Everett D. Graff Collection of Western Americana (Newberry Library)
Found in 10 Collections and/or Records:
Collection of blueprint photographs of Indians and scenes in and near Fort Custer, Montana
Abstract One photo is of a ms. descriptive list of some of the scenes presented; another is dated May 14, 1896; the final photo is of a ms. inscription: Finis. Fort Custer, Montana. W.C.S.E.E.P.S.
Dates: approximately 1896
Edwin R. Capron letters
Abstract The collection includes a letter from Capron's sister to her mother, a letter to Capron from his parents and one letter from Henry C. Barrett to Nannie and Cyrus Fairley, Camp Cleveland, Ohio, 29 December 1863. Written from Fort Kearney and Cottonwood Springs, Nebraska Territory. Also includes 12 envelopes and a daguerreotype portrait of Capron.
George Frederick Augustus Ruxton papers
Abstract Collection includes correspondence, photographs, newspaper clippings, manuscript notes, drafts, copies, etc., mostly relating to Ruxton's travels in America.
Dates: approximately 1839-1948
George M. Templeton papers
Abstract Includes Templeton's diaries for the years 1862-1868 when he was stationed at Fort C.F. Smith in Montana. The Fort was established in 1866 and abandoned in 1868. Collection also includes correspondence, etc., of the various collectors who have held the collection or parts of it.
Henry W. Lawton scrapbook
Abstract Scrapbook made up of autograph letters, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, maps, portraits, etc., all pertaining to Henry W. Lawton.
James Henry Twogood papers
Abstract Includes manuscript accounts of the early settlement of Boise, Idaho, troubles with the Indians, etc., as well as documents, newspaper clippings, etc.
L.A. Huffman photographs
Abstract Sixteen photographic portraits of Indians and photographs of scenes in the West by Huffman, a professor of journalism (University of Illinois, Northwestern University, University of Denver) and western frontier historian.
Loren L. Williams journals
Abstract The journal covers the Loren L. Williams's activities as an officer during the Civil War, active in the West, and subsequent activities as a pioneer in the development of Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Montana. Details of wars with the Western Indians are also included.
Martin J. Feenan papers
Abstract Includes ms. account of the Sully campaign against the Indians of the West, 1863-1865 (59 leaves.), written in 1920 from memoranda, notes and correspondence; ms. account of the Feenan genealogy (12 leaves), photographs, letters, newspaper clippings, documents, etc.
Thomas Jefferson Oxley letters
Abstract Thomas J. Oxley, after 1855, became heavily involved in California politics. He was a Whig and later a Know-nothing leader and a member of the state legislature. In 1857, he joined Henry A. Crabb in the ill-fated filibustering expedition into Sonora as surgeon-general. He was among those who lost their lives before the Mexican firing squads at Caborca. Oxley's letters to his family describe his overland journey to California, his difficulties and delights of living in California and the details...