Lyman H. Bennett papers

Lyman H. Bennett papers

Dates: 1870-1961

Predominately Fifth Judicial District Court of Montana with some Montana Supreme Court and other district courts. Documents are arranged alphabetically by the last name of the first plaintiff cited and in instances where a civil authority is the plaintiff, the document is arranged by the last name of the first defendant cited. Some documents are undated.

  • Extent: 28 boxes (14 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Bennett, Lyman H. (Lyman Hakes), 1914-1977
  • Call Number: MSS 996
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602;
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
Languages and Scripts
Collection is divided into 7 series: 1. Correspondence from the law practice and judgeship of Lyman H. Bennett; 2. General Bennett family correspondence, 1870-1960; 3. Miscellaneous Bennett family papers, correspondence, and legal papers, 1870-1959; 4. Town papers of Bearcreek, Montana, 1926-1947; 5. Bennet family albums, photographs, and negatives, circa 1901; 6. Hotel registers, 1904-1913; and 7. Oversize Bennet family mementos, photographs and documents, 1872-1956.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Bennett family papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial Citation: MSS 996; Lyman H. Bennett papers; 19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following Citations: MSS 996, LTPSC.
Other Finding Aids
Item-level inventory available online.
Subject Terms
Bennett, Alden J. (Alden Joseph), 1847-1919; Civil Procedure and Courts; Judges--Montana--History--Sources; Lawyers--Montana--History--Sources; Mayors--Virginia City (Mont.)--History--Sources; Politics, Government, and Law
Genre / Form
Letters; Notes; Speeches, addresses, etc.
Processing Information
Processed; 1998.
Appraisal Information
Collection provides historical information and documents about the Lyman H. Bennett family and ancestors who contributed to the settling of the West, thereby meeting the subject collecting criteria of 19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
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Finding Aid Title
Bennett (Lyman H.) papers
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Processed under the direction of the Curator of 20th & 21st Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-11-14T16:45-0700
Finding Aid Language
Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant, 2007-2008
Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Montana judge and lawyer.

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