William Wallace McCrackin Diary, 1903  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
McCrackin, William Wallace, d. 1913
Title
William Wallace McCrackin Diary
Dates
1903 (inclusive)
Quantity
1 item
Collection Number
Collection 2480, MtBC, us (collection)
Summary
The William Wallace McCrackin Diary consists of handwritten text describing a trip taken by the author and his wife beginning on their twenty-fifth wedding anniversary January 8, 1903. The itinerary included Portland, San Francisco, Los Angeles, New Orleans, Jacksonville, St. Augustine, Richmond, Washington, D. C., New York, Pittsburg, Chicago, Lincoln, Billings, and Missoula. The diary has daily entries by William describing their activities, the people they interact with, and the weather in each location.
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.

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Languages
English
Sponsor
Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities


Historical NoteReturn to Top

William Wallace McCrackin came to Sand Coulee, Montana with his wife Gertrude in 1877 to raise sheep. Two years later he would begin his banking career in Butte working for William A Clark. Soon, McCrackin would move up the corporate ladder, becoming President of the Silver Bow National Bank, established in 1890. In 1894, McCrackin moved his family to Hamilton to take a position as director of Marcus Dalys Ravalli County bank. William would eventually become mayor of this city, where he lived until his death in 1913. Due to his importance in the history of Montana, he was honored in 1943 with the naming of a Liberty ship.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The W. W. McCrackin diary consists of handwritten text describing a trip taken by the author and his wife beginning on their twenty-fifth wedding anniversary January 8, 1903. Their travels took them from Hamilton to Chicago following a circular route around America. The itinerary included Portland, San Francisco, Los Angeles, New Orleans, Jacksonville, St. Augustine, Richmond, Washington, D.C., New York, Pittsburg, Chicago, Lincoln, Billings, and Missoula. The McCrackin family vacation was briefly interrupted by the death of Gertrude's father in February. The diary has daily entries by William describing their activities, the people they interact with, and the weather in each location.

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Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Travelers-United States-Diaries
  • Personal Names :
  • McCrackin, Gertrude J., d. 1933
  • Geographical Names :
  • Billings (Mont.)-Description and travel
  • Chicago (Ill.)-Description and travel
  • Jacksonville (Fla.)-Description and travel
  • Lincoln (Neb.)-Description and travel
  • Los Angeles (Calif.)-Description and travel
  • Missoula (Mont.)-Description and travel
  • New Orleans (La.)-Description and travel
  • New York (N.Y.)-Description and travel
  • Pittsburg (Pa.)-Description and travel
  • Portland (Or.)-Description and travel
  • Richmond (Va.)-Description and travel
  • Saint Augustine (Fla.)
  • San Francisco (Calif.)-Description and travel
  • Washington (D.C.)-Description and travel
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Diaries