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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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Edgar S. Paxson Diaries

Repository:Montana Historical Society, Research Center Archives
Summary:This collection consists of the personal diaries of artist and Montana pioneer Edgar S. Paxson. They detail his every day experiences beginning with his service as a 1st Lieutenant, Company G, Montana Volunteer Infantry and its deployment overseas to the Philippines during the Spanish-American War to his death in Missoula, MT at the age of sixty-seven in 1919. Paxson's most well known art works include Custer's Last Battle on the Little Big Horn and the murals he painted for the Missoula County Courthouse and Montana State Capitol.
 
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Marguerite Heinsch Ephron reminiscence

Repository:University of Montana, Mansfield Library, Archives and Special Collections
Summary:"Marguerite Heinsch Ephron's Memories" includes descriptions of growing up in Deer Lodge, Montana, attending college, meeting her husband in Chicago, and teaching at the University of Montana in Missoula from 1935-1975.
 
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Thomas H. Irvine Papers

Repository:Montana Historical Society, Research Center Archives
Summary: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)
 
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Alice Lear autograph album

Repository:University of Montana, Mansfield Library, Archives and Special Collections
Summary:The Alice Lear Autograph Album includes often poetic good wishes from her family and friends in Missouri and Montana, 1889-1894. It also includes a single letter, 1884.
 
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Thomas Charles Power papers

Repository:Montana Historical Society, Research Center Archives
Summary: T.C. Power was a Montana merchandise, transportation, mining, ranching, banking, and real estate magnate; and U.S. Senator from Montana from 1890 to 1895. Collection (1868-1950) includes personal, business, and political correspondence plus financial and legal papers of many of his business enterprises. Collection documents Power's involvement in military and Indian trade, steamboating, freighting, stage coach lines, mail contracts, cattle and sheep ranching, mining, banking, bridge building, townsite development, and other enterprises.
 
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Granville and James Stuart papers

Repository:University of Montana, Mansfield Library, Archives and Special Collections
Summary:This collection includes four reels of microfilm. These reels are of the Granville and James Stuart Papers and Granville Stuart's letters to Andrew Fergus. This collection is mostly made up of letterbooks, which are Granville Stuart's copies of his outgoing correspondence from 1868-1887 and 1890-1892. The first reel contains the only letters written by James, dating from Oct. 1868 to April 1870. Granville Stuart's ranch, the "D-S" ranch, was located on the Fort Maginnis Cattle range, and during the 1880s the "D-S" Company sold beef to the fort for the soldiers. This business is the major concern of Granville Stuart's letters to Andrew Fergus who was the cattle man representing the Fort. These letters to Mr. Fergus are the only correspondence in this collection from 1880-1887.
 
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Granville Stuart papers

Repository:Montana Historical Society, Research Center Archives
Summary:Granville Stuart (1834-1918) was a pioneer Montana miner and cattleman. Papers include biographical material; a diary (1894) of a trip to France; two volumes of outgoing correspondence (1868-1880, 1890-1892) concerning mining and livestock; general correspondence (1863-1918); a DHS Ranch account ledger (1881-1882); a financial account book (1865); an "Historical Sketch of Deer Lodge County" (1876); three weather journals (1867-1880); scrapbooks; and miscellany. Miscellaneous outgoing correspondence includes a letter (1894) to Pomp Dennis concerning details of Dennis's escape from the Sioux in 1868.
 
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The Lewis and Rachel Thayer Collection

Repository:Lewis & Clark College, Special Collections and Archives
Summary:This collection of Thayer/Crabb family materials document Minnie Crabb's and her husband Charles's experiences during the Civil War, as well as Minnie's work in the temperence movement and her life as a writer. The collection also documents the life of Minnie's daughter, Rachel, and her husband Lewis. Both were college educators who spent a large part of their careers (1947-1975) at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon.
 
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United Brotherhood Of Carpenters And Joiners Of America, Local #88 (Anaconda) Records

Repository:Montana Historical Society, Research Center Archives
Summary:Records of the Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, Local #88 in Anaconda, Montana, consist of general correspondence (1890s-1950s); minute books (1889-1965); daybooks (1896-1964); membership dues books (1896-1965). Also included are records of Deer Lodge Local #1229; the Montana State Council of Carpenters; the national union; the Montana State Federation of Labor/Montana State AFL-CIO; the Montana Apprenticeship Council; and the Non-Ferrous Metals Council.
 
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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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