New Finding Aids Available for Three Collections
We are pleased that finding aids are now available on the MHS website for three very different collections.
Book of Sketches Made at Fort Marion is the Society's only volume of Indian ledger art. This book of hand-colored sketches made by Making Medicine and other Cheyenne Indian prisoners at Fort Marion in St. Augustine, Florida, dates from circa 1875-1878, and belonged to the historian Francis Parkman. The online finding aid lists each drawing and includes links to online presentations of each colorful image.
The Groton Historical Papers consist of documents relating to the town of Groton, Mass., collected by Samuel A. Green in preparation for his Groton Historical Series. Dating from 1646 to 1909, the records include deeds, indentures, wills, petitions, muster rolls, and other military papers relating to the French and Indian War, as well as the military and professional papers of Col. William Lawrence (1697-1764) and Capt. Thomas Lawrence (1720-1758).
The Francis L. Lee Papers include the correspondence, personal papers, and military papers of Francis L. Lee (1823-1886), a farmer and colonel of the 44th Regiment of the Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry during the Civil War. The collection also includes letters from Lee's family describing life on the homefront during the war, and letters from Charles Russell Lowell and others about the formation of African-American regiments.