David J. Bailey Reminiscence, 1900  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Bailey, David J., b. 1844
Title
David J. Bailey Reminiscence
Dates
1900 (inclusive)
Quantity
1 item; 141 pp
Collection Number
Collection 423, MtBC, us (collection)
Summary
The David J. Bailey Reminiscence consists of a Carbon typescript copy of an original reminiscence written by Bailey in 1900. The text describes Bailey's journey from Indiana to Montana in 1865 and his experiences as a rancher, teacher, merchant, and public servant.
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

David J. Bailey was born in Butts County, Georgia on January 16, 1844. He lived in Alabama and Kentucky before clerking in a store in Evansville, Indiana during the Civil War. In August 1865, he journeyed overland to Montana Territory with a freighting outfit, traveling via Fort Kearney, South Platte, and Cache-la-Poudre to Laramie Plains and Green River before going north to Virginia City. He first ranched in the Virginia City area but afterwards worked in a variety of positions at various locations in Montana including: Merchant at Twin Bridges (Madison County); deputy treasurer (Gallatin County); farmer (Meagher County); Clerk and treasurer (Missoula County). He married Rosa Pierce in 1864, and they had one daughter, Bertha, who later married E. J. Owenhouse, the father of James Owenhouse. After the death of Rosa Bailey in 1871, Bailey remarried and had four children with his second wife, Josie M. Pauley Bailey.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Carbon typescript copy of an original reminiscence written by Bailey in 1900. The location of the original reminiscence is unknown. The text describes Bailey's journey from Indiana to Montana in 1865 and his experiences as a rancher, teacher, merchant, and public servant. Subjects include Virginia City, vigilantes, Bozeman, John Trout, John Lott, Bill Ennis, Thorton Osgood, W.A. Clark, Marcus Daly, Montana elections during the 1890s and personal matters. The manuscript has been divided into chapters and placed in three file folders.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Frontier and pioneer life-Montana
  • Merchants-Montana
  • Ranchers-Montana
  • Teachers-Montana
  • Vigilantes-Montana
  • Personal Names :
  • Clark, W. A. (William Andrews), 1839-1925
  • Daly, Marcus, 1841-1900
  • Ennis, William, 1828-1898
  • Lott, John S., 1830-1910
  • Osgood, Thornton
  • Trout, John
  • Geographical Names :
  • Bozeman (Mont.)
  • Indiana
  • Montana-Politics and government-19th century
  • Virginia City (Mont.)
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Reminiscences-Montana