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Granville Stuart papers

 Collection
Call Number: WA MSS S-1120

Scope and Contents

The papers consist of correspondence, writings, photographs, clippings and other papers relating to Granville and James Stuart and the early history of Montana. Much of the correspondence is dated 1916-1918 and consists of incoming letters and typewritten carbon copies of outgoing letters relating to information on Montana history, and Native American vocabularies. Principal correspondents include John E. Rees, Charles Kessler, William John McConnell, and Nelson Story. There are also short essays written by Granville Stuart and others on various episodes in Montana history, cabinet card photographs, of Granville Stuart and an Indian possibly identified as "Little Claw of a Grizzly Bear," and newspaper clippings on Henry Plummer and vigilantes. Other papers include a manuscript notice written by James Stuart calling for volunteers to join him in the Yellowstone, a manuscript appointment of James Stuart as captain of the expedition signed by ten men.

The appendix contains an alphabetical listing of the correspondents.

Dates

  • [1864]-1918

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The Granville Stuart Papers are 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

Gift of Frederick W. Beinecke, 1971.

Extent

0.2 Linear Feet (1 box)

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.gran

Overview

The papers consist of correspondence, writings, photographs, clippings and other papers relating to Granville and James Stuart and the early history of Montana. Much of the correspondence is dated 1916-1918 and consists of incoming letters and typewritten carbon copies of outgoing letters relating to information on Montana history, and Native American vocabularies. Principal correspondents include John E. Rees, Charles Kessler, William John McConnell, and Nelson Story. There are also short essays written by Granville Stuart and others on various episodes in Montana history, cabinet card photographs, of Granville Stuart and an Indian possibly identified as "Little Claw of a Grizzly Bear," and newspaper clippings on Henry Plummer and vigilantes. Other papers include a manuscript notice written by James Stuart calling for volunteers to join him in the Yellowstone, a manuscript appointment of James Stuart as captain of the expedition signed by ten men.

GRANVILLE AND JAMES STUART

Granville Stuart, born in Virginia, settled in Montana Territory with his brother James in 1857. Granville Stuart was a member of the Territorial Council and in the Legislature, was president of the Board of Stock Commissioners, the Historical Society of Montana, and the Society of Montana Pioneers. He was commissioned by the State Legislature in 1916 to write a history of Montana.

James Stuart, Granville Stuart's brother, moved to Montana Territory in 1857. In 1864, James was elected captain of a Yellowstone expedition (his second to the area) to prospect gold on the Yellowstone River and to fight Crow Indians.

Appendix A. Alphabetical Listing of Correspondents

- -Incoming

- - -Basler, E. R. ALS (see his "Pioneers of Pioneer" in Writings) -1917 Apr 17

- - -Bishop, Jean F. ALS -1917 Mar 10

- - -Garver, Frank Harmon. TLS -1917 Nov 23

- - -Hedges, Cornelius. TLS -1917 Nov 24

- - -Hickok, Lottie C., empty envelope addressed to -1889 Aug 2

- - -Hoffman, C. W. ALS -1918 May 6

- - -McConnell, William John

- - - -Typescript letter, carbon -1917 May 21

- - - -TLS (see his "The Mullan Wagon Road" in Writings) -1917 Jun 11

- - -McCulloh, Robert L. TLS -1916 Jul 26

- - -Quivey, Addison M., ALS -1880 Jul 8

- - -Rees, John E.

- - - -TLS - - -1917 Jun 3

- - - -TLS to Mrs. Stuart -1917 Jun 4

- - - -TLS to Mrs. Stuart -1918 Apr 8

- - - -TLS - - -1918 May 17

- - - -TLS to Mrs. Stuart -1918 Nov 8

- - -Steel, William Gladstone. TLS -1917 Apr 21

- - -Stuart, James (nephew of Granville). TLS -1917 Feb 7

- - -Stuart, Thomas. ALS -1879 Feb 11

- - -Vivian, T. J., ALS -1887 Apr 11

- - -Weaver, David B. TLS to Mrs. Stuart -1918 Nov 18

- -Outgoing (All typescript carbons)

- - -Basler, E. R. (see his "Pioneers of Pioneer" in Writings) -1917 May 7

- - -Friend, W. A. -1917 Dec 7

- - -Garver, Frank Harmon -1917 Nov 26

- - -Hedges, Cornelius, Jr. -1917 Nov 26

- - -Houstan, Mrs. E. L. -1918 Jan 8

- - -Kessler, Charles -1918 Sep 18

- - - - - - - -1918 Jan 3

- - - - - - - -1918 Jan 9

- - - - - - - -1918 Jan 14

- - -McConnell, William John -1917 Jun 15

- - -Rees, John E. -1917 May 25

- - - -Signed by Mrs. Granville Stuart -1917 Jun 1

- - - - - - - -1917 Jun 8

- - - - - - - -1917 Sep 18

- - - - - - - -1918 Apr 11

- - - - - - - -1918 Apr 22

- - - - - - - -1918 May 20

- - -Steel, William Gladstone -1917 Jun 16

- - -Story, Nelson -1918 May 20 -

- - - - - - - -1918 Jun 19

- - -Weaver, David B. Signed by Mrs. Stuart -1918 Jul 15
Title
Guide to the Granville Stuart Papers
Status
Under Revision
Author
by Diana M. Smith
Date
January 1998
Description rules
Beinecke Manuscript Unit Archival Processing Manual
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

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