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

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:


Identifier: WH344
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE The Cyrus Shores Papers primarily consist of correspondence Shores received and sent while sheriff of Gunnison County and special agent for the railroads. The collection also contains several letters and telegrams from family members and Shores' unpublished manuscripts. The material spans from 1883 to 1901. Between 1927 and 1929 Shores wrote the stories from his life as Western adventurer and lawman. Intending to publish the work, he traveled to New York to sell it. The publisher...
Dates: 1883-1901

Forest Crossen Papers

Identifier: WH1378
Scope and Contents

Reel to reel tapes of Western Yesterdays, a collection of stories by Crossen based on interviews with old time westerners and pioneers; magnetic recording tapes of oral histories conducted by Crossen for Western Yesterdays.

Dates: 1974-1979


Identifier: WH2207
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE The Lamb Family papers contain original correspondence and documents arranged chronologically. These papers document the lives of the children and grandchildren of William Lamb (1794-1852) who lived in Illinois and Ohio during the 19th century. Of special interest are 30 original letters (1889-1909) written by Henry F. Lamb (b. 1864; Crawford County, Illinois-d. 1938; Gilroy, California) to his brother, William Lamb (1861-1943), discussing Henry Lamb's travels and life as a miner...
Dates: 1827-2010; Majority of material found within 1827-1909

Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum and Memorial Society Records

Identifier: M1812
Scope and Contents

Collection contains newsletters, recipes, clippings, Ingalls family tree, photographs, postcards, copies of articles from the Laura Ingalls Wilder Home and Museum in Mansfield, Mo. and the Laura Ingalls Wilder Memorial Society in De Smet, S.D.

Dates: 1938-1977

Martin Garretson Papers

Identifier: WH487
Scope and Contents

Material originally gathered by Garretson. Consists primarily of correspondence between members of the Plainsmen Society, with a few from the American Bison Society. Letters contain reminiscences about early days in the West, with references to such personalities as William Henry Jackson, Buffalo Bill, Wild Bill Hickok, and Calamity Jane. Besides Garretson, correspondents include Jesse Brown, Dan W. Greenburg, William Francis Hooker, A.B. Ostrander, Ellis

Dates: 1919-1940


Identifier: WH92

The papers include a typescript of 9 letters written by O.F. Davenport to his father between May 12, 1850 and October 5, 1851. The letters detail his journey from Georgia to the California gold fields and give a first hand account of mining life.

Collection also available on microfilm: Mflm 199.

Dates: 1850-1851

Tapestry of the West

Identifier: M852
Scope and Contents

Mimeographed copy of unpublished manuscript dealing with a variety of Western pioneer experiences. Includes some of the author's own observations and experiences.

Dates: 1938

Thomas Dudley Sanders Papers

Identifier: WH368
Scope and Contents

Collection contains a photocopy of a 273 page typescript of Sanders biography: Hardships and Perils on the Western Frontier, or, Fifty Years of Pioneering. The narrative was told by Thomas D. Sanders and written by Charles C. Stemmer from notes made by Sanders' son. Repository also has excerpts from the narrative dealing with Sanders' experiences in Colorado 1859-1861.

Dates: circa 1924