William J. Foreman Diary, 1897  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Foreman, William J.
Title
William J. Foreman Diary
Dates
1897
Quantity
1 item
Collection Number
Collection 1011, MtBC, us (collection)
Summary
The William J. Foreman diary is a positive photocopy of two pages from a diary kept by Foreman that record a trip he took to Yellowstone National Park on August 12 through 14, 1897. The description of the journey and countryside is sparse and the only mention of wildlife is an encounter with a skunk at a camp on the Gibbon River.
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


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William John Foreman was born in Dover, England on May 30, 1852. Around 1869, Foreman immigrated to the United States and settled in Madison County, Montana Territory. He married Mary Isabella Halse on June 27, 1879 and the couple had at least seven children. Foreman was an active Freemason and served at least two terms as the Madison County assessor during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. He died from a fall at the Virginia City Masonic Temple on March 21, 1919.

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The William J. Foreman diary is a positive photocopy of two pages from a diary kept by Foreman that record a trip he took to Yellowstone National Park on August 12 through 14, 1897. The description of the journey and countryside is sparse and the only mention of wildlife is an encounter with a skunk at a camp on the Gibbon River.

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