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Collection 1250 - Walter Cooper and Eugene F. Bunker Papers, 1886-1956

Creator: Bunker, Eugene F., 1888-1956

Provenance Note: The Walter Cooper and Eugene F. Bunker Papers were donated to Special Collections in February of 2000 by the Museum of the Rockies. The collection also incorporates collections 853 and 2183 and earlier papers donated by Dr. Merrill G. Burlingame in 1978 as well as papers donated by Walter Cooper's great grandsons, Ed Barnett, Jr. and Walter Cooper Barnett, in the summer and fall of 2000. They donated another cubic foot of papers in March of 2001. Additional business record books were donated from the Museum of the Rockies in the fall of 1998 after they were removed from collection 2129.

Historical Note: Walter Cooper (1843-1924) was a prominent early settler of Gallatin County, Montana. He was born in Sterling, New York, on the Fourth of July, 1843 to parents Andrew and Sarah E. (McGilvra) Cooper. His father died when he was eight and Walter was sent to live with his aunt in Michigan. When he was only fifteen years old he traveled west to Colorado and joined the San Juan expedition in 1860. By 1863 he moved to Montana where he engaged in various mining, shipping, and hunting enterprises. Cooper settled in Bozeman in 1868 and established a Sharps rifle and manufacturing and sporting goods business, which grew to be one the most extensive establishments of its kind in the west. In 1872 he expanded the business to include fur trading. Through his fur trading, Cooper came in contact with many Native Americans, and he included these encounters in his writings. Towards the turn of the century, invested in logging and railroad operations. Cooper was an influential civic leader, being one of the incorporators of the city of Bozeman in 1883, a member of the first city council, and a leader in the Bozeman Chamber of Commerce. He represented Gallatin County as a state legislator in 1895 and was instrumental in establishing the Montana Agricultural College in Bozeman. Cooper married Mariam D. Skeels in 1870; they had one child who survived into adulthood, Mariam. He lived with his daughter in Bozeman until his death in April 1924.

Eugene F. Bunker was born on February 4, 1888 in Woodstock, Illinois, to Frank and Elizabeth (Johnston) Bunker and was the fifth of six children. He moved to Bozeman after he graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1912 with a law degree. Once in Montana, Bunker met Mariam Cooper, the only surviving child of Walter and Mariam Cooper. They were married on December 27, 1913. In 1918 they had their first child, Mariam Virginia, followed by Elizabeth Francis and Eugene Jr. Bunker was well known for his work in mining interests and often worked with Walter Cooper on several of his mining businesses. As a leading attorney in Bozeman, Bunker served twice (1921-1922 and 1944-1945) as county attorney for Gallatin County. He also represented Gallatin County's interests in Washington D. C. while working in the legal department on the boundaries for the county contiguous to Yellowstone National Park. In 1930 Bunker was admitted to the bar of the State of Montana. Bunker was also a member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks No. 463 as well as the Free and Accepted Masons, Gallatin Lodge No. 6. Bunker died in Bozeman on May 29, 1956.

Content Description Note: The Cooper and Bunker Papers include both personal and business materials. Walter Cooper's papers contain diaries, an autobiography, business and legal papers as well as literary manuscripts he wrote. The legal papers contain mainly deeds to land he owned as well as some correspondence regarding his various business endeavors. Cooper wrote his literary manuscripts towards the end of his life with the intent of having them published. They cover events from Cooper's life as well as general Montana history. Titles include Bozeman Businesses, American Indians, The Nez Perce, Sioux War of 1876, Pioneers, Fort Benton Life, and Yellowstone Expedition of 1874. The manuscripts are in Cooper's handwriting, which are difficult to read. A few of the articles do have typed transcripts. Also included is a 1875 diary Cooper's wife, Mariam Skeels Cooper, kept during her trip to Yellowstone National Park. Eugene Bunker's papers deal mainly with his legal practice. They include papers and correspondence from lawsuits he filed for clients, correspondence regarding the closing of family estates, and legal papers for businesses he represented.

