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MS 002 - Victor Arland Collection

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Collection Overview

Title: MS 002 - Victor Arland Collection, 1880-1889Add to your cart.

Primary Creator: Arland, Victor (1850-1889)

Other Creators: Dadant, Camille

Extent: 2.0 Boxes

Languages: English, French

Abstract

This collection consists of a series of original letters written by Victor Arland (c. 1848- 1890) of Arland, Wyoming to Mr. C.P. Dadant of Hamilton, IL, a beekeeper and manufacturer of bee supplies and distributor of honey. The letters are handwritten in French, dated between 1872 and 1889, and for the most part are in good to excellent condition. The letters have been flattened, separated by acid-free, lignin-free paper in archival folders and housed in Box 1, organized as Series 1. Photocopies of the letters as well as typed copies of English language translations of the letters are available to researchers in Box 2, organized as Series 2, to be used primarily for research. Included in Series 2 are excerpts of essays that have resulted from research with this collection.

Collection Historical Note

According to his friend Mr. Camile Dadant, Victor Arland came to the United States from France in 1870. During the gold rush of 1875-1876 he moved to the Black Hills and then on to Wyoming. He settled on Trail Creek, near Cody, Wyoming, and set up business with a partner, John Corbett. Not only did they hunt, trap and do some farming, they also ran a mercantile of sorts. Soon they were trading with not only the Crow and Shoshone Indians, but also with the cattlemen that were moving into this area.

            In 1882 Arland began buying honey and wine in bulk from Mr. Dadant to re-sell in his store. They then moved the business to the vicinity north of present day Meeteetse, Wyoming, running a store, restaurant and boarding house. This began the founding of the town of Arland, complete with post office. Victor Arland tells of close encounters with death at the hands of drunk cowboys and hardened criminals that came through his establishment. Arland was murdered in Red Lodge, Montana, shot during a poker game April 24, 1890. Corbett tried to continue running Arland's establishment but it was soon abandoned with the capital being moved to Meeteetse.

Biographical Note

Frenchman that immigrated to the United States and raised sheep in Wyoming.

Administrative Information

Repository: McCracken Research Library

Access Restrictions: McCracken Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials.  Restrictions may exist on reproduction, quotation or publication. Contact McCracken Research Library for more information.

Physical Access Note: Items that are fragile and likely to be damaged by copying will not be duplicated from the originals, with this determination to be made by MRL staff.   Requests to reprint in entirety or to quote passages from these letters in published form must be made in writing to the Curator of the McCracken Research Library.  Permission to reprint or quote may be granted on the basis of one time use. Otherwise, the usual restrictions as found under the copyright laws apply to all photocopying.

Related Materials: Digitized Collection of Victor Arland - MS 002 in Buffalo Bill Center of the West's Digital Collections For more information please see http://library.centerofthewest.org/cdm/search/collection/MS002/order/identi/ad/asc.

Preferred Citation: Victor Arland Collection, MS 002, McCracken Research Library, Buffalo Bill Center of the West


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Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Victor Arland Letter, August 3, 1872Add to your cart.
Item 1: Victor Arland Letter (Original), August 3, 1872Add to your cart.

Original letter from Arland in New Orleans, LA to Camille Dadant re: death of Juarez in Mexico and describes Louisiana.

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Folder 2: Victor Arland Letter, March 5, 1874Add to your cart.
Item 2: Victor Arland Letter (Original) to Grafton, March 5, 1874Add to your cart.

Original letter from Arland to Grafton re: a difficult crossing of the Mississippi River in winter.

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Folder 3: Victor Arland Letter, May 17, 1874Add to your cart.
Item 3: Victor Arland Letter (Original) to Grafton, May 17, 1874Add to your cart.

Original letter from Victor Arland in Grafton, Illinois to Unknown re: the grape/ vine crop and the latest French elections.

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Folder 4: Victor Arland Letter, September 14, 1874Add to your cart.
Item 4: Victor Arland Letter (Original), September 14, 1874Add to your cart.

