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C. Ross Hume Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WHC-M-301

Scope and Contents


Attorney. Personal and business correspondence (1893-1948) relating to Hume's family, his association with the University of Oklahoma, and his activities as an attorney for the Caddo Indians. Also included are numerous legal documents relating to Indian claims and historical papers and documents regarding the Indians of Oklahoma, the Shirley Trading Post, the Anadarko (Oklahoma) area and the University of Oklahoma. C. Ross Hume Photograph Collection also in repository.


  • 1805-1981

Restrictions on Access

Open for public research.


10.5 ft. (10.5 ft.)

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Ownership and Custodial History

Gift of C. Ross Hume.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Papers: Source of acquisition--Hume, C. Ross. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--1953.

Related Materials

C. Ross Hume Photograph Collection also in repository.


Carleton Ross Hume, who along with Roy P. Stoops made up the first graduating class of the University of Oklahoma in 1898. He was born at Tontogany, Ohio, in 1878. He was the son of Charles Robinson Hume and Annette Ross Hume. The Humes moved to Anadarko, Oklahoma Territory, in December of 1890, when Dr. Hume was appointed as government physician to the Anadarko Indian Agency. C. Ross Hume later served as attorney for the Caddo Nation, and a judge in Anadarko.
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Repository Details

Part of the Western History Collections Repository

630 Parrington Oval
Room 300
Norman Oklahoma 73019 United States