Contents

Series 1 Walter Cooper and Mariam Skeels Cooper Diaries, Correspondence, and Autobiography, 1875-1923;
Box 1, folders 1-12
Series 2 Walter Cooper Literary Manuscripts, circa 1920; Box 1, folders 13-50; Boxes 2-2A
Series 3 Walter Cooper Business Papers, 1886-1923; Box 3; Box 3A, folders 1-5
Series 4 Bunker-Barnett Family Correspondence, 1907-1972; Box 3A, folders 6-21
Series 5 Eugene F. Bunker Legal Papers, 1906-1956; Box 4
Series 6 Business Papers, 1914-1980; Box 5-7
Series 7 Bunker Family Scrapbook and Scrapbooking Material, 1891-1975; Box 8, folders 1-28
Series 8 Photographs; Box 8

Series 1: Walter Cooper and Mariam Skeels Cooper Diaries, Correspondence, and Autobiography, 1875-1923

Series 1 contains diaries of Cooper's ranging in dates from 1899 to 1923. They are written in day books and mainly record where Cooper went that day. In the 1900 book, Cooper kept a tabulation of votes for the Senatorial race between the "Copper King," Marcus Daly and William Clark. In the last book, 1923, in addition to notes of what he did that day, Cooper also jotted down notes regarding his literary manuscripts found in Series 2. The Daily Journal book contains a few newspaper clippings and a draft of a manuscript found in Series 2 dealing with Red Lodge, Montana. Also included in Series 1 is the diary Mariam Skeels Cooper kept during her trip through Yellowstone National Park in 1875 as well as a reminiscence of her travel west to Montana with her family. It is one of the earliest known accounts by a white woman of the park. Also included in Series 1 is correspondence between Walter and Mariam as well as to their daughter Mariam. In addition are letters Mariam Skeels Cooper received from her family back east.

Box 1
1. Walter Cooper Diaries, 1899, 1900, 1913, 1923
2. Walter Cooper, Daily Journal Book, 1920; 1922
3. Walter Cooper Autobiography
4. Mariam Skeels Cooper, Diary from Yellowstone Trip, 1875
5. Mariam Skeels Cooper, Diary from Yellowstone Trip, 1875, typed transcript
6. Mariam Skeels Cooper, reminiscence
7. Mariam Skeels Cooper, Clippings and family history
8. Mariam Skeels Cooper, Correspondence from family, 1878-1884
9. Walter and Mariam Cooper, Correspondence, 1868; 1893; 1895
10. Walter and Mariam Cooper, Correspondence, 1900; 1908
11. Walter and Mariam Cooper, Correspondence, 1913; 1919
12. Walter and Mariam Cooper, Correspondence, 1923-1924, undated

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Series 2: Walter Cooper Literary Manuscripts, circa 1920

Towards the end of his life, Walter Cooper began writing a series of retrospective biographical and general Montana history essays. Cooper intended to publish the essays in a book. The literary manuscripts included in Series 2 show the many revisions and organizational changes Cooper made. What remains is a linear foot of completed and fragmented essays. Due to the fact the manuscripts would eventually be set in type, Cooper kept a detailed word count of each essay. He also hired a stenographer to type his difficult handwriting into a legible format. Topics covered in his manuscripts include the Bozeman Trail, James Bridger, life in Fort Benton, the history of Bozeman, mining expeditions, the Nez Perce, the Sioux War of 1876, the National Convention of 1892, the Yellowstone Expedition of 1874, trips to Bismarck, and the founding of Red Lodge, Montana. Also in Series 2 are typed edited versions of Cooper's original manuscripts by his daughter, Mariam Cooper Bunker entitled "The Long Trail," "A Thread in the Fabric of Empire," "The War Trail" and "Treaty with Plenty Coups." "Bluebirds Nest Where Three Forks Meet" is again a story by Mariam, but more loosely based on the original manuscripts. "The Skeels Family" in folder 14 of box 2A also appears to have been written by Mariam. Folders 23 and 40 in Box 1; folder 48 in Box 2; and folder 15 in Box 2A do not appear to have been written by Cooper or Mariam. Folder 45 of Box 1 contains research material Cooper gathered on T. H. Canfield who appears in several of the manuscripts. Cooper also gathered and received research material on Chief Plenty Coups found in folder 49, Box 1 which contains a letter Plenty Coups wrote in 1888 as well as a letter and article by James B. Hubbell giving a history of Fort Benton found in folder 22, Box 2. A typed transcript of Mary E. Cook is found in folder 50 of box 1.

