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Byrne/Sherwood Family Collection

 Unprocessed Material — Box: 06560 B
Identifier: H2016-082

Content Description

The collection consists of photographs, correspondence and family history of the families of Frank M. Byrne and Carl G. Sherwood. The collection includes family genealogy charts and family write-ups, some pieces of correspondence, photographs of the Byrne’s and Sherwood’s and a photograph of William McKinley at Redfield. Two booklets, one titled, “Message of Retiring-Governor Frank Byrne” from 1917 and South Dakota Governors by Charles Dalthorp. Other materials relate to Dorothy (Sherwood) Byrne, daughter of Carl Sherwood who married Frank Byrne’s son Malcolm. Including photographs, the collection features Dorothy’s diary from 1916 when she was 19 years old. The collection also has three encased tintypes. Frank M. Byrne (1858-1927) was the eighth governor of South Dakota serving from 1913 to 1917. Byrne came to Dakota Territory in 1879 and later moved to Faulk County in 1883. He served as a state Senator and Lieutenant Governor for South Dakota. Carl G. Sherwood (1885-1938) was a Justice of the South Dakota Supreme Court from 1922 to 1931. He gained admission to the bar in Dakota Territory in 1881, practicing law in Clark County. He was a delegate to the state constitutional conventions (1883 and 1889) and was elected to the South Dakota Senate. The collection also includes a number of early stereoviews of Dakota Territory, many from the Black Hills. There are two images by photographer W. R. Cross of Hot Springs featuring Minnekahta Avenue (Hot Springs, S.D.) and Wind Cave in the Black Hills. Two views by photographer Charles H. Newcombe include images of Lake Oakwood (Brookings County). There are nine additional stereoviews taken by photographers Pollock and Boyden (Deadwood, D.T.). Images include a military encampment near Bear Butte, white rocks near Deadwood, views of Deadwood (D.T.), Wild Bill Hickok’s grave near Sherman Street, a canyon on Spearfish River and Lead City (D.T.).

Acquisition Type


Restrictions Apply



  • ca. 1880s-1960s
  • 1916
  • 1917



0.5 Cubic Feet