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William de la Montagne Cary Papers, 1861-1874

Identifier: MC-1970-33

Scope and Contents

In this collection is a hard-bound notebook containing comments about his trip with the Northern Boundary Survey party. Other notes, letters, and reminiscences of his trips are in the collection.


  • Creation: 1861 - 1874


Conditions Governing Access

Access is by appointment only.

Biographical / Historical

William de la Montagne Cary, artist and traveler, was born in Tappan, New York, and was apprenticed to an engineer. When twenty years old, he made his first trip to the West and in 1861 he explored the Missouri River Country. In 1874 he accompanied the Northern Boundary Survey party on their return to Bismark. Cary was also an illustrator for early magazines such as Harpers and Leslies, and he was one of the artists for Currier and Ives.


7 items

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Physical Description

There are a number of typescripts in good condition, but the clippings from old newspapers and magazines are in rather poor condition. It is all legible.

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Repository Details

Part of the Helmerich Center for American Research at Gilcrease Museum Repository

1400 N. Gilcrease Museum Rd.
Tulsa Ok 74127