Nelson Story, Sr., Letter, 1911 February 14  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Story, Nelson, 1838-1926
Title
Nelson Story, Sr., Letter
Dates
1911 February 14
Quantity
1 item
Collection Number
Collection 1412, MtBC, us (collection)
Summary
The Nelson Story, Sr., Letter was written by him in 1911 in response to a solicitation from a "Miss Willets" for his recollections of John Bozeman. The letter briefly describes Bozeman's physical appearance, demeanor, and the trail he blazed to the Montana gold fields in the early 1860s. There is also a brief description of the Bridger Trail route.
Repository
Montana State University Library, Merrill G. Burlingame Special Collections
Montana State University-Bozeman Library
Merrill G Burlingame Special Collections
P.O. Box 173320
Bozeman, MT
59717-3320
Telephone: 406-994-4242
Fax: 406-994-2851
spcoll@www.lib.montana.edu
Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Languages
English
Sponsor
Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Nelson Story, Sr. (1838-1926) was a pioneer Montana rancher and entrepreneur. Born in Meigs County, Ohio to Ira and Hannah Story, Nelson grew up on the family farm and briefly attended college. He traveled west to Montana during the gold rush of the early 1860s and after achieving success in mining invested in Texas cattle, driving a herd back to Montana from Texas and establishing a ranch in the Yellowstone Valley. He later moved to Bozeman and became one of the town's most wealthy citizens. His many business interests in Bozeman included banking, real estate, and milling during the latter part of the nineteenth century. Story also invested in Los Angeles, California real estate towards the end of his life with his brother Walter. Story was married Ellen Trent and the couple had seven children.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Nelson Story letter was written by him in 1911 in response to a solicitation from a "Miss Willets" for his recollections of John Bozeman. The letter briefly describes Bozeman's physical appearance, demeanor, and the trail he blazed to the Montana gold fields in the early 1860s. There is also a brief description of the Bridger Trail route.

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Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Description
New: Nelson Story Letter

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Frontier and pioneer life-Montana
  • Personal Names :
  • Bozeman, John, 1835-1867
  • Geographical Names :
  • Bozeman Trail
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Reminiscences-Montana