Box 1 (cont.)
13. Outlines for Manuscripts
14. Notes and Outlines for Manuscripts sent to publisher
15. "La Capitan" Outline for novel and letters from publisher
16. Address to Bozeman Fish Hatchery, undated
17. Address to Pioneers of Gallatin County, undated
18. Address to Sons and Daughters of Pioneers, February 21, 1902
19. Address to Sons and Daughters of Pioneers, circa 1922
20. An-be-she and Sun Set
21. Alder Gulch
22. American Indians
23. American Indian History
24. Animals
25. Bear Lake and Bear Canyon
26. The Bear Story
27. Beavers
28. Bismarck Trip1
28. Bismarck Trip2
30. Bismarck Trip, typed transcript, version 1
31. Bismarck Trip, typed transcript, version 2
32. Bismarck Trip, typed transcript, version 3
33. Bismarck Trip, typed transcript, version 4
34. Black Tail Buck
35. Black Tail Buck, typed transcript
36. Bluebirds Nest Where Three Forks Meet, version 1
37. Bluebirds Nest Where Three Forks Meet, version 2
38. Bluebirds Nest Where Three Forks Meet, version 3
39. Bozeman Business
40. Bozeman to Wolf Mountain, 1874: Gold Seekers Against Indians
41. Bozeman Trail to Bozeman Road
42. Bows and Arrows
43. James Bridger
44. The Buffalo and Indian
45. J. H. Canfield, Biographical sketch
46. Capture and Rescue, Kit Carson
47. Cattle Strays
48. Chief Blackfoot
49. Chief Plenty Coups
50. Mary E. Cook Diary, 1968
Box 2
1. Dearborn Coal Mine
2. W. W. DeLacy
3. Father Jean Pierre DeSmet
4. Diamond City
5. The Ferry
6. Fort Benton Life
7. Fort Benton to Gallatin
8. Fragments and Scraps
9. Fragments-typed
10. The Great Trail
11. Hard Times Bismarck Trip
12. Hard Wheat Flour Mill
13. History
14. History of Bozeman
15. History of First Settlement
16. History of Fort Shaw
17. History of Gallatin County-1
18. History of Gallatin County-2
19. History of Montana and its Organization
20. The Horse
21. Horse Thieves
22. James B. Hubbell, letter and article, 1901
23. In Colorado Once Just Hearing Reports of Gold Discovery in Alder Gulch
24. Indian Fights at Kennedy Ranch (typed transcript)
25. Indian Origin
26. Indian Raids from Canada
27. Indians in the Gallatin and Upper Yellowstone
28. John Paul Jones
29. The Last Spike
30. Living Near Crows on Yellowstone River
31. The Long Long Trail
32. The Long Trail, Letter and sample sent to Saga Story Contest, 1953
33. The Long Trail, version 1
34. The Long Trail, version 2
35. The Long Trail, version 3
36. The Long Trail, version 4
37. The Long Trail, version 6
38. Looking Glass, The Great Nez Perce Chief
39. Orin Mason
40. Meeting with Emerson and Start for Cow Island-Coal Mines
41. Milk River to Bismarck: Rocky Fork and Cook City Railway
42. Mining Engineers
43. Mountain Lilies
44. The Mountain Whippoorwill
45. The National Convention, 1892
46. Navigation of the Yellowstone
47. The Nez Perce
48. North American Indians
49. Northern Pacific-Gallatin Route to Yellowstone Park
50. Our Pioneer Home Builders
51. A Pioneer Story
52. Revolution
53. Rocky Fork Coal-Red Lodge
54. Round Grove Camp, 1863
Box 2A
1. Sand Creek Massacre
2. Second Big Horn Expedition, 1874
3. SettlementHumans and Animals
4. Sioux War of 1876, typed transcript
5. Sioux War of 1876-1
6. Sioux War of 1876-2
7. Sioux War of 1876-3
8. Sioux War of 1876-4
9. Sioux War of 1876-5
10. Sioux War of 1876-6
11. Sioux War of 1876-7
12. Sioux War of 1876-8
13. Sioux War of 1876-9
14. Skeels Family
15. Sketch of Western Life
16. Start from Benton to Gallatin Valley, 1864
17. Stone Tools
18. Sword Bearer's War
19. A Thread in the Fabric of Empire, Letter and introduction submitted to Boys' Life, 1938
20. A Thread in the Fabric of Empire, version 5
21. A Thread in the Fabric of Empire, version 6-A
22. A Thread in the Fabric of Empire, version 6-B
23. A Thread in the Fabric of Empire, version 6-C
24. A Thread in the Fabric of Empire, version 7
25. A Thread in the Fabric of Empire, version 8
26. Took Elevation of Cadott's Pass
27. Treaty with Plenty Coups, version 1
28. Treaty with Plenty Coups, version 2
29. Trip to Cook City Last Year
30. Trip with Emerson
31. Trip with Emerson to Examine the Coal Banks, 1865
32. Turning Movement
33. The War Trail-1
34. The War Trail-2
35. The War Trail-3
36. The War Trail-4
37. The War Trail-5; Yellowstone Kelly, Absarokee v. Nez Perce
38. The War Trail, handwritten notes
39. White-Tailed Deer
40. Yellowstone Expedition of 1874, typed transcript
41. Yellowstone Expedition of 1874, typed memorandum of expedition
42. Yellowstone Expedition of 1874-1
43. Yellowstone Expedition of 1874-2
44. Yellowstone Expedition of 1874-3
45. Yellowstone Kelly
46. Yellowstone Wagon Road

