T. C. Abbott papers

T. C. Abbott papers

Dates: 1918-1927

Two handwritten reminiscences, a newspaper article, and a postcard. One reminiscence is entitled "The Texas Trail" and contains information about life on the cattle trail and personal recollections of cattle drives from Texas to Montana, Wyoming, and Nebraska in the mid to late 1800's. The other reminiscence is entitled "An Indian Raid on the Rosebud, Custer Co., Montana in March 1884" and is an account of dealings between the Cheyenne Indians and local whites. The newspaper gives an account of Abbott's acquaintance with Sam Bass, the outlaw. Abbott states that the picture on the post cart "The Trail Boss," is the best picture Charlie Russell ever drew.

  • Extent: 1 folder (0.05 linear ft.) : (4 items; 30 p.)
  • Creator: Abbott, E. C. (Edward Charles), 1860-1939
  • Call Number: MSS SC 1168
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
Languages and Scripts
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from T.C. Abbott papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
"The Texas Trail," and "An Indian Raid on the Rosebud."
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS SC 1168; T.C. Abbott papers; 19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS SC 1168, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated in 1974.
Acquisition Information
Donated; 1974.
Subject Terms
Cheyenne Indians--History; Agriculture and Natural Resources; Ranching; Texas Cattle Trail--History; Cowboys--Montana--History; Cattle trails--United States--History; Trails--Texas--History; Bass, Sam, 1851-1878; Abbott, E. C. (Edward Charles), 1860-1939
Genre / Form
Newspapers; Postcards; Reminiscences
Appraisal Information
19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
Finding Aid ID Number
Finding Aid Title
Abbott (T. C.) papers
Finding Aid Author
Benjamin Sipes
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2015-08-21 11:35:33 -0600.
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Biographical Info:

Biographical Note

American cowboy also known as "Teddy Blue."

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Curator - 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts