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Auction archive: Lot number 496

[INDIAN AFFAIRS.]

Estimate
US$0
Price realised:
US$18,720
Auction archive: Lot number 496

[INDIAN AFFAIRS.]

Estimate
US$0
Price realised:
US$18,720
Beschreibung:

1. JOHNSON, JOHN. Manuscript Document Signed (“John Johnson / Superintendt. Genl. & Inspectr. Genl. Indn. Affrs.”), 7¾ pp recto and verso, folio (conjoining leaves), [Canada, c.1786], addressed to Alexander McKee, Deputy Agent for Indian Affairs, being “Instructions for the good Government of the Branch of the Indian Department within the District of Detroit” small chips at fold corners with loss to a couple of letters, first page lightly browned, separated at vertical fold, two blank leaves worn and browned. Lists 22 different points of Indian policy, from record-keeping to the overall attitude of the administration: “As these people [Indians] consider themselves free and independent, and are in fact unacquainted with controul and subordination, they are alone to be governed by address and persuasion, and they require the utmost attention to ceremonies and all external appearances, with an uncommon share of patience….” McKee was the son of a western Pennsylvania trader and a Shawnee woman. He was the subject of Larry Nelson’s recent biography A Man of Distinction among Them: Alexander McKee and British-Indian Affairs along the Ohio Country Frontier, 1754-1799. 2. GEORGE III. Document Signed (“George R”), partially printed and accomplished in manuscript, 1 p, on vellum, folio, St. James’s, September 24, 1787, appointing John Clark as Quartermaster to the 60th Royal American Regiment of Foot commanded by Lord Amherst, dampstaining and some wrinkling, loss to seals, some fading to signature. See illustration.

Auction archive: Lot number 496
Auction:
Datum:
12 Oct 2006
Auction house:
Bonhams London
San Francisco 220 San Bruno Avenue San Francisco CA 94103 Tel: +1 415 861 7500 Fax : +1 415 861 8951 [email protected]
Beschreibung:

1. JOHNSON, JOHN. Manuscript Document Signed (“John Johnson / Superintendt. Genl. & Inspectr. Genl. Indn. Affrs.”), 7¾ pp recto and verso, folio (conjoining leaves), [Canada, c.1786], addressed to Alexander McKee, Deputy Agent for Indian Affairs, being “Instructions for the good Government of the Branch of the Indian Department within the District of Detroit” small chips at fold corners with loss to a couple of letters, first page lightly browned, separated at vertical fold, two blank leaves worn and browned. Lists 22 different points of Indian policy, from record-keeping to the overall attitude of the administration: “As these people [Indians] consider themselves free and independent, and are in fact unacquainted with controul and subordination, they are alone to be governed by address and persuasion, and they require the utmost attention to ceremonies and all external appearances, with an uncommon share of patience….” McKee was the son of a western Pennsylvania trader and a Shawnee woman. He was the subject of Larry Nelson’s recent biography A Man of Distinction among Them: Alexander McKee and British-Indian Affairs along the Ohio Country Frontier, 1754-1799. 2. GEORGE III. Document Signed (“George R”), partially printed and accomplished in manuscript, 1 p, on vellum, folio, St. James’s, September 24, 1787, appointing John Clark as Quartermaster to the 60th Royal American Regiment of Foot commanded by Lord Amherst, dampstaining and some wrinkling, loss to seals, some fading to signature. See illustration.

Auction archive: Lot number 496
Auction:
Datum:
12 Oct 2006
Auction house:
Bonhams London
San Francisco 220 San Bruno Avenue San Francisco CA 94103 Tel: +1 415 861 7500 Fax : +1 415 861 8951 [email protected]
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