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Autobiography of Isaac Jones Wistar manuscript, approximately 1892

Identifier: 1500-001-36
Scope and Contents Autobiographical notes. Philadelphia, 1892. Memoirs, much of which is devoted to the opening and development of the far West from 1849 to 1860
Dates: approximately 1892

Henry C. Merriam papers, 1865-1907; bulk 1865-1877

Identifier: 1500-001-23
Scope and Contents Handwritten letters by Colonel Henry C. Merriam, both personal and official correspondence, in a lined manuscript notebook, dating from Apr 1865 to Jun 1877. Topics addressed include: the capture of Fort Blakely, Alabama and the colored troops therein; an Indian skirmish near the Arkansas River; military plan of mobile detachments to fight Indians in preference to establishment of a permanent sub-post; requests for aid of Mexican military in the capture of marauding cattle thieves; matters...
Dates: 1865 - 1907; Majority of material found within 1865 - 1877

Henry R. Wagner manuscript of Plains and Rockies, 1921-1937

Identifier: Z1251.W5-W35-1937
Scope and Contents The Plains and the Rockies by Henry R. Wagner, 1921 printing; Wagner's working copy with items tipped and laid-in.
Dates: 1921 - 1937

Robert Bruce papers, 1863-1950

Identifier: 1978-001
Scope and Contents Consists of the source materials collected by Robert Bruce while researching his book, The Fighting Norths and Pawnee Scouts: Narratives and Reminiscences of Military Service on the Old Frontier. (Lincoln, Nebraska: Nebraska State Historical Society, [1932]. Materials dating from before 1900 are comprised of photographs or photostats of original materials obtained by Bruce during the course of his research. Included are original and photostat copies of correspondence between Bruce and Luther...
Dates: 1863 - 1950

Two Great Scouts and their Pawnee Battalion Manuscript, approximately 1928

Identifier: E83.866 .N86 1925 Ovrsz-.N86 1925 Ovrsz
Scope and Contents Typescript draft with handwritten revisions and corrections of "Two great scouts and their Pawnee battalion; the experiences of Frank J. North and Luther H. North, pioneers in the great West, 1856-1882, and their defence of the building of the Union Pacific Railroad."
Dates: approximately 1928

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