Rufus A. Allen correspondence

Rufus A. Allen correspondence

Dates: 1884-1886

Holograph letters dating from July 1884 to June 1886 between Ruben A. Allen and his family who were living in Freeport, Ohio. At this time Allen was an Indian agent at the Crow-Blackfoot Agency in Piegan, Montana. The items include information regarding life at a frontier fort; relation with the local Indians; receipt of supplies for the Indians; attendance of Indian children at the school taught by Allen's daughter; Indian customs, rituals, and celebrations; and a drawing of the layout of the fort.

  • Extent: 1 folder (0.05 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Allen, Rufus Albern, 1856-1938
  • Call Number: MSS SC 1033
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602;
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
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It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Rufus A. Allen correspondence must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS SC 1033; Rufus A. Allen correspondence; 19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS SC 1033, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Purchased from Fred Rosenstock in 1979.
Acquisition Information
Purchased; Fred Rosenstock; 1979.
Subject Terms
Indian agents--Montana--Correspondence; Material Types; Siksika Indians--History; Allen, Rufus Albern, 1856-1938; Blackfeet Indian Reservation (Mont.)--History; Crow Indian Reservation (Mont.)--History; Allen, Rufus Albern, 1856-1938--Correspondence
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Appraisal Information
19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts.
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Finding Aid Title
Allen (Rufus A.) correspondence
Finding Aid Author
Patsy Shin Hernandez
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This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2015-12-15 13:38:56 -0700.
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Biographical History

School teacher and Indian agent.

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