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Numerous letters, cards, and envelopes, usually illustrated by sketches of the artists listed in the subjectsin their correspondence to Dr. Philip G. Cole are included here to indicate their presence in the total Gilcrease collection and because of their connection with Dr. Cole.
It is illustrative material cataloged and filed with the art collection.
Letters from Benteen, senior captain under Custer in the 7th Cavalry at the Battle of Little Big Horn, to Theodore W. Goldin, a private in “G” troop at the same battle, criticizing Custer’s private live as well as his military tactics in battles.
Machinist and painter of western scenes, of Great Falls, Mont. Personal correspondence illustrated with sketches, sketches with accompanying stories, christmas cards drawn by Selzer and illustrated envelopes.
The Journal of the 7th Cavalry's Yellowstone Expedition of 1876, correspondence with Theodore W. Goldin, E. A. Brininstool, and others comprise this collection.
Interesting item: One letter in this collection was penned by Theodore Goldin, survivor of the Custer expedition, to Dr. Cole promising the Cole children a story. Another letter fol lowed in which Goldin enclosed the story, "A Winter's Raid,'' pertaining to the raid of the 7th Cavalry under Major Reno.
- Names: Cole, Philip Gillette, 1883-1941 X