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Daniel Webster Buck papers

 Collection
Call Number: WA MSS S-3907

Scope and Contents

Letters and business papers documenting Daniel Webster Buck's service with the United States Army 8th Regiment Illinois Volunteer Cavalry, Company E, from 1861 to 1864; position as U.S. Deputy Marshal in Montana from circa 1866 to 1874; and role as acting agent for the Blackfeet Indian Agency in Montana from 1873 to 1876. Included is a tintype photograph of Buck by an unidentified photographer, circa 1880, and a cabinet card photograph of "Hamillin" by studio photographer James Presley Ball, circa 1888.

Dates

  • 1861-1892

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The Daniel Webster Buck Papers is the physical property of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. For further information, consult the appropriate curator.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Vincent Goebel on the Walter McClintock Memorial Fund, 2010.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Extent

2.42 Linear Feet (2 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL

http://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/beinecke.dwbuck

Overview

Letters and business papers documenting Daniel Webster Buck's service with the United States Army 8th Regiment Illinois Volunteer Cavalry, Company E, from 1861 to 1864; position as U.S. Deputy Marshal in Montana from circa 1866 to 1874; and role as acting agent for the Blackfeet Indian Agency in Montana from 1873 to 1876. Included is a tintype photograph of Buck by an unidentified photographer, circa 1880, and a cabinet card photograph of "Hamillin" by studio photographer James Presley Ball, circa 1888.

Biographical / Historical

Daniel Webster Buck (1840-1892) of Lancaster, New York, enlisted in the United States Army 8th Regiment Illinois Volunteer Cavalry, Company E, on 1861 September 5, and was mustered into service as first sergeant on 1861 September 18. Buck joined the Army of the Potomac with his regiment on 1861 October 17 and became first lieutenant of his company on 1862 July 17. He received his captain's commission in 1862 December and was placed upon recruiting service in Illinois circa 1863 October, after receiving a saber wound to the head and bullet wound to the leg. Buck continued to serve until 1864 October 10, when he was mustered out of service on account of his injuries. Following his military service, Buck resided in Helena, Montana, where he was U.S. Deputy Marshal circa 1866 to 1874, and acting agent for the Blackfeet Indian Agency from 1873 to 1876.

Processing Information

Collections are processed to a variety of levels, depending on the work necessary to make them usable, their perceived research value, the availability of staff, competing priorities, and whether or not further accruals are expected. The library attempts to provide a basic level of preservation and access for all collections, and does more extensive processing of higher priority collections as time and resources permit.

These materials have been arranged and described according to national and local standards. For more information, please refer to the Beinecke Manuscript Unit Processing Manual.
Title
Guide to the Daniel Webster Buck Papers
Status
Completed
Author
Sarah Lerner
Date
September 2019
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Part of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library Repository

Contact:
P. O. Box 208330
New Haven CT 06520-8330 US
(203) 432-2977

Location

121 Wall Street
New Haven, CT 06511

Opening Hours

Access Information

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