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Series 3: Walter Cooper Business Papers, 1886-1923

Walter Cooper was involved in many business endeavors. The papers found in series 3 include correspondence and legal papers regarding his mining and lumbering businesses as well as his gun shop. Also included with his gun shop are records of pelts Cooper purchased. The bulk of the papers are land deeds. The resolution creating the city park, now Cooper Park, is also found in Series 3. Since Cooper worked closely with Bunker, other business papers relating to Cooper are also located in Series 5.

Box 3
1. Business Correspondence, 1886-1889
2. Business Correspondence, 1911, 1917-1922
3. Business Correspondence, 1923
4. Business Correspondence, no dates
5. City Park Resolution, June 1890
6. Receipts, Checks, and Miscellaneous, 1907-1917
7. Abstract of Title to Gallatin County Land
8. Bozeman Chamber of Commerce, 1912
9. Mining Stocks, 1888-1890
10. Pass Creek Mining and Smelting Company
11. Pass Creek Mining and Smelting Company, Minutes, 1908-1913
12. Ranch and Irrigation Ditches Offered for Sale
13. Legal Papers and Deeds, 1871-1879
14. Legal Papers and Deeds, 1882-1883
15. Legal Papers and Deeds, 1884-1885
16. Legal Papers and Deeds, 1886-1887
17. Legal Papers and Deeds, 1888-1889
18. Legal Papers and Deeds, 1890-1891
19. Legal Papers and Deeds, 1892-1893
20. Legal Papers and Deeds, 1894-1899
21. Legal Papers and Deeds, 1901-1905
22. Legal Papers and Deeds, 1906-1907
23. Legal Papers and Deeds, 1908, 1910, 1919
24. Tax Receipts, 1923-1924
25. Gun and Fur Trading Business Book, 1881-1882
26. Gun and Fur Trading Business Book, 1881-1882 (some notes from 1922 lumber business)
Box 3A
1. Gun and Fur Trading Business Book, 1883; Lumber Business, 1915-1920
2. Lumber Business Book, 1917
3. General Business Book, 1923
4. Clippings
5. List of Maps

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Series 4: Bunker-Barnett Family Correspondence, 1907-1972

Series 4 contains personal correspondence of Eugene and Mariam Bunker. Correspondence regarding legal and business matters of both Walter Cooper and Eugene Bunker are located in Series 3, 5, and 6. Most of the letters by Mariam Cooper Bunker were written to her daughter, Mariam Virginia Bunker Barnett while she and her husband, Ed, were living overseas while in the Peace Corps. Also included are letter written by Mariam Virginia Bunker Barnett, mainly about her travels with the Peace Corps.

Box 3a (cont.)
6. Eugene F. Bunker Correspondence, 1914
7. Eugene F. Bunker Correspondence, 1941-1943, 1956
8. Mariam Cooper Bunker Correspondence, 1907-1911; 1928
9. Mariam Cooper Bunker Correspondence, 1938, 1943
10. Mariam Cooper Bunker Correspondence, 1953-1956; 1965
11. Mariam Cooper Bunker Correspondence, June to September 1966
12. Mariam Cooper Bunker Correspondence, October to December 1966
13. Mariam Cooper Bunker Correspondence, January to May 1967
14. Mariam Cooper Bunker Correspondence, June to September 1967
15. Mariam Cooper Bunker Correspondence, November 1967 to February 1968
16. Mariam Cooper Bunker Correspondence, undated
17. Bunker-Barnett Family Correspondence, 1934, 1959-1960, undated
18. Mariam Virginia Bunker Barnett Correspondence, undated
19. Mariam Virginia Bunker Barnett Correspondence, 1972
20. Mariam Virginia Bunker Barnett, letter from Mexico, draft, undated
21. Mariam Virginia Bunker Barnett, drafts of letters, undated

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Series 5: Eugene F. Bunker Legal Papers, 1906-1956

Papers regarding legal matters and lawsuits Bunker filed for clients are represented in Series 5. The bulk of the material contains correspondence and legal papers regarding the Lee Gold Mining Company's legal actions from 1923 to 1926. Also contained in the papers is correspondence in relation to the closing of family estates, including his own, his mother Elizabeth, and his brother George.

