W.P.R. Yellowstone Park Letter, 1903 July 26

Overview of the Collection

W. P. R.
W.P.R. Yellowstone Park Letter
1903 July 26
1 item
Collection Number
Collection 2461, MtBC, us (collection)
The W.P.R. Yellowstone Park Letter describes the journey of W.P.R., full name unknown, from Minnesota to Montana. Topics discussed include touring Yellowstone, sights seen, fellow passengers, animals encountered, and accommodations.
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.

Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities

Historical NoteReturn to Top

"W.P.R" was a tourist from the eastern United States who visited Yellowstone National Park during the summer of 1903. His full name is unknown.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

While staying at the Fountain Hotel on July 26, W.P.R. wrote a letter to Mrs. George F. Howlett of West Newton, Massachusetts describing his trip from Duluth, Minnesota to Gardiner, Montana. He described touring Yellowstone in a stagecoach, leaving Mammoth Hot Springs and proceeding to the Fountain Hotel. He briefly sketched the sights he had seen and mentions fellow passengers and hotel accommodations. WPR also described the animals they encountered during the trip. The three-page letter, written on Fountain Hotel stationery, is accompanied by an addressed envelope.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Acquisition Information

Yellowstone National Park letter was purchased by Montana State University Library Special Collections from Eclectibles, Tolland, Connecticut on July 13, 2004.

Processing Note

This collection was processed 2009 May 28

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Animals-Yellowstone National Park
  • Hotels-Yellowstone National Park
  • Tourists-Yellowstone National Park-Correspondence

Personal Names

  • Howlett, George F., Mrs-Correspondence

Corporate Names

  • Fountain Hotel (Yellowstone National Park)

Geographical Names

  • Duluth (Minn.)
  • Gardiner (Mont.)
  • Yellowstone National Park