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Fannie Louise Davis Ennis Speeches and Essay Transcripts, 1964

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Ennis, Fannie Louise Davis, 1867-1955
Title
Fannie Louise Davis Ennis Speeches and Essay Transcripts
Dates
1964 (inclusive)
Quantity
3 folders
Collection Number
Collection 0076, MtBC, us (collection)
Summary
The Fannie Louise Davis Ennis Speeches and Essay Transcripts consist of three typewritten transcriptions of two speeches and an essay written by Fannie Ennis detailing early Montana history, a overview of Yellowstone, and Ennis's memories of growing up in Virginia City. The typescript is supplemented with a photocopy of the original handwritten first page and a copy of Fannie's marriage license.
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

Fannie Louise Davis was born in 1867, the eldest daughter of Nathaniel J. Davis. Nathaniel Davis was an early Montana pioneer, having arrived in Bannack in September 1862 to mine gold. Nathaniel moved his family to Virginia City afterwards where he became the Madison County clerk and recorder. Besides Fannie, Nathaniel had two other daughters, Jennie and Mary ("Mamie"), born in 1874 and 1875 respectively. Fannie married William J. Ennis on September 29, 1892 in Virginia City, and the couple had at least one child, Louise, the donor of this collection. Fannie also became president of Society of Montana Pioneers. She died on June 9, 1955.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The papers consist of three typewritten transcriptions of two speeches and an essay written by Fannie Ennis that were transcribed by library personnel from original handwritten documents. "Early Days in Virginia City" relates Fannie's memories of growing up in the town, along with second hand information regarding its history. She recalls her memories of Bishop Daniel S. Tuttle of the Episcopal Church, attending the public viewing of the remains of Brigham Young in Salt Lake City, and social affairs in Virginia City during her youth. "Atlas Club Speech" is simply a descriptive overview of Montana and Yellowstone National Park with no personal information. This typescript is supplemented with a photocopy of the original handwritten first page and a copy of Fannie's marriage license. "Beloved Pioneers" is a speech given by Fannie to the Sons and Daughters of Montana Pioneers around 1953. It is a superficial review of early Montana history with no personal information.

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Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Folder
1 Early Days in Virginia City
2 Atlas Club Speech
3 Beloved Pioneers