Box 4
1. Elizabeth Bunker Estate, Correspondence, 1944-1945
2. Eugene F. and Mariam Cooper Bunker Local Tax Returns, 1954-1955
3. Eugene F. Bunker Estate, Correspondence, 1956
4. Eugene F. Bunker Estate, Settlement and Inventories, 1956
5. George K. Bunker Estate, Correspondence, 1911, February to April, 1914
6. George K. Bunker Estate, Correspondence, June to December 1914
7. George K. Bunker Estate, List of Assets, 1906; Settlement of Estate, 1911
8. Park J. Bunker and First National Bank (Forsyth), Correspondence, 1923, 1925
9. Park J. Bunker and First National Bank (Forsyth), Correspondence, 1926-1927
10. Park J. Bunker and First National Bank (Forsyth), Correspondence, January 1928
11. Park J. Bunker and First National Bank (Forsyth), Correspondence, February to March 1928
12. Park J. Bunker and First National Bank (Forsyth), Cartersville Irrigation District Legal Papers, 1923-1924
13. Lee Gold Mining Company Legal Actions, Correspondence, March to June 1923
14. Lee Gold Mining Company Legal Actions, Correspondence, July to August 1923
15. Lee Gold Mining Company Legal Actions, Correspondence, September 1923
16. Lee Gold Mining Company Legal Actions, Correspondence, October to December 1923
17. Lee Gold Mining Company Legal Actions, Correspondence, January to March 1924
18. Lee Gold Mining Company Legal Actions, Correspondence, April to August 1924
19. Lee Gold Mining Company Legal Actions, Correspondence, October to December 1924
20. Lee Gold Mining Company Legal Actions, Correspondence, January to March 1925
21. Lee Gold Mining Company Legal Actions, Correspondence, April to May 1925
22. Lee Gold Mining Company Legal Actions, Correspondence, June 1925 to January 1926
23. Lee Gold Mining Company Legal Actions, Papers, 1917, 1921
24. Lee Gold Mining Company Legal Actions, Papers (Abstract of Title), April 1923
25. Lee Gold Mining Company Legal Actions, Papers, April to July 1923
26. Lee Gold Mining Company Legal Actions, Papers, August 1923
27. Lee Gold Mining Company Legal Actions, Papers, September 1923
28. Lee Gold Mining Company Legal Actions, Papers, October 1923
29. Lee Gold Mining Company Legal Actions, Papers, February 1924
30. Lee Gold Mining Company Legal Actions, Papers, March to April 1924
31. Lee Gold Mining Company Legal Actions, Papers, May to December 1925, 1928
32. Lee Gold Mining Company Legal Actions, Respondent's Brief to Montana Supreme Court, 1924
33. Lee Gold Mining Company Legal Actions, Lawyer Notes During Trial
34. P. H. Mahoney vs. Charles and Mabel Lester Lawsuit Papers, 1944 (1)
35. P. H. Mahoney vs. Charles and Mabel Lester Lawsuit Papers, 1944 (2)
36. P. H. Mahoney vs. Charles and Mabel Lester Lawsuit Papers, 1944 (3)
37. P. H. Mahoney vs. Charles and Mabel Lester Lawsuit Papers, 1944 (4)
38. H. B. McCay and Roy M. Keister Lawsuit, 1937

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Series 6: Bunker Business Papers, 1914-1980

Series 6 contains correspondence and legal papers for various businesses Bunker represented. The majority of the information includes papers for Bunker Brothers, an automobile dealership two of Eugene's brothers owned and operated in Illinois. Other material includes mining companies Cooper ran such as the Pass Creek Mining and Smelting Company and the Havana Mining Company. Although Series 6 contains the bulk of the information on these companies, additional information can also be found in Series 3..

