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Granville Stuart papers

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.

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.

0.2 Linear Feet (1 box)
Related Names
Stuart, Granville, 1834-1918
Language of Materials