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William Burnett Papers, 1726-1728

Identifier: 19

Scope and Contents

There are eleven letters to and from Governor William Burnet (one in French) concerning Indian matters and trade with the Indians. A copy of records kept at a conference between Governor Burnet and Indians from the six tribes, September 7, 1726, concerning surrender of Indian lands is included among these papers.


  • Creation: 1726 - 1728


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Biographical / Historical

William Burnet was appointed Governor of New York and New Jersey in 1720. In 1728 he transferred to Massachusetts where he also served as GoverĀ­ nor.

New York was the key colony in regard to the entire colonial policy concerning the Indians at this time. Burnet endeavored to prevent French trade with the Indians and to provide a wise and farseeing Indian policy for the British.


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Repository Details

Part of the Helmerich Center for American Research at Gilcrease Museum Repository

1400 N. Gilcrease Museum Rd.
Tulsa Ok 74127