Original letter from Arland in Grafton, Illinois to Unknown re: his depature from Frafton to St. Louis to Colorado.

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Folder 5: Victor Arland Letter, May 16, 1875Add to your cart.
Item 5: Victor Arland Letter (Original), May 16, 1875Add to your cart.

Original letter from Arland at the Spotted Tail Agency to Mr. Camille re: the Sioux/ Government conflict over the Black Hills.

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Folder 6: Victor Arland Letter, September 16, 1878Add to your cart.
Item 6: Victor Arland Letter (Original), September 16, 1878Add to your cart.

Original letter from Arland at Fort Custer re: the ordeals of frontier life.

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Folder 7: Victor Arland Letter, March 1, 1882Add to your cart.
Item 7: Victor Arland Letter (Original), March 1, 1882Add to your cart.

Original letter from Arland at Trail Creek, Wyoming Territory re: his venture into cattle ranching and the arrival of other Frenchmen and some buffalo hunters.

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Folder 8: Victor Arland Letter, August 20, 1882Add to your cart.
Item 8: Victor Arland Letter (Original), August 20, 1882Add to your cart.

Original letter from Arland in Trail Creek, Wyoming Territory to Mr. Dadant re: the influx of European neighbors in the area.

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Folder 9: Victor Arland Letter, October 18, 1882Add to your cart.
Item 9: Victor Arland Letter (Original), October 18, 1882Add to your cart.

Original letter from Arland at Trail Creek, Wyoming Territory to Mr. Dardant re: the purchase of honey, Eastern sportsmen, and his crops.

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Folder 10: Victor Arland Letter, February 10, 1883Add to your cart.
Item 10: Victor Arland Letter (Original), February 10, 1883Add to your cart.

Original letter by Arland from Trail Creek, Wyoming Territory re: receipt of honey and payment for the order.

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Folder 11: Victor Arland Letter, April 3, 1883Add to your cart.
Item 11: Victor Arland Letter (Original), April 3, 1883Add to your cart.

Original letter from Arland at Trail Creek, Wyoming Territory to Mr. C. Dadant re: receipt of honey and payment for the order.

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Folder 12: Victor Arland Letter, April 18, 1883Add to your cart.
Item 12: Victor Arland Letter (Original), April 18, 1883Add to your cart.

Original letter from Arland at Trail Creek, Wyoming Territory re: the weather and the departure of D. Carter for St. Louis.

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Folder 13: Victor Arland Letter, July 24, 1883Add to your cart.
Item 13: Victor Arland Letter (Original), July 24, 1883Add to your cart.

Original letter from Arland at Trail Creek, Wyoming Territory to Mr. Dadant re: relocation of his business and his dislike for the Count of Dore.

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Folder 14: Victor Arland Letter, September 6, 1883Add to your cart.
Item 14: Victor Arland Letter (Original), September 6, 1883Add to your cart.

Original letter by Arland from Cottonwood to Mr. Dadant re: his new business location.

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Folder 15: Victor Arland Letter, December 20, 1883Add to your cart.
Item 15: Victor Arland Letter (Original), December 20, 1883Add to your cart.

Original letter from Arland at Cottonwood to Mr. C. Dadant, re: his dislike for his European neighbors.

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Folder 16: Victor Arland Letter, March 16, 1884Add to your cart.
Item 16: Victor Arland Letter (Original), March 16, 1884Add to your cart.

Original letter by Arland from Cottonwood to Mr. C. Dadan, re: the weather and his business.

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Folder 17: Victor Arland Letter, March 26, 1884Add to your cart.
Item 17: Victor Arland Letter (Original), March 26, 1884Add to your cart.

Original letter by Arland from Greybull, Wyoming to Mr. Camile Dadant, re: a short greeting.

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Folder 18: Victor Arland Letter, May 14, 1884Add to your cart.
Item 18: Victor Arland Letter (Original), May 14, 1884Add to your cart.

Original letter by Arland from Cottonwood to Mr. Camile Dadant, re: acknowledgement receipt of honey shipment.

