Guide to the Adelle Knox Papers 1821-1973
Cage 532

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Creator
Knox, Adelle Baron
Title
Adelle Knox Papers
ID
Cage 532
Date [inclusive]
1821-1973
Extent
11.0 containers.
General Physical Description note
5 linear feet of shelf space.
Language
English
Abstract
Research collection of a Washington State University librarian relating to Father Pierre Jean De Smet (1801-1873), Jesuit missionary to the Indians. Includes photocopies of De Smet manuscripts, legal documents, maps, transcripts, notes, translations, index files, genealogy.

Preferred Citation note

[Item Description]. Cage 532, Adelle Knox Papers . Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.

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Biographical/Historical note

Adelle Baron Knox worked in the Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections section of Holland Library at Washington State University, concentrating on the papers of Pierre Jean De Smet.

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Scope and Contents note

These papers were generated by Adelle Knox in the course of her research on the collection of Pierre Jean De Smet papers at Washington State University. While researching the life of De Smet, Knox collected copies of De Smet manuscripts in other repositories in the United States and Europe. She also collected copies of works about De Smet, made transcripts of De Smet's and related persons' correspondence and writings, and took notes on De Smet's life, his correspondence and writings, and the various editions of his published correspondence or writings.

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Arrangement note

Where applicable, the papers have been arranged in a manner which reflects the arrangement of the Pierre Jean De Smet Papers, Cage 537. The papers have been arranged in eight series: Correspondence, Drawings, Genealogy, Legal Documents, Maps, Miscellanea, Reference Materials, and Writings. Dates assigned to folders reflect the span of years of the original materials to which the copies, correspondence, notes, transcripts, etc. pertain. Folders labeled "undated" either contain copies, etc. of undated original material, or, Knox's notes on general information or unspecified correspondence.

The Correspondence series contains transcripts of correspondence held by Washington State University as well as photocopies of originals and transcripts obtained from other repositories and transcripts made by Knox of material held by other repositories. Some transcripts have notes in the margins made by Knox. The "Notes" in the Correspondence series are Knox's notes on specific letters written by De Smet or related to him. See the Reference Materials series for similar notes. Francois De Smet's incoming correspondence is a copy of a letter from J.B. Druyts, S.J. The copies of Pierre Jean De Smet's correspondence include letters to De Smet's family, P.J. De Nef, Jean Nicollet, P. Hoeken, Colonel Mitchell, and various Jesuit superiors. The copies of Eugene Laveille's correspondence are letters to Francois De Smet. The copies of Archibald McDonald letters are addressed to John McLaughlin. The miscellaneous correspondence includes letters from P.J. Arnoudt to Pierre Jean De Smet, Paul to Charles De Smet, Ferdinand Coosemans to Charles Van Mossevelde, and F. Deynoodt to Francois De Smet. The Reference Materials series includes several card files.

Boxes 5-8 include an alphabetical listing of people, subjects, words, and events related to Pierre Jean De Smet. This alphabetical file also includes references to specific letters containing references to the index entry, including people, subjects, or events. Similar references to people, subjects, or events are also filed in a chronological file to Pierre Jean De Smet's correspondence. The chronological file references De Smet's correspondence as well as events occuring in the year referenced. Cards describing occurences in a specific year are filed in front of references with specific dates. These cards with specific dates include information concerning the contents of specific letters, or people or events mentioned in the letter referenced. This chronological file also references information on letterheads, notes on Eugene Laveille's letters to Paul Adrien De Smet, and notes on the correspondence of Archibald McDonald with De Smet and others about Fort Colville (copies of McDonald's correspondence are filed under "Correspondence, McDonald). Box 9 includes an alphabetical and a chronological file. The alphabetical file is similar to the alphabetical file described above. It contains notes on subjects, people, books (filed by author), and events. The file also includes some notes on the contents of letters filed under addressee or subject. The chronological file includes notes on De Smet's incoming and outgoing correspondence, both at Washington State University and at other repositories, including published correspondence. It also includes notes on general events in De Smet's life, filed by year. Filed behind the main run of notes are notes on Francois De Smet's correspondence included in his (Francois') letterbook, and filed by letterbook number, and notes on the Annales de l'Association de la Propagation de la Foi, Precis Historiques and De Smet's letters published therein.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries © ca. 1975

http://www.wsulibs.wsu.edu/masc
Terrell Library
P.O. Box 645610
Pullman, WA, 99164-5610
509-335-6691
mascref@wsu.edu

Conditions Governing Access note

This collection is open for research use.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

The papers of Adelle Knox were accumulated while she researched the life of Pierre Jean De Smet and worked with his papers at Washington State University in the late 1960s and the 1970s.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

The Pierre Jean De Smet Papers, from which these notes are drawn, are held at WSU MASC, Cage 537.

