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Philip Richmond Barbour Papers

Repository:Montana Historical Society, Research Center Archives
Summary:Philip Barbour (1900-1955) was a Helena, Montana, mine operator and amateur historian. His papers include personal correspondence (1911-1944), legal documents (1923-1944), and other materials, including historical research files on Samuel T. Hauser, Bannack, Gold Creek, the Helena Mining and Reduction Company, typhoid fever in Butte, the Montana Club, etc. The collection contains subgroups for Barbour's father, Dr. George H. Barbour (1880-1943); his mother's family, the Raleigh's; and for several mining companies, including Montana Lead, Inc. (1880-1944), and the Valley Forge Mining Company (1906-1939), both of Rimini, Montana.
 
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Henry Harmon Clark Papers

Repository:Montana Historical Society, Research Center Archives
Summary:Henry Clark was one of the founders of East Helena, Montana. This collection consists of outgoing correspondence (1864-1895) of Clark and other members of his family to his relatives in Iowa, including extensive comments on frontier and pioneer life in Virginia City and Helena, Montana Territory.
 
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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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James Fergus Family Papers

Repository:Montana Historical Society, Research Center Archives
Summary:The James Fergus Family papers are divided into four subgroups: James Fergus; Andrew Fergus; Fergus Live Stock and Land Company; and miscellaneous. Papers (1857-1971) include biographical materials, incoming correspondence, outgoing correspondence, general correspondence, financial records, legal documents, subject files, and miscellany.
 
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Samuel Thomas Hauser Papers

Repository:Montana Historical Society, Research Center Archives
Summary:Samuel T. Hauser (1833-1914) was a Helena, Montana, Territory, pioneer, territorial governor (1885-1886), and entrepreneur in the fields of banking, mining, smelting, ranching, railroads, irrigation, and hydro-electric power. More than fifty percent of the collection is incoming correspondence (1864-1914). There are also outgoing correspondence, financial records, legal documents, organizational records, and reports. Included are thirty-eight subgroups of the Hauser family and Hauser's business enterprises.
 
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Cornelius Hedges Family Papers

Repository:Montana Historical Society, Research Center Archives
Summary:Cornelius Hedges (1831-1907) was a pioneer Helena, Montana, miner and attorney. Collection consists primarily of diaries (1849-1857, 1863-1893, 1906-1907), covering his education at Yale College, his travel to Montana Territory, in 1864 via the Bridger Cutoff trail, and his participation in the Washburn-Doane Expedition of 1870 to what became Yellowstone Park. There is also incoming correspondence, financial records, legal documents, and materials for other family members.
 
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Holter Family papers

Repository:Montana Historical Society, Research Center Archives
Summary: Anton M. Holter (1831-1921) was a pioneer Helena, Montana, lumberman and founder of the A.M. Holter Hardware Company. Papers (1831-1921) include correspondence, and organizational and financial records relating to mining, agriculture, lumber, real estate, and oil interests of three generations of the family, headed successively by Anton M. Holter, Norman B. Holter, and Norman J. "Jeff" Holter. Many of the enterprises were in partnership with Samuel T. Hauser. Interests include the A.M. Holter Hardware Company; Holter Realty; Holter Research Foundation; Judith Farms; Montana Flour Mills; and the Helena and Frisco, Helena and Victor, the Maginnis mining companies, and many others.
 
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Montana Homesteading Project records

Repository:Montana Historical Society, Research Center Archives
Summary:The Montana Homesteading project was initiated by the Montana Historical Society in cooperation with the Homestead National Monument of America in 2004 as a means to document family stories relating to homesteading experiences in Montana. The project focused on living descendants of homesteaders in Montana in an effort to gather written stories and/or names for potential oral history interviewees—23 interviews were conducted for this project. The historical information submission form, arranged alphabetically by family name, contains background information on families who homesteaded in Montana, primarily between 1909-1930. Some files contain additional information including reminiscences, photographs, and official homesteading documentation.
 
