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MS 007 - George Armstrong Custer Collection

Buffalo Bill Center of the West
McCracken Research Library
Buffalo Bill Center of the West
720 Sheridan Ave.
Cody, Wyoming 82414-
Telephone: (307) 587-4771 ; Library telephone: (307) 578-4059
Fax: (307) 527-6042
Email:hmrl@centerofthewest.org
URL:http://centerofthewest.org

?? 2006



Profile Description

Creation: Finding aid encoded by Karling Abernathy October 23, 2005 and March 5, 2006.
Language: Finding aid written in English

Repository:McCracken Research Library Buffalo Bill Center of the West
Title:George Armstrong Custer Collection
Extent:3 boxes (1 oversize) containing 18 folders
Manuscript #:MS 7 sc

Collection Description

The George Armstrong Custer Collection is small but contains several important documents. Much of the material was collected by Harold McCracken for an exhibit prepared in 1963 about the Battle of the Little Bighorn. In the collection are two reports written by General Alfred Terry in June and July of 1876. One of these letters appears to be in the handwriting of Terry and one was copied by persons unknown. The collection also contains two original firsthand accounts about the Battle; a letter from William F. Cody to Elizabeth Custer; a letter by P.E. Byrne; photocopies of documents relating to General Terry from the National Archives; and correspondence about Terry???s two reports.


Access Points

Byrne, P. E., (Patrick Edward), 1869- --Correspondence.
Buffalo Bill, 1846-1917--Correspondence.
Custer, Elizabeth Bacon, 1842-1933--Correspondence.
Custer, George Armstrong, 1839-1876.
Eberstadt, Lindley--Correspondence.
Godfrey, Edward Settle, 1843-1932--Correspondence.
Indians of North America--History--19th century.
Little Bighorn, Battle of the, Mont., 1876.
Miller, David Humphreys.
Paxson, E. S., (Edgar Samuel),1852-1919--Correspondence.
Sanford, Wilmot P.
Terry, Alfred Howe, 1827-1890--Correspondence.

Restrictions

All collection materials are used under staff supervision within the Reference and Research Rooms of the McCracken Research Library during stated public service hours. Research appointments are strongly encouraged, especially for primary documents. Users will normally use the copies in Box 2 for reading and research purposes, consulting originals in Box 1 only as necessary.

Copy Restrictions

User is responsible for all copyright compliance.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

MS 7, George Armstrong Custer Collection, McCracken Research Library, Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Cody, Wyoming.

Acquisition Information

Acquired in 1963and 2005.


Related Material

File in Biography Vertical File under Custer's name.

File in General Vertical File Little Bighorn, Battle of, Mont., 1876-


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