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Yellowstone National Park -- Description and travel

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 20 Collections and/or Records:

Edmund C. Babcock letters

Identifier: MSS 8992
Scope and Contents

Contains eighteen handwritten letters to Elizabeth B. Lampman, all but one having postmarked envelopes, written between July to August 1903 by Edmund C. Babcock; there are also two letters written by an anonymous person or persons, located in the letter of July 16th written from Cripple Creek, Colorado. Letters document Babcock's travels through Yellowstone National Park as the secretary of the Brooklyn Christian Endeavor Union.

Dates: 1903 July-August

Carleton E. Watkins stereograph of Yellowstone National Park, 1883

Identifier: MSS 9007 Series 5
Scope and Contents

Contains one sepia stereograph taken by Carleton E. Watkins that is part of the "New Watkins' New Series," or "E" series, of Yellowstone National Park. Dated 1883.

Dates: 1883

Cody-Sylvan Pass Motor Company records

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 7635
Scope and Contents

Contains business records of the Cody-Sylvan Pass Motor Company, including profit and loss statements as well as correspondence regarding trips in automobiles through Yellowstone. Materials date from between 1915 and 1916.

Dates: 1915-1916

Collection of Yellowstone National Park stereographs

Identifier: MSS 9007
Scope and Contents

Contains 36 Yellowstone National Park black and white stereographs, with a few duplicates of varying quality. The dates range from 1871 to 1910. The stereographs were produced by several photographers, the main contributors being Joshua Crissman, Henry Bird Calfee, and the Nelson (Nelse) partnership.

Dates: approximately 1871-1910

Hollis Wave Cowgill diary

 Item — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197239278010]
Identifier: MSS 9444
Scope and Contents Contains the travel journal of Hollis "Sam" Wave Cowgill kept from June 8 to August 24, 1924. Hollis records names of travelling companions, weather updates, miles travelled each day, and the cities and towns passed through. During the trip, his party went through Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, Idaho, Nebraska, Iowa, and Indiana. Included are accounts of a trip to Yellowstone National Park, Grand Teton National Park, and other various historical sites including Fort Bridger, Sherman's Hill, and a...
Dates: 1924 June-August

Philip Madison Crapo letter on visit to Yellowstone National Park

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197233643144]
Identifier: MSS 8411
Scope and Contents

Materials include a four-page letter written from Helena, Montana, by Philip M. Crapo to his sister relating his visit to Yellowstone National Park just months after the area was officially made a national park. Crapo was one of the approximately 300 persons who visited the park in its first year. He describes many of the thermal features, falls of the Yellowstone River, Yellowstone River canyon, and other scenery of the park that he saw in his visit. Dated September 20, 1872.

Dates: 1872 September 20

Granville Stuart writings, circa 1857-1917

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1534 Series 4
Scope and Contents

This series contains Granville Stuart's writings, circa 1857-1915. Most of the writings are historical sketches or experiences that happened to Stuart throughout his career and travels. The majority of the writings deal with the cattle industry, expeditions and trips (such as navigating down the Missouri River), Native Americans, and pioneers. He also included weather records and reminiscences about his life. Stuart wrote most of these while living in Montana.

Dates: circa 1857-1917

Henry Bird Calfee and Nelson Catlin Yellowstone National Park stereographs, approximately 1871-1881

Identifier: MSS 9007 Series 3
Scope and Contents

Contains 11 black and white stereographs of Yellowstone National Park, taken by Calfee & Catlin in 1870s to early 1880s. These include craters, geysers, landscapes, mountains, and rivers. The stereographs are on orange, pink, and mostly yellow backing, and are part of a series called "Views of the Wonderland or Yellowstone Park," which consists of at least 148 stereographs.

Dates: approximately 1871-1881

Henry Bird Calfee Yellowstone National Park Stereographs, approximately 1880-1881

Identifier: MSS 9007 Series 2
Scope and Contents

Contains two stereographs of Yellowstone National Park taken by Henry Bird Calfee in approximately 1880-1881. The lower falls is a sepia stereograph that is part of a series called "The Enchanted Land, or Wonders of the Yellowstone National Park." The Tower Falls is either sepia or black and white and is part of a series called "Views of the Wonder Land, or Yellowstone National Park."

Dates: approximately 1880-1881

John H. Fouch stereograph of Yellowstone National Park, approximately 1878

Identifier: MSS 9007 Series 6
Scope and Contents

Contains one stereograph of Mammoth Formations of Yellowstone, taken in 1878 by John H. Fouch.

Dates: approximately 1878