Robert Spurrier Ellison papers

Robert Spurrier Ellison papers

Dates: 1865-1925

Microfilmed copies of handwritten and typescripts of interview notes, correspondence, general notes, and lists. The materials relate primarily to the Indian wars of North America from 1866 to 1895. The original materials reside in the Ellison--Camp collection at the Denver Public Library. The items were initialy created and collected by Walter Mason Camp with some materials generated by Robert Ellison. Also included are typescripts of some of the items.

  • Extent: 1 microfilm reel (0.15 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Ellison, Robert Spurrier
  • Call Number: MSS SC 568
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602;
  • Access Restrictions: Some copyright restrictions apply.
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Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Robert Spurrier Ellison papers 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 568; Robert Spurrier Ellison papers; 19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS SC 568, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by the Dever Public Library, Western History Division, in 1974.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Dever Public Library, Western History Division, 1974.
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Item-level inventory avalible online.
Subject Terms
Bridger, Jim, 1804-1881; Camp, Walter Mason, 1867-1925; Crazy Horse, ca. 1842-1877; Custer, George A. (George Armstrong), 1839-1876; Adobe Walls, Battle of, Tex., 1874; Cheyenne Indians--History; Correspondence; Dakota Indians--History; Fort Fetterman (Wyo.)--History; Historians--Correspondence; Indians of North America--Wars--1866-1895; Little Bighorn, Battle of the, Mont., 1876; Material Types; Military; Nez Perce? Indians--History; Pawnee Indians--History; Politics, Government, and Law; Territorial Government; Washita Campaign, 1868-1869
Genre / Form
Histories; Letters; Notes
Appraisal Information
19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts.
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Finding Aid Title
Ellison (Robert Spurrier) papers
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Benjamin Sipes
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This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-02-02T04:05-0700
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Biographical Info:

Biographical Sketch

Ellison (1875-1947) was a prominent Colorado lawyer, businessman, politician, historian, and author.

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Curator - 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts