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George Philip Letters

 Unprocessed Material — Box: 03641 C
Identifier: H2007-097

Content Description

The collection consists of typed manuscript materials written to the children of George Philip. George Philip emigrated from Scotland and in 1899 he came to see his uncle, James (“Scotty”) Philip, noted rancher of South Dakota. George worked for four years at “Scotty’s” L-7 ranch. George later went to law school at Michigan and practiced law in western South Dakota. The collection includes one, unnumbered, typed, onion skin manuscript dated December 25, 1936 written to Geordie, Jean, and Bob (the children of George Philip). The cover of the manuscript reads “To my Son, Robert Philip.” There are 131 pages in this manuscript. Also included are photocopies of the compiled letters written to Philip’s children. There is a table of contents for various chapters (76 in all) of the letters. The manuscript has 574 pages. Pages 1 to 111 have similar content to the onion skin manuscript stated above. The last folder contains various photographs of the Philip family including a number of images of George at various years of age along with Robert Philip and Catherine McLaren. There are also a number of images that are not identified but believed to be Philip family members. Also included are image of Mt. Rushmore at various stages of construction. Accretion to H2007-045, H76-072, H89-046 to H89-049, H91-069, and H93-004.

Acquisition Type


Restrictions Apply



  • ca. 1930s



0.5 Cubic Feet