Box 5
1. Bear Creek Reservoir, Canal, and Flume Line, Relinquishment Papers, 1926
2. Bunker Brothers, Correspondence, 1914 to July 1924
3. Bunker Brothers, Correspondence, August 1924 to 1935
4. Bunker Brothers, Correspondence, June 1926 to 1928
5. Bunker Brothers, Correspondence, January to February 1929
6. Bunker Brothers, Correspondence, March to August 1929
7. Bunker Brothers, Correspondence, September 1929 to February 1930
8. Bunker Brothers, Correspondence, March to November 1930
9. Bunker Brothers, Correspondence, May to December 1931
10. Bunker Brothers, Correspondence, January to August 1932
11. Bunker Brothers, Correspondence, September to December 1932
12. Bunker Brothers, Correspondence, March to November 1933
13. Bunker Brothers, Correspondence, December 1933
14. Bunker Brothers, Correspondence, January to February 10, 1934
15. Bunker Brothers, Correspondence, February 13-20, 1934
16. Bunker Brothers, Correspondence, February 21-27, 1934
17. Bunker Brothers, Correspondence, March 1-10, 1934
18. Bunker Brothers, Correspondence, March 12-30, 1934
19. Bunker Brothers, Correspondence, April to May 1934
20. Bunker Brothers, Correspondence, June to November 1934
21. Bunker Brothers, Correspondence, December 1934
22. Bunker Brothers, Correspondence, January 1935
23. Bunker Brothers, Correspondence, February to March 1935
24. Bunker Brothers, Correspondence, 1936-1937
25. Bunker Brothers, Financial Statements, 1925-1927
26. Bunker Brothers, Financial Statements, 1928-1929
27. Bunker Brothers, Financial Statements, 1932-1934
28. Bunker Brothers, Corporation Calendar and Tax Reports, 1924
29. Bunker Brothers, Corporation Records, 1925
30. Bunker Brothers, Special Examination of Accounts, 1929
31. Bunker Brothers, Report on Examination of Accounts, 1929
32. Bunker Brothers, Corporation Income Tax Returns, 1925-1928
33. Bunker Brothers, Corporation Income Tax Returns, 1931-1934
34. Bunker Brothers, Business Papers, 1924-1936
35. Bunker Brothers, Sales and Service, Miscellaneous Business Papers
36. Discovery Mining Company (Park County), Property Assessment List, 1938
37. Karst's Amphibole Asbestos Mine, Claim and Deed, 1937
38. Wesly and Edith Hargrove, Gallatin Gateway Property, 1934
39. Hoffman Addition (Bozeman), Abstract of Title, 1891
40. Illinois Law About Corporations, 1919, 1923
Box 6
1. Jo Dandy Mine, Blotter, 1890-1917
2. Jo Dandy Mine, Labor Accounts, 1883-1916
3. Montana Gas and Petroleum Corporation (Three Forks), Correspondence, 1933
4. Montana Gas and Petroleum Corporation, Correspondence, 1935
5. Montana Gas and Petroleum Corporation, Correspondence, 1936
6. Montana Gas and Petroleum Corporation, Oil and Gas Mining Leases, April 7, 1933
7. Montana Gas and Petroleum Corporation, Oil and Gas Mining Leases, April 8, 1933
8. Montana Gas and Petroleum Corporation, Oil and Gas Mining Leases, April 11-14, 1933
9. Montana Gas and Petroleum Corporation, Oil and Gas Mining Leases, July 1935
10. Montana Gas and Petroleum Corporation, Leases, 1931
11. Montana Gas and Petroleum Corporation, Leases, 1932
12. Montana Gas and Petroleum Corporation, Leases, April 1933
13. Montana Gas and Petroleum Corporation, Leases, May to July 1933
14. Montana Gas and Petroleum Corporation, Leases, 1934 to April 1935
15. Montana Gas and Petroleum Corporation, Leases, July 1935
