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Seneca Indians Annuity receipt

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MS-0062

Scope and Contents

The collection contains the receipt for annuity paid to the Seneca Indians.


  • 17 July 1829


Language of Materials

Collection material in English.

Terms of Access

The Seneca Indians Annuity receipt, July 17, 1829, is open for research.


Copyright of papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns. Researchers must obtain the written permission of the holder(s) of copyright and the University Archives before publishing quotations from materials in the collection. Most papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures unless otherwise specified.

Historical Note

An excerpt from a letter dated February 1st, 1964 from Dean Julian Park to University of Buffalo Chancellor Capen, gives this historical note:

[The receipt's] particular interest for Buffalo is obvious; it is a receipt for an annuity signed by some well-known Seneca chiefs, among them the famous chief Corn Planter. Oliver Phelps and Nathaniel Gorham, as you perhaps know, were the ones who sold to the Holland Land Company through Robert Morris the tract of western New York west of the Genesee River, after having first bought the claims to the land long held by Massachusetts and also the Indian rights to the land.

For more information on the Phelps-Gorham purchase, including the text of the Phelps-Gorham Treaty, July 8, 1788, please see McKeveley, Blake, "Historic Aspects of the Phelps and Gorham Treaty of July 4-8, 1788". Rochester History (Rochester Public Library) Vol. 1 (No.1)(January 1939). ISSN 0035-7413.


.05 Linear Feet (1 folder)


The collection contains the receipt for annuity paid to the Seneca Indians.


This collection has one item.

Acquisition Information

The collection was sent by Julian Park, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, at the University of Buffalo, to Chancellor Samuel P. Capen, on February 1, 1924, with the recommendation that it be placed in the University Library; Capen delivered the piece to University Librarian, Ruth Bartholomew, on February 9, 1924; and the item was transferred to the University Archives with the professional papers of Ruth Bartholomew.

Accruals and Additions

No further accruals are expected to this collection.

Related Resources

UB Law Library Spec. Coll. 07>, Seneca Land Claims records, 1994-2005
UB Law Library Spec. Coll. 06, Howard R. Berman papers, 1835-1997 [bulk 1976-1997]

Processing Information

Processed by Archives staff.


Finding Aid for the Seneca Indians Annuity receipt
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Repository Details

Part of the University Archives Repository

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