George B. Graff, 1816-1885 [RG1037.AM]

HISTORY NEBRASKA MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID

RG1037.AM:  George B. Graff, 1816-1885

Correspondence:  1860
Dakota City, Dakota County, Nebraska:  Indian agent
Size:  Three letters

BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Dr. George B. Graff, son of Joseph and Sarah (Kausler) Graff, was born May 10, 1816. He married Margaret A. Stormont, and they would have five children: Joseph, Robert S., Jane H., John and Fannie K. George Graff lived in Omaha, Nebraska, for many years, serving as an Indian agent. George Graff died March 16, 1885.

Note: Biographical information comes from "History of Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, and a Genealogical and Biographical Record of its Families," Volume 2, 1914, p. 454.

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

The collection consists of three letters (photocopies only) concerning George B. Graff. The first letter, dated February 4, 1860, is from John M. Clarke (Omaha, Neb.) to President James Buchanan in which he tries to dissuade the President from appointing George Graff as Indian agent to the Omaha Agency due to Graff's support of B.P. Rankin, a political opponent of President Buchanan. The last two letters, dated May 25 and June 4, 1860, discuss Graff's resignation as receiver at the Dakota City, Nebraska, Land Office.

INVENTORY

Letters, 1860 (copies only)

 

Subject headings:

Clarke, John M., 1808-1894
Dakota City (Nebraska)
Graff, George B., 1816-1885
Howell, S.R.
Indian agents -- Nebraska
Politicians
Rankin, B.P.

 

Revised TMM        07-27-2009

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