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Benjamin Dailey Diary, 1866 July 26-1866 September 9
Overview of the Collection
- Dailey, Benjamin, 1830-1884
- Benjamin Dailey Diary
- 1866 July 26-1866 September 91866072618660909
- 1 item
- Collection Number
- Collection 326, MtBC, us (collection)
- The Benjamin Dailey Diary is a photocopy of a typed transcription taken from the original, July 26-September, 1866, whose location is unknown.
Montana State University Library, Merrill G. Burlingame Special Collections
Montana State University-Bozeman Library
Merrill G Burlingame Special Collections
P.O. Box 173320
- Access Restrictions
This collection is open for research.
- Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities
Biographical NoteReturn to Top
Benjamin Dailey was a Montana pioneer who traveled west in 1866. He probably started his trip along the Platte River Road before turning north with his party along the Bozeman Road on July 26, 1866. Dailey recorded the party's progress with lengthy entries that give detailed description of the countryside, Indian rumors, encounters with soldiers, and other incidents along the trail. The Dailey party arrived in Virginia City on September 8, 1866.
Content DescriptionReturn to Top
The Benjamin Dailey diary is a photocopy of a typed transcription taken from the original whose location is unknown. An additional copy of the diary, containing entries beyond 1866, is located at the Montana Historical Society in Helena, Montana.
Administrative InformationReturn to Top
Names and SubjectsReturn to Top
- Frontier and pioneer life-Montana
- Bozeman Trail
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