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Delano, Columbus, 1809-1896



  • Existence: 1809-06-04 - 1896-10-23


American lawyer, rancher, banker, statesman. Ulysses S. Grant's Secretary of the Interior. Instrumental in the establishment of America's first national park, supervising the first U.S. federally funded exploratory scientific expedition into Yellowstone in 1871, and becoming America's first national park overseer in 1872.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Cherokee Copy Book, 1837-1888

Identifier: E99.C5 C67 1836
Content Description Bound handwritten copy book of letters to and from various members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians of North Carolina and officials in Washington, D.C. including such persons as Ulysses S. Grant, President; Columbus Delano, Secretary of the Interior; Edward P. Smith, Commissioner of Indian Affairs; John Ross, Chief of the Eastern Band of Cherokees; James Taylor, delegate; and many others. An attempt was made to trace all of the correspondents.Included are letters seeking...
Dates: 1837 - 1888

J. B. (Jesse Bartley) Milam papers, 1925-1950

Identifier: 1989-002
Scope and Contents Correspondence and personal papers consisting of correspondence between Milam and various individuals, and national and local organizations and institutions, as well as the U.S. Interior Department Bureau of Indian Affairs and various members of Congress. Although some of the material dates from as early as 1906, the preponderance of the correspondence relates to Milam’s activities and responsibilities as Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation from 1941-1949. Included in this series are...
Dates: 1925 - 1950

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