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George Marion Combest Collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: WHC-M-122
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Physician. Diary (1899) detailing Dr. Combest's participation in the Spanish American War; certificates (1896-1906); articles (1918-1926) concerning Combest's enlistment in the medical reserve force in 1918; and his obituary (1926). The collection also includes Combest's unpublished biography (n.d.) entitled "Life and Works of George Marion Combest: Oklahoma Pioneer Medical Doctor" by Christine Combest Millsap. George Marion Combest Photograph Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1899-1927

George Miksch Sutton Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-1816
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Ornithologist. General correspondence (1943-1982) of Sutton; manuscripts (ca. 1920-1967), diaries, and field notes (1814-1920); artifacts relating to ornithology; dissertations of his students; lantern slides (1929-1930) hand-tinted by Sutton which were taken on Southampton Island, Canada; and E.D. Crabb's field notes on Oklahoma birds. George M. Sutton Photograph Collection also in repository.
Dates: ca. 1914-1982

George Rainey Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WHC-M-1992
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Author. Correspondence (1902-1954) of Rainey; newspaper clippings (1910-1954), including reviews of Rainey's books and other articles relating to the Rainey familiy and Oklahoma history; diaries and notebooks (1880-1940), pamphlets and booklets (1903-1968), and manuscripts by Rainey and others, relating to Oklahoma and U.S. history; certificates (1905-1937); a pocket copy of a patent (1904) for an adding machine; and a billfold carried by Rainey in the Oklahoma Land Run of 1893. George Rainey Photograph Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1874-1976

Gilbert Courtland Fite Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-1007
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Historian. Reports, correspondence and publications (1926-1952) regarding the Mt. Rushmore National Monument, including correspondence (1925-1940) from its creator, Gutzon Borglum; photocopies of his diary (1925); papers regarding South Dakota Governor Peter Norbeck; a manuscript by Fite regarding consumer cooperatives; official files (1966-1967) of the search committee appointed to recommend a candidate for the office of President of the University of Oklahoma; personal files regarding agricultural farm relief programs; and a typescript of the diary (1932-1933) of George Peek. Gilbert Courtland Fite Photograph Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1925-1967

Glenn Jordan Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WHC-M-1097
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Historian. Research materials gathered by Jordan while preparing his dissertation on Joseph S. Murrow and Bacone College, including photocopies of Murrow's diary (1867-1869) and other works by Murrow.
Dates: 1867-1977

H. P. Smith Collection

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Identifier: WHC-M-1763
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Collector. A diary of a tour of Spain and the Middle East, kept by a Mr. Covey who travelled with his wife.
Dates: 1901-1902

Henry Benjamin Bass Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-734
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Material from Bass's participation with the Oklahoma Civil War Centennial Commission, including general correspondence and correspondence regarding Abraham Lincoln (1962-1965); subject files regarding Civil War historical sites, events and personalities; and programs received from other state commissions. Also, Bass's travel diaries (1943-1966); correspondence (1933-1936) to and from patriotic societies; correspondence (1935-1940) from J. Edgar Hoover regarding conferences on crime; speeches (1935-1940) by Hoover; and reports from conferences regarding crime. Henry Benjamin Bass Photograph Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1861-1966

Henry Martyn Pomeroy Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-1855
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Bookseller. A photocopy and typescript of a portion of the diary (1959-1960) kept by Henry M. Pomeroy during his overland journey to California, with descriptions of gold fields and of the cities of Los Angeles and San Francisco, the minutes of a vigilante committee near Omaha, Nebraska, and an account of a massacre in Oregon Territory.
Dates: 1859-1860

Hugh Brown Collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: WHC-M-62
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Collector. Two typescript copies of a journal (1821-1865) recounting John Brown's study of law in Lexington, Kentucky (1821-1822) and his activities and expenses as a planter, lawyer, and insurance agent in Camden, Arkansas (1852-1865).
Dates: 1821-1865

Indian War Veterans Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WHC-M-1095
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Veterans organization. Correspondence, including personal data sheets on Indian War veterans and letters requesting assistance in obtaining pensions, etc.; diary extracts describing experiences in various Indian wars, especially from 1860-1900, against the Dakotas, Cheyennes, Paiutes, Arapahos, Kiowas, Comanches, and Apaches; a manuscript written by Gen. T.H. Slavens, entitled "San Carlos, Arizona in the Eighties; The Land of the Apache" describing the Indian activity around San Carlos, 1849-1894; and publications, including issues of "Winners of the West" (1937-1944)"The Veteran Corps Bulletin" (1952, 1954)"William McKinley Camp Bulletin" (1954)"Warpath" (1955-1956), and the proceedings of the 25th annual convention of Indian War veterans. Indian War Veterans Photograph Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1937-1956

