Creator: Meredith, Emily R. (Emily Robinson), 1836-1913

Provenance Note: A typed transcription of an original letter by Emily Meredith and two carte-de-visite portraits of her children were donated to Montana State University by Ellis Meredith of Washington, D.C. in August, 1920.

Historical Note: Emily Robinson Meredith was born in Maryland in 1836.  She married Fredrick A. Meredith and moved with him to Bannack, Montana Territory, in 1863.  The couple later settled in Bozeman where they had two children, Ellis, born in 1865, and Evan, born in 1866.  Emily later became a suffragette, as did her daughter Ellis who pursued a career as a journalist in Denver, Colorado. 

Content Description Note: The collection consists of a typed transcript of a letter from Emily (April 30, 1863) to her father describing living conditions in Bannack and two photographs taken in Bozeman in 1868 of Ellis and Evan Meredith. The original letter from Meredith is held by the Montana Historical Society in Helena and is part of their Small Collection 288, Emily R. Meredith papers, 1862-1867.

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Updated: 12/29/16