Berdan family papers  1819-1857
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Personal Name Index

  • Berdan, David, 1766-1821
  • Berdan, David, Jr., 1803-1827
  • Berdan, James, 1805-1884
  • Berdan, Jane Simms
  • Berdan, John, 1798 -1840
  • Berdan, Peter
  • Harrison, William Henry, 1773-1841
  • Irving, Margaret, 1900?-
  • Irving, Pierre Munroe, 1803-1876.
  • "Captain Anderson"

    (The Delaware chief mentioned in David Berdan, Sr.’s journal other names as listed in treaties of the day are Kicktohenina, Kithtuwheland, Kithteeleland)

  • Marshall, James
  • Nixon, George
  • Roe, Isaac
  • Root, Rachel Berdan
  • Seward, William Henry, 1801-1872
Related Materials

The manuscript map located in David Berdan, Sr.'s journal has been cataloged separately: Berdan, David. [Map of West-central Illinois]. 1820.

William Henry Seward Papers. Correspondence, David Berdan to Seward, May 4, 1822, to July 21, 1828. University of Rochester, Department of Rare Books, Special Collections and Preservation, Rochester, NY.

Pierre M. Irving and Washington Irving: A Collaboration in Life and Letters. By Wayne R. Kime. Waterloo, Ontario: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 1977. (University of Michigan, Buhr). Contains information on the preparations for the European trip by Pierre Irving and David Berdan, and more details of their travels in Europe than are included in David's letters. Also contains information on other Berdan family members and Pierre Irving's continued association with the family after David's death