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Montana Office of the State Auditor Records

Repository:Montana Historical Society, Research Center Archives
Summary:These records of the Montana Territorial Auditor's Office and Territorial Treasurer's Office consist of correspondence (1865-1886); county financial statements (1871-1892); county treasurers' reports (1865-1884); Territorial Prison expenses (1871-1889); railroad reports (1886-1891); bank reports (1883-1887); tax receipts (1865-1873, 1883); county returns (1866) on population, produce, mine output, etc.; road surveys (1865); lists (1881-1892) of county officials and justices of the peace; and other financial records.
 
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John Owen papers

Repository:Montana Historical Society, Research Center Archives
Summary:John Owen (1818-1889), a pioneer fur trader in the Northwest, built Fort Owen in the Bitterroot Valley, Montana Territory, and served as a special agent for the Flathead Indians. Collection contains diaries and journals (1850-1871); a combined register of births, deaths, and marriages of Fort Owen residents; a letterpress book (1858-1859); an account book (1850-1860) for trade at Fort Owen, which also contains accounts (1876-1889) for some other firm; and a bill of sale (1850) for the land on which the St. Mary's Mission was built.
 
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Pierre Chouteau, Jr. and Company Records

Repository:Montana Historical Society, Research Center Archives
Summary:Pierre Chouteau, Jr. and Company was a St. Louis, Missouri, based fur trading company with operations on the Upper Missouri River, including the area that later became Montana. Records include a letter from Pierre Menard (1810) from the region around Three Forks; Fort Benton Journal, Fort Sarpy Journal, and Fort Union Journal (1854-1856); and scattered correspondence and financial records (1834-1864). [Includes copies. Journals published in Contributions to the Historical Society of Montana, vol. 10.]
 
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Martha Edgerton Plassmann papers

Repository:Montana Historical Society, Research Center Archives
Summary:Martha Plassmann (1850-1936) was a Montana pioneer, historian, and journalist. Collection consists of her autobiography and over 500 historical articles written for the Great Falls Tribune and the Montana News Association during the 1920s and 1930s. The articles, based on her own memories and on research, cover a wide range of topics, especially fur trappers, explorers, and vigilantes.
 
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Wilbur Edegerton Sanders papers

Repository:Montana Historical Society, Research Center Archives
Summary:Wilbur Edgerton Sanders (1861-1935) was a mining engineer and son of Wilbur Fisk Sanders. Collection (1875-1896) includes incoming correspondence from his father, his brother James Upson Sanders, and others; and diaries, chronicling his education, youth, early mining career, trips to Yellowstone, and a visit to the Blackfeet Reservation in 1896.
 
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Shipman Family Papers

Repository:Montana Historical Society, Research Center Archives
Summary:Clark Shipman farmed in Vermont and New Jersey before travelling to Montana Territory with his son Henry, in 1881, and settling near Lewistown. Two of his daughters, Winifred and Gertrude, taught school in the area. The collection (1814-1989) consists primarily of correspondence (1841-1955) of various family members; diaries (1882-1908); and miscellaneous legal documents, financial records, and clippings. Photographs were transferred to the Photograph Archives.
 
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John H. Shober Sr. papers

Repository:Montana Historical Society, Research Center Archives
Summary: John Shober (1832-1925) was a Helena, Montana, miner, attorney, and state legislator. Collection (1832-1952) includes descriptions of frontier social and mining conditions. Included are subgroups for Shober's nephew John H. Shober, Jr., manager of a ranch near Townsend; and of his niece Harriet Shober Nolan, wife of Cornelius B. Nolan.
 
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Swaney Family papers

Repository:Montana Historical Society, Research Center Archives
Summary:The dates span from 1864 up to 2015, starting with A W Swaney in the Spanish American War. They include correspondence (mainly between family members), unpublished manuscripts (mainly AGS but also manuscripts and short stories from others), bound reports (including one from AGS as American Consulate Chief to China), journals (looked like AGS) school notes and records (AGS), oversize certificates (AGS), scrapbooks (maily photographs and clippings, probably put together by AGS), subject files (on friends like Shorty Shope, Native Americans, other Montana based topics), post cards to and from family friends (including Frieda Fligelman). Also included are numerous photographs of family, trips around the state, and the world, framed items (mainly photos but some look like certificates that we can probably keep), and published books (both on Montana and non-Montana topics).

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