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MS 017 - Charles Rapp Collection

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MS 017 - Charles Rapp Collection, 1874-1878 | McCracken Research Library

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Title: MS 017 - Charles Rapp Collection, 1874-1878Add to your cart.

Primary Creator: Rapp, Charles

Extent: 1.0 Boxes

Abstract

This collection consists of the 15 letters from Charles Rapp to Eva Shepard written from various locations in Wyoming Territory. Mr. Rapp, of New York, discusses gold mining, women homesteaders on the frontier, Mormon immigration, Shoshone and Sioux Indians, and a description of a visit to the Little Big Horn battlefield three days after the battle.

Collection Historical Note

Charles Rapp was a New Yorker who came to Wyoming during the short-lived gold rush period.  The collection contains 15 letters, written to a friend back home, that describe life in early Wyoming and in the mining camps.  Among the topics discussed are relations with the Indians, the Battle of Little Big Horn, and his feelings of home sickness.

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.

Related Materials: Digitized Collection of Charles Rapp - MS 017 in Buffalo Bill Center of the West's Digital Collections.  For more information please see http://library.centerofthewest.org/cdm/search/collection/MS017/order/identi/ad/asc

Preferred Citation: Charles Rapp Collection, MS 17, McCracken Research Library, Buffalo Bill Center of the West


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Series 1: CorrespondenceAdd to your cart.
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Folder 1: Charles Rapp to Libba (?) from Lander City, Wyoming Territory, April 19, 1874Add to your cart.

Concerning influx of miners into the Lander City area and short description of the country around Lander City.

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Folder 2: Charles Rapp to Eva Shepard from Camp Brown, Wyoming Territory, April 14, 1875Add to your cart.

Concerning activities in New York.  Mention is made of the gold fields and a short description of Indian dancing.

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Folder 3: Charles Rapp to Eva Shepard from Lander City, Wyoming Territory, May 15, 1875Add to your cart.

Concerning friends in New York.  Mention of an Indian attack and plans to move camp to Miners Delight.

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Folder 4: Charles Rapp to Eva Shepard from Miners Delight, Wyoming Territory, June 25, 1875Add to your cart.

Concerning life back in New York and mention of friends.

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Folder 5: Charles Rapp to Eva Shepard from Miners Delight, Wyoming Territory, September 12, 1875Add to your cart.

Makes reference to an accident in the mineshaft, his homesickness, and an anticipated move to the Black Hills for new diggings.

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Folder 6: Charles Rapp to Eva Shepard from Miners Delight, Wyoming Territory, October 15, 1875Add to your cart.

Discussion of mining activity, movement of new immigrants to Utah, with observations of the Mormon leaders' treatment of the laity.

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Folder 7: Charles Rapp to Eva Shepard from Camp Pepper (?), February 22, 1876Add to your cart.

Mentions the visit of a large band of Snake Indians, the meeting with Chief Morcalk who warns of the Sioux's plans to go on the war path.

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Folder 8: Charles Rapp to Eva Shepard from "Somewhere", May 1, 1876Add to your cart.

Mentions aspects of camp life and possible Indian attacks.

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Folder 9: Charles Rapp to Eva Shepard from Camp Centennial (?), June 26, 1876Add to your cart.

Mentions visit with Chief Washakie.

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Folder 10: Charles Rapp to Eva Shepard from Land City, Wyoming Territory, October 1, 1876Add to your cart.

Mention of visiting Custer Battlefield three days after battle and describes visit of some Shoshoni Indians to his camp.

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Folder 11: Chalres Rapp to Eva Shepard from Lander City, Wyoming Territory, December 15, 1876Add to your cart.

Mentions the Mormons and a trip he took to Salt Lake City.

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Folder 12: Charles Rapp to Eva Shepard from Lander City, Wyoming Territory, February 28, 1877Add to your cart.

Discusses feelings about women and families moving into the area as homesteaders.

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Folder 13: Charles Rapp to Eva Shepard from Lander City, Wyoming Territory, April 26, 1877Add to your cart.

Description of Indian attack and chase.

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Folder 14: Charles Rapp to Eva Shepard from Green River City, Wyoming Territory, June 17, 1877Add to your cart.

Includes a description of a miner's life.

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Folder 15: Charles Rapp to Eva Shepard from Camp Brown, March 4, 1878Add to your cart.

Dealing with news from his home in New York.

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Folder 16: Introduction to Charles Rapp Collection - Summary of his life in WyomingAdd to your cart.


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