Isabel Foster Smith Collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: WHC-M-1740
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Collector. A diary (1887) kept by nineteen-year-old Lula Hulett, until her death late in the year; a letter (1887) regarding Miss Hulett's death; an obituary (1896) written for the Hulett's family dog; and newspaper articles (1925) regarding the death of Capt. A.W. Hulett.
Dates: 1887-1925

J. A. Covington Collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: WHC-M-952
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Government employee. Photocopies of diaries (1863-1900) kept by Covington describing his work at the Cheyenne-Arapaho Indian Agency and his travels to Alaska during the Klondike gold rush. J.A. Covington Photograph Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1863-1900

James Anderson Slover Collection

 Item
Identifier: WHC-M-1769
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A photocopy of the autobiography of James Slover, a missionary to the Cherokee Nation during the Civil War, and chaplain of the 1st Regiment, Cherokee Mounted Volunteers, under Stand Watie. The diary includes an account of post-war difficulties in Arkansas due to a depressed economy, race relations and the reconstruction government, and of Slover's subsequent decision to move to California.
Dates: ca. 1907

James Reagles, Jr., Collection

 Collection — Box: R-45
Identifier: WHC-M-1828
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Soldier. Correspondence (1866-1868) to and from Reagle regarding personal matters as well as his assignments at Fort Arbuckle, Indian Territory, with descriptions of the Indians of various tribes with whom he came into contact; and Reagles's diary (1864-1867), in which he recorded his experiences as a Union soldier in Virginia during the Civil War and his post-war service with the U.S. 10th Cavalry at Fort Arbuckle. In the diary Reagle recorded prominent Comanche, Choctaw and Chickasaw words and their English translations, a Caddo drinking song, and recipes for "elixirs of life." Of special note are his impressions of the Indians, his history of the Comanches through 1867, and drawing of a Caddo village he visited in 1867. James Reagle Jr. Photograph Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1864-1868

Jasper O. Hassler diary

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-2729
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Professor. Diary (1917-1921) of University of Oklahoma mathematics and astronomy professor Dr. J. O. Hassler. The diary documents his daily life and work at Crane Junior College in Chicago, Illinois, and at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Oklahoma. Dr. Hassler's diary notes daily weather conditions, school activities, and social events.
Dates: 1917 - 1921

Jay L. Hargett Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-252
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Collector. Typescripts of correspondence (1816-1870) regarding missionary work among the Choctaw and Cherokee Indians; diaries (1914) recounting travel in the eastern United States and in the Galena, Kansas area; a student's notebook containing class notes, poetry and miscellaneous notes; an account book (1860's-1890's) recording purchases and daily expenses; and personal correspondence (1894-1902) between Edwin Ludlow and his wife. Correspondents regarding missionary activities include Cyrus Byington, Israel Folsom, David Folsom, Nathaniel Folsom, Peter Pitchlynn, Stand Watie, and Cyrus Kingsbury. J. L. Hargett Photograph Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1792-1935

John Andrew Simpson Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-567
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Correspondence (1917-1934) with Simpson regarding Oklahoma Farmers' Union and National Farmers' Union policies, issues and activities, including financial papers and meeting minutes of both organizations, and Simpson's nomination for the office of U.S. Secretary of Agriculture in Franklin Roosevelt's first cabinet. Correspondents include Franklin Roosevelt, Huey P. Long, Henry Morgenthau, James A. Farley and Elmer Thomas. Also in the collection are diaries (1924-1934), transcripts of radio and other speeches (1919-1933), clippings (n.d.) and newspapers (1917-1934) all relating to farm topics.
Dates: 1917-1934

John Joseph Mathews Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-2655
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Author. Correspondence (1923-1979), diaries (1921-1978), manuscripts and drawings by Osage historian and author John Joseph Mathews. The collection also contains newspaper clippings, biographical material, sound recordings of an interview with Mathews and of Mathews' diaries, as well as Mathews' personal library of books.
Dates: 1921-1979

John W. Kincaid Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-2603
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Ledger book of accounts (1867-1887) kept by attorney Jonathan Gore of Shawnee, Kansas. The second half of the ledger book is comprised of diary entries by Gore (1867-1869) concerning daily life in Shawnee, Kansas; Gore's legal practice and related cases; and observances regarding members of the local Shawnee tribe; a spiral bound transcription of the diary entries, entitled"Jonathan Gore Diary: A Compilation" by John W. Kincaid; and four loose typescript pages of entries from another diary kept by Jonathan Gore in 1867.
Dates: 1867-1887

Joseph L. Porter Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-498
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Banker. Diaries of Joseph L. Porter of Lawton, Oklahoma, regarding his experiences as a banker and as long-time treasurer of the local board of education.
Dates: 1899-1938

