John Geddes Randall Papers, 1905-1927  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Randall, John Geddes, 1873-1940
Title
John Geddes Randall Papers
Dates
1905-1927 (inclusive)
Quantity
0.25 linear feet
Collection Number
Mss 444 (collection)
Summary
John Geddes Randall was a prominent Missoula, Montana, physician in the early twentieth century. The collection includes a diary for a 1908 trip John Randall took in Montana, photographs of hunting and the outdoors, and documents related to Randall's career as a physician.
Repository
University of Montana, Mansfield Library, Archives and Special Collections
Archives and Special Collections
Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library
University of Montana
32 Campus Dr. #9936
59812-9936
Missoula, MT
Telephone: 406-243-2053
Fax: 406-243-4067
library.archives@umontana.edu
Access Restrictions

Researchers must use collection in accordance with the policies of Archives and Special Collections, the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, and The University of Montana--Missoula.

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


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

John Geddes Randall was born in Marshall, Michigan, on January 19, 1873. He was the fourth child in a family of five born to William T. and Sarah Geddes Randall. In 1876, the Randalls moved to Ypsilanti, Michigan, and by 1880, they had moved to Beloit, Wisconsin, where Randall attended public school. He graduated from Beloit Academy and went onto earn an M.A. from Beloit College. He studied medicine at Hahneman Medical College in Chicago, Illinois, and was an intern at Hahneman Hospital. He also took special work at Northwestern Medical College and completed post graduate work in New York, New York. From 1898, Randall lived and worked in Monroe, Wisconsin.

In 1905, Randall moved to Missoula, Montana, where he established a practice and soon became an active member of the community. He was involved in the Presbyterian Church, and such organizations as the Knights of Pythias and the Sigma Chi Fraternity. He was also the president of both the Utsin Medical Fraternity and the Western Montana Medical Society. Randall served on the Missoula County High School Board of Trustees from 1931 until 1937 and was Chairman for two of these years. He was also an avid hunter and outdoorsman. Randall married Nellie T. Haller in Burlingame, Kansas, in June, 1911. Their children were Charlotte and Joann. He died on August 15, 1940.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection includes a diary for a 1908 trip John Randall took in Montana, in addition to photographs of hunting and the outdoors. Also represented in the collection are documents related to Randall's career as a physician, including a title abstract for his Missoula, Montana, medical practice located at 214 N. Higgins Ave. and correspondence concerning a physician's examination and the establishment of a practice, 1905-1927.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Researchers are responsible for using in accordance with 17 U.S.C. and any other applicable statutes. Copyright not transferred to The University of Montana.

Preferred Citation

[Name of document or photograph number], John Geddes Randall Papers, Archives and Special Collections, Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, The University of Montana--Missoula.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Series I:  General Correspondence , 1905Return to Top

8 items

The series includes incoming correspondence for John Randall from two associates, William A. Glasgow and Ernest Wright, both of Missoula, Montana. The letters largely concern a physician's examination Randall took in order to practice medicine in Montana, and the establishment of his Missoula practice. There is also one letter written by John Randall, as a member of the Green County Medical Society in Monroe, Wisconsin.

The series is arranged chronologically.
Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1
Correspondence
1905

Series II:  Journal , 1908Return to Top

2 items

This series contains a journal Randall kept during a trip he made in the Flathead region, including his visits to Swan Lake and Yellow Bay on Flathead Lake. He describes outdoors activities such as horseback riding, fishing, and hunting. The journal is available in original and transcript form.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/2
Diary Transcript
1908
1/3
Diary (original)
1908

Series III:  Official Documents , 1905-1927Return to Top

6 items

The series contains records concerning Randall's acquisition of his medical practice at 214 North Higgins Avenue in Missoula, Montana, from William A. Glasgow, including receipts, a legal statement, and title abstract for the property. The series also contains two stock certificates, one from the Martina Mining Company, Montana, 1916, and one from the Missoula Amusement Company, 1919.

The series is arranged chronologically.
Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/4
Receipts and abstract title
1905-1927
1/5
Stock certificates
1916-1919

Series IV:  Photographs , undatedReturn to Top

30 items

The series contains thirty photographs and negatives, dates unknown. The photographs include images of hunting, camping, packhorses, and scenery. Other photographs were taken of people and activities in a residential area, probably in Missoula, Montana.

The series is arranged by subject.
Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/6
[no number]: photocopies of various camping and hunting scenes
undated
1/7
444(IV)1: Two men, a woman, and three pack horses in front of a house
undated
1/8
444(IV)2: Man and woman at campsite, location, unknown
undated
1/9
444(IV)3: Two men with two horses at encampment
undated
1/10
444(IV)4: Two men with horse-driven cart in woods
undated
1/11
444(IV)5: Two men and a woman with three pack horses
undated
1/12
444(IV)6: Placid Lake(?)
undated
1/13
444(IV)7: Placid Lake (?)
undated
1/14
444(IV)8: Placid Lake (?)
undated
1/15
444(IV)9: Placid Lake (?)
undated
1/16
444(IV)10: Man posing with rifle in forest
undated
1/17
444(IV)11: Man and horse with dead deer strapped to it
undated
1/18
444(IV)12: Two men standing with suspended deer carcasses
undated
1/19
444(IV)13: Man holding gun standing over dead deer
undated
1/20
444(IV)14: Unidentified lake
undated
1/21
444(IV)15: Man and woman fishing, standing in canoe
undated
1/22
444(IV)16: Man and canoe on lake shore, location unidentified
undated
1/23
444(IV)17: Man in canoe, unidentified lake
undated
1/24
444(IV)18: Forest scene, unidentified location
undated
1/25
444(IV)19: Forest floor
undated
1/26
444(IV)20: Forested hillside
undated
1/27
444(IV)21: Woman and car
undated
1/28
444(IV)22: Woman and car
undated
1/29
444(IV)23: Girl leaning against tree in front of house
undated
1/30
444(IV)24: Child on horseback
undated
1/31
444(IV)25: Woman on horseback and dog
undated
1/32
444(IV)26: Two girls and dog on scroll sled
undated
1/33
444(IV)27: Girl in cowgirl costume standing outside a garage
undated
1/34
444(IV)28: Girl in cowgirl costume on horseback
undated
1/35
444(IV)29: Girl and child with dog in baby buggy
undated
1/36
444(IV)30: Girl in cloak with dog in a baby buggy outside a house
undated

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Camping--Montana--Photographs
  • Hunting--Montana--Photographs
  • Medicine--Practice--Montana--Missoula
  • Outdoor recreation--Flathead River Valley (B.C.and Mont.)
  • Outdoor recreation--Montana--Photographs
  • Personal Names :
  • Glasgow, William A.
  • Wright, Ernest--Correspondence
  • Geographical Names :
  • Missoula (Mont.)--Photographs
  • Montana--Photographs
  • Swan Lake (Mont.)
  • Yellow Bay (Mont.)
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Diaries--Montana--Flathead River Valley (B.C. and Mont.)
  • Photographs--Montana
  • Stock certificates--Montana
  • Occupations :
  • Physicians--Montana--Missoula
  • Other Creators :
    • Corporate Names :
    • Martina Mining Co.
    • Missoula Amusement Company