16. Montana Gas and Petroleum Corporation, Leases, September to December 1935
17. Montana Gas and Petroleum Corporation, Leases, 1936
18. Montana Gas and Petroleum Corporation, Leases, 1937
19. Montana Gas and Petroleum Corporation, Water Rights Lawsuit with City of Bozeman, 1936
20. Montana Gas and Petroleum Corporation, Water Rights Lawsuit with City of Bozeman, 1937
21. Montana Gas and Petroleum Corporation, Papers Used in Water Rights Lawsuit, 1936
22. The Montana and Chicago Onyx Company, Correspondence, 1926-1927
23. The Montana and Chicago Onyx Company, Report on Great Onyx Deposit
24. Pass Creek Mining and Smelting Company, Correspondence and Legal Papers, 1907; 1916
25. Pass Creek Mining and Smelting Company, Correspondence and Legal Papers, 1923-1927, 1931
26. Pass Creek Mining and Smelting Company, Leases and Bonds, 1920-1925
27. Pass Creek Mining and Smelting Company, Prospectus of Mine, 1908; Mine History, 1916
28. Pass Creek Mining and Smelting Company, Tax Returns, 1914-1919
29. Pass Creek Mining and Smelting Company, Tax Returns, 1920-1925
30. Pass Creek Mining and Smelting Company, Tax Returns, 1926-1929
31. Pass Creek Mining and Smelting Company, Montana Corporation License Tax, 1916-1922
32. Pass Creek Mining and Smelting Company, Montana Corporation License Tax, 1924-1929
Box 7
1. Pilgrim Mine, 1885, 1899, 1907
2. Pilgrim Mine, 1912-1919
3. Pilgrim Mine, Havana Mining Company, Correspondence, 1899, 1900
4. Pilgrim Mine, Havana Mining Company, Correspondence, 1917-1918
5. Pilgrim Mine, Havana Mining Company, Correspondence, January to March 1919
6. Pilgrim Mine, Havana Mining Company, Correspondence, April to June 1919
7. Pilgrim Mine, Havana Mining Company, Correspondence, July to December 1919, 1929
8. Pilgrim Mine, Havana Mining Company, Correspondence, January to July 1936
9. Pilgrim Mine, Havana Mining Company, Correspondence, September 1936
10. Pilgrim Mine, Havana Mining Company, Correspondence, October 1936
11. Pilgrim Mine, Havana Mining Company, Correspondence, November 1936 to August 1937
12. Pilgrim Mine, Havana Mining Company, Correspondence, September 1937
13. Pilgrim Mine, Havana Mining Company, Correspondence, 1938, 1942
14. Pilgrim Mine, Havana Mining Company, Correspondence, 1968; 1973-1975
15. Pilgrim Mine, Havana Mining Company, Correspondence, 1977-1980
16. Pilgrim Mine, Havana Mining Company, Maps, Assay Reports, 1889-1892
17. Pilgrim Mine, Havana Mining Company, Assay Reports, 1917, 1938; Inventory
18. Pilgrim Mine, Havana Mining Company, Report, 1919
19. Pilgrim Mine, Havana Mining Company, Leases and Contracts, 1917-1919
20. Pilgrim Mine, Havana Mining Company, Leases and Contracts, 1921
21. Pilgrim Mine, Havana Mining Company, Leases and Contracts, 1937
22. Pilgrim Mine, Havana Mining Company, Leases and Contracts, 1938
23. Discovery Mining Company (Pilgrim Mine) Shareholders Meeting, 1974-1978
24. Discovery Mining Company (Pilgrim Mine) Shareholders Meeting, 1981-1982
25. Discovery Mining Company (Pilgrim Mine) Legal Papers, 1973
26. Pilgrim Lode, Tax Receipts, 1920-1925
27. Pilgrim Lode, Tax Receipts, 1927-1928, 1931-1933, 1940
28. Pilgrim Lode, Tax Receipts, 1966-1971
29. Pilgrim Lode, Tax Receipts, 1972-1979
30. Southwestern Engineering Corporation
31. Verde King Copper Company: Stock; Correspondence regarding search for value, 1913-1917

