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Anaconda Copper Mining Company records

Repository:Montana Historical Society, Research Center Archives
Summary: This collection consists of records (1876-1974) of the Anaconda Copper Mining Company and contains correspondence, court papers, financial and production records, legal documents, organizational records, subject files, and other materials for the Anaconda Copper Mining Company and many of its predecessor and subsidiary companies and departments. Among the major subgroups are General Office; Big Blackfoot Milling Company; Bitter Root Development Company; Boston and Montana Consolidated Copper and Silver Mining Company; Colorado Smelting and Mining Company; Diamond Coal and Coke Company; Parrot Silver and Copper Company; Reduction Department (Anaconda); Silver Bow Club; Trenton Mining and Development Company; Tuttle Manufacturing and Supply Company; and Washoe Copper Company. In addition, there are more than 100 smaller subgroups.
 
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Charles W. Baker Diary

Repository:Montana State University Library, Merrill G. Burlingame Special Collections
Summary:The Charles W. Baker Diary is a mimeographed typed transcription of originals in the possession of the Marvin Jacobs family of Cabool, Missouri; the Howard Prather family of Liberty, Missouri; the John T. Baker family of Cameron Missouri; and the Charles W. Baker family of Northridge, California. Topics discussed include: the journey to Montana, incidents occurring along the Bozeman Road and Bridger's Cutoff, life in Virginia City, mining and social activities, and the return trip east by way of Fort Benton and the Missouri River. Also included are transcriptions from financial account books kept by Baker during his years in Montana.
 
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James H. Bradley papers

Repository:Montana Historical Society, Research Center Archives
Summary:James H. Bradley was a first lieutenant in the 7th Infantry Regiment, stationed at Fort Shaw and Fort Benton, Montana Territory. Bradley was an amateur historian who wrote about the history of Montana and the Northwest, and his own military career. He was killed at the Battle of the Big Hole, August 9, 1877. This collection consists of Bradley's writings, some correspondence, and miscellany. [Most of the writings were published in Volumes. II, III, VIII, and IX of Contributions to the Montana Historical Society.
 
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Virginia S. Burlingame Papers

Repository:Montana Historical Society, Research Center Archives
Summary:This collection consists of manuscripts and research notes by Virginia S. Burlingame concerning Johnny Healy, his life and family, mining around Florence, Idaho Territory, in the 1860s, Fort Whoop-Up and the whiskey trade, Fort Benton, Montana Territory, the Klondike gold rush and mining in Alaska; and a manuscript entitled "John Barr, River Pilot" by John Linton Struble (Virginia S. Burlingame's pen name). [Photographs transferred to Photo Archives].
 
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Walter Cooper and Eugene F. Bunker Papers

Repository:Montana State University Library, Merrill G. Burlingame Special Collections
Summary:The Walter Cooper and Eugene F. Bunker Papers include both personal and business materials. Walter Cooper's papers contain diaries, an autobiography, business and legal papers as well as literary manuscripts he wrote. Eugene Bunker's papers deal mainly with his legal practice. They include papers and correspondence from lawsuits he filed for clients, correspondence regarding the closing of family estates, and legal papers for businesses he represented.
 
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Walter Washington De Lacy papers

Repository:Montana Historical Society, Research Center Archives
Summary:Walter De Lacy was a Helena, Montana, surveyor and cartographer, who worked on several government road surveys, and served as an official of the U.S. Surveyor's Office. This collection consists of general correspondence (1855-1896) discussing family matters, professional activities, and conditions in Helena, Montana.
 
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Power family photograph collection.

Repository:Montana Historical Society, Research Center Archives
Summary:Thomas C. Power (1829-1923) came to Montana Territory in 1866 and established a successful mercantile and transportation network in and around Fort Benton serving miners, military posts, Indian tribes of the region, and local residents. In partnership with others he developed a transportation network of steamboats along the Upper Missouri as well as overland stage and freight routes. He moved his corporate headquarters to Helena in 1878 and had an interest in politics that paralleled his diverse business career. He was elected Montana's first senator, and during his six-year stay from 1890-1895 in Washington D.C., collected portraits of colleagues and officials with whom he worked "on the Hill." His only son, Charles Benton Power, Sr. (1868-1953) inherited his father's interests and pursued a variety of business enterprises including real estate, mining, ranching, logging, oil exploration, and mercantile operations throughout the state and region. The collection includes photographs of many of the business interests, including steamboats on the Missouri, as well as portraits of family, friends and social events enjoyed by extended family.
 
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Spencer Family papers

Repository:Oregon Historical Society, Davies Family Research Library
Summary:Papers of the family of John Spencer, William Valentine Spencer, Cornelia Spencer Greer, Cecilia Spencer Young, and Manlius Spencer, primarily of Yamhill County, Oregon. Includes correspondence; school land documents; military papers; letter book from the U.S. Army infantry divisions in the Montana Territory; and diary of William Valentine Spencer, 1852-1855, including account of his overland journey from Ohio to Oregon in 1852.
 
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William Fletcher Wheeler papers

Repository:Montana Historical Society, Research Center Archives
Summary:William Wheeler (1824-1894) served as U.S. Marshal and as Montana Historical Society Librarian in Helena, Montana. Papers consist of outgoing correspondence (1859-1860, 1869-1871), including discussion of problems of Montana Territorial law enforcement; and biographical writings on Montana pioneers. [Portions same as MF 12].

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