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Dear Mr. Scott,
Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!
We searched the National Archives Catalog and located 1 series, 10 file units & 15 items in the Records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs (Record Group 75) and the General Records of the United States Government (Record Group 11) that include records pertaining to Isaac I. Stevens. Most of these records are digitized and available using the Catalog. For access to the non-digitized records, please contact the National Archives at Washington, DC - Textual Reference (RDT1) via email at email@example.com.
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We also located the Mathew Brady Photographs of Civil War-Era Personalities and Scenes, 1921 - 1940 in the Records of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer (Record Group 111) that includes a digitized image of Gen. Isaac I. Stevens. (killed at Bull Run.). Plus, we located the series Central Map File-CA Numbers, 1800 - 1960 in Record Group 75 that includes a digitized A Sketch showing the Cayuse Walla Walla Yakama and Nez Perce Purchases and Reservations. Both are available using the Catalog.
We searched the Archives at Yale University and located the Isaac Ingalls Stevens papers but no journal was listed. For access to his papers, please contact the Yale Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library Repository via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Next at University of Washington Libraries Special Collections, we located the Isaac I. Stevens papers, 1831-1892 that includes in Box 5 a Journal for March 28 - April 19, 1847 (Folder 38); Mexican War Diary, April 12 - May 5, 1847 (Folder 39); and Mexican War Diary, May 7 - September 11; November 1 - December 12, 1847 (Folder 40). For access to these records, please contact the University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections via email at email@example.com.
Finally, we searched the Hathitrust and located a digitized copy of “The life of Isaac Ingalls Stevens,” by his son, Hazard Stevens. And we located the Journal of operations of Governor Isaac Ingalls Stevens of Washington Territory in 1855 by James Doty and edited by Edward J. Kowrach. Please check the Hathitrust website for access.
We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your research!
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Dear Howard Scott,
The Washington State Archives has some of Isaac Stevens' papers which includes a journal. Some are copies of papers from Yale University. If you would like to contact us directly to see what we have, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Washington State Library has some of his papers and the territorial library as well.
We look forward to hearing from you.