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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.


Sonnet XLVI

When my abodes prefixed time is spent, 
  My cruel fayre streight bids me wend my way:
  but then from heauen most hideous stormes are sent 
  as willing me against her will to stay.
Whom then shalt I or heauen or her obay?
  the heauens know best what is the best for me:
  but as she will, whose will my life doth sway, 
  my lower heauen, so it perforce must bee. 
But ye high heuens, that all this sorowe see, 
  sith all your tempests cannot hold me backe:
  aswage your stormes, or else both you and she, 
  will both together me too sorely wrack. 
Enough it is for one man to sustaine 
  the stormes, which she alone on me doth raine.
Edmund Spenser [1552–1599]