indians, p. 5.

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