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Series 7: Scrapbook and Scrapbooking Material, 1891-1975

Mariam Cooper Bunker kept memorabilia of family records such as the school records and family papers of her children, family records including Daughters of the American Revolution material, and an alumni bulletin from National Park College (Seminary). Also included in Series 7 is the Woodstock Daily Sentinel 80th Anniversary Edition published in 1937 which contains information of the Bunker family. Also are newspaper clippings and memorabilia from the Barnett family.

Box 8
1. Eugene F. Bunker, Jr., Eldorado Community Art Center, 1954-1956
2. Eugene F. Bunker, Jr., Watercolors
3. Mariam Cooper Bunker, Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) and Family History, 1925
4. Mariam Cooper Bunker, School records of children, 1929-1942
5. Mariam Cooper Bunker, Memorabilia, 1891-1938,
6. Mariam Cooper Bunker, National Park College Bulletin, 1951
7. Mariam Virginia Bunker Barnett, addresses
8. Mariam Virginia Bunker Barnett, Calenders, 1965, 1975
9. Mariam Virginia Bunker Barnett, notes on Pueblos
10. Mariam Virginia Bunker Barnett, notes
11. Edmund S. Barnett, Marjorie King Show transcript
12. Bunker-Barnett Family Memorabilia
13. Articles
14. Mainstreet's Oldest Landmark, Ken Karsmizki
15. The Andrew Jackson Hunter FamilyMary Hunter Doane, Merrill G. Burlingame
16. Barnett Family Newspaper Clippings, 1959-1971
17. Newspaper Clippings, 1907-1996
18. Newspaper Clippings, undated
19. Gallatin County Tribune clippings, undated
20. Woodstock Daily Sentinel (Illinois) 80th Anniversary Edition, 1937, Section 1
21. Woodstock Daily Sentinel (Illinois) 80th Anniversary Edition, 1937, Section 2
22. Woodstock Daily Sentinel (Illinois) 80th Anniversary Edition, 1937, Section 3
23. Woodstock Daily Sentinel (Illinois) 80th Anniversary Edition, 1937, Section 4
24. Woodstock Daily Sentinel (Illinois) 80th Anniversary Edition, 1937, Section 5
25. Woodstock Daily Sentinel (Illinois) 80th Anniversary Edition, 1937, Section 6
26. Woodstock Daily Sentinel (Illinois) 80th Anniversary Edition, 1937, Section 7
27. Woodstock Daily Sentinel (Illinois) 80th Anniversary Edition, 1937, Section 8
28. Woodstock Daily Sentinel (Illinois) 80th Anniversary Edition, 1937, Section 9

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Series 8: Photographs

Series 8 contains photographs and a photo album. The album contains pictures when Mariam Cooper Bunker attended National Park Seminary, graduating in 1909. Pictures of the buildings of the school include the Odeon Theater, the Villa, Theta Mission, the Windmill, Chiopi Bungalow, the Gymnasium, the Pagoda, the Main House, Senior House, Pi Beta Nu Castle, Zeta Chalet, and the Chapel. Other pictures include students at National Park Seminary, a track meet held at the school, and pictures of Washington, D. C. Other photographs in Series 8 include pictures of Walter Cooper, Mariam Virginia and Elizabeth Bunker, Eugene and Mariam Bunker, Eugene Bunker, Jr., and Ed Barnett, Jr.

Box 8 (continued)
29. Photographs #1-9
   #1. Walter Cooper
   #2. Bunker children (Mariam and Elizabeth), circa 1921
   #3. Three unidentified people
   #4. Six unidentified women
   #5. Unidentified woman
   #6. Unidentified man
   #7. Baby (Vertiso reads: Yvonne, April 1943)
   #8. Unidentified landscape
   #9. Negative
30. Photographs #10-17
   #10. Mariam and Eugene Bunker, 1945
   #11. Eugene Bunker and first grandson, Ed Barnett, 1946
   #12. Eugene and Marian Bunker and grandson, Ed Barnett, Christmas, 1947
   #13. Ed Barnett, Jr. and three dogs, 1948
   #14. Eugene Bunker, Jr.
   #15. Eugene Bunker, Jr., making pottery
   #16-17. "Bunker Hill" cabin in Bear Canyon, 1942
31. Photographs #18-29
   #18. Eugene Bunker and Eugene Jr., 1928
   #19. Eugene Bunker, 1940
   #20. Eugene Bunker, Jr., 1940
   #21. Eugene Bunker, Jr., 1940
   #22. Eugene Bunker, Jr. with Shakespeare class, 1936
   #23. Mariam Virginia Bunker Barnett, 8th Grade graduation, 1936
   #24. Eugene Jr., Mariam, and Eugene Bunker at Bear Canyon
   #25. Eugene Bunker, Jr. and his horse
   #26. Bunker family, 1940 graduation from UC
   #27. Eugene Bunker, group photograph
   #28. At Yellowstone Lake
   #29. Jacqueline Clark, "Ginny" Barnett, Audrey Fennelly, Lou Fennelly, Ed Clark, Ed Barnett, circa 1960
32. Photographs #30-39
   #30. Unidentified girl
   #31. Unidentified woman
   #32. Unidentified woman
   #33. Audrey, 1970
   #34. Group of unidentified women
   #35. Anne's wedding guests at Sanctuary Cave including Betty Bunker, Cooper, and Tracy Tucson
   #36. Jack Vaughn, Peace Corps Director
   #37. Three unidentified people skiing
   #38. Cooper Siding at the foot of Bunker Hill, Bear Canyon
   #39. Unidentified house
   #33. Negative #39; slide
   #34. Photograph Album
Oversize Folder
The folder includes material from Series 3, 5, and 6. Included are blueprints of the Lee Gold Mine and the Pass Creek Mine and Cooper's certificate when he was a member of the House of Representatives for Gallatin County in 1894.

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Updated: 3/6/09