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Thomas McKean Finney and Frank Florer Finney Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WHC-M-2194

Scope and Contents


Indian traders. Papers of Thomas M. Finney, Indian trader at Gray Horse, Osage Agency, and of Frank F. Finney, historian and employee of the Indian Territory Illuminating Oil Company including correspondence (1925-1936) relating to T.M. Finney's book"Pioneer Days with the Osage Indians;" historical materials (1827-1977) such as correspondence, news clippings, magazine articles, and bibliographic notes of T.M. Finney and F.F. Finney on such topics as the Cherokee Strip, the Osage Indian Agency, Gray Horse Trading Post, the Dalton Gang, Kaw Indian Agency, Buffalo Bill, Pawnee Bill, peyotism, President Herbert Hoover's early days in Pawhuska, Oklahoma, and Maria Tallchief; nine field notebooks (1915-1919) kept by F.F. Finney while an employee of the Indian Territory Illuminating Oil Company; finished and unfinished articles and stories (1891-1969) by F.F. Finney, T.M. Finney, and J.E. Finney including research notes, new clippings, and magazine articles; and oil and gas files (1896-1972) of F.F. Finney with articles and documents primarily related to the Indian Territory Illuminating Oil Company, and oil and gas leases in Osage Indian lands.


  • Creation: 1827-1977

Restrictions on Access

Available for public access.


8 Cubic Feet (8 ft.)

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Ownership and Custodial History

Gift of Robert B. Finney and John Finney.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Papers: Source of acquisition--Finney, Robert B. and John Finney. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--1993.

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Repository Details

Part of the Western History Collections Repository

Monnet Hall, 3rd Floor
630 Parrington Oval
Norman Oklahoma 73019