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Frontier and pioneer life -- West (U.S.).

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

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

Hunting and trapping methods

Identifier: 1981.008.4
Scope and Contents From the Collection: This artificial collection was begun as a catch-all for small single gifts and purchases, and to make them easier for scholars to search them. This assemblage consists primarily of documents, correspondence, photographs, broadsides and artifacts, dealing mostly with United States history.
Dates: 1747 - 1985

Letter from George Baker to his cousin Mary C. Baker, 1831-05-20

Identifier: 1981.008.2
Scope and Contents George Baker, writing from Feather River California to his cousin Mary C. Baker of Nashport, Ohio, discusses gold mining. Speaks also of a fire that destroyed two-thirds of the city of San Francisco, California, which he attributes in part to the close-spaced houses, strong winds, and wood construction. Writes humorously of needing to bring a cargo of girls to California and selling them at a good price. Included with Baker's letter is another letter from a Daniel Baker, Hardy County, April 5,...
Dates: 1831-05-20

"Oologah Oozings" by Bill Hodge

Identifier: 2006.012.6
Scope and Contents Newspaper article about Frank "Pistol Pete" Eaton, excised from an unidentified newspaper. Found laid in Richard Tenney's copy of Eaton's autobiography, "Pistol Pete, Veteran of the West".
Dates: 1864 - 1991

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