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John Gregory Bourke Collection

 Unprocessed — Multiple Containers
Identifier: H2008-104

Content Description

The collection consists of ten microfilm reels of diaries from John Gregory Bourke. The diary entries run from 1872 to 1896. Bourke was aid-de-camp to General George Crook from August 15, 1871 to March 3, 1883. Bourke was with Crook on his expedition to the Black Hills and when Crook was transferred to the northern Plains to take command of the Department of the Platte, headquartered in Omaha. The microfilms were purchased using finds from the Indian Archives Project.

Acquisition Type

Purchase

Restrictions Apply

No

Dates

  • Event: 1872-1896

Creator

Extent

0.25 Cubic Feet

Inventory

Reel 5923 – November 20, 1872 to September 24, 1876 Reel 5924 – September 24, 1876 to August 19, 1879 Reel 5925 – August 19, 1879 to October 19, 1881 Reel 5926 – October 19, 1881 to June 11, 1883 Reel 5927 – June 12, 1883 to April 26, 1886 Reel 5928 – May 10, 1886 to March 27, 1889 Reel 5929 – March 28, 1889 to March 7, 1891 Reel 5930 – March 7, 1891 to December 23, 1892 Reel 5931 – December 23, 1892 to March 4, 1895 Reel 5932 – March 4, 1895 to June 9, 1896