Papers mostly relating to Drips's service as U.S. Indian Agent for the Upper Missouri, 1842-1846, and some for 1851 while
Drips was trading for P. Chouteau, Jr., & Co. at their Scotts Bluff post, Fort John. One letter of 1830 is by Lucien Fontenelle,
then his partner in the fur trade; a few accounts for 1819-1820 reflect Drip's earlier St. Louis mercantile partnership with
Joseph W. Perkins. Some papers conern his children and affairs at Kansas, Missouri. Correspondents include G.P. Beauvais,
T. Hartley Crawford, Fulton Cutting, William Drips, C.E. Galpin, Joseph V. Hamilton, Thomas H. Harvey, John Haverty, W.D.
Hodgkiss, David D. Mitchell, P. Chouteau, Jr., & Co., and P.D. Papin.
With collection are typed transcripts of nine stories in Kansas City newspapers, 1904-1907, concerning Drip's daughter Catherine
(1832-1904) and her husband William Mulkey (1824-1907); and a microfilmed scrapbook with genealogical data, family portraits,
and newspaper clippings (38 exp.)
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