Daniel Chevilette Govan papers, 1861-1908.

Creator: Govan, Daniel Chevilette, 1829-1911.
Collection number: 1000
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Abstract: Mississippi and Arkansas planter, Confederate general, and U.S. Indian agent. Scattered papers of Govan, including Civil War letters from him to his wife, Mary (Otey) Govan, in which he discussed camp life at various forts in Tennessee and Kentucky; postwar letters received in response to his manuscript articles discussing military history in the Tennessee theater; correspondence, 1894-1900, as Indian agent at the Tulalip Agency, Washington State, mostly with Indians and concerning their problems; selections from a scrapbook of letters and clippings (microfilm); and part of the Civil War recollections of Confederate General St. John Richardson Liddell (1815-1870) of Louisiana.

Repository: Southern Historical Collection

Collection Highlights: From 1894 – 1898, there is numerous documentation of Govan’s interactions with Native Americans during his time as an agent for the Tulalip Agency. There is a letter dated 12 Dec 1895 from an African American man, Ulysos Govan (formerly Andrew Haynes) writing Govan for a recommendation.