Lewis Spencer Salter Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WHC-M-1054
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Teacher. Typescript of a diary kept by Anna K. Wood as she travelled to the border of the Cherokee Outlet from Denver, Colorado to participate in the 1893 land run; minutes (1912-1921) of the Arthur Foote Music Club at the University of Oklahoma; a roster (1898) of soldiers in Company "M" of the 1st Volunteer Infantry Regiment of Indian Territory; and a published history (1933) of the Men's Dinner Club in Oklahoma City. Lewis Spencer Salter Photograph Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1893-1933

Lowry A. Doran Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-168
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Professor. Five typescript copies of the diary (1892-1893) of Abraham J. Seay, Governor of Oklahoma Territory; three typescript copies of various newspaper articles (1943) concerning foreign affairs and United States foreign policy; and typescript copies of "How War Came" by Forrest Davis and Ernest K. Lindley, published in the "Ladies' Home Journal" (1942) and concerning America's entrance into World War II.
Dates: 1892-1942

Lyle Osborne Collection

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Identifier: WHC-M-465
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Collector. Diary (1864) of E.B. Osborne, a Union soldier, relating his experiences in Tennessee near the close of the Civil War, and detailing his participation in the Battle of Centerville, a trip to Georgia on the Chattahoochee and Macon and Columbus Railroad, and a review of troops in Atlanta by General Sherman. Also included within the diary is a roster of the men in Company I of the 31st Ohio Infantry, with which Osborne served.
Dates: 1864

Margaret Catherine Fletcher Collection

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Identifier: WHC-M-2060
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Homemaker. Bound photocopy of the diary (81 pages) of Margaret Catherine Fletcher which includes information regarding the history, politics, economics and everyday life of the Flint District, Cherokee Nation; descriptions of early Tahlequah, Indian Territory, and Fort Smith, Arkansas; and detailed genealogical information concerning the Adair, Bigby, Fletcher, Guthrie and Sanders Families. Includes lineage charts and personal name indexes. Margaret Catherine Fletcher Photograph Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1879-1914

Mary E. Grimes Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WHC-M-1038
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Teacher. Correspondence (1916-1950) with family and friends; diaries (1919 and 1941); and photographs, scrapbooks, and sheet music reflecting Grimes' life and career as a music teacher at Walters (Oklahoma) High School, and her community service activities.
Dates: 1910-1950

Mrs. C. D. Ellison Collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: WHC-M-185
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Collector. A pamphlet entitled "Darlington, the Indian's Friend" which chronicles the life of Brinton Darlington, Cheyenne-Arapaho agent and Quaker missionary; a manuscript for a speech by Judge Edgar S. Vaught giving a brief history of Oklahoma; and a diary (1891-1893) kept by Caro Emerson while a student at Bethany College, Topeka, Kansas.
Dates: 1834-1956

Mrs. John B. Lilley Collection

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Identifier: WHC-M-1204
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Missionary. A typescript of a diary kept by Mrs. Lilley, the wife of John B. Lilley, a Presbyterian missionary to the Seminole Indians. The diary describes the Lilleys' arrival among the Seminole, the hardships of living in Indian Territory, problems with slaves, friction between the Creeks and the Seminoles, and tensions prior to the Civil War.
Dates: 1842-1857

O. W. Gilman diary

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-2724
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Soldier. A diary that contains an account by O. W. Gilman regarding his experiences in the Mexican War from May 8, 1847, to December 14, 1847, and diary entries (1855) by Harriet ("Hattie") L. Gilman of Buffalo, New York. Gilman's Mexican War account was most likely written into this book from his original journal within the few years after his return from the war. The war account comprises approximately twenty pages of entries, beginning with Gilman sailing from Fort Hamilton, New York, bound for Texas and Mexico. Gilman gives numerous details of the march, burning sands and scorching heat, including incidents of men who either drown in the Rio Grande or are killed by snipers. Also included are details of the visit to their camp by General Zachary Taylor.
Dates: 1847 - 1855

Otha Wilkinson Collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: WHC-M-2166
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Minister and evangelist. Letter from Otha Wilkinson to family members in McCloud, Oklahoma, describing his journey from Oklahoma to California (1896); eight diaries kept by Wilkinson detailing his evangelizing activities in Oklahoma, Kansas, and the west and midwest (1891-1907); and newsclippings about church meetings and happenings in several Oklahoma Territory towns (1903).
Dates: 1891-1907

Peter Perkins Pitchlynn Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-495
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Choctaw Chief. Correspondence of Pitchlynn with prominent citizens and family members in the Choctaw Nation; personal journals (1815) and diary (1828-1832) of Pitchlynn; official reports (1825-1841) of the Choctaw Academy in Kentucky; and Pitchlynn family records (1806-1867). Also includes a signed copy of the articles of surrender and peace negotiated between the Choctaw Nation and the United States at the close of the Civil War, and extensive correspondence reflecting the state of the Choctaw Nation just prior to and during the Civil War years, with special regard to slavery. Peter Pitchlynn Photograph Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1815-1922