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Collection Number RG1037.AM
Collection Name RG1037 Graff, George B., 1816-1885
Identifier Correspondence
Size and Materials 1 folder; 3 items
Title George B. Graff collection
Date or Date Span 1860
Year Range from 1860
Year Range to 1860
Admin/Biographical History 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 & Content 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.
Creator Graff, George B., 1816-1885
Other Creators Clarke, John M., 1808-1894
Finding Aids George B. Graff finding aid.
Subjects Indian agents
Politicians
People Clarke, John M., 1808-1894
Graff, George B., 1816-1885
Howell, S.R.
Rankin, B.P.
Search Terms Dakota City (Neb.)
Indian agents -- Nebraska
Politicians