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James Stuart correspondence, circa 1860-1909

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1534 Series 8

Scope and Contents

This series contains papers generated by and for James Stuart, circa 1860-1909, while he was living in Montana. There are letters, both incoming and outgoing, receipts, documents, agreements, account books, and other miscellaneous material. Many pertain to his personal life, trips, and also his time as a miner.


  • circa 1860-1909


Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances.

Permission to publish material from Granville Stuart papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

James Stuart (1832-1873) was the brother of Granville Stuart and resided in Montana for the majority of his life.

James Stuart (1832-1873) was born in Clarksburg, Virginia, which is now West Virginia. James and his brother Granville Stuart moved to California in 1852 to prospect for gold. In 1857, the Stuart brothers moved to Montana and settled in the Deer Lodge valley, and continued to prospect for gold. James remained in Deer Lodge until 1870, when he was appointed to be the physician for Fort Peck. He died at Fort Peck in 1873.


8 folders

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