1 Reply Latest reply on Aug 11, 2020 11:35 AM by Cara Jensen

    Seeking information on Benjamin Love

    Frank Overton Newbie

      Benjamin Love was a Chickasaw interpreter in Indian territory in the late 1800s. Thank you.

        • Re: Seeking information on Benjamin Love
          Cara Jensen Scout

          Dear Mr. Overton,

           

          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!

           

          We searched the National Archives Catalog and located the Registers of Letters Received, 1824 - 1880 that serves as a digitized index to the Letters Received, 1824 - 1880 in the Records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs (Record Group 75), which includes the digitized file unit M234 - Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1881. Please search both the Register and the file unit for possible information about Benjamin Love.  

           

          We also located a series titled the Letters Sent Concerning Chickasaw Removal, 1832 - 1861 in the Records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs (Record Group 75) may include information about Benjamin Love. For access to this series, please contact the National Archives at Washington, DC - Textual Reference (RDT1) via email at archives1reference@nara.gov.

           

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          We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your research!

           

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