Francis Vinton Greene diary and letter, 1874-1875  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Greene, F. V.(Francis Vinton), 1850-1921
Title
Francis Vinton Greene diary and letter
Dates
1874-1875 (inclusive)
Quantity
1 box, (0.25 linear foot)
Collection Number
Ms0133
Summary
The Francis Vinton Greene diary and letter (1874-1875) were created by General Francis Greene, a military engineer, historian, and businessman. Greene describes his activities around Yellowstone Park, mining conditions in Virginia City, Indian hostilities, and records latitude and longitude data during his travels.
Repository
University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections.
Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library
University of Utah
295 South 1500 East
Salt Lake City, UT
84112-0860
Telephone: 801-581-8863
SPCreference@lists.utah.edu
Access Restrictions

Twenty-four hour advanced notice encouraged. Materials must be used on-site. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.

Languages
English


Historical NoteReturn to Top

Francis Vinton Greene was born on 27 June 1850. He graduated from West Point in 1870 and served as second lieutenant of artillery until 1872, when he transferred to the Army Corps of Engineers. He was promoted to first lieutenant in 1874 and served as military attache to the U.S. Legation in Russia from 1877-1878. He was put in charge of public works in Washington, D.C. from 1879-1885 and was promoted to a captain. Greene commanded an expedition during the Spanish-American War and later wrote an extensive report on conditions in Cuba, which became the basis of American policy there. He served in various political and civic positions throughout his life and was also an active writer. Francis Vinton Greene died on 15 May 1921.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Francis Vinton Greene diary and letter (1874-1875) were created by General Francis Greene, a military engineer, historian, and businessman. Greene describes his activities around Yellowstone Park, mining conditions in Virginia City, Indian hostilities, and records latitude and longitude data during his travels.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

The library does not claim to control copyright for all materials in the collection. An individual depicted in a reproduction has privacy rights as outlined in Title 45 CFR, part 46 (Protection of Human Subjects). For further information, please review the J. Willard Marriott Library’s Use Agreement and Reproduction Request forms.

Preferred Citation

Initial Citation: Francis Vinton Greene diary and letter, MS 0133, Box [ ]. Special Collections and Archives. University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott. Salt Lake City, Utah.

Following Citations: MS 0133.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Geographical Names :
  • Montana--Description and travel--19th century
  • Virginia City (Mont.)
  • West (U.S.)--Description and travel
  • Yellowstone National Park--Description and travel--19th century
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Diaries