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Folder 19: Victor Arland Letter, June 17, 1884Add to your cart.
Item 19: Victor Arland Letter (Original), June 17, 1884Add to your cart.

Original letter by Arland from Meeteetse to Mr. Camile Dadant, re: his business, the Meeteetse River, cattle ranching and local transportation.

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Folder 20: Victor Arland Letter, August 30, 1884Add to your cart.
Item 20: Victor Arland Letter (Original), August 30, 1884Add to your cart.

Original letter by Arland from Meeteetse re: a short greeting.

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Folder 21: Victor Arland Letter, August 30, 1884Add to your cart.
Item 21: Victor Arland Letter (Original), August 30, 1884Add to your cart.

Original letter by Arland from Meeteetse re: receipt of honey shipment and method of payment.

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Folder 22: Victor Arland Letter, October 6, 1884Add to your cart.
Item 22: Victor Arland Letter (Original), October 6, 1884Add to your cart.

Original letter by Arland from Meeteetse, Wyoming re: his buildings and the feuds with his neighbors.

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Folder 23: Victor Arland Letter, October 19, 1884Add to your cart.
Item 23: Victor Arland Letter (Original), October 19, 1884Add to your cart.

Original letter by Arland from Meeteetse, Wyoming to Mr. Dadant, re: first election in Fremont, County, Wyoming.

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Folder 24: Victor Arland Letter, October 20, 1884Add to your cart.
Item 24: Victor Arland Letter (Original), October 20, 1884Add to your cart.

Note by Arland from Meeteetse, Wyoming re: sending a payment.

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Folder 25: Victor Arland Letter, November 6, 1884Add to your cart.
Item 25: Victor Arland Letter (Original), November 6, 1884Add to your cart.

Original note by Arland re: acknowledges receipt of honey.

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Folder 26: Victor Arland Letter, December 5, 1884Add to your cart.
Item 26: Victor Arland Letter (Original), December 5, 1884Add to your cart.

Original letter by Arland to Mr. Camile Dadant re: his business, cowboys and the character of the area towns.

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Folder 27: Victor Arland Letter, January 3, 1885Add to your cart.
Item 27: Victor Arland Letter (Original), January 3, 1885Add to your cart.

Original letter by Arland in Meeteetse, Wyoming re: a short greeting.

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Folder 28: Victor Arland Letter, January 5, 1885Add to your cart.
Item 28: Victor Arland Letter (Original), January 5, 1885Add to your cart.

Original letter by Arland re: sending a payment.

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Folder 29: Victor Arland Letter, February 14, 1885Add to your cart.
Item 29: Victor Arland Letter (Original), February 14, 1885Add to your cart.

Original letter by Arland in Meeteetse, Wyoming to Mr. C. Dadant re: Crow Indians offering him scalps.

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Folder 30: Victor Arland Letter, April 2, 1885Add to your cart.
Item 30: Victor Arland Letter (Original), April 2, 1885Add to your cart.

Original letter by Arland in Meeteetse, Wyoming re: winter cattle loss and poor sales of honey.

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Folder 31: Victor Arland Letter, July 5, 1885Add to your cart.
Item 31: Victor Arland Letter (Original), July 5, 1885Add to your cart.

Original letter by Arland in Meeteetse, Wyoming to Mr. C. Dadant re: his health and discusses a payment plan.

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Folder 32: Victor Arland Letter, August 25, 1885Add to your cart.
Item 32: Victor Arland Letter (Original), August 25, 1885Add to your cart.

Original letter by Arland in Meeteetse, Wyoming to Mr. C. Dadant re: sportsmen hunters, winter kill and a visit by more Europeans.

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Folder 33: Victor Arland Letter, October 15, 1885Add to your cart.
Item 33: Victor Arland Letter (Original), October 15, 1885Add to your cart.

Original letter by Arland in Meeteetse, Wyoming to Mr. Dadant re: impassable winter roads and his partnership.

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Folder 34: Victor Arland Letter, November 12, 1885Add to your cart.
Item 34: Victor Arland Letter (Original), November 12, 1885Add to your cart.

