Henry Rowe Schoolcraft

Collection Summary Creator: Schoolcraft, Henry Rowe, 1793-1864 Title: Papers of Henry Rowe Schoolcraft 1788-1941 (bulk 1820-1856) Size: 25,000 items; 90 containers plus 1 oversize; 28 linear feet; 69 microfilm reels Repository: Manuscript Division, Library of Congress Abstract: Author, ethnologist, explorer, geologist, glass manufacturer, and Indian agent. Correspondence, journals, articles, books, manuscripts of magazines, poetry, speeches, government reports, Indian vocabularies, maps, drawings, and other papers reflecting Schoolcraft's career as a glass manufacturer, mineralogist on an exploring expedition in the Ozark Mountains, geologist on the Cass expedition to the Northwest Territory, leader of expeditions throughout the Great Lakes region, member of Michigan's legislative council, Indian agent, superintendent of Indian affairs for Michigan, ethnologist, and author of works concerning the Iroquois of New York state and other Indians of North America.


An old man in a lodge within a park; 
    The chamber walls depicted all around 
    With portraitures of huntsman, hawk, and hound, 
    And the hurt deer. He listeneth to the lark, 
Whose song comes with the sunshine through the dark 
    Of painted glass in leaden lattice bound; 
    He listeneth and he laugheth at the sound, 
    Then writeth in a book like any clerk. 
He is the poet of the dawn, who wrote 
    The Canterbury Tales, and his old age 
    Made beautiful with song; and as I read 
I hear the crowing cock, I hear the note 
    Of lark and linnet, and from every page 
    Rise odors of ploughed field or flowery mead.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow [1807-1882]