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George W. Fox Collection of American Indian ledger drawings and photographs

Call Number: WA MSS S-2893
Scope and Contents

Ledger drawings by American Indians and photographs collected by George W. Fox, 1867-circa 1885. Ledger drawings in the collection include two discrete disbound volumes created in 1876 by Wohaw, a Kiowa Indian, and Soaring Eagle, a Cheyenne Indian. Photographs include portraits of American Indians and views of Indian Territory by William Stinson Soule, as well as portraits of American Indian students and views by John Nicholas Choate related to the United States Indian School in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. The collection also includes stereograph portraits of American Indian prisoners at Castillo de San Marcos (Fort Marion) in Saint Augustine, Florida, by photographers O. Pierre Havens and George Pierron. Other photographs include views of sites along the Galveston, Harrisburg & San Antonio Railway in Texas by Peter Fassold and Samuel Burnett Hill , as well as other images of Texas and California by Charles Turner Collier and August R. Mignon.

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The George W. Fox Collection of American Indian Ledger Drawings and Photographs is the physical property of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. For further information, consult the appropriate curator.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from the William Reese Company on the Frederick W. and Carrie S. Beinecke Fund for Western Americana and Walter McClintock Memorial Fund, 2002.


Organized into two series: I. Ledger Drawings by American Indians, 1876. II. Photographs, 1867-circa 1885.

1867-circa 1885
1.1 Linear Feet (5 boxes)
Related Names
Fox, George W., 1853-1886
Choate, J. N. (John N.), 1848-1902
Collier, Charles Turner, 1853-
Fassold, Peter, approximately 1843-
Havens, O. Pierre, 1838-1912
Hill, Samuel B., 1840-1917
Mignon, August R., 1844-1915
Pierron, Geo. (George), 1816-
Soaring Eagle, approximately 1847-1886
Soule, William S. (William Stinson), 1836-1908
Wohaw, approximately 1853-1924
Language of Materials