Frontier and pioneer life -- Wyoming.
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:
EDWARD WOODBRIDGE AVERY PAPERS
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE This collection consists of Edward Woodbridge Avery's three diaries and their transcriptions. The diaries all describe activities during the year 1866. The first diary, dated April to June 1866, describes Avery's overland trip from Utica, New York to Fort Halleck, Wyoming Territory. Avery describes eating establishments, transportation such as ferry boats, trains and horseback and the day-to-day life of officers on a journey. He and other officers frequently hunted wild game such...
Identifier: C MSS -M546
Scope and Contents
Letters to cousin Lottie in Spencer, N.Y. written from South Pass (1870) and Laramie City (1873), W.T. Tells about his mother's appointment as justice of the peace (the first woman so to serve).
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WILLIAM OLIVER COLLINS AND FAMILY PAPERS
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE This collection centers around letters written by William Oliver Collins, his wife, Catharine Wever, and their son, Caspar Wever, during the 1860s. Correspondence contains accounts of travel between Ohio and Fort Laramie, daily life at the fort, military orders and reports. Because the original correspondence is extremely fragile researchers are requested to use the photocopies. The collection also contains research conducted by Agnes Wright Spring on the Collins family. Her...