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The Payne-Butrick Papers (review)

The Payne-Butrick Papers (review) R EVIEWS E D I T E D B Y D AV I D WA L D S T R E I C H E R A N D J O N AT H A N D A N I E L W E L L S The Payne­Butrick Papers. Edited and annotated by William L. Anderson, Jane L. Brown, and Anne F. Rogers. (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2010. 2 vols. Pp. xxx 363, viii 561. Cloth, $150.00.) Reviewed by Daniel K. Richter These two handsome books bring into print the contents of six manuscript volumes from the Edward E. Ayer Manuscript Collection at the Newberry Library in Chicago. How those many pages of ethnographic material on Cherokee people during the removal era came into the possession of turn-of-the-twentieth-century collector Ayer is unclear. But they are what survives of an extraordinary effort to document the Cherokees in the 1830s and 1840s undertaken by John Howard Payne, a New Englander perhaps best known as the man responsible for the lyrics of ``Home Sweet Home.'' After a modest international career as an actor and an undistinguished stint as a journalist, and before being appointed as U.S. counsel to Tunis, http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of the Early Republic University of Pennsylvania Press

The Payne-Butrick Papers (review)

Journal of the Early Republic , Volume 32 (2) – May 5, 2012

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R EVIEWS E D I T E D B Y D AV I D WA L D S T R E I C H E R A N D J O N AT H A N D A N I E L W E L L S The Payne­Butrick Papers. Edited and annotated by William L. Anderson, Jane L. Brown, and Anne F. Rogers. (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2010. 2 vols. Pp. xxx 363, viii 561. Cloth, $150.00.) Reviewed by Daniel K. Richter These two handsome books bring into print the contents of six manuscript volumes from the Edward E. Ayer Manuscript Collection at the Newberry Library in Chicago. How those many pages of ethnographic material on Cherokee people during the removal era came into the possession of turn-of-the-twentieth-century collector Ayer is unclear. But they are what survives of an extraordinary effort to document the Cherokees in the 1830s and 1840s undertaken by John Howard Payne, a New Englander perhaps best known as the man responsible for the lyrics of ``Home Sweet Home.'' After a modest international career as an actor and an undistinguished stint as a journalist, and before being appointed as U.S. counsel to Tunis,

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Journal of the Early RepublicUniversity of Pennsylvania Press

Published: May 5, 2012

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