Acquired From: Mrs. John Reilly; ex Henry Chapman; ex Orin Tyler, ex Mrs. William H. (Virginia) Robinson, ex Samuel Gwathmey, ex William Henry Harrison, ex Tecumseh.
Series: Indian Peace Medals
Note: Two holes at top; two divets-in eye,between DEI GRATIA very worn area. Letter written by Mrs. William H. Robinson to Mr. Orin Tyler : July 14-1918
Note: My dear Orin:Your letter just arrived. I wish that I knew more of the medal to tell you, but only know what my mother and grandmother told me, that Gen'l Harrison took the medal from Tecumseh's neck and gave it to my grandfather Samuel Gwathmey. The date of the gift I do not know. Some years ago, I was at the Philadelphia Mint, saw a medal like the one you have, claimed to be the original Indian medal, told the gentleman in charge my family had the medal like the one in case, told him the story. He was very anxious for me to get the medal so it could be seen at the Mint, but I said not....Your Aunt Virginia [in pencil and in another hand--Mrs. William H. Robinson -*-*-(Outside of envelope) July 22 1918 - I purchased this George III Indian Peace Medal of Mr. Owen Tyler-to whom this letter is addressed. The medal is holed to right of III also had a hole part way between DEI and GRATIA. Various small nicks. Henry Chapman-*-*-*-Second letter from Mrs. William H. Robinson to Mr. Henry Chapman : Dear Sir: I wrote to Mr. Orin Tyler all I knew of the "Indian Peace Medal". I have not thought of the medal in years. All dates have been forgotten. I am very sure of the history of the medal is true as it was told by my grandparents and my mother. The medal was given to my grandfather, Samuel Gwathmey, by Gen'l Harrison, taken from the neck of the Indian Chief, Tecumseh. -- Respectfully, Mrs. William H. Robinson.-*-*- [These letters are in the tray with the medal].