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T. C. Abbott papers

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 1168

Scope and Contents

Two handwritten reminiscences, a newspaper article, and a postcard. One reminiscence is entitled "The Texas Trail" and contains information about life on the cattle trail and personal recollections of cattle drives from Texas to Montana, Wyoming, and Nebraska in the mid to late 1800's. The other reminiscence is entitled "An Indian Raid on the Rosebud, Custer Co., Montana in March 1884" and is an account of dealings between the Cheyenne Indians and local whites. The newspaper gives an account of Abbott's acquaintance with Sam Bass, the outlaw. Abbott states that the picture on the post cart "The Trail Boss," is the best picture Charlie Russell ever drew.


  • 1918-1927


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 T.C. Abbott papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical Note

American cowboy also known as "Teddy Blue."


1 folder (0.05 linear ft.) : (4 items; 30 p.)

Language of Materials


Custodial History

Donated in 1974.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; 1974.


19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.


"The Texas Trail," and "An Indian Raid on the Rosebud."

Register of T. C. Abbott papers
Benjamin Sipes
2010 August 4
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Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States