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Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Knox, Adelle Baron --Archives
  • Smet, Pierre-Jean de, 1801-1873

Subject(s)

  • Indians of North America--West (U.S.)--Missions
  • Indians, Treatment of--North America
  • Jesuits -- United States--History
  • Missionaries
  • Overland Journeys to the Northwestern United States

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Collection Inventory

Correspondence 

Charles De Smet 

Box Folder

Transcripts 1863 

1 1

Francois De Smet 

Incoming correspondence 

Box Folder

Copies 1858 

1 2

Notes 1856-1873 

1 3

Transcripts 1840-1873 

1 4

Outgoing correspondence 

Box Folder

Transcripts 1840-1873 

1 5

Letterbook 

Box Folder

Notes 1839-1869 

1 6

Transcripts 1838-1869 

1 7

Paul De Smet 

Incoming correspondence 

Box Folder

Notes 1871-1876 

1 8

Transcripts 1871-1905 

1 9

Outgoing correspondence 

Box Folder

Transcripts 1873 

1 10

Pierre Jean De Smet 

Incoming correspondence 

Box Folder

Transcripts 1873 

1 11

Outgoing correspondence 

Copies 

Box Folder

 1823-1850 

1 12

 1851-1873 

1 13

Notes 

Box Folder

 1821-1846 

1 14

 1846-1872 undated 

1 15

Transcripts 

Box Folder

 1821-1839 

2 1

 1840-1845 

2 2

 1845-1847 

2 3

 1847-1856 

2 4

 1857-1866 

2 5

 1867-1873 undated 

3 1
Box Folder

Translations 1837-1867 

3 2

Letterbook 

Box Folder

Notes 1838-1842 

3 3

Transcripts 

Box Folder

Nos. III-XIII 1838-1841 

3 4

Nos. XIV-XXVII 1841-1842 

3 5
Box Folder

Translation, No. XI 1841 

3 6

Voyages aux Montagnes Rocheuses... 

Box Folder

Notes 1841-1848 undated 

3 7

Transcripts 1841-1842 

3 8

J.H. De Staercke 

Box Folder

Transcripts 1859-1870 undated 

3 9

Elet-De Keersmaecker 

Box Folder

Transcripts 1849-1852 

3 10

Charles Hunt 

Box Folder

Notes 1848-1861 

4 1

Transcripts 1849 1863 

4 2

Eugene Laveille 

Copies 

Box Folder

 1876-1921 undated 

4 3
Box Folder

Transcripts 1908-1921 undated 

4 4

Notes 1876-1921 undated 

4 5

Transcripts undated 

4 6

Archibald McDonald 

Box Folder

Copies 1840-1842 

4 7

Charles Van Quickenborne 

Box Folder

Transcripts 1831-1836 

4 8

Miscellaneous 

Box Folder

Transcripts and Copies 1863-1894 undated 

4 9

Unidentified 

Box Folder

Transcripts 1850 1873 

4 10

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Drawings 

Nicolas Point 

Box Folder

Copies undated 

4 11

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Genealogy undated 

Box
4
Folder
12

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Legal Documents 

Pierre Jean De Smet 

Box Folder

Transcripts 1873 

4 13

De Smet Family 

Box Folder

Copies 1822-1831 

4 14

Transcripts 1861 

4 15

Translations 1828 

4 16

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Maps 

Box Folder

Copies of maps drawn by Pierre Jean De Smet 1842-1846 

4 17

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Miscellanea 1858-1973 undated 

Box
4
Folder
18

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Reference Materials and Note Files 

Notes 

Box Folder

Bibliographic 1873-1978 undated 

4 19

Miscellaneous undated 

4 20

Chronological Note File 

Box
5

Correspondence 

Box
5
Box

Pierre Jean De Smet 1821-1873 

5

Eugene Laveille 1908-1921 

5

Archibald McDonald 1838-1842 

5

Engravings on Stationery 1842-1856 

5

Alphabetical Note File 

Box
5
Box

A - H 

6

I - R 

7

S - Z 

8

Pierre Jean De Smet Manuscript Materials 

Box
8

Pierre Jean De Smet's Published Works 

Box
8

Bibliographic Notes 

Box
8
Box

Books 

8

Journals 

8

Pamphlets 

8

Government Documents 

8

Letters by others 

8

Citations of Books About De Smet or pertinent to his life 

8

Maps and Photographs of De Smet or his times 

8

Drawings of De Smet 

8

Comments on De Smet's Personality 

8

Chronological Note File on the De Smets 

Box
9
Box

Correspondence 1821-1873 

9

Francois De Smet's Letterbook 

9

Pierre Jean De Smet's Letterbook 

9

Annales de l'Association de la Propagation de la Foi 

9

Precis Historiques 

9

Alphabetical File 

9
Box Folder

Miscellaneous Notes 

10 1

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Writing of De Smet and others 

Pierre Jean De Smet 

Copies 

Linton Album 1856-1868 

Box Folder

Table of Contents and Text 

10 2

Text 

10 3

Maps 

10 4

Publications 

Box Folder

Copies 

10 5

Notes 

Box Folder

Chasses avec les Peaux-Rouges 

10 6

Cinquante Nouvelles Lettres... 

10 7

De Groote Zwartrok 

10 8

Letters and Sketches... 

10 9

Lettres Choisies du Reverend... 

10 10

Missions de l'Oregon et Voyages... 

10 11

New Indian Sketches 

10 12

Precis Historiques 

10 13

U.S. Catholic Magazine 

10 14

Miscellaneous 

10 15
Box Folder

Works About Pierre Jean De Smet 

11 2-Jan

Works Related to De Smet's Travels 

11 3

Eugene Laveille 

Box Folder

Transcripts of Notes 

11 4

Nicolas Point 

Box Folder

Copies 

11 5

Notes 

11 6

Transcripts 

11 7

Translations 

11 8

Unidentified 

Box Folder

Note and Transcript 

11 9

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