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Brininstool, E. A. (Earl Alonzo), 1870-1957



  • Existence: 1870 - 1957

Biographical History

E. A. Brininstool (1870-1957) was an American cowboy poet and author.

Earl Alonzo Brininstool was born on October 11, 1870, in Warsaw, New York. He moved to Los Angles, California in 1895, where he spent most of his life. He worked for a local newspaper in Los Angeles, but later became a freelance writer. He became a prolific author, writing on western history and on General Custer in the Battle of the Little Bighorn. Though he never worked as a cowboy, he composed thousands of cowboy poems. Brininstool died on July 28, 1957, in Los Angeles.

Citation:, via WWW, November 16, 2017 (western historian; wrote on Custer and Battle of the Little Bighorn; prolific poet, writing thousands of western poems).

The General Custer Web Site, via WWW, November 16, 2017 (moved to Los Angeles in 1895 to work in journalism, working for a newspaper before becoming a freelance writer; died in Los Angeles).

Wikipedia, via WWW, November 16, 2017 (b. 11 Oct 1870 Warsaw, NY; d. 28 July 1957; cowboy poet, not working cowboy; lived in Los Angeles for much of his live; prolific author).

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

E. A. Brininstool collection of Western photographs

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS P 68
Scope and Contents Collection includes original and reproduction photographs, lithographs, negatives, and wood printing blocks related to the American West. Images includes sites of battles with Native Americans, historical figures involved in the development of the West, buildings, and landmarks. Subjects include Wild Bill Hickock, Luther S. Kelly, Amos Chapman, Alfred Howe Terry, Annie Oakley, Billy the Kid, Calamity Jane, George A. Custer, Philip Henry Sheridan, Red Cloud, and sportted Tail. Materials were...
Dates: approximately 1860-1949

E. A. Brininstool papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1412
Scope and Contents

Correspondence, research notes, drafts of publications, and various source materials. The items are handwritten often with typescripts. Also included are microfiche and printed drafts. The collection deals with Brininstool's research and publications on the numerous battles and incidents relating to the Indian Wars in the American West.

Dates: 1876-1975

Charles Kuhlman collection on the Battle of the Little Big Horn

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1401
Scope and Contents

Collection includes correspondence with Custer historians (indexed), writings concerning the battle, research and reference files (indexed), maps and photographs of the battle site, biographical material on Kuhlman, memorabilia, and other papers. Correspondents include Earl Alonzo Brininstool, Fred Dustin, Robert Spurrier Ellison, W. A. Falconer, Edward Smith Luce, and Elwood L. Nye.

Dates: 1933-1959

Charles Kuhlman photographs and postcards

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197233602546]
Identifier: MSS P 126
Scope and Contents

Collection includes photographs and postcards collected by Kuhlman during his research on George A. Custer and the Battle of Little Bighorn. Includes images of the battlefield, 7th Cavalry survivors, and fellow historians and authors.

Dates: approximately 1900-1959

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Letters 2
Material Types 2
Photographs 2
Animals -- West (U.S.) -- Photographs 1
Cemeteries -- West (U.S.) -- Photographs 1