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[Drawings for The Old Santa Fe Trail]

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Identifier: VAULT.oversize-Ayer-Art-Inman/Willing
Abstract Nineteen pen and ink drawings on board of varying sizes, largely unsigned with the exception of one drawing signed "C. F. Tiedemann 93," and another initialed "CFT." Fourteen of the drawings can be found as tail pieces and initials within Henry Inman's The Old Santa Fe Trail (New York: The Macmillan Company, 1897), a work that charts the illustrious history of the Santa Fe Trail, a nineteenth century transportation route that connected...
Dates: approximately 1890-1897

Elmo Scott Watson Papers

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Identifier: Ayer-Modern-MS-Watson
Abstract Personal papers of journalist, professor of journalism, and western / frontier historian Elmo Scott Watson, consisting mainly of topical files on western subjects and journalism. Also included are Watson's manuscripts and published writings, and his correspondence and teaching-related files.
Dates: 1816-1951; Majority of material found within 1920 - 1951

Irving Samuel Cutter Papers

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Identifier: VAULT-Ayer-MS-3221
Abstract Mainly research materials (correspondence, biographical information, articles) gathered for an article on Henry Rinalda Porter, a surgeon at the Battle of Little Big Horn, with photographs of Porter, the Custer battlefield, and Indians involved in the fight. Also includes a George Crook letter and sketches by Charles M. Russell.
Dates: 1884-1934

John S. Gray Research Papers

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Identifier: Ayer-Modern-MS-Gray
Abstract Meticulous research notes, writings, and correspondence of Dr. John S. Gray, Professor of Physiology at Northwestern University and a member of the Chicago Corral of Westerners. Dr. Gray's research focuses on the American West, particularly U.S. - Indian relations.
Dates: 1942-1991

Louis McLane Hamilton collection

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Identifier: VAULT box-Ayer-MS-356
Abstract Correspondence, extracts of reports, printed obituaries and resolutions, newspaper clippings, 1867-1867, possibly collected by Benson John Lossing, concerning the life of Capt. Louis McLane Hamilton and his death at the Battle of Washita. Includes correspondence of Philip Hamilton (father) to Lossing, and Robert Mayhew West (forwarding copy of 7th Cavalry resolution on Hamilton's death to the Poughkeepsie Daily Eagle); ms. extracts from Custer's July 6, 1867, order praising Hamilton's actions;...
Dates: 1867-1869

Olin D. Wheeler Papers

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Identifier: VAULT-Ayer-MS-3220
Abstract Mainly correspondence, notes, and writings of author, topographer, and Northern Pacific Railway executive Olin Dunbar Wheeler regarding Custer and the Battle of Little Big Horn; also articles about Wheeler and reviews of his work.
Dates: 1892-1924

[Sioux Indian Drawings]

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Identifier: VAULT.oversize-Ayer-Art-Sioux.Indian
Abstract One hundred sixty unsigned, numbered drawings attributed to "Sioux Indians" (a general, blanket term used to describe the Santee, the Yankton-Yanktonai, and the Lakota peoples) living in Fort Yates, North Dakota during the cataclysmic winter of 1913-1914, a period known as the "Starving Time." Aaron McGaffey Bead, an Episcopal missionary to the Indians of North Dakota, provided paper and art supplies to the residents of Fort Yates during this period and paid 50-75 cents for each drawing,...
Dates: 1913-1914

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Barry, D. F. (David Francis) 3
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McGillycuddy, Valentine 2
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