Delphinia Mendenhall Haworth Letter
Collection contains one letter, probably written by eighteen-year-old Delphinia Haworth, daughter of Kiowa and Comanche Indian Territory Agent James Mahlon Haworth, to her grandparents on November 14, 1875, from Fort Sill, Indian Territory. The letter describes Delphinia's trip southwest from Olathe, Kansas, to Fort Sill; her observations of Native Americans; her father's work with the Kiowa and Comanche people; and her health.
- November 14, 1875
Language of Materials
The material is in English.
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Biographical / Historical
Delphinia (Delphine) Mendenhall Haworth was born October 28, 1857, in Wilmington, Ohio, to Elizabeth Painter (1832-1903) and James Mahlon Haworth (1831-1885). In 1870, the family moved from Cincinnati, Ohio, to Olathe, Kansas, on account of James's poor health. In 1872, James was appointed as an United States Indian Agent and was assigned to the Kiowa and Comanche people near Fort Sill, Indian Territory, in 1873, where he remained until April 1878. His wife and children mostly resided in Kansas.
Delphinia married Albert Cochran in Johnson County, Kansas, on February 20th, 1879. She died October 3, 1932, in Los Angeles, California.
1 oversize folder
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchase, Spencer Hewitt, 2018.
Item has been encapsulated.
- Comanche Indians -- Oklahoma -- 19th century Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Indian Agents -- Oklahoma -- 19th century Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Kiowa Indians -- Oklahoma -- 19th century Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Letters (Correspondence) Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
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