Leah Gillies Olson Family Papers, 1905-1952  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Olson, Leah Gillies, 1907-1952
Title
Leah Gillies Olson Family Papers
Dates
1905-1952
Quantity
1 folder
Collection Number
Collection 0195, MtBC, us (collection)
Summary
The Leah Gillies Olson Family Papers consist of typed transcriptions and photocopies of original documents created by Leah and her daughter, Karen. "Back to 1782" is a genealogy essay regarding the history of the Olson and Gillies families composed by Karen Olson in 1952. It is accompanied by a photocopied family tree chart. "History of Twin Bridges" is an essay by Leah Olson presenting a brief overview of the town based primarily on secondary sources. The collection also includes a photocopy of an original day book kept by Dougald G. Gillies for his business, the Willow Stables in Twin Bridges, with multiple entries dated 1905.
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

Leah Hazel Gillies was born on February 18, 1907 in Twin Bridges, Montana. She was the daughter of Dougald G. Gillies, a livery stable owner in Twin Bridges. Leah attended the local schools in Twin Bridges and graduated from the Montana State Normal College at Dillon in 1927. She began her teaching career in Melville, Montana and married Walter Ora Olson on January 1, 1927. The couple made their home on a ranch near Melville and had two children, Karen Lee and Walter Laurence Olson. Leah eventually moved to Gallatin County where she was living at the time she loaned the material reproduced in this collection, and she died in 1994.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Olson papers consist of typed transcriptions and photocopies of original documents created by Leah and her daughter, Karen. "Back to 1782" is a genealogy essay regarding the history of the Olson and Gillies families composed by Karen Olson in 1952. It is accompanied by a photocopied family tree chart. "History of Twin Bridges" is an essay by Leah Olson presenting a brief overview of the town based primarily on secondary sources. The collection also includes a photocopy of an original day book kept by Dougald G. Gillies for his business, the Willow Stables in Twin Bridges, with multiple entries dated 1905.

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Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Stables-Montana-Twin Bridges
  • Family Names :
  • Gilley family
  • Gillies family
  • Olson family
  • Geographical Names :
  • Twin Bridges (Mont.)-History
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Business records-Montana-Twin Bridges
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Gillies, Dougald G.,-1874-1955 (creator)
    • Olson, Karen Lee,-1936--Back to 1782 (creator)
    • Olson, Leah Gillies,-1907-1994.-History of Twin Bridges (creator)
    • Corporate Names :
    • Montana State College.-Library (creator)
    • Willow Stables (Twin Bridges, Mont.) (creator)