Valentine McGillycuddy diary

Valentine McGillycuddy diary

Dates: 1876-1877

Handwritten record of McGillycuddy's duties as a surgeon with General George Crook during the Big Horn and Yellowstone Expedition of 1876, including an description of the Battle of Slim Buttes, September 9, 1876 and the death of the Sioux chief, American Horse. The diary continues, beginning December 14, 1876 in the hand of McGillycuddy's wife, Fanny, and describes garrison life at Camp Robinson, Nebraska.

  • Extent: 1 v. (35 p.) (0.5 linear ft.)
  • Creator: McGillycuddy, Valentine, 1849-1939
  • Call Number: MSS SC 139
  • 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 Valentine McGillycuddy diary 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 139; Valentine McGillycuddy diary; 19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS SC 139, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Purchased from Fred A. Rosenstock in 1974.
Acquisition Information
Purchased; Fred A. Rosenstock; 1974.
Subject Terms
Camp Robinson (Neb.); Cheyenne Indians--Wars, 1876; Indians of North America--Wars--1866-1895; Dakota Indians--Wars, 1876; Medicine and Health; Science, Technology, and Health; American Horse, Dakota chief, 1840-1908; Crook, George, 1829-1890; McGillycuddy, Valentine, 1849-1939
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Appraisal Information
19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts.
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Finding Aid Title
McGillycuddy (Valentine) diary
Finding Aid Author
Elisa Visick
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This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2015-07-16 15:31:53 -0600.
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Biographical Info:

Biographical / Historical

Medical doctor.

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