Benjamin Dailey Diary, 1866 July 26-1866 September 9  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Dailey, Benjamin, 1830-1884
Title
Benjamin Dailey Diary
Dates
1866 July 26-1866 September 9
Quantity
1 item
Collection Number
Collection 326, MtBC, us (collection)
Summary
The Benjamin Dailey Diary is a photocopy of a typed transcription taken from the original, July 26-September, 1866, whose location is unknown.
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

Benjamin Dailey was a Montana pioneer who traveled west in 1866. He probably started his trip along the Platte River Road before turning north with his party along the Bozeman Road on July 26, 1866. Dailey recorded the party's progress with lengthy entries that give detailed description of the countryside, Indian rumors, encounters with soldiers, and other incidents along the trail. The Dailey party arrived in Virginia City on September 8, 1866.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Benjamin Dailey diary is a photocopy of a typed transcription taken from the original whose location is unknown. An additional copy of the diary, containing entries beyond 1866, is located at the Montana Historical Society in Helena, Montana.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Frontier and pioneer life-Montana
  • Pioneers-Montana-Diaries
  • Geographical Names :
  • Bozeman Trail
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Diaries-Montana