Charles L. Anceney Letters, 1888-1890

Overview of the Collection

Anceney, Charles L. (Charles Leon), 1826-1895
Charles L. Anceney Letters
2 items
Collection Number
Collection 0857, MtBC, us (collection)
The Charles L. Anceney Letters consist of two messages sent by Anceney to Edward John Carter in Helena, Montana on May 20, 1888 and January 12, 1890. Locations include Hamilton and Moreland. The letters discuss mortgage notes on the Anceney, family member health, and cattle condition at the Anceney and feed availability.
Montana State University Library, Merrill G. Burlingame Special Collections
Montana State University-Bozeman Library
Merrill G Burlingame Special Collections
P.O. Box 173320
Bozeman, MT
Telephone: 4069944242
Fax: 4069942851
Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Charles Leon Anxionnaz was born in Paris, France on August 5, 1826. He came to the United States in 1856 and in 1859 married Maried Angelique Frezat (1829-1882) in Kansas City, Missouri. The couple moved to Colorado where their first child, Charles, Jr., was born on April 17, 1863 and moved on to Montana Territory the following year. They first settled in the Gallatin Valley where their second child, Louise, was born in 1865. About this time Charles Leon Anxionnaz legally changed his family name to "Anceney.." Anceny and his son established a cattle ranch they named "Meadow Brook" near the Gallatin County community of Hamilton, but after it failed the family moved on to land closer to the Madison River in 1893. This ranch eventually became known as the Flying D. Charles L. Anceney died on October 17, 1895 following an accident with his horse.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Charles L. Anceney letters consist of two messages sent by Anceney to Edward John Carter in Helena, Montana. The first, from Hamilton, May 20, 1888, concerns the trip of Charles L. Anceney, Jr. to meet with Carter and Helena banker Thomas Cruse regarding mortgage notes and the health of a relative named "Aline." The second letter, dated Moreland, January 12, 1890, reports on the condition of cattle at the Anceney holdings and the availability of feed for their maintenance.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Acquisition Information

Two original letters written by Charles Anceney were donated to Montana State University by Merrill G. Burlingame, Bozeman, Montana, in the summer of 1970.

Processing Note

This collection was processed 2009 December 28

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Bankers -- Montana -- Helena
  • Franch Americans -- Montana
  • Mortgages -- Montana
  • Ranchers -- Montana
  • Ranching -- Montana

Personal Names

  • Anceney, Aline
  • Anceney, Charles L., 1863-1936
  • Carter, E. J. (Edward John) -- Correspondence
  • Cruse, Thomas, 1836-1914

Geographical Names

  • Gallatin County (Mont.)
  • Hamilton (Gallatin County, Mont.)
  • Helena (Mont.)
  • Moreland (Mont.)