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Collection Miscellaneous Manuscripts Box 2
Title Journal and miscellaneous papers.
Catalog Number 2006-02-11-141939-0
Scope & Content The Phelps journal is about 100 pages with hand drawn illustrations of life in camp. The journal starts on May 14th,1838 and there are daily entries through August of 1838. Phelps was very well educated, a graduate of West Point and quotes literature in French & German. He was in the 4th Artillery which was ordered out of Florida to assist with Cherokee removal
Entry of May 14th provides a summary of the Second Seminole War. Phelps comments on weather and topography. He is very detailed in description and very free with his opinions.
Physical characteristics [100 p.?]; illus.;
Creator Phelps, John Wolcott
Object Name Diary
Year Range from 1804.0
Date May 14 to August 5 1838
People Phelps, John Wolcott
Cataloged by Debra Wynne
Subjects MSS Misc; - Box2
Cherokee Tribe - History.
Seminole Indian War, 2nd, 1835-1842 - History.
Seminole Indain War, 2nd, 1835-1842 - Personal narratives.
Trail of tears