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Manuscripts by Subject - Family / Local History - #10870

Title: Walter E. Essig

Dates: 1950-1970

Collection Number: 10870

Quantity: 2 feet

Abstract:  Consists of research files documenting a number of trails in North Dakota, letters of inquiry, copies of documents from a variety of historical research repositories, a hand drawn map book by Mr. Essig of the direct trail between Fort Ransom and Fort Stevenson established in 1867, a genealogy written by Adolph Erich Essig in old German, and other memorabilia.  See also MS-20386

Provenance: Walter Essig donated his research papers to the State Historical Society of North Dakota in December 2002.

Property Rights: 
The State Historical Society of North Dakota owns the property rights to this collection.

Copyrights to this collection remain with the donor, publisher, author, or author's heirs.  Researchers should consult the 1976 Copyright Act, Public Law 94-553, Title 17, U.S. Code or an archivist at this repository if clarification of copyright requirements is needed.

This collection is open under the rules and regulations of the State Historical Society of North Dakota.

Researchers are requested to cite the collection title, collection number, and the State Historical Society of North Dakota in all footnote and bibliographic references.


Box / Folder Inventory

Box 1:
1 Direct Route of Ransom-Stevenson Trail 1867, 2002                                 
2 Dana Wright 1953-1955                                                                           
3 Library of Congress Correspondence and Maps 1972-1975                       
4 General A. H. Terry, Letters sent copies from Microfilm                           
5 Johnstone Diary 1860s                                                                            
6 H. Lueg Diary, Davy Expedition, Copy of 1867                                           
7 Wagon Train Routes 1862-1867                                                               
8 Lt. Cuvier Grover                                                                                    
9 Captain Smyth                                                                                        
10 Materials filed with State Historical Society of North Dakota 1970s-1980s                   
11 Wells County Historical Society 1977                                                      
12 McClusky Gazette Articles and Historical Book
13 Hunter, John D.                                                                                    
14 Route Projections                                                                                 
15 Sully-Sibley Drips, etc.                                                                           
16 Stevens Survey 1853
17 Sheridan County Maps
18 Stutsman County Maps
19 Barnes, LaMoure and Ransom County Maps
20 Kidder County Maps
21 Ransom-Stevenson Maps
22 Burleigh County Maps
23 McLean County Maps
24 Wells County Maps
25 Maps of North Dakota Places                                                                                     

Direct Trail between Ft. Ransom and Ft. Stevenson Handrawn by Essig book                         
Lueg Diary complete copy of                                                                                         

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