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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