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"Map showing the several mail routes through the Indian Country from 1850 to 1861, and Indian depredations committed upon mail trains"

From: George Chorpenning papers

"Map showing the several mail routes through the Indian Country from 1850 to 1861, and Indian depredations committed upon mail trains"

From: George Chorpenning papers

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Creator: Chorpenning, George, 1820-1894
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Date: Undated
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Description:
George Chorpenning (1820-1894) operated mail service in western states during the 1850s. Beginning in 1857, he petitioned the United States government for compensation and recovery of business losses, a claim that remained unresolved at his death in 1894.
Imperfect: map mutilated with some loss of image and text.
Verso linen backed and blank.
Abstract:
The papers consist of account books, financial records, legal records, correspondence, and maps that document George Chorpenning's operation of an overland mail route in western states during the 1850s, his subsequent petition to the United States government for reimbursement, and other business, including his interest in a quartz mine in Sparta, Oregon, owned by E. E. Clough. The papers include correspondence of Chorpenning's sons George and Frank relating to continued claims against the United States government, 1895-1903.
Physical Description:
1 folder (1 map) : b&w, color ; approximately 55 x 69 cm.
Host Note:
Series IV. Other Papers. Maps.
Box:
Box 6 (Broadside)
Folder:
Folder 64
Rights:
The use of this image may be subject to the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) or to site license or other rights management terms and conditions. The person using the image is liable for any infringement.
Curatorial Area: Beinecke Library
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Source Digital Format:
High Resolution (image/tiff)
Object ID: 11204235
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