Abbott-Stuart-Matejcek Family Papers, 1894-1939  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Title
Abbott-Stuart-Matejcek Family Papers
Dates
1894-1939
Quantity
.2 linear feet
Collection Number
Collection 532, MtBC, us (collection)
Summary
The Abbott-Stuart-Matejeck Family Papers consist of positive photocopies of business and personal papers collected or created by Teddy Blue, Mary Stuart Abbott, Granville Stuart, and Mary Abbott Matejcek. In addition to the papers are copy photographs of Teddy Blue, Mary Stuart Abbott, and their children; views of the Abbott ranch; portraits of several Stuart children; views of the Matejcek farm near Lewistown, taken by photographer Cook Reynolds, circa 1915-1922, which show big teams at work plowing and harvesting; an interior view of the Matejcek saloon in Roundup, Montana, circa 1913; a view of the Overland School taken around the turn of the century.
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

Edward C. (Teddy Blue) Abbott was born in England in 1860 and came to America where he learned the trade of the cowboy. He arrived in Montana in 1883 after helping drive a cattle herd from Texas. Teddy Blue eventually settled near Lewistown (Fergus County) Montana where he established his own ranch. He married in 1889 Mary Stuart, daughter of Montana pioneer Granville Stuart. The couple had nine children. One of their daughters, Mary Abbott, married Albert Matejcek and is the donor of this collection. Teddy Blue lived until 1939 and in that year published a book of his cattle driving days, We Pointed Them North; Recollections of a Cowpuncher. Mary Stuart Abbott died in 1967.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The papers consist of positive photocopies of business and personal papers collected or created by Teddy Blue, Mary Stuart Abbott, Granville Stuart, and Mary Abbott Matejcek. In addition to the papers are copy photographs of originals owned by Mrs. Matejcek which pertain to the Abbott, Stuart, and Matejcek families, including: portraits of Teddy Blue, Mary Stuart Abbott, and their children; views of the Abbott ranch; portraits of several Stuart children; views of the Matejcek farm near Lewistown, taken by photographer Cook Reynolds, circa 1915-1922, which show big teams at work plowing and harvesting; an interior view of the Matejcek saloon in Roundup, Montana, circa 1913; a view of the Overland School taken around the turn of the century.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Clippings and business papers about Mary Abbott Stuart, 1900-1939Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1/1

Letters, hunting licenses, vehicle registration of E.C. Abbott, 1908-1909Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1/2

Business papers, E.C. and Mary Abbott, 1890-1937Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1/3

Copies of correspondence between Granville Stuart and James Fergus sent to E.C. Abbott by Oscar O. Mueller; songs written by E.C. Abbott; diary of E.C. Abbott, 1899Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1/4

Abbott/Stuart photographs, #1-8Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1/5

Container(s) Description Dates
box-folder
1/5
#1: E.C. Abbott
April 15, 1887
#2: E.C. Abbott
August 23, 1930
#3: Mary Stuart Abbott
circa 1960
#4: Mary Stuart Abbott
circa 1960
#5: Mary Stuart Abbott
April 11, 1965
#6: Abbott family
1902
#7: E.C. and Mary Stuart Abbott
circa 1910
#8: Katie Abbott

Abbott/Stuart photographs, #9-14Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1/6

Container(s) Description Dates
box-folder
1/6
#9: Bob Stuart
undated
#10: Harry Stuart
undated
#11: Irene Stuart
undated
#12: Abbott ranch
undated
#13: Turkey flock, Abbott ranch
undated
#14: Overland School (Fergus County?)
undated

Matejcek photographs, #15-22Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1/7

Container(s) Description Dates
box-folder
1/7
#15: Mr. and Mrs. Frank Matejcek
July 5, 1920
#16: Matejcek saloon, Roundup, Montana
circa 1913
#17: Matejcek ranch, Fergus County
#18: Albert Hruska on horse-drawn plow
circa 1910
#19: Load of bundles at threshing time
circa 1910
#20: Plowing
circa 1910
#21: Frank Matejcek plowing at Coffee Creek
circa 1913
#22: Frank Matejcek and hay crew at Coffee Creek
circa 1913

Matejcek photographs, #23-27Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1/8

Container(s) Description Dates
box-folder
1/8
#23-27: Frank Matejcek disking on Piper Ranch
circa 1922

Negatives for images #1, 2, and 15-27Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1/9

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Bars (Drinking establishments)-Montana-Roundup-Photographs
  • Farm life-Montana-Fergus County-Photographs
  • Ranches-Montana-Fergus County-Photographs
  • Schools-Montana-Fergus County-Photographs
  • Corporate Names :
  • Overland School (Fergus County, Mont.)-Photographs
  • Family Names :
  • Abbott family
  • Matejcek family
  • Stuart family
  • Geographical Names :
  • Lewistown (Mont.)
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Business records-Montana
  • Family papers-Montana-Fergus County
  • Photographs-Montana
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Abbott, E. C. (Edward Charles), 1860-1939 (creator)
    • Abbott, Mary Stuart, d. 1967 (creator)
    • Matejcek, Mary Abbott (creator)
    • Reynolds, Cook (creator)
    • Stuart, Granville, 1834-1918 (creator)
    • Family Names :
    • Abbott family (creator)
    • Matejcek family (creator)
    • Stuart family (creator)