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Joseph T. Brown Papers, 1887-1917

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Brown, Joseph T. (Joseph Taliaferro), 1849-1908
Title
Joseph T. Brown Papers
Dates
1887-1917
Quantity
1 folder
Collection Number
Collection 0246, MtBC, us (collection)
Summary
The Joseph T. Brown papers consist of a photocopied financial account record book which lists expenses both chronologically and by account name, 1887-1894. Included are notations about goods purchased, payroll expenses for hired hands, and cattle sales. The record book is supplemented with a few original cattle sale receipts, and a photocopied lease agreement for grazing rights on the Northern Cheyenne Indian reservation in southeast Montana.
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

Joseph Taliaferro Brown was born in Mississippi on January 26, 1849. After briefly serving in the Confederate Army near the end of the Civil War, he moved to Texas where he worked for the railroads. In 1886 Brown formed a partnership with an Oklahoma rancher, John Wyeth, and drove a herd of cattle to Birney (Rosebud County) Montana where he established a cattle ranch along the Tongue River. Eventually his two sons, Albert Gallatin Brown (1885-1949) and Joseph Taliaferro Brown II (1888-1971), joined him in operating the ranch. Over the years the Brown operation partnered with several other Montana cattle producers including George W. Brewster. Joseph Taliaferro Brown died on October 26, 1908.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Joseph T. Brown papers consist of a photocopied financial account record book which lists expenses both chronologically and by account name, 1887-1894. Included are notations about goods purchased, payroll expenses for hired hands, and cattle sales. The record book is supplemented with a few original cattle sale receipts, and a photocopied lease agreement for grazing rights on the Northern Cheyenne Indian reservation in southeast Montana.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top