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Delphinia Mendenhall Haworth Letter

Identifier: WH2414

Content Description

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.

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.


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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.

Condition Description

Item has been encapsulated.

Language of description
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Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

Part of the Denver Public Library, Western History and Genealogy Repository

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