George Lippitt Andrews papers, 1870

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George Lippitt Andrews papers, 1870

MS 415

Collection Summary

Creator: George Lippitt Andrews (1828-1920)
Collection Name:George Lippitt Andrews papers
Inclusive Dates: 1870
Physical Description:.4 linear feet
Abstract:Diary, 1870. This collection consists of a 90 page manuscript diary for the year of 1870, written by Colonel George Lippitt Andrews while superintendent of Indian Affairs for Arizona Territory at Fort Yuma.
Collection Number:MS 415
Languages RepresentedEnglish
Repository: University of Arizona Libraries, Special Collections
University of Arizona
PO Box 210055
Tucson, AZ 85721-0055
Phone: 520-621-6423
Fax: 520-621-9733

Biographical Note

George Lippitt Andrews was born in Providence, Rhode Island, in 1828. He entered the Rhode Island Militia in 1844, was promoted to Major in 1848, and to Colonel in 1853. He resigned from the military in 1856. In 1859 he rejoined the military as a Second Lieutenant in the Missouri National Guard. Andrews served in the Civil War and was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel in 1862 and then to Colonel in 1863. After the Civil War Andrews organized and recruited the 17th and 13th United States Infantry, 1863 to 1866. In 1871 Andrews commanded the 25th United States Infantry. Andrews served in the Indian country west of the Mississippi for twenty-five years and was Superintendent of Indian Affairs for Arizona from 1869 to 1871. He retired from the military on April 22, 1892, and was advanced to the rank of Brigadier General on the retired list by act of Congress on April 23, 1904. Andrews died in Washington, D.C. on July 19, 1920 and is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

Scope and Content Note

Diary, clippings and photographs, 1870-1920. Collection consists of a diary which documents Colonel George Lippitt Andrews' (1828-1920) service as the Superintendent of Indian Affairs for the Arizona Territory at Fort Yuma. The collection contains newspaper clippings, Andrews' signature clipped from letters, and photographs. Andrews' diary (1870) makes up the bulk of the collection.


This collection is organized into 2 series.





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Access Terms

Personal Name(s)
Ord, Edward Otho Cresap, 1818-1883
Andrews, Alice Beverly Potter, 1826-1878
Andrews, George Lippitt, 1850-1928

Corporate Name(s)
United States -- Army -- Infantry Regiment, 25th

Geographic Name(s)
Arizona -- History -- 1846-1911
Fort Yuma -- (Ariz.) -- History
Fort Yuma Reservation (Ariz. and Calif.)

Yuma Indians -- History
Soldiers -- United States -- Diaries

Administrative Information

Credit Line

George Lippitt Andrews papers (MS 415). Special Collections, University of Arizona Libraries.

Container List

Series 1: Biographical Materials
These materials consist of newspaper clippings and Andrews' signature clipped from letters written by him. Also included are a brief obituary of Andrews; photographs of an unidentified boy and woman, possibly Andrews' wife Alice Beverly Potter Andrews (1826-1878) and son George Andrews (1850-1928), c. 19th century; and a 1918 photograph of Andrews with an unidentified man, possibly his son George.
11 Biographical Materials
Series 2: Diary, 1870
This diary contains an account of Andrews' tenure at Fort Yuma in the Arizona Territory while serving as the Superintendent of Indian Affairs. The diary details area weather, a visit to the Fort by General Edward Ord; Indian Affairs; and a trip Andrews made into the interior of the Arizona Territory.
12 Diary, 1870