A. V. Howard Narrative, 1926 February 1  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Howard, A. V. (Albert V), 1850-1935
Title
A. V. Howard Narrative
Dates
1926 February 1
Quantity
1 item
Collection Number
Collection 0431, MtBC, us (collection)
Summary
The A.V. Howard Narrative consists of a single spaced typed photocopied on A.V. Howard stationery with penciled corrections that describes Howard's arrival in the Libby area with his brother, B. F. Howard, and their mining operations along Libby creek. Other miners and claim holders are specifically named throughout the narrative, and some description is given to crime, social conditions, and the first buildings constructed in the town of Libby. Howard also describes business arrangements made by miners with each other as well as investors who lived elsewhere, including an unnamed Chinese resident of Missoula.
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


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Albert V. Howard was born in October 1850 and grew up in northern Kentucky. He was a gold prospector and lumber dealer who first came to the Libby, Montana area in 1885. Prospecting with his brother, B. F. Howard, Albert filed claims on parcels along Libby Creek near its confluence with the Kootanai River, and began to supplement his mining income by selling sawn lumber for construction in the area. After the establishment of the town of Libby, he opened a wholesale and retail lumber business under the name of A. V. Howard. He died November 12, 1935, in Libby.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The photocopied manuscript is a single spaced typed document on A.V. Howard stationery which bears penciled corrections on various pages, likely done by Howard himself after proofing the dictated typescript prepared by his employee, Maie B. Hillis. The first person narrative describes Howard's arrival in the Libby area with his brother, B. F. Howard, and their mining operations along Libby creek. Other miners and claim holders are specifically named throughout the narrative, and some description is given to crime, social conditions, and the first buildings constructed in the town of Libby. Howard also describes business arrangements made by miners with each other as well as investors who lived elsewhere, including an unnamed Chinese resident of Missoula.

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Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Folder
1/1 A. V. Howard Narrative

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Chinese -- Montana -- Missoula
  • Crime -- Montana -- Libby
  • Frontier and pioneer life -- Montana -- Libby
  • Gold miners -- Montana -- Libby -- Biography
  • Lumber trade -- Montana -- Libby
  • Pioneers -- Montana -- Libby -- Biography
  • Personal Names :
  • Howard, A. V. (Albert V.), 1850-1935
  • Howard, B. F. (Benjamin F.), 1835-1915
  • Geographical Names :
  • Libby (Mont.) -- Buildings, structures, etc.
  • Libby (Mont.) -- History -- 19th century.
  • Libby (Mont.) -- Social conditions -- 19th century
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Hillis, Maie B., 1877-1938