Emily Meredith Letter and Photographs, 1863-1868

Overview of the Collection

Meredith, Emily R. (Emily Robinson), 1836-1913
Emily Meredith Letter and Photographs
3 items
Collection Number
Collection 0926, MtBC, us (collection)
The Emily Meredity Letter and Photographs consists of a typed transcript of a letter from Emily to her father and two photographs taken in Bozeman of Ellis and Evan Meredith.
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

Emily Robinson Meredith was born in Maryland in 1836. She married Fredrick A. Meredith and moved with him to Bannack, Montana Territory, in 1863. The couple later settled in Bozeman where they had two children, Ellis, born in 1865, and Evan, born in 1866. Emily later became a suffragette, as did her daughter Ellis who pursued a career as a journalist in Denver, Colorado.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection consists of a typed transcript of a letter from Emily (April 30, 1863) to her father describing living conditions in Bannack and two photographs taken in Bozeman in 1868 of Ellis and Evan Meredith. The original letter from Meredith is held by the Montana Historical Society in Helena and is part of their Small Collection 288, Emily R. Meredith papers, 1862-1867.

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Acquisition Information

A typed transcription of an original letter by Emily Meredith and two carte-de-visite portraits of her children were donated to Montana State University by Ellis Meredith of Washington, D.C. in August, 1920.

Processing Note

This collection was processed 2016 December 29

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