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Samuel O'Connell letter to Franklin Linfield, June 28, 1905
Overview of the Collection
- O'Connell, Samuel, 1850-
- Samuel O'Connell letter to Franklin Linfield
- June 28, 19051905062819050628
- 1 item
- Collection Number
- Collection 1184, MtBC, us (collection)
- The Samuel O'Connell letter to Franklin Linfield describes the arrest of the Lakota warrior Rain-in-the-Face by Captain Thomas Custer in 1874.
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.
Biographical NoteReturn to Top
Samuel O'Connell was born in St. Louis, Missouri, in 1850, the son of Samuel and Mary O'Connell. At the end of the Civil War he went to work as a clerk for Brigadier General Myers. In 1869 he began working as a bookkeeper for A.C. Leighton in Omaha, Neb. He also served as a bookkeeper on the Yellowstone Expedition of 1873 and the Black Hills Expedition of 1875. He served as a bookkeeper for Leighton and Jordan, which operated the Juneaux trading post at the junction of Frenchman Creek with the Milk River. O'Connell left the service of the post in 1876. He built a hotel in Miles City which burned in 1883, and later had a ranch and hotel near Rosebud, Montana.
Content DescriptionReturn to Top
Letter, written by Samuel O’Connell to Frederick Linfield, in Bozeman, Montana, that describes the arrest of the Lakota warrior Rain-in-the-Face by Captain Thomas Custer in 1874. In the letter, O’Connell also points out inaccuracies of an accompanying newspaper clipping regarding the topic.