Original letter by Arland from Meeteetse, Wyoming to Mr. C. Dadant re: homesteading, the re-establishment of a post office and the absence of women in the area.

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Folder 35: Victor Arland Letter, January 14, 1886Add to your cart.
Item 35: Victor Arland Letter (Original), January 14, 1886Add to your cart.

Original letter by Arland sent from the Arland Post Office in Arland, Wyoming, re: announcement of a new post office.

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Folder 36: Victor Arland Letter, February 25, 1886Add to your cart.
Item 36: Victor Arland Letter (Original), February 25, 1886Add to your cart.

Original letter by Arland sent from Arland Post Office in Fremont County, Wyoming to Mr. Dadant, re: new postmaster and the weather.

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Folder 37: Victor Arland Letter, April 24, 1886Add to your cart.
Item 37: Victor Arland Letter (Original), April 24, 1886Add to your cart.

Original letter by Arland from Billings, Montana to Mr. Dadant, re: order for a shipment of wine and discusses method of payment.

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Folder 38: Victor Arland Letter, May 11, 1886Add to your cart.
Item 38: Victor Arland Letter (Originial), May 11, 1886Add to your cart.

Original letter by Arland sent from the Arland Post Office, Fremont County, Wyoming to Mr. C. Dadant, re: advises against coming to the West.

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Folder 39: Victor Arland Letter, June 7, 1886Add to your cart.
Item 39: Victor Arland Letter (Original), June 7, 1886Add to your cart.

Original letter by Arland sent from the Arland Post Office, Fremont County, Wyoming to Mr. C. Dadant, re: regrets of being unable to visit.

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Folder 40: Victor Arland Letter, June 16, 1886Add to your cart.
Item 40: Victor Arland Letter (Original), June 16, 1886Add to your cart.

Original letter by Arland sent from the Arland Post Office, Fremont County, Wyoming to Mr. C. Dadant, re: a bad check.

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Folder 41: Victor Arland Letter, July 19, 1886Add to your cart.
Item 41: Victor Arland Letter (Originial), July 19, 1886Add to your cart.

Original letter by Arland sent from Arland Post Office, Fremont County, Wyoming to Mr. C. Dadant, re: employee illness.

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Folder 42: Victor Arland Letter, September 19, 1886Add to your cart.
Item 42: Victor Arland Letter (Original), September 19, 1886Add to your cart.

Originial letter by Arland sent from the Arland Post Office, Fremont County, Wyoming to Mr. Dadant, re: employee problems.

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Folder 43: Victor Arland Letter, October 11, 1886Add to your cart.
Item 43: Victor Arland Letter (Original), October 11, 1886Add to your cart.

Original letter by Arland from Billings, Montana to Mr. Dadant, re: shipment of honey and payment plan.

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Folder 44: Victor Arland Letter, November 16, 1886Add to your cart.
Item 44: Victor Arland Letter (Original), November 16, 1886Add to your cart.

Original letter by Arland sent from the Arland Post Office, re: payment for a previous wine order and discusses his business.

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Folder 45: Victor Arland Letter, December 19, 1886Add to your cart.
Item 45: Victor Arland Letter (Original), December 19, 1886Add to your cart.

Original letter by Arland sent from the Arland Post Office, re: winter provisions.

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Folder 46: Victor Arland Letter, January 31, 1887Add to your cart.
Item 46: Victor Arland Letter (Original), January 31, 1887Add to your cart.

Original letter by Arland to Mr. Dadant, re: the weather.

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Folder 47: Victor Arland Letter, March 26, 1887Add to your cart.
Item 47: Victor Arland Letter (Original), March 26, 1887Add to your cart.

Original letter from Arland to Mr. Dadant, re: weather and winter losses.

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Folder 48: Victor Arland Letter, April 24, 1887Add to your cart.
Item 48: Victor Arland Letter (Original), April 24, 1887Add to your cart.

Original letter from Arland to Mr. C. Dadant, re: business orders and shipments.

