George W. Lawe papers

Inclusive Dates: 
1754–1914 (bulk 1820–1860)
Survey Repository: 

This record forms part of the Chicago’s Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource project funded by the Terra Foundation for American Art. For this project, the Archives surveyed archival repositories throughout the Chicago region to identify art-related materials contained in their holdings. While the Archives of American Art does not own any of the materials described herein, information about those materials and links to the original repositories have been included when available.

Descriptive Summary

3 linear feet (6 boxes), 1 oversize folder (on 6 microfilm reels) of material consisting of letters, indentures, account sheets, bills and receipts, certificates, census list of American Indians, and other papers, relating primarily to the fur trade, land investments, and relations with American Indian tribes of George W. Lawe or of his father John Lawe, chiefly in Brown County (Michigan, later Wisconsin), Green Bay (Wis.), and Kaukauna (Wis.). The collection includes a letter by George Catlin.

Biographical Historical Note

George Catlin was an American painter, author and traveler who specialized in portraits of Native Americans in the Old West.

Additional Notes

The George Catlin Papers and related collections are in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.