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Montana -- History -- 19th century

Subject Source: Unspecified ingested source

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Kate Dunlap diary

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Vault MSS 49
Scope and Contents Handwritten diary of Dunlap's overland journey from Lee, Iowa to Montana by horse team in 1864. Dunlap wrote an introduction to the item, dated 30 January 1865, describing Montana and dedicated it to "My friends." Diary entries are very detailed and describe the geography of the overland route, food and camping conditions, encounters with Indian tribes, and trouble with thieves. Dunlap also mentions meeting several disillusioned Mormons. Dunlap's husband served as captain of the company and...
Dates: 1864-1865

John Fisk incoming letters

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230306034]
Identifier: MSS SC 845
Scope and Contents This collection consists of letters received by John Fisk from members of the Fisk family living in Minnesota and Montana. In the fall of 1866 John Fisk and three brothers led an expedition of several hundred people to Montana. He and his brothers bought a defunct newspaper and published on 15 Nov. 1866 the first issue of the "Helena Weekly Herald." The "Helena Weekly" was an influential Republican newspaper in the late 1860's.One of the letters, dated 16 May 1869, was written...
Dates: 1859-1870

Charles N. Kessler papers

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230350925]
Identifier: MSS 6003

Series of papers on Montanans and Yellowstone, 1863-1919.

Dates: 1863-1919

Orson Nickison Newman diary and letter

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230234533]
Identifier: MSS SC 149
Scope and Contents

Handwritten diary which describes Newman's daily activities during 1878-1879. Also includes a printed form letter from R.M. Newport, general land agent of the Northern Pacific Railroad Company, dated 1881 March 23 which informs Newman of the company's policy concerning the sale of its land west of the Missouri River.

Dates: 1878-1881