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Montana -- History

Subject Source: Lcnaf

Found in 18 Collections and/or Records:

Allis Brown Stuart correspondence, circa 1928

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1534 Series 10
Scope and Contents

This series contains correspondence between Allis Brown Stuart and R. S. Ellison, concerning the Granville Stuart papers collection, all dated in 1928. She was still living in Montana. Also included in the series is the copy of a lecture given by Mrs. Granville Stuart about the Stuart's trip to South America, and a list of books sent to Kessler.

Dates: circa 1928

Lyman H. Bennett papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 996

Official and family correspondence, legal documents, speeches, genealogical materials, notes, and miscellaneous items. The bulk of the collection dates from 1930 to 1958 and deals with the law practice and judgeship of Lyman H. Bennett. Also included are many materials that deal with Alden J. Bennett, a prominent banker and mayor of Virginia City, Montana.

Dates: 1870-1961

Custer, calvary, and Crows

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 2660
Scope and Contents

Typewritten book draft with handwritten corrections. The item is a biography of William Henry White (1851-1938) who was a Montana pioneer, Indian fighter, and one of the command which buried the dead on the Custer battlefield in June of 1876. The item was submitted to the Old Army Press by Mrs. Theodore Heil for publication.

Dates: approximately 1930

Description of experiences had in crossing the plains and mountains in the spring of 1863, settling in the eastern and unorganized portion of Idaho territory, and experiences had in that country in 1863-4

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197233291027]
Identifier: Vault MSS 492
Scope and Contents Walker's party left West Point, Iowa, on 8 April 1863, destined for California. They traveled by steamboat and rail to Atchison, Kansas, and from there "in one of Ben Hollidays stage coaches" to Fremont's Orchard. They encountered about sixty Indians. They arrived safely in Denver. Walker went with a wagon train for some "diggings discovered about five hundred miles north of Salt Lake City." They passed a group of Mormons heading back east who told Walker: "We are Mormons: but we are...
Dates: 1863-1864, 1904

Robert J. Ege book drafts

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 31197230218163]
Identifier: MSS 1705
Scope and Contents

Typewritten book drafts with handwritten corrections. The materials are early versions later published. "Curse not his Curls" is about George Armstrong Custer and the Battle of the Little Bighorn. "Strike Them Hard" is about a massacre of Piegan Indians on the Marias River on 23 Jan. 1870. These items were submitted to the Old Army Press for publication.

Dates: 1970-1974

Granville Stuart diaries, 1893, 1887

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1534 Series 1
Scope and Contents

Contains diaries written by Granville Stuart in 1887 and 1893, while living in Montana. Stuart recorded information about his daily life in these diaries, marked significant dates and events, and wrote down verses or passages from literature. He also recorded some expenses in the back of the diaries.

Dates: 1893; 1887

Granville Stuart photographs, 1864-1924

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1534 Series 6
Scope and Contents This series contains photographs that were collected by or given to Granville Stuart for his research on Montana history, circa 1788-1910. Most of the photographs are of landscapes in Yellowstone and Montana, along with portraits of Native Americans and others, including Ulysses S. Grant. Also included are photographs of sketches done by Stuart. The photographers include W. H. Culver, Thomas H. Rutter, Edgar H. Train, and L. A. Hoffman. An itemized list of the photographs can be found in the...
Dates: 1864-1924

Granville Stuart research on Montana history, circa 1861-1916

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1534 Series 7
Scope and Contents

This series contains Granville Stuart's research and reference relating to Montana's history, circa 1861-1916. Most of the series is comprised of cattle industry papers, mining industry papers, and political materials, along with a large group of miscellaneous items. Some of the items include letters, receipts, agreements, and programs, all pertaining to events occurring in Montana.

Dates: circa 1861-1916

Granville Stuart scrapbooks, 1865-1918

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1534 Series 11
Scope and Contents

This series is comprised of three scrapbooks, put together by Granville and Allis Brown Stuart, from 1865 to 1918, while they were living in Montana. The scrapbooks include newspaper clippings concerning cattlemen's meetings and Granville's death, along with letters of condolence to Allis.

Dates: 1865-1918

Granville Stuart sketches, circa 1861-1898

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1534 Series 5
Scope and Contents This series is comprised of sketches and watercolors done by Granville Stuart while he was the State Land Agent, circa 1861-1898. A few of the watercolors were done by others, and then given to Stuart. Most of the sketches are of scenic locations in Montana, such as Missoula Mills, Deer Lodge City, and Mammoth Hot Springs. A few others were done during Stuart's travels in South America. The watercolors done by others are also mostly of locations in Montana, with a few regarding Native...
Dates: circa 1861-1898