The Gilbert Brewing Company, was a Virginia City, Montana, brewery owned initially by Henry S. Gilbert and Christopher Richter, and later by Valentine Gilbert. Records include a notebooks of beer sold (1900-1918); daybooks (1864-1901); Internal Revenue reporting registers (1869-1916); a journal (1866-1869); ledgers (1866-1889, 1904); malt accounts (1882-1904); and a bond for the purchase of the Big Chief mining claim (1886).
Thomas H. Irvine (1845-1926) was sheriff of Custer and Ravalli counties and U.S. deputy marshal. Papers (1879-1926) include correspondence, personal diaries, lists of wanted criminals, court papers, and account books. There are also several reminiscences on "Big Nose George" Parrott, the Battle of the Little Big Horn, the Kansas Jayhawkers, and Irvine's journey across the plains (1864)