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Folder 49: Victor Arland Letter, July 6, 1887Add to your cart.
Item 49: Victor Arland Letter (Original), July 6, 1887Add to your cart.

Original letter by Arland, re: loss of the Stinking Water bridge and the difficulty of crossing the river.

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Folder 50: Victor Arland Letter, January 28, 1888Add to your cart.
Item 50: Victor Arland Letter (Original), January 28, 1888Add to your cart.

Original letter by Victor's brother in Varennes to Dadant, re: concern that he has not had any communication with Victor.

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Folder 51: Victor Arland Letter, March 12, 1888Add to your cart.
Item 51: Victor Arland Letter (Original), March 12, 1888Add to your cart.

Original letter by Arland to Mr. Camile Dadant, re: his killing a man and the other “bad men” who attacked him.

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Folder 52: Victor Arland Letter, April 14, 1888Add to your cart.
Item 52: Victor Arland Letter (Original), April 14, 1888Add to your cart.

Original letter by Arland to Mr. Dadant, re: death of Mr. Allemand.

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Folder 53: Victor Arland Letter, June 26, 1888Add to your cart.
Item 53: Victor Arland Letter (Original), June 26, 1888Add to your cart.

Original letter by Arland to Mr. Dadant, re: wine and his health.

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Folder 54: Victor Arland Letter, July 21, 1888Add to your cart.
Item 54: Victor Arland Letter (Original), July 21, 1888Add to your cart.

Original letter by Arland to Mr. Dadant, re: legal hearing in Lander.

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Folder 55: Victor Arland Letter, September 9, 1888Add to your cart.
Item 55: Victor Arland Letter (Original), September 9, 1888Add to your cart.

Original letter by Arland to Mr. Dadant, re: a possible visit.

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Folder 56: Victor Arland Letter, October 26, 1888Add to your cart.
Item 56: Victor Arland Letter (Original), October 26, 1888Add to your cart.

Original letter by Arland to Mr. Dadant, re: possible visit and business.

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Folder 57: Victor Arland Letter, October 6, 1888Add to your cart.
Item 57: Victor Arland Letter (Original), October 6, 1888Add to your cart.

Original letter by Arland to Mr. Camile Dadant, re: possible visit and business.

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Folder 58: Victor Arland Letter, January 7, 1889Add to your cart.
Item 58: Victor Arland Letter (Original), January 7, 1889Add to your cart.

Original letter by Arland, re: possible visit.

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Folder 59: Victor Arland Letter, February 2, 1889Add to your cart.
Item 59: Victor Arland Letter (Original), February 2, 1889Add to your cart.

Original letter by Arland to Mr. Camile Dadant, re: possible sale of his place.

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Folder 60: Victor Arland Letter, June 23, 1889Add to your cart.
Item 60: Victor Arland Letter (Original), June 23, 1889Add to your cart.

Original letter by Arland, re: plans to liquidate his business.

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Folder 61: Victor Arland Letter, September 17, 1889Add to your cart.
Item 61: Victor Arland Letter (Original), September 17, 1889Add to your cart.

Original letter by Arland to Mr. Dadant, re: his business, his nephew, the cattle business and his health.

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Folder 62: Victor Arland Letter, November 10, 1889Add to your cart.
Item 62: Victor Arland Letter (Original), November 10, 1889Add to your cart.

Original letter by Arland to Mr. Dadant, re: his business and the improbability of a visit. This appears to be his last letter before he was gunned down during a poker game in Red Lodge, Montana.

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Folder 63: M.G. Dadant Letter, 1925, October 6, 1961, 1962Add to your cart.
Transfer of Arland letters, carbon copy of essay "Selling Honey to Indians" by C.P. Dadant (1925), and handrwritten note "Dear Dick" showing accounting of hours for translation of these letters (1962)
Item 1: Carbon Copy of Essay "Selling Honey to Indians" by C.P. Dadant, 1925Add to your cart.
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Item 2: Transfer of Arland Letters, October 6, 1961Add to your cart.

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