Herbert M. Peet Research Collection, 1833-1958  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Peet, Herbert M. (Herbert Marlin), 1892-1959
Title
Herbert M. Peet Research Collection
Dates
1833-1958 (inclusive)
Quantity
8 linear feet of shelf space
Collection Number
MC 89 (collection)
Summary
Herbert Peet (1892-1959) was a Great Falls, Montana, newspaperman and amateur historian. Collection consists of research notes on Montana history copied from various sources; clippings; history articles; and Peet's writings, including a manuscript on Governor Samuel T. Hauser and a day-to-day chronicle of Hauser's career.
Repository
Montana Historical Society, Research Center Archives
Montana Historical Society Research Center Archives
225 North Roberts
PO Box 201201
Helena MT
59620-1201
Telephone: 406-444-2681
Fax: 406-444-5297
mhslibrary@mt.gov
Access Restrictions

Collection open for research.

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

Herbert M. Peet was born April 22, 1892, in Wellsville, New York. He came to Montana in 1916, as editor of the Equity News in Great Falls. During World War I he served in the U.S. Army, and upon his discharge purchased the Harlowton Press , which he published for several years before returning to Great Falls to join the editorial staff of the Great Falls Tribune . In March 1931, Peet resigned at the Tribune to become co-publisher of the Everett Morning News in Everett, Washington. While he lived in Washington, Herbert Peet served as the state's rural relief director and assistant regional director for the Farm Security Administration headquartered in Portland, Oregon. During World War II he again returned to the Great Falls Tribune to supervise the state news and special features. Leaving the Tribune a few years later, he worked for the federal government, and finally completed his newspaper career in Seattle, retiring in 1953. Peet died in Vancouver, British Columbia, on December 15, 1959. As an amateur historian Peet had intended to publish a book on Montana's territorial period and spent many years researching his subject. However, business conflicts and the lack of publishing house encouragement prevented the book's completion. The most thorough research was the work Peet did on the life of Helena banker and governor, Samuel T. Hauser. Herbert Peet published some of his work in historical quarterlies, as well as in the Tribune's Sunday tabloid section.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

This collection consists primarily of research notes on Montana history copied from a wide variety of published materials. The majority of these notes are contained in looseleaf notebooks #1-35. Also included in collection are newspaper clippings, history articles, and research data and writings. In addition to the numbered notebooks, Peet also maintained other notebooks containing biographies, chronologies of events, and miscellaneous topics. The best organized material is the Samuel T. Hauser research subgroup, which includes Peet's unpublished manuscript and meticulous notes on every facet of Hauser's life.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Researchers must use collection in accordance with the policies of the Montana Historical Society. The Society does not necessarily hold copyright to all materials in the collection. In some cases permission for use may require additional authorization from the copyright owners. For more information contact an archivist.

Preferred Citation

Item description and date. Collection Title. Collection Number. Box and Folder numbers. Montana Historical Society Research Center, Archives, Helena, Montana.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection

Research Files Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
General Correspondence
Box/Folder
1 / 1
Philip R. Barbour
1940-1941
1 / 2
Llewellan L. Callaway
1937-1939
1 / 3
Ann McDonnell, Montana Historical Society Library
1936-1948, 1955-1956
1 / 4
K. Ross Toole (re William A. Clark / Marcus Daly feud)
1948-1949
1 / 5
Miscellaneous (re Samuel T. Hauser genealogy)
1952, 1955-1957
1 / 6
Miscellaneous
1937-1956
Research Notes
Box/Folder
1 / 7
Notebook 1: Charles A. Broadwater
undated
2 / 1
Notebook 2: Charles A. Broadwater
undated
2 / 2-3
Notebook 3-4: William Andrews Clark
undated
2 / 4-5
Notebook 5-6: Marcus Daly
undated
2 / 6
Notebook 7: Samuel T. Hauser
undated
2 / 7
Notebook 8: Martin Maginnis
undated
3 / 1
Notebook 9: Joseph K. Toole
undated
3 / 2
Notebook 10: Paris Gibson; James J. Hill
undated
3 / 3
Notebook 11: E.L. Bonner; A.B. Hammond; Montana Improvement Company; timber cutting
undated
3 / 4
Notebook 12: B.P. Carpenter; John S. Crosby; Lee Mantle; Granville Stuart
undated
3 / 5
Notebook 13: Thomas H. Carter; Thomas C. Power
undated
3 / 6
Notebook 14: James B. Haggin; George B. Hearst; French copper
undated
3 / 7
Notebook 15: Benjamin Harrison; Russell B. Harrison
undated
3 / 8
Notebook 16: John X. Beidler; Indian problems; Indian reservations
undated
4 / 1
Notebook 17: irrigation; ballot reform
undated
4 / 2
Notebook 18: mineral lands; public lands
undated
4 / 3-4
Notebook 19-20: railroads
undated
4 / 5
Notebook 21: cattle
undated
4 / 6
Notebook 22: Anaconda; Butte; Fort Benton; Great Falls; Helena; Neihart
undated
5 / 1
Notebook 23: frontier; Montana early history; pioneers
undated
5 / 2
Notebook 24: Missouri; Harkness diary; Yellowstone Expedition
undated
5 / 3
Notebook 25: constitutions; organized government
undated
5 / 4-5
Notebook 26-27: Montana's fight for statehood; constitutional conventions
undated
5 / 6
Notebook 28: politics; campaign of 1888
undated
5 / 7
Notebook 29: campaign of 1889; precinct 34; senatorial fight; first State Legislature
undated
5 / 8
Notebook 30: mining
undated
6 / 1
Notebook 31: mining (governmental and private reports)
1865-1870
6 / 2
Notebook 32: mining (Engineering and Mining Journal)
undated
6 / 3
Notebook 33: miscellaneous (includes Carrie Adell Strahorn; bison; labor; Salvation Army; weather; Deer Lodge; Virginia City; Yellowstone Park)
undated
6 / 4
Notebook 34: biography, A-N (primarily national figures, but includes Henry N. Blake, Bishop John B. Brondel, H.W. Child, Walter B. Dance, Walter W. De Lacy, Sidney Edgerton, Robert Fisher, Fisk Brothers, P.H. Kelly, Conrad Kohrs, Edgar G. Maclay, Robert L. McCulloh, Isaac D. McCutcheon, Samuel McLean, Thomas Francis Meagher)
undated
6 / 5
Notebook 35: biography, O-Z (primarily national figures, but includes William Y. Pemberton, George M. Pinney, Benjamin F. Potts, John H. Rogers, Charles M. Russell, Albert J. Seligman, W.A.J. Sparks, Charles S. Warren, B.F. White, A.H. Wilder, Samuel Word)
undated
6 / 6
Notebooks 1-35 index
undated
6 / 7
Unnumbered notebook: development of Montana copper industry
undated
7 / 1
Unnumbered notebook: hurdy gurdy houses; President Chester Allen Arthur in Yellowstone Park, 1883; quorum issue; Will Kennedy
undated
7 / 2
Unnumbered notebook: A.K. McClure; Edward B. Nealley; James M. Cavanaugh; John Schuyler Crosby libel suie
undated
7 / 3-5
Unnumbered notebooks: chronology ("general")
1860-1890
7 / 6
Unnumbered notebook: chronology (some entries duplicate other three books)
1861-1889
7 / 7
Notebook A: (includes Anaconda; Great Falls; Glasgow; mining) [indexed]
undated
7 / 8
Notebook B: (includes Great Falls; Missoula; William A. Clark; Marcus Daly) [indexed]
undated
8 / 1
Notebook D: (includes [indexed]
undated
8 / 2
Notebook F: (includes [indexed]
undated
8 / 3
Notebook H: (includes [indexed]
undated
8 / 4
Notebook I: (includes [indexed]
undated
8 / 5-7
Envelopes 1-3: "Montana Miscellany" (clippings)
1936-1951
8 / 8
Envelope 4: "Central Montana"
1936-1937
8 / 9
Envelope 5: "Western Montana"
1936-1951
8 / 10
Envelope 6: "Railroads; Trails and Mountain Passes; Montana Scenes"
1937-1948
8 / 11
Envelope 7: "Montana Miscellany"
1936-1940
8 / 12
Envelope 8: "Fort Benton; Navigation on Missouri; Old Benton Trail to Canada; Northern Montana Towns"
1936-1942
8 / 13
Envelope 9: "Indians; Sitting Bull"
1936-1950
8 / 14
Envelope 10: "Indians; J. Willard Schultz' Articles"
1936-1937
8 / 15
Envelope 12: "John X. Beidler"
undated
8 / 16
Envelope 13: "Isaac D. McCutcheon"
undated
8 / 17
Envelope 15: "Robert N. Sutherlin"
1957
9 / 1
Agriculture
undated
9 / 2
Alder Gulch
undated
9 / 3
Bannack
undated
9 / 4
William A. Bole (interviews)
undated
9 / 5
Charles A. Broadwater
undated
9 / 6
Butte
undated
9 / 7
Capital question
undated
9 / 8
Chinese
undated
9 / 9
William A. Clark
undated
9 / 10
Constitutional Convention of 1884
undated
9 / 11
Constitutional Convention of 1889
undated
9 / 12-14
Constitutional Convention of 1889: delegate biographies
undated
9 / 15
Copper mining in Butte
undated
9 / 16
Counties: Beaverhead - Custer
undated
10 / 1
Counties: Dawson - Yellowstone
undated
10 / 2
Deer Lodge Valley
undated
10 / 3
Helena: Last Chance Gulch
undated
10 / 4
Allen Hosmer
undated
10 / 5
Thomas Francis Meagher
undated
10 / 6
Mines and mining camps
undated
10 / 7
Missourians
undated
10 / 8
Other arrivals to Montana
undated
10 / 9
Pioneers
undated
10 / 10
Political campaigns
undated
10 / 11
Thomas C. Power
undated
10 / 12
Railroads
undated
10 / 13
Mary C. Ronan
undated
10 / 14
Wilbur Fisk Sanders
undated
10 / 15
Territorial data
undated
10 / 16
"Highlights of Montana's Territorial Period, 1862-1889"
undated
10 / 17
Territorial political unity
undated
10 / 18
Woman suffrage debate
undated
10 / 19
Miscellaneous
undated
11 /
Note cards: A-D
undated
12 /
Note cards: D-H
undated
13 /
Note cards: H-I
undated
14 /
Note cards: M
undated
15 /
Note cards: P-W; biographies: B-T
undated
16 /
Note cards: A-Y
undated
17 / 1
Index to notebooks A-I, envelopes 1-10, and card boxes A-W
undated
Writings
Box/Folder
17 / 2
Articles published in the Great Falls Tribune
1955-1958

Samuel T. Hauser Research Files Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Research Notes
Box/Folder
17 / 3
Biography outline
undated
17 / 4-5
Biography drafts
undated
17 / 6
Kentucky years
undated
17 / 7
Missouri years
undated
17 / 8
Missouri River steamboat trip
undated
17 / 9
Journey to the Bitterroots and return
undated
17 / 10
Gold Creek and Bannack
undated
17 / 11
Yellowstone Expedition of 1863
undated
18 / 1
In Alder and Bivin's Gulches
undated
18 / 2
Creating Montana Territory
undated
18 / 3-4
Promotion in the East
undated
18 / 5
Bank and mine development
undated
18 / 6
Yellowstone Expedition of 1870
undated
18 / 7
Miscellaneous
undated
18 / 8
Railroads
undated
18 / 9
Miscellaneous
undated
18 / 10-11
Chronology: 1864-1872
undated
19 / 1-8
Chronology: 1873-1885
undated

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Cattle raising--Montana [Central]
  • Constitutional conventions--Montana
  • Copper mines and mining--Montana
  • Elections--Corrupt practices--Montana
  • History--Research
  • Railroads--Montana
  • Geographical Names :
  • Butte (Mont.)
  • Helena (Mont